Champions Report

Champions Report: June 24

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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Scott Stallings Junior Championship, Oak Ridge Country Club in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Braedon Wear of Maryville, Tennessee, earned his second AJGA win after a three-hole playoff at the Oak Ridge Country Club in his home state of Tennessee. Wear not only started off strong with a bogeyless first round, but tied for the lowest final round score of 4-under-par 68. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga commit has competed in 12 AJGA events with a previous first place finish at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Lost Springs presented by Visit Bentonville in 2016. Alyssa Montgomery of Knoxville, Tennessee, finished seven strokes ahead of the field to claim her fourth and last win as an AJGA junior golfer. After finishing second at last year’s tournament, Montgomery came back to secure a memorable finish to her AJGA career. The Rolex Junior All-American carded 15 birdies and a bogeyless final round to remain in first-place throughout all three rounds of the tournament. The Virginia Tech signee has played in 27 AJGA events, with 15 top-10 finishes and is No. 37 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

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AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes
Jeremy Yun of Menlo Park, California, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 5-under-par 211. He earned his wire-to-wire victory by carding eight birdies and a only three bogeys throughout the three-round tournament. Yun remained a top competitor all the way into a sudden-death playoff where he was able to secure his first AJGA win. The 16-year-old has participated in four AJGA events throughout his amateur career. Tianyi Zhuang from Windermere, Florida, won her first AJGA event carding ten birdies to finish with a tournament total of 2-under-par 214. The 17-year-old finished the first round in third place, yet with a bogey-free front nine in the final round Zhuang erased her two-stroke deficit to win. Zhuang has competed in 19 AJGA events, ten of which were top-10 finishes.

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AJGA Brendan Steele Junior All-Star Championship
Ian Maspat of San Diego, California, posted a 10-under-par 206 to win his third AJGA event. Maspat started the tournament off strong with a six-birdie streak on the front nine, carding an overall total of 16 birdies and one eagle to finish five strokes ahead of the field. Maspat has won back-to-back tournaments with a first-place finish at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior last week. The University of Oregon commit has competed in 14 AJGA events, half of which were top-10 finishes. Kelly Xu of Claremont, California, won the Girls Division with a tournament total of 5-under-par 211, the only one in the field to finish under par. Xu carded eight birdies and one eagle to finish eight strokes ahead. This is the 15-year-olds first AJGA event.

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Stewart Cink Championship by Transamerica
Kyo Morishita or Amagasaki, Japan, won the Boys Division with a tournament total of 3-under-par 210. Morishita entered the final round in second place, yet fired an even-par 71 to claim his first AJGA win. This is the 16-year-old’s third AJGA event. Jennifer Cleary of Wilmington, Delaware, finished nine strokes ahead of the field to win her first AJGA tournament. The 17-year-old carded a total of 12 birdies and remained the front-runner throughout all three-rounds. The University of Virginia commit has participated in 18 AJGA events, half of which were top-10 finishes.

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Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation Junior All-Star
Jackson Finney of Louisville, Kentucky, finished at 4-under-par 203 to earn his first AJGA win. The 15-year-old finished three strokes ahead of the field, carding 12 birdies and posting bogeyless back nines in the first and final round. This was Finney’s first AJGA event. Sophia Sarrazin of Westport, Connecticut, won the Girls Division by two strokes to secure her first AJGA win. Sarrazin finished the first round T8, yet fired back in the second round to erase a seven stroke deficit. The 14-year-old carded zero bogeys on the back nine in the second round and continued her bogeyless streak until the end of the final round. This is Sarrazin’s second AJGA event, with a previous second place finish at the AJGA Preview at Hiawatha Landing.

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Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship
Jacob Borow of Lack Jackson, Texas, won his first AJGA event in his home state of Texas. Borow carded 11 birdies and posted a bogey-free front nine in the second round to remain a top competitor throughout the tournament. The 17-year-old earned the wire-to-wire victory in a playoff where he secured not only a win, but the opportunity to attend The Houston Open on behalf of Patrick Reed. The Rice University commit has participated in eight AJGA events, two of which were top-10 finishes. Hailey Jones of Dallas, Texas, won the Girls Division by 16 strokes. The impressive finish resulted from eight birdies and a bogeyless second round which led Jones to claim her fifth AJGA win. The Oklahoma State University signee has participated in 28 AJGA events with 14 top-5 finishes. Jones is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American and is No. 30 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. After their tournament success, Borow and Jones received an invitation to The Houston Open where they will accompany Patrick and Justine Reed at the Pro-Am.