Weekend wrap-up (May 27)

LPGA Tour

AJGA alumni dominated the 2014 Airbus LPGA Classic Presented by JTBC with five players: Jessica Korda, Anna Nordqvist, Michelle Wie, Jenny Shin and Stacy Lewis, placing in the top 10.

Korda of Bradenton, Florida, won the event held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile, Alabama, by a stroke over Anna Nordqvist. 21-year-old Korda carded her second LPGA Tour victory this season, the first in January at the Pure Silk-Bahamas Classic, with a 20-under-par 268.

Before turning professional in December 2010, Korda played in AJGA tournaments from 2006-10 where she accumulated 11 top-10 finishes.  During her junior career, Korda was named first-team Rolex Junior All-American for three consecutive years from 2008-10.

NCAA

Stanford’s Cameron Wilson claimed the 2014 NCAA individual title in a three-hole playoff over fellow AJGA alum Ollie Schniederjans who plays for Georgia Tech.  Wilson birdied the par-5 No. 17 to become Stanford’s first individual champion since Tiger Woods in 1996.

Prior to attending Stanford, Wilson competed in AJGA events from 2005-10. He had 12 top-10 finishes, including a victory at the 2009 Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament. He also earned Rolex Junior All-America honors in 2008 and 2009.

Web.com Tour

Byron Smith won the Rex Hospital Open with a 16-under-par 268 over the weekend. His 8-under-par 63 in the third round solidified his four-shot victory.

Before attending Pepperdine University, Smith competed in 11 AJGA events from 1997-99, notching three top-20 finishes.

Symetra Tour

AJGA alum Mallory Blackwelder secured her first professional win at the 2014 Symetra Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina, this past weekend with a 10-under-par 206. She pulled off the two-shot victory with a 5-under-par 67 on the final round.

In her two-year career with the AJGA , Blackwelder played in eight AJGA tournaments and carded three top-10 finishes.  In 2004, she won the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior and was named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American. 

Blackwelder began her collegiate career at the University of Florida before transferring to the University of Kentucky when her mom, who played on the LPGA Tour, became the Women’s Golf Coach at Kentucky. 

 
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Weekly Results
AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala - Marion Sports Commission
Boys
Total
1
Luis Gerardo Garza
209
2
Austin Hitt
211
T
3
Gabriel Lench
212
T
3
Won Jun Lee
212
T
3
Tyler Bakich
212
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
215
2
Amy Zhang
217
3
Taylor Tomlinson
222
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
206
2
Oliver Simonsen
207
T
3
Zach Norris
209
T
3
Austin Squires
209
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
204
2
Angella Then
219
3
Kimberlee Tottori
221
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
1
Trey Winstead
212
2
Drew Jones
213
T
3
Braden Thornberry
214
T
3
Michael Feagles
214
T
3
Logan Watkins
214
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
215
2
Jiayu Kong
218
3
Olivia Cason
226
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
218
2
Wells Padgett
219
T
3
Walker Kesterson
221
T
3
Cole Dillon
221
Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
216
2
Anna Zhou
220
3
Anabelle Chang
221
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
1
Joshua Suh
211
T
2
Wocheng Ye
214
T
2
Eric Ghim
214
T
2
Puwit Anupansuebsai
214
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
206
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
209
3
Alyaa Abdulghany
211
AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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