May 19, 2014

Weekend wrap-up (May 19)


Brendon Todd captured his first career PGA TOUR victory over the weekend after finishing with a 14-under-par 266 to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship. He used a final-round 4-under-par 66 to finish two strokes ahead of fellow AJGA alum Mike Weir.

Todd competed in AJGA tournaments from 1999-2003 and won the 2003 Rolex Tournament of Champions. He amassed six top-three finishes, earning Rolex Junior All-America honors from 2001-03.

Prior to his professional career, Todd played collegiately for two years at the University of Georgia. He was named an honorable mention All-American as a freshman and second-team All-American as a sophomore by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). In his second season, Todd led the Bulldogs to the 2005 NCAA title.

In his PGA TOUR debut, reigning Rolex Junior Player of the Year Scott Scheffler of Dallas finished with a 4-under-par 276 to tie for 22nd at the HP Byron Nelson Championship. The current No. 1 player in the Polo Golf Rankings also had a hole-in-one on No. 2 during the third round.

Scheffler is a two-time first-team Rolex Junior All-American and has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Texas.


Lizette Salas secured her first LPGA Tour victory with an even-par 71 at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship presented by JTBC held on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort. She captured a four-stroke victory at 13-under-par 271.

From 2005-07 Salas played in 15 AJGA tournaments and had nine top-10 finishes. In 2006, Salas was named a second-team Rolex Junior All-American.
Before beginning her professional career, Salas played at the University of Southern California where she became USC’s first four-time All-American from 2007-11.

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Max Homa claimed his first professional win at the BMW Charity Pro-Am Presented by SYNNEX Corporation over the weekend with a 20-under-par 266. He used an 8-under-par 63 to seal the victory over former AJGA golfer, Jonathan Randolph.

Homa played in 13 AJGA tournaments from 2006-09, finishing in the top-six in five. After his junior career, he went on to play at University of California, Berkeley where he became the school’s first NCAA individual medalist as a senior in 2013.

Symetra Tour

AJGA alumni had a strong showing at the 2014 Friends of Mission Charity Classic, hosted by the Country Club of Asheville. Casey Grice finished third with a 3-under-par 213 while alum Alice H. Kim tied for sixth with a 1-under-par 215.

Grice participated in AJGA tournaments from 2006-10 and had 13 top-10 finishes. She won the 2007 Junior All-Star at Aspen and the 2009 Colorado Junior at Flying Horse. After her five-year career with the AJGA, Grice played on North Carolina’s women’s golf team. Following her collegiate career, Grice made her debut on the LPGA Tour in April 2013 at the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.

Kim played in six AJGA tournaments from 2006-07, four of which were top-10 finishes. She continued her career at the collegiate level at the University of California-Davis, before turning professional in 2012.

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