Champions Report

August 17, 2018 - Zhang earns exemption into LPGA tournament


Lizette Salas Junior Championship

Tyler Schafer of Long Beach, California, notched his first-career AJGA victory in a playoff. The Long Beach State University commit fired 13 birdies to finish at 6-under-par 207. Vanessa Wang of Rowland Heights, California, fired a 3-over-par 216 to take the Girls Division crown by two strokes in her final AJGA event. The California Polytechnic State University signee holed 10 birdies, and the win was the first of her career.

Golf Performance Center Junior All-Star

Emma Shen of Tenafly, New Jersey, carded eight birdies and an eagle over 54 holes to earn her first-career AJGA tournament title. Shen shot 3-over-par 216 to win by four strokes. Calen Sanderson of Yardley, Pennsylvania, fired a 1-under-par 212 to win the Boys Division title. The win was the first of Sanderson’s career.

Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational

Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, fired an 8-under-par 208 to grab her fourth AJGA tournament title. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American trailed by three strokes entering the final round, but a final-round 3-under-par 69 that included four birdies put Zhang atop the leaderboard on the tournament’s final day. The victory earned Zhang an exemption into the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship in October.

AJGA Junior All-Star at Irish Creek

Jay Nimmo of Benton, Kentucky, earned his second-career tournament title after sinking a birdie to win on the first hole of the playoff. The victory was Nimmo’s third top-five AJGA finish in 2018. Savannah Hylton of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, sank six final-round birdies to win the Girls Division by six strokes. This is the second-career top-10 finish for the Furman University commit.

AJGA Colonial Junior

Phoebe Brinker of Wilmington, Delaware, shot 8-over-par 224 to win the Girls Division title by one stroke. This is the Duke University commit’s third AJGA victory. In his second-career AJGA start, Sam Davidson of Asheboro, North Carolina, fired even-par 216 to take his first AJGA title. This is Davidson’s second top-10 finish in 2018.

AJGA / CJGA Junior Championship

Victoria Zheng of Markham, Ontario, Canada, fired a 15-under-par 201 to earn her first-career AJGA championship. Zheng went bogey-free over the final 18 holes while also making five birdies to win by 11 strokes. Jacob Presutti of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, used a bogey-free second round to take his first AJGA title. Presutti shot 13-under-par 203 to take the title by five strokes.