Champions Report

Champions Report: July 1

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National

Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio, won the Boys Division of the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National winning the final match 3 and 2 against Taehoon Song of (South Korea) Buena Park, California. Moldovan started the tournament off strong, ending his first round against Trey Bosco of Austin, Texas, at 7 and 6 on their 12th hole. Playing a back and forth battle on the back nine of the semifinal match against Alexander Yang of Carlsbad, California, the 17-year-old secured his spot in the finals taking the lead in a playoff hole. On the back nine of the championship match, Moldovan refused to give up the lead and ended the tournament against Song, winning 3 and 2. The Ohio State University commit has played in AJGA events since 2016, earning 11 top-10 finishes, two previous first place finishes, and is No. 7 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Lucy Li of Redwood Shores, California, won the Girls Division of the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National winning the final match 5 and 3 against Savannah Grewal of (Canada) Mississauga, Ontario. Li won the quarterfinals in a playoff hole after a tight match against Therese Warner of Kennewick, Washington. In the semifinals, the 16-year-old took the lead on No. 15 finishing the match 3 and 1 to eliminate Rachel Keuhn of Asheville, North Carolina, out of the championship match. With a strong start at the end of her front nine, Li secured her champion title finishing 5 and 3 against Grewal. As No. 4 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Li has played in AJGA events since 2016, earning eight top-5 finishes, three previous first place finishes, and is a two-time First Team Rolex Junior All-American.

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Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship

Michael Heidelbaugh of Dallas, Texas, eagled his first hole of the tournament, leading to his win in the Boys Division with a tournament total of 12-under-par 204. With eight birdies in his second round, the 17-year-old carded the lowest round of the tournament at 7-under-par 65. To secure his first-place finish, Heidelbaugh carded four birdies in a bogey-free back nine to finish three strokes ahead of the field. The Texas A&M commit has played in seven AJGA events, earning two top-10 finishes, and his first win this week. Macy Fox of Austin, Texas, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 1-under-par 215. The 17-year-old had 8 birdies in her first round to secure her position at the top of the leaderboard for the rest of the tournament. Fox finished the tournament two strokes ahead of the field, besting her previous third-place finish at the 2017 Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship by earning a Championship title. The University of Texas at Austin commit earned back-to-back tournament wins this month, and her fourth AJGA win. Fox has played in AJGA events since 2014, earning 11 top-10 finishes, and was a Rolex Junior All-American in 2017.

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Windham Mountain Resort Junior All-Star

Luke Koenig of Statham, Georgia, birdied the 18th hole of his final round to win the Boys Division by one stroke, carding a tournament total of 8-under-par 208. The 15-year-old started the tournament off strong with an eagle on No. 8 in his first-round, finishing tied for third heading into the second round. With 15 birdies throughout the tournament he stole the lead with a 1-under-par 71 in his final round to earn his first AJGA win. Koenig has played in three AJGA events since 2018. This is his first career win. Angela Lee of Westwood, New Jersey, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of even-par 216 to finish three strokes ahead of the field. With a bogey-free back nine in her first round, the 14-year-old carded the lowest round of the Girls Division at 2-under-par 70, securing her position at the top of the leaderboard for the rest of the tournament. Lee has played in seven AJGA events, three of which were top-10 finishes, and her first AJGA win this week.

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KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational

You Seong Choi of (South Korea) Hacienda Heights, California, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of even-par 216 to finish two strokes ahead of the field. Choi started the tournament off strong, finishing his first round with a birdie on No. 18 in the first round to secure his position at the top of the leaderboard. With a tournament total of 12 birdies, the 13-year-old one his first AJGA event. Choi has played in nine AJGA events, earning three top-10 finishes this year. Leigh Chien of Irvine, California, earned her first AJGA win after claiming the Girls Division title this week. Chien carded four birdies in the front nine of her first round to position her at the top of the leaderboard, tied for second going into day two. Balancing out her two bogeys with two birdies in her final round, the 13-year-old finished with an even-par 72 to place her four strokes ahead of the field. Chien has played in 11 AJGA events, seven of which were top-10 finishes.

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Eagle Crest Junior Championship

Alfred Raja of Bogor, Indonesia, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 8-under-par 208 to finish one stroke ahead of the field. The 17-year-old stayed under par throughout the tournament, earning 12 birdies and an eagle to make his way to the front of the field. Raja has played in five AJGA events, earning two top-10 finishes, and his first AJGA win this week. Caris Kim of Los Altos, California, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 5-under-par 211 to finish four strokes ahead of the field. With four birdies on the last five holes of her second round, the 16-year old shot a 5-under-par 67, the lowest round of the Girls Division, to secure her position at the top of the leaderboard. Kim has played in 10 AJGA events since 2017, five of which were top-10 finishes, and earning her first AJGA win this week.