Texans headed to LSU

Assistant Editor

Two of the best high school juniors in Texas have made oral college commitments.

Sang Yi, No. 4 in the Class of 2008 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, and No. 6 Josh Jones will attend LSU. They are the two top-ranked Texans in their class.

They will join fellow Texan John Peterson, the No. 2 high school senior in the state. He has signed a letter of intent to play for the Tigers this fall.

Jack Fields, No. 47 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, has committed to North Carolina. Fields, a two-time AJGA champion in 2006, is No. 15 in the Class of 2008.

Fields, from Southern Pines, N.C., has started an in-house rivalry. His father and one of his sisters went to Duke.

Haeji Kang led wire-to-wire to win the Australian Junior Girls Amateur Jan. 12 in Ulverstone, Tasmania.

She finished at 11-under 208, seven shots ahead of Ashley Dewhurst.

Kang, who also won the Greg Norman Junior Masters, will compete next month in the ANZ Ladies Masters, a Ladies European Tour event, on a sponsor exemption. That tournament was won last year by Amy Yang, a 16-year-old amateur at the time.

Maria Jose Uribe, No. 17 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, finished fifth in the Mexican Women’s Amateur after shooting 311. Uribe shot rounds of 83, 75, 73 and 80.

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Sean Martin is a Golfweek assistant editor. To reach him e-mail

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