Aree Wongluekiet, Bradenton, Fla.
Naree Wongluekiet, Bradenton, Fla.
Aree and Naree, 13-year-old identical twins who are both former Junior World champions, finished first and fourth, respectively, in the Lucent Technologies Girls Junior, one of the major American Junior Golf Association tournaments. Competing in her first AJGA event, Aree shot a tournament-record 13-under 206 on the Randolph Park North Course in Tucson to win by three strokes over Miriam Nagl, 18, of Berlin, Germany. Naree, older than Aree by nine minutes, had a 214 total. The children of a Korean father and a Thai mother, the Wongluekiets emigrated from Bangkok to Bradenton two years ago.
Chan Wongluekiet, Bradenton, Fla.
Chan, 16, the older brother of Aree and Naree, tied for third in the ClubCorp Junior in Hilton Head Island, S.C. He shot a three-under 213 at the Melrose Course on Daufuskie Island and finished four shots behind winner Sean O'Hair, also of Bradenton.