Champions Report

Champions Report: August 19

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational

Rose Zhang of Irvine, California, won the Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational for the second-straight year after carding a 3-under-par 67 in the final round. Zhang, a Stanford University verbal commit, had no bogeys during the final round to earn the win comfortably by three strokes at 5-under-par 205 for the tournament. The No. 1 player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings now has six AJGA wins, including four Invitational wins. Her win also earned her an exemption into the 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC.

Under Armour® / Alison Lee Championship Presented by Irvine Technology Corporation

You Seong Choi of (South Korea) Hacienda Heights, California, picked up his second win of the 2019 season after carding a tournament-total, 13-under-par 203 in the Boys Division. Choi’s bogey-free final round of 8-under-par 64 was the lowest of the tournament and earned him the win by three strokes. He is currently No. 24 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Lauren Kim of (Canada) Surrey, British Columbia, won the Girls Division after a sudden-death playoff against Selena Tang of Fremont, California, and Brianna Park of Irvine, California. Kim shot a low final round of 2-under-par 70 to get herself into the playoff. Park was eliminated after the first hole and Kim defeated Tang on the second hole of the playoff to win. This was Kim’s first AJGA win and she is currently T65 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Golf Performance Center Junior All-Star

Lucy Yuan of (Canada) San Diego, California, won in the Girls Division via sudden-death playoff over Vanessa Zhang of (Canada) Vancouver, British Columbia. Yuan played steady throughout the week and her 9-over-par 222 total got her into the playoff that she went on to win. In her four career AJGA events, Yuan has never finished outside the top-10 and earned her first win at the Golf Performance Center Junior All-Star last week. Kaijun Ma of Macau finished strong in the Boys Division with a 5-under-par 66 to win by two strokes. He bested his previous round each day and finished the tournament at 3-under-par 210. This was Ma’s third AJGA event and first win.

UHY / The First Tee of Greater Baltimore Junior Championship

Kuangyu (Tony) Chen of (Australia) Shenzhen, China, took home the title in the Boys Division after shooting an impressive 5-under-par 211 for the tournament. His second round of 4-under-par 68 helped put him in position to win and he would follow it up with a 1-under-par 71 in the final round to earn him the win. Chen is a verbal commit to Cal Berkeley and has one other win at the 2018 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational. In the Girls Division, Haley Quickel of Middletown, Delaware, earned her first AJGA win after shooting a 3-over-par 219 for the tournament. Quickel shot the lowest round of the tournament in her second round when she carded a 4-under-par 68. This shot her up the leaderboard and she would emerge victorious by one stroke. She is verbally committed to James Madison University and is currently T213 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Randy Wise Junior Open

Britta Snyder of Ames, Iowa, won the Girls Division by four strokes to pick up her first AJGA win in two years. She shot an even-par 216 on the week and shot the second-lowest final round score with a 2-under-par 70. This marks the Baylor University verbal commit’s third AJGA win and second time winning the Randy Wise Junior Open. Coalter Smith of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, carded three rounds in the 60s to earn the Boys Division title and his first AJGA win. Thanks to back-to-back rounds of 4-under-par 68 in the second and final round, he would win by six strokes with a tournament total of 11-under-par 205. Smith has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Wisconsin and is No. 80 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

AJGA Junior All-Star presented by Bryan College Station Sports & Events

Daniel Choi of Westlake, Texas, won the Boys Division title with an impressive tournament total of 16-under-par 197. Choi’s best round of the week came when he carded nine birdies on his way to a 7-under-par 64 in the second round. He would finish with a 5-under-par 66 to get the win by three strokes. This was Choi’s first AJGA win in just six events. Maggie Ni of Cypress, Texas, successfully defended her title in the Girls Division after shooting a 2-under-par 211 for the tournament. She was the only girl to finish the tournament under par and won by three strokes. Ni has two AJGA wins with both coming at this tournament in back-to-back years. She is currently No. 287 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.