Champions Report

Champions Report: July 15

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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AJGA Junior at Southpointe presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods

Jean-Philippe Parr of (Canada) St-Celestin, Quebec, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 2-over-par 218. Parr started off the tournament with a double bogey, however made up for the set back with 13 birdies to finish five strokes ahead of the field. The 14-year-old has played in eight AJGA events, earning his first win this weekend. Katie Li of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of even-par 216 to finish three strokes ahead of the field. With six birdies in her first round, the 14-year-old finished with a 2-under-par 70 to position her at the top of the leaderboard going into her second round. Adding 10 more birdies to her total for the tournament, Li secured the title for her first AJGA win. Li has played in AJGA events since 2017, earning seven top-10 finishes.

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D.A. Points Junior Championship sponsored by Pekin Insurance and UnityPoint Health

Brett Reid of Spicer, Minnesota, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 5-under-par 211. With a bogey-free back nine in his first round, Reid carded two birdies and an eagle to finish the round at 2-under-par 70 positioning him at the front of the field. Remaining under par through all three rounds, the 16-year-old finished five strokes ahead of the field to secure the title. Reid has played in AJGA events since 2016, earning his first AJGA win this week. YanJun (Victoria) Liu of (China) Vancouver, British Columbia, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 2-under-par 214. Liu started the tournament off strong carding an even-par in her first round to tie for second going into her second round. With four birdies in her final round, the 16-year-old carded a 2-under-par 70 to position her two strokes ahead of the field and number one on the leaderboard. Liu has played in AJGA events since 2016, earning eight top-10 finishes, and her first win this week.

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AJGA Junior at Gleneagles

Stephanie Lee of Southlake, Texas, sank a hole in one and took home her first AJGA win this week. Lee finished her first round with an ace on No. 17 and a birdie on No. 18, leading her into the second round. With an eventful first day, the 17-year-old finished the final round with an even-par 72, to finish two strokes ahead of the field at 6-over-par 222 for the Girls Division. Lee has played in five AJGA events since 2017, all of which were top-15 finishes. Matthew Spaulding of Spring, Texas, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 3-under-par 213. Spaulding started the tournament off strong with seven birdies in his first round, five of which were on the front nine, carding a round of 4-under-par 68 to enter round two in second. Adding eight more birdies to his tournament total, the 15-year-old finished four strokes ahead of the field to earn the victory. Spaulding has played in AJGA events since 2017, earning his first AJGA win this weekend, and a previous second place finish at the 2018 Tathata Golf Junior All-Star Championship.

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AJGA Junior at San Jose presented by Live View Golf
Kevin Sze of Saratoga, California, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 5-under-par 205. Starting the tournament off with a 2-over-par 72, Sze found himself behind on the leaderboard going into the second round. After carding a 3-under-par 67 in his second round and a 4-under-par 66 in a bogey-free final round, the 16-yer-old ended the tournament three strokes ahead of the field. Sze has played in six AJGA events, earning three top-10 finishes, and his first AJGA win this week. Faith Low of Foster City, California, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 6-over-par 216 to earn her second AJGA win. With two birdies in her final round, the 14-year-old carded an even-par 70 to finish the tournament just one stroke ahead of the field. Low has played in AJGA events since 2017, earning six top-10 finishes, and a previous win this year at the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star at Windsor.

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AJGA Junior All-Star presented by the Spinnaker Foundation
Caleb Surratt of Indian Trail, North Carolina, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 6-under-par 210. This was the North Carolina State commits second top-5 finish in 2019, his previous best finish was at the Taylormade Junior All-Star Championship where he finished T4. Surratt has played in six AJGA events since 2018, four of which were top-12 finishes, and his first AJGA win this week. Savannah Barber of Fort Worth, Texas, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 1-over-par 217. Barber won in a two-hole playoff with two pars. This was the rising sophomores second top-10 finish in 2019, her previous best finish was at the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star at Squaw Creek where she finished T6. Barber has played in four AJGA events since 2018, half of which were top-10 finishes, and she earned her first AJGA win this week.

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WinCraft/McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends

John Blair of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 1-under-par 215. His three birdies in the first round led to a 1-under-par 71, placing him tied for second going into the second round. Mimicking his first round, with three birdies to finish 1-under-par 71 in his final round, the 18-year-old finished four strokes ahead of the field. Blair has played in seven AJGA events since 2015, earning his first AJGA win this week. Bentley Cotton of Austin, Texas, won the Girls Division carding a tournament total of 1-over-par 217. With six birdies in her second round, the 17-year-old finished 2-under-par 70 to shoot her up to the top of the leaderboard. With an even-par 72 to finish out her final round, Cotton secured the title with a five-stroke lead. Cotton has played in seven AJGA events since 2016, earning four top-10 finishes, and her first AJGA win this week.