Champions Report

Champions Report: September 4

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.

AJGA Girls Championship

Amanda Sambach of Davidson, North Carolina, earned her second win this season at the AJGA Girls Championship. Sambach tied for the lowest final-round score with a 4-under-par 68 that got her to a tournament total of 6-under-par 210. She also won the Callaway Golf / Ollie Schniederjans Junior Classic presented by UHY LLP CPA's in April and has now won an AJGA tournament every year since 2016. Sambach is a verbal commit to the University of Virginia and is No. 3 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. She will soon head to Gleneagles, Scotland to compete in the Junior Solheim Cup as a member of Team USA.

The Junior PLAYERS Championship

Jayden Schaper of Benoni, South Africa, entered the final round of The Junior PLAYERS Championship tied for the lead with Brett Roberts of Coral Springs, Florida, but Schaper quickly pulled ahead on his way to winning his first AJGA Invitational. His 2-under-par 70 in the final round helped him get to 6-under-par 210 for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Roberts. This was Schaper’s third-consecutive year competing in The Junior PLAYERS Championship, with his previous-best finish coming in 2017 at T24. Schaper is No. 14 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and No. 3 in the International Junior Presidents Cup standings.

AJGA Junior at Big Sky

Charlotte Hillary of Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, led wire-to-wire to earn her first AJGA victory in the Girls Division of the AJGA Junior at Big Sky. The Northwestern University verbal commit carded three rounds in the 60s including a final round of 4-under-par 68. She would win by six strokes with a tournament total of 13-under-par 203. Hillary in No. 94 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and was a member of the 2018 AJGA Scholastic Honor Roll. Ben Lorenz of Peoria, Arizona, also earned his first AJGA victory after he won in the Boys Division with a tournament-total 8-under-par 208. A verbal commit to the University of Oklahoma, Lorenz shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 to win by one. He is No. 49 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and his previous-best finish came at the 2017 AJGA Junior at Oak Tree where he finished T5.