Champions Report

January 20, 2016 - Four juniors win first AJGA titles

With an opening weekend of two Opens and one ACDS Junior All-Star Series event, more than 225 junior golfers began their 2016 with AJGA competition. Between the East and West coast, four juniors won their first AJGA tournaments and in Puerto Rico, a Minnesota native won wire-to-wire in tropical conditions. Check out our highlights below:

Junior All-Star at El Conquistador • El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, Oro Valley, Ariz.  

  • Teddy Tetak of Limbach, Slovakia, earned his first career victory at the AJGA Junior All-Star at El Conquistador with a tournament total of even-par 216. Tetak came back from a two-stroke deficit to second-round leader Max Ting of Atherton, California, and claimed the championship.
  • Like Tetak, Brooke Seay of Rancho Santa Fe, California, earned her first AJGA championship at the AJGA Junior All-Star at El Conquistador. Seay began the final round one stroke back of Madasyn Pettersen of Rockford, Illinois, but shot a final-round 1-over-par 73 to claim the top spot.
  • Seay now has recorded a top-15 finish in each of her AJGA events, with her previous best coming at the 2015 Ryan Moore Junior Championship at Anthem where she finished T5.

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Puerto Rico Junior Open presented by EaglesDream Golf Academy • Coco Beach Golf & Country Club, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

  • Frankie Capan of North Oaks, Minnesota, shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 for a tournament total of 12-under-par 204. Capan led the tournament wire-to-wire and earned a sponsor’s exemption into the PGA TOUR’s 2016 Puerto Rico Open, which will played on the same course in March.
  • Capan broke the tournament scoring record by two strokes at 204. The previous record of 10-under-par 206 was previously held by 2013 champion Jorge Garcia and 2015 champion Andrew Kozan.

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EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Championship • Timacuan Golf & Country Club, Lake Mary, Fla.

  • After starting the day T10, Shelby Brauckmuller of Auburndale, Florida, fired a 1-under-par 71 and tournament total of 2-over-par 146 to win her first AJGA tournament at the EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Championship. Brauckmuller has signed a National Letter of Intent with Marshall University and after the victory, she moved to No. 91 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
  • Hayden White of Benton, Louisiana, also earned his first AJGA victory at Timacuan Golf & Country Club with a final-round 71 and tournament total of even-par 144. After bogeying two of his first four holes, White settled in to jump five spots in the standings and win. Since 2014, White has been a member of Leadership Links and raises money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital by making birdies at tournaments.
  • With wind gusts up to 30 mph throughout the final round, White and Brauckmuller were the only participants to post final-round scores under par.  

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