Champions Report

Champions Report: August 5

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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Callaway Golf Junior Championship

Brian Ma of Milpitas, California, won the Callaway Golf Junior Championship with a tournament total of 7-under-par 137. The 18-year-old entered the final round T3, but with a bogey-free front nine, he was able to finish on top, finishing one stroke ahead of the field. The Harvard University signee has competed in 22 AJGA events with a previous first place finish at the 2019 AJGA Junior at Palo Alto. Ma is currently ranked No. 31 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Ashley Yun of West Covina, California, won her first AJGA tournament by five strokes. Yun was the solo leader through the two-round tournament posting eight birdies and was the only girl to finish under par. The 14-year-old has participated in eight AJGA events with a previous T2 finish at the 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star at Hunter Ranch.

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Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior Honoring Jim Bell

Wit Pitipat of Nakhonphanom, Thailand, secured a victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell. Pitipat carded a total of 16 birdies to finish the tournament at 9-under-par 207. The 15-year-old has played in seven AJGA events with a previous second place finish at the 2019 AJGA Junior at Naples. He is currently No. 88 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. SiQin Yu of (China) Winderemere, Florida, was the Girls Division champion after securing her win in a playoff. The 17-year-old carded 13 birdies and one eagle to finish the three rounds at 1-under-par 215. The Vanderbilt University commit has competed in 34 AJGA events which includes four wins.

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UHY Albany Junior

William Huang of Exeter, New Hampshire, won the Boys Division by two strokes to secure his first AJGA win. The 17-year-old had an impressive second round which included eight birdies and one eagle to finish with a 7-under-par 64. He maintained his lead throughout the final round, finishing with a tournament total of 10-under-par 203. Huang has played in 17 AJGA events, four of which were top-10 finishes. Katherine Sung of Palo Alto, California, also won her first AJGA event with a tournament total of even-par 216. Sung started the tournament off strong with a bogey-free front nine in the first round. Her consistent play throughout the three rounds secured her win, finishing one-stroke ahead of the field. The 16-year-old has competed in 13 AJGA events which include four top-5 finishes.

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AJGA Junior at Knollwood presented by Yoder Oil

Matthew Spaulding of Spring, Texas, won the AJGA Junior at Knollwood presented by Yoder Oil by one stroke. Spaulding carded a total of eight birdies along with a bogey-free front nine in both the first and second round to finish with a tournament total of 3-under-par 210. The 15-year-old has competed in 13 AJGA events with a previous first place finish at the 2019 AJGA Junior at Gleneagles. Nicole Adam of Pinehurst, North Carolina, won the Girls Division by six strokes to secure her first AJGA win. The 17-year-old held the lead all three rounds, carding a total of 11 birdies. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill commit has played in 18 AJGA events with a previous second-place finish at the 2019 Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by BrickStreet Insurance. She is No. 58 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

Sara Im and Marshall Meisel Greenwood Junior Championship Champs

Greenwood Junior Championship

Marshall Meisel of Chevy Chase, Maryland, won the Greenwood Junior Championship with a tournament total of 8-under-par 208. The 16-year-old secured his win in the final round after posting a 6-under-par 66 to erase a five-stroke deficit. Meisel is a Wake Forest University verbal commit who has competed in nine AJGA events with a previous first-place finish at the 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star at Owensboro. Sara Im of Duluth, Georgia, won the girls division by 13 strokes. Im carded 16 birdies to finish with a tournament total of 6-under-par 210. The 14-year-old has participated in 14 AJGA events and has three wins this season. She is currently No. 45 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

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Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship

Andrew Goodman of Norman, Oklahoma, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 11-under-par 202. Goodman entered the second-round T4, yet fired a bogey-free 7-under-par 64 to finish the round on top. He maintained his lead throughout the final round, finishing six strokes ahead of the field. The 16-year-old carded only one bogey throughout all three rounds. The University of Oklahoma commit has played in 14 AJGA events with a previous first-place finish at the 2018 Under Armour / Jordan Spieth Championship. Makenzie Niblett of Austin, Texas, won the Girls Division in a sudden-death playoff. Niblett carded a total of nine birdies to finish with a tournament total of 1-under-par 212. The Texas A&M commit has participated in 33 AJGA events and is T86 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.