Twin Orchard Country Club - Red Course
Long Grove, Ill. • June 12 - 15

Huachai runs away with Girls Division title at Twin Orchard Country Club

LONG GROVE, Ill. — Ravi Patel of Naperville, Ill., fired a final round 1-under-par 71 to take the Midwest Junior Players Championship at Twin Orchard Country Club, while Nathada Huachai of Bangkok, Thailand, ran away from the field by eight strokes with a 1-over-par 73 final round performance in the Girls Division.

The Midwest Junior Players Championship was a 54-hole tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Twin Orchard Country Club's Red Course in Long Grove, Ill. The 99-participant field included juniors from 19 states, Thailand and Canada.

Patel worked through an up and down round to capture his first ever AJGA title. Beginning the day with a bogey on No. 1, he quickly recovered with a birdie on the second hole. Patel was in good position as he sat three strokes ahead going into No. 16, but saw that lead dwindle to only one as he approached the final hole. After dropping a par saving putt to seal the victory, Patel pumped his fist and let out a sigh of relief.

“The whole experience is pretty sweet, I've been so close for two years now, but this week I put it all together,” said Patel. “My putter was working great in the first round and today.”

Finishing in second was Steve Ziegler of Broomfield, Colo., with a 215. Samuel Chavez of Hillsborough, Calif., finished alone in third with a 217. Tied for fourth place with tournament totals of 218 were Jordan Elsen of Kenosha, Wis., and Vincent India of Deerfield, Ill.

In the Girls Division, Huachai enjoyed a comfortable lead coming into the final round and cruised to her first AJGA victory by eight strokes in only her third career event. She was a consistent throughout, hitting fairways and greens to stay ahead of the pack.

“I'm glad that I got back on track with my game,” Huachai said. “Things just seemed to come together today. I would get a bogey, but then would recover with a birdie. I am happy with the win.”

Finishing in second place was Elisa Aoki of Nagoya-City, Japan, with a 231, and in third place was Joanna Coe of Mays Landing, N.J., shooting a 233 tournament total.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, in its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr, Candie Kung and Paula Creamer.

For more information about the Midwest Junior Players Championship, please contact AJGA National Headquarters at 770-868-4200.

Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Member ID:
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
1. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, --
2. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, LA
3. Eugene Hong
Sanford, FL
4. Spencer Soosman
Westlake Village, CA
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, TN
1. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, AZ
2. Angel Yin
Arcadia, CA
3. Sierra Brooks
Sorrento, FL
4. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
5. Mika Liu
Beverly Hills, CA
Complete Rankings

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant


The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Polo Golf Junior Classic
S.M. Lee
Won Jun Lee
Matthew Wolff
Mariel Galdiano
Andrea Lee
Maria Hoyos
FJ Live Scoring
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.