By: Michelle Hantak, AJGA Communications
Michael Sanders of Davidson, North Carolina, posted his third consecutive round under 70, a 3-under-par 67, to win the IZOD AJGA Championship at 10-under-par 200. The win was the Louisiana State University verbal commit’s second in as many weeks as he took home the title at the Junior All-Star at Chantilly National last week.
In the Girls Division, Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, North Carolina, carded a 1-under-par 69 in the final round to finish with a tournament total of 3-under-par 207 at The Club at Irish Creek. The Wake Forest verbal commit’s victory was the fourth of her AJGA career and second of 2015.
Allyson Geer of Brighton, Michigan, carried her lead through the final round to claim the championship trophy with a 4-under-par 212. Geer posted six birdies in her 2-under-par 70 round, including three in a row on Nos. 11, 12 and 13. The rising junior, who won the Michigan Women’s Amateur event just last week, took home her third AJGA title by nine strokes.
In the Boys Division, Andrew Walker of Battle Creek, Michigan, carded a tournament total 3-over-par 219 to take home his second AJGA victory of 2015 at the Randy Wise Junior Open. Walker opened up on the front nine with four bogeys, but bounced back to tally five birdies and card a Boys Division low final-round even-par 72. This is the Michigan native's third AJGA championship, but first AJGA win in his home state.
Ethan Ng of New York, shot a 8-under-par 205 and won at the Lessing's AJGA Classic. With five birdies, Ng shot a 1-under-par 70 in the final round to win his first AJGA event.
In the Girls Division, Marni Murez of Manhattan Beach, California, won after shooting a 3-under-par 210 at Willow Creek Golf & Country Club. The win was the first of the Boston College verbal commit’s AJGA career.
With a final-round 2-under-par 70, Katherine Zhu of San Jose, California, earned her first AJGA win at 5-under-par 211. The victory was Zhu’s first AJGA win after having two previous top-three finishes in 2014.
Joshua McCarthy of Danville, California, was crowned the Boys Division champion of the 2015 Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy / Shanshan Feng Junior Championship with a tournament-total 11-under-par 205. The Pepperdine University verbal commit finished the tournament with 13 total birdies and only two bogeys to earn his third AJGA win.
Ling Kun Kong of Arcadia, California, finished the tournament at 8-under-par 136 to be crowned champion of the Boys Division at the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Centennial. Playing in his fifth AJGA tournament this year, Kong carded five birdies and only one bogey during the final round to record his first AJGA victory.
In the Girls Division, Kornkamol Sukaree of Bangkok, Thailand, won after finishing with a tournament total of 4-under-par 140 at Centennial Golf Club. The win was the second for Sukaree as she previously won the 2014 BBCN Bank Junior Championship.