Aug. 5, 2013

Weekend wrap-up (August 5)

After tying his personal-best 18-hole total on Friday with a 61, Tiger Woods pulled away from the field to capture the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He finished with an even-par 70 on Sunday to seal the victory with a tournament total 15-under-par 265 for his fifth win this year and 79th of his career.

Woods played in 13 and won eight AJGA tournaments from 1991-93, which ties him for second-most AJGA career wins and earned him the title of Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992. Woods appeared in the Wyndham Cup from 1990-1993 as a member of the West Team and posted a record of 11-3-2, the best of any boy in the tournament’s history.

Before beginning his professional career, Woods spent two years at Stanford University where he was a two-time first team All-American. In 1996, he was the NCAA individual champion, the Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year, the Pac-12 conference champion and Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Gary Woodland finished with seven birdies for a tournament total 44 points in the Modified Stableford format to win the Reno-Tahoe Open. This was the second PGA TOUR victory for the AJGA alum, who competed in 2001.

Woodland co-sponsored an event in 2012, the Under Armour® / Gary Woodland Championship at Diablo Grande Golf and County Club.
In his college career at the University of Kansas, Woodland was a four-time individual medalist, second most all-time for the Jayhawks. His best finish at the Big 12 conference championship was a T7 finish in 2007. Woodland graduated as a two-time All-Big 12 honoree.

Stacy Lewis birdied her last two holes on Sunday to finish with an even-par 72 on the Old Course of St. Andrews to win the RICOH Women’s British Open. Her tournament total 8-under-par 280 led to her second major victory. Lewis is also the first American to win the tournament since 2006.

Lewis played in eight AJGA tournaments during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. Her junior career was highlighted by a T4 finish at the 2002 Aaron’s / Bob Estes Abilene Junior and a seventh-place finish at the 2002 Junior All-Star at Colonial.

She is the most decorated women’s golfer in the University of Arkansas history. Her collegiate career concluded as a four-time All-SEC and four-time All-American selection. Lewis was a two-time SEC champion, as a freshman in 2005 and as a senior in 2008. As a junior, she won the 2007 NCAA individual title and was presented the Dinah Shore Trophy.

2013 Junior PGA Championship
Tyler McDaniel of Manchester, Ky., won the 2013 Junior PGA Championship after shooting a 2-under-par 69 for a tournament-total 10-under-par 274.
The rising high school junior won in his first AJGA start at the 2011 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star. Since his fast start, McDaniel has notched six top-10 finishes and has given a verbal commitment to play for the University of Kentucky.

In the Girls Division, Amy Lee took home the 2013 Junior PGA Championship title behind the strength of a final-round 2-under-par 69 and a tournament-total 5-under-par 279.

The Brea, Calif., native currently holds the No. 7 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings. Lee has seven top-five AJGA finishes and two victories. Her accolades with the AJGA have made her a two-time Rolex Junior All-American. The rising high school junior has verbally committed to the University of Southern California.

Jordan Niebrugge of Mequon, Wis., won the 2013 Western Amateur, defeating Sean Dale of Jacksonville, Fla., 3 and 2.

In his four-year career with the AJGA, Niebrugge had seven top-10 finishes, including two individual titles. He received Rolex Junior All-America honors in 2011.

Niebrugge recorded two runner-up finishes in his freshman season for Oklahoma State University. He finished T10 at the 2013 NCAA Fayetteville Regional. His standout season earned him PING All-Central Region honors and an All-Big 12 selection.

Carter Jenkins of Raleigh, N.C., won the 2013 North Carolina Match Play Amateur after defeating Alex Nianouris, 6 and 5.

Jenkins’ best AJGA career showing came at the 2010 IZOD AJGA Championship with a T13 finish. He will play for UNC-Greensboro starting this fall.

Kevin Jorden of Juno Beach, Fla.,won the 2013 Florida Match Play, defeating Philip Knowles of Bradenton, Fla., 21 holes.

In his four-year career with the AJGA, Jorden had seven top-10 finishes. His best showing came as the runner-up at the 2010 Mayakoba Junior Golf Classic.

Pat Wilson of Andover, N.J., won the 2013 Metropolitan Amateur, defeating Trevor Randolph, 8 and 7.

Wilson played in AJGA events in 2008. His best finish was a T10 showing at the Preseason Junior at Rochester presented by Wegmans LPGA and Xerox Classic.

In his collegiate career at St. John’s University, Wilson had nine top-10 finishes, including a win at the 2012 Caribbean Intercollegiate. He ended his time with the Red Storm as a two-time selection to both the PING Northeast All-Region Team and the All-Big East Team.

Christine Lin of Austin, Texas, won the 2013 Texas Women’s Amateur, defeating Megan Thothong, 19 holes.

Lin had nine AJGA top-five finishes from 2007-12. In 2011, she received HP Scholastic Junior All-America honors. In her last year, Lin was named a first-team Rolex Junior All-American.

The rising sophomore at Harvard University placed second at the Ivy League Championship. At the end of her freshman season, Lin was named to the All-Ivy League first team and was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.

Alice Chen of Princeton, N.J., won the 2013 New Jersey Women’s Amateur, defeating Alexandra Hershberger of Basking Ridge, N.J., 6 and 4.

Chen has 10 top-10 finishes since beginning her AJGA career in 2009. The rising high school senior has verbally committed to Furman University. 

Cammie Gray of Northport, Ala., carded a final-round even-par 72 for a tournament total 4-over-par 220 to win the Alabama Women’s Stroke Play.

In her two-year career with the AJGA, Gray had four top-20 finishes. Her personal-best came with a T4 at the 2011 AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T.
Gray is a rising sophomore at the University of Alabama.

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