Champions Report

August 28, 2015 - Vilips claims second straight win


AJGA / CJGA Junior Championship
Selena Costabile of Thornhill, Ontario, fired the low final-round score of even-par 71 to win by three strokes at 9-over-par 222. After finishing within the top three of the last two AJGA / CJGA Junior Championship events, Costabile was able to pull off a victory.

In the Boys Division, Karl Vilips of Foxfire, North Carolina, won his second AJGA tournament of the season after finishing with a 1-over-par 214 tournament total. The 14-year-old entered the tournament 90th in the Polo Golf Rankings, having previously won the AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford earlier this month.

Target Junior Championship presented by C9
Frankie Capan of Phoenix, won at 2-over-par 218 tournament total at the Target Junior Championship presented by C9. Capan, a rising sophomore, finished his final round with a birdie on No. 18 to claim his first AJGA victory.

In the Girls Division, Athena Yang of Winter Haven, Florida, won after finishing with a tournament total of 10-over-par 226 at Rush Creek Golf Club. The Mississippi State verbal commit also took home her first AJGA title after placing in the top-10 nine times during her AJGA career.

FORE Performance Junior Championship
Kelly Sim of Edgewater, New Jersey, claimed her first AJGA victory after carding a final-round 1-over-par 73 to finish at 5-over-par 221. Sim won wire-to-wire and finished strong, birdying two out of her final three holes.

Gunnar Doyle of Pittsford, New York, fired a 4-under-par 68 in the final round of the FORE Performance Junior Championship to claim his first AJGA title with a tournament total of 8-under-par 208. Doyle recorded six birdies in the final round, including five consecutive from Nos. 3-7 after a bogey on No.1, to help lead him to a six-stroke victory.

Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
In the Girls Division, SiQin Yu of Bradenton, Florida, won after shooting 21-over-par 237 at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort. At the end of the round, Yu was tied with Brittany Park of Fullerton, California, and Maisie Filler of Bloomfield, Connecticut, for the lead, but birdied the first playoff hole to win.

Tucker Allen of Granbury, Texas, shot a 2-over-par 218 to win at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf. The win was the first of Allen’s AJGA career.