Champions Report

Champions Report: August 12

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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UHY / Celadon Junior Championship Hosted by Marina Alex

Gregory Solhaug of (Norway) Bradenton, Florida, won the Boys Division to secure his first AJGA win. The 16-year-old entered the final round T5, yet fired a 4-under-par 67 to erase a five stroke deficit. Solhaug finished even-par-213, one stroke ahead of the field to win. The 16-year-old has played in 11 AJGA events with a previous second place finish this year at the Se Ri Pak Junior Championship. Yoona Kim of (South Korea) Fair Lawn, New Jersey, finished seven strokes ahead of the field to win the Girls Division. Kim totaled eight birdies along with a bogey-free back nine in both the first and final round to secure the win. She was also the only girl to score under-par in a round, which she did by posting a 2-under-par 69 in the first round. The 17-year-old has competed in 26 AJGA events with a previous first place finish at the 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star presented by Explore York.

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Imperial Headwear Junior Classic

Austin Barbin of Elkton, Maryland, earned a wire-to-wire victory at the Imperial Headwear Junior Classic. Barbin carded 18 birdies along with a bogey-free final round to secure the win 11 strokes ahead of the field. The 18-year-old finished with a tournament total of 12-under-par 201. Barbin will continue his golf career next year at the University of Maryland. As a junior player, he has competed in 14 AJGA events, half of which were top-10 finishes. Rebecca DiNunzio of Norfolk, Virginia, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 4-under-par 209 to claim her first AJGA victory. DiNunzio started the tournament strong with a 4-under-par 67 in the first round. She held the lead by carding an even-par 71 in both the second and final round to finish two strokes ahead of the field. The Virginia Tech signee has participated in 17 AJGA events with a previous second-place finish at the 2016 AJGA Junior All-Star at Chantilly National.

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UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake

Cade Breitenstine of Akron, Ohio, won the UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake with a tournament total of 7-under-par 206. The 18-year-old entered the final round T3, but was able to secure the win by posting four birdies on the back nine. Breitenstine carded a total of 15 birdies to finish six strokes ahead of the field. The Kent State University signee has competed in 20 AJGA events with previous first place finishes at the 2017 and 2018 AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford. Breitenstine is also No. 85 is the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Allison Cui of Okemos, Michigan, won the Girls Division at Forest Lake Country Club. The 15-year-old remained T1 throughout all three rounds, carding a total of eight birdies before entering a playoff. Cui secured the win on the third hole to win her first AJGA event. Cui has played in three AJGA events.

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Gateway Mortgage Group Tulsa Junior

Hanseung Chang of (South Korea) Cedar Park, Texas, won the Boys Division by one stroke at the Gateway Mortgage Group Tulsa Junior. The 18-year-old finished the first round six strokes off the lead, but fired a tournament total of 1-under-par 212 to finish one stroke ahead of the field. The University of Houston commit has played in 20 AJGA events, this being his second win this season. Chang is also No. 132 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Borina Sutikto of Fremont, California, won the Girls Division by nine strokes, finishing with a tournament total of 1-under-par 212. Sutikto earned the wire-to-wire victory by posting 11 birdies and was the only player in the Girls Division to score under par. The 15-year-old has competed in seven AJGA events with a previous first-place finish at the 2018 AJGA Preview at Meadowbrook.

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Sean Foley Performance Junior All-Star

Shawn Lalmoni of Orlando, Florida, won his first AJGA event at the Sean Foley Performance Junior All-Star with a tournament total of 5-under-par 211. Lalmoni remained under par throughout all three rounds carding a total of 15 birdies to finish three strokes ahead of the field. The 15-year-old has played in four AJGA events with a previous T2 finish this year at the AJGA Preview at Sandestin (Ages 12-15). Kynadie Adams of Gallatin, Tennessee, won the Girls Division by one stroke to secure her first AJGA win. Adams started the tournament with a bogey-free front nine to finish 4-under-par 67. The 15-year-old maintained her first-place spot through the final round, finishing with a tournament total of 3-over-par 219. Adams has competed in 30 AJGA events, 11 of which were top-10 finishes.

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Kia Junior Championship

Dylan Oyama of Carlsbad, California, won the Boys Division at the Kia Junior Championship to secure his first AJGA win. Oyama remained consistently under par throughout all three rounds, carding a total of 12 birdies to finish two strokes ahead of the field. The 15-year-old has participated in eight AJGA events. Kelly Xu of Claremont, California, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 3-under-par 210. Xu secured the win in the final round by posting a 4-under-par 67 to erase a five-stroke deficit. The 15-year-old has played in three AJGA events with a previous win this year at the AJGA Brendon Steele Junior All-Star Championship. She is also No. 108 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.