Georgian Ava Merrill went home with her third AJGA win and three new tournament scoring records this past weekend at the Rome Junior Classic presented by Piedmont Bank. The 2023 high school sophomore put together rounds of 67-64-69 for a tournament scoring record 13-under-par 200. Merrill's second round 7-under-par 64 is the new 18-hole scoring record for this event at Coosa Country Club. Merrill jumped up 12 spots in the Rolex AJGA Rankings this week from No. 46 to No. 34 with her win.
In the Boys Division, Rylan Wotherspoon of Florence, Kentucky, earned his second AJGA win in his third career AJGA start. The 2022 high school junior had rounds of 64-67-69 for a tournament total 13-under-par 200. The University of Cincinnati verbal commit jumped 192 spots in the Rolex AJGA Rankings to No. 35 with his win.
The Girls Division at the AJGA Junior Championship presented by the Spinnaker Foundation was decided in playoff. Mi Li of Bejing, China, beat Anna Ritter of New Albany, Ohio, in a one-hole playoff on the Par 5 No. 10. Li's 3-under-par 69 final round earned her low final honors and put her in playoff position. The 2025 graduate moved 63 spots in the Rolex AJGA Rankings up to No. 80.
Reed Greyserman of Boca Raton, Florida, earned his first AJGA win close to home thanks to a low second round of 8-under-par 64. The 2024 high school freshman finished the weekend 10-under-par 206, two strokes clear of second place finisher Sebastian Gamboa of Merida, Mexico. Greyserman moved 444 spots in the Rolex AJGA Rankings to inside the top-100 at No. 66.
The AJGA Preview series continued with the VM Sports Preview at Westmoreland in Export, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh native Scott Jordan won the Boys Division with a 1-over-par 145 tournament total. Jordan, a 2021 high school senior, was the only boy to finish under-par during the final round. In the Girls Division, Michelle Ho of San Ramon, California, earned the Preview Medalist honors with a 12-over-par 156.