Justin Clement of
Lexington, N.C., shot even-par in the final round of the Cardinal Amateur to
win his first amateur event by one stroke over fellow AJGA alum Scott Harvey. Clement, who plays college golf at UNC-Greensboro,
won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Tournament in
2009 and competed in the AJGA’s FJ Invitational in 2008 and 2009.
Claiming back-to-back titles, Mackenzie Hughes of Dundas, Ontario, won the Canadian Amateur Aug.
10, held at Camelot Golf and Country Club.
Before achieving amateur success, the recent Kent State graduate
finished in the top-15 at the AJGA’s Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne
Highlands in 2007. The GCAA Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar won the
Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in October and was the individual medalist at
the 2011 MAC Championship.
The AJGA was well represented at the U.S. Women’s Amateur
Championship, Aug. 6-12, as 11 current AJGA players and 10 alumni made it to
the match play round of 32. Of those, five current members and five alumni
advanced, with Jaye Marie Green
competing in the championship match against Lydia Ko.
All eight players who qualified for the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup
Team based on points boast impressive golf resumes dating back to their AJGA
days. Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Zach
Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Phil
Mickelson will all return to the Ryder Cup as veterans, while Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, and Webb Simpson will make their debut
appearances. Team captain and AJGA alum Davis
Love III will announce the four captains’ picks on Sept. 4.