The Sean Foley Performance Junior Championship crowned two first-time champions over Presidents Day weekend in William Love of Atlanta, and Jacqueline Putrino of Sarasota, Florida. Putrino took home the Girls Division title after carding a three-day tournament total of 4-under-par 212 with rounds of 68 - 73 - 71. Putrino fired 13 birdies over the 54-holes and finished as the only girl under par for the tournament. Her previous best finish also came in 2019 where she finished third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell.
In the Boys Division, Love fired rounds of 71 - 70 - 71 for a tournament total of 4-under-par 212 to get into a playoff with Austin Cherichella of Orlando, Florida. With a par on the second playoff hole, Love secured his first AJGA win. His previous best finish was runner-up at the 2019 AJGA Junior Championship at The University Club.
Luke Potter of Encinitas, California, won the AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods in record-setting fashion. Potter claimed the 54-hole AJGA tournament record with a score of 20-under-par 196 to win by four strokes. After also setting a course record in the second round with a 10-under-par 62, Potter finished his final round with six birdies to cap off the weekend and earn his second AJGA victory.
Winning feels great, to do it here at Carlton Woods in this tournament against such a great field is even better.
A two-time Rolex Junior All-American and member of the 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star team, the high school sophomore joins past champions of the event Doug Ghim, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk. Potter is a verbal commit to Arizona State University and moved to No. 7 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.