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Champions Report: July 22, 2021

A look at your most recent champions from last weekend's AJGA events.
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Jude Lee of Walnut, California, went wire-to-wire to capture her first AJGA tournament victory at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Morongo at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont, California. Lee shot a tournament total of 9-under-par 207 to win by six strokes. She carded 16 birdies during the tournament and an eagle on No. 13 in the first round of play. She was the only player in the Girls Division to shoot all three rounds under par.

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In the Boys Division, Aaron Huang of (Canada) Coto De Caza, California, also claimed his first AJGA victory. Huang shot rounds of 71-70-73 for a tournament total of 2-under-par 214. He carded 14 birdies on the week, including five in the final round of play. Huang's highest previous AJGA finish was ninth at the 2021 FOX Sports Junior at Mission Viejo.

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Ellison Lundquist of Furlong, Pennsylvania, won the AJGA Junior All-Star at Quail Creek presented by City of Robinson at Quail Creek Country Club & Resort in Robinson, Illinois. She shot a tournament total of 2-over-par 218 to capture her first AJGA tournament victory. Lundquist had a bogey-free front nine during her final round and a bogey-free back nine during her second round to help her win by two strokes. She was the only junior in the Girls Division to shoot under 70 during the tournament with a second round score of 3-under-par 69.

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Jacob Settles of Winchester, Kentucky, won the Boys Division after a one-hole playoff. He shot a tournament total of 5-under-par 211 and carded 13 birdies on the week. Settles notched an eagle on hole No. 2 in the final round and birdied hole No. 3 in all three rounds of play. This was Settles's first AJGA career victory in his first AJGA tournament appearance.

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At the AJGA Junior at Stoneybrook, Katelyn Huber of Gainesville, Florida, repeated as champion to claim her first AJGA victory of 2021. Huber shot a tournament total of 1-over-par 217 and carded seven birdies on the week. She now sits at No. 147 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

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Gustavo Rangel of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, won the Boys Division to claim his first AJGA career victory. He shot a tournament total of 10-under-par 206 and was the only player in the Boys Division to shoot all three rounds under par. Rangel led the Boys Division with 16 birdies on the week, including five in a bogey-free final round. He shot a final round of 5-under-par 67 to help secure his victory by three strokes.

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Kexin Guan of (China) Irvine, California, claimed her first AJGA title with a wire-to-wire victory at the GreatLIFE Junior Challenge by Sanford Health at Bakker Crossing Golf Course in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She shot a tournament total of 8-under-par 205 and earned low final round honors with a 4-under-par 67. Guan carded 13 birdies total on the week to win by six strokes. This was Guan's eighth career top-10 AJGA finish.

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In the Boys Division, Andrew Ramos of Blaine, Minnesota, also claimed his first AJGA tournament victory with a tournament total of 10-under-par 203. He carded 12 birdies on the week and birdied No. 16 in all three rounds of play. Ramos also eagled No. 2 in the final round to help him earn low final round honors with a 4-under-par 67.

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At the D.A. Points Junior Open, Mattison Frick of Peoria, Arizona, won her first AJGA tournament. She shot a tournament total of 3-under-par 213. Frick carded 11 birdies and one eagle on the week and birdied No. 16 in each round of play. She now sits at No. 114 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

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Ryan Plodkowski of San Diego, California, won the Boys Division to claim his first AJGA tournament victory. He shot a tournament total of 10-under-par 206 and earned low final round honors with a score of 8-under-par 64. The University of San Diego verbal commit carded 15 birdies on the tournament, including nine in the final round.

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Bridget Ma of Windermere, Florida, won the Girls Division of the Junior Golf Hub Championship presented by John D. Mineck Foundation at Chicopee Country Club in Chicopee, Massachusetts. She shot a tournament total of 10-under-par 203 to claim her second AJGA tournament win. The Yale University verbal commit carded 12 birdies on the week, including five in the final round. She now sits at No. 56 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

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Elias Kennon of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 9-under-par 204. His second round score of 9-under-par 62 tied the course record for lowest round. He carded 15 birdies on the week to help him earn his first AJGA tournament victory. This was Kennon's fourth top-20 finish in an AJGA tournament.

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At the AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior, Anika Varma of (India) Roseville, California, claimed her first AJGA victory in just her second AJGA career event. She shot a tournament total of 5-under-par 211 and earned low final round honors with a 2-under-par 70. The University of Oregon verbal commit carded 11 birdies on the week to help her win wire-to-wire.

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Kush Arora of Pleasanton, California, went wire-to-wire to claim his first AJGA victory. He shot a tournament total of 13-under-par 203 and carded 15 birdies on the week. Arora eagled the par 5 No. 4 in all three rounds of play. He also recorded the low round of the tournament with a 7-under-par 65 during the first round. In 2020, he was a member of the Junior All-Star team.