Champions Report

Champions Report: June 17

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T

Brett Roberts of Coral Springs, Florida, earned his first AJGA win after claiming the tournament title this week. After sinking five-straight birdies on Nos. 4-8 in his second round, the 17-year-old shot a low round of 6-under-par 64 to make his way up the leaderboard. With 15 birdies through all four rounds, Roberts secured his title with a tournament total of 3-under-par 277. The Florida State University verbal commit has played in 13 AJGA events, earning nine top-10 finishes since 2016.

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Rolex Girls Junior Championship

Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Florida, earned her second AJGA win this week carding a tournament total of 14-under-par 274, finishing four strokes ahead of the field. With a tournament total of 18 birdies and an eagle on No. 7 in her final round, the 14-year-old remained under par throughout the tournament to secure her spot at the top of the leaderboard. Pano has played in 22 AJGA events since 2016, half of which were top-10 finishes, and a previous first-place finish at the 2016 PDQ/Philadelphia Runner Junior where she was the youngest player to ever win an AJGA title at 12 years old. At age 11, Pano made history as the youngest golfer to ever play in an LPGA of Japan Tour event when she played the Yonex Ladies Open in 2016. She was a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and is No. 3 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

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ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior

Ian Maspat of San Diego, California, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 12-under-par 204. With 16 birdies overall, and a bogey free final round, the 15-year-old played a consistent three rounds under par and finished three strokes ahead of the playing field. The University of Oregon verbal commit has played in 13 AJGA events, earning six top-10 finishes and his second AJGA win with a previous victory at the 2018 Enagic Junior Championship. Kailie Vongsaga of Diamond Bar, California, earned her sixth AJGA win after claiming the Girls Division title this week. With five birdies on a bogey free second round, the 18-year-old pushed her way up the leaderboard going into her final round to card a tournament total of 5-under-par 211. The University of Arizona commit has claimed 22 top-10 finishes as an AJGA member since 2013, was a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and is No. 51 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

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Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Brickstreet Insurance

Yuze Zhang of Windermere, Florida, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 6-under-par 204. Starting off the second round strong with an eagle on No. 1, Zhang shot a low 66 to secure his spot at the top of the leaderboard going into his final round. With a tournament total of 12 birdies, the 16-year-old finished two strokes ahead of the field to claim the title. Zhang has played in 10 AJGA events, earning three top-10 finishes and his first AJGA win this week. Emily Zhu of Richmond Hill, Ontario, earned her first AJGA win after claiming the Girls Division title this week. With a tournament total of seven birdies, Zhu held her position at the top of the leaderboard with a consistent even par on all three rounds. The 15-year-old has played in 13 AJGA events, earning six top-10 finishes since 2016.