Champions Report

July 10, 2015 - Ten juniors win titles


By: Emily Greenwood, AJGA Communications

Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities

Zach Tracy of Houston, shot a 1-over-par 214 to win at the Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities. Tracy, a University of Houston commit, shot back-to-back rounds of even-par 71 before carding a 1-over-par 72 for the victory in his final AJGA event.

Binny Lee of Frisco, Texas, carded a 2-under-par 211 to claim the Girls Division at The University of Texas Golf Club. After recording four birdies in the final round, the 16-year-old shot a 1-under-par 70 during the final round for the five-shot victory. Lee finished as the only player in the tournament under par after rounds of 70-71-70.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at Old South

Brandon Yoon of Brambleton, Virginia, fired four back-to-back birdies to close out the final round and win the Boys Division at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at Old South. The rising junior claimed his second AJGA title in 2015, tallying six birdies in the final-round for a tournament total 7-under-par 209.

Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Virginia, totaled a 6-under-par 210 to take home the Girls Division championship at Old South Country Club. Brooks, a University of Tennessee commit, notched four birdies in the final round and went wire-to-wire for her fourth AJGA victory.

Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open

Playing on his home course, Noah Norton of Chico, California, won the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open after shooting a 7-under-par 209. The rising junior extended his second-round lead with five final-round birdies for a 2-under-par 70 and the eight-stroke victory. This was Norton’s first AJGA win.

In the Girls Division, Lois Kaye Go of Cebu City, Philippines, topped the leaderboard with a tournament total of 2-under-par 214 at Butte Creek Country Club. After taking the lead on the second day, the 16-year-old shot a 1-under-par 71 and carded four birdies in the final round to take home her first AJGA title.

Junior All-Star at Spring Valley

Thomas Hogan of St. Simons Island, Georgia, shot a 4-under-par 209 to win at the Junior All-Star at Spring Valley. The 15-year-old had a three-stroke lead going into the final round and immediately extended it with birdies on Nos. 1 and 2. Hogan tallied four more birdies en route to a tournament-low round and his first AJGA victory.

In the Girls Division, Sophie Guo of Bluffton, South Carolina, won with a 4-over-par 217 at Spring Valley Country Club. Guo entered the final round in second place but quickly gained a share of the lead with a birdie on No. 2. The 14-year-old took sole possession of the lead on the back nine, using a par on No. 18 to seal her first AJGA title. 

McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends

Russell Matos of Lombard, Illinois, shot a 3-under-par 210 to win the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends. In the final round, the rising senior tallied three birdies and an eagle on No. 2, firing a 3-under-par 68 to top the leaderboard.  This marks Matos’ first AJGA victory.

In the Girls Division, Lauren Beaudreau of Lemont, Illinois, claimed her second AJGA title after shooting a 4-over-par 217 at The Legend at Brandybrook.  The 14-year-old collected four final-round birdies before defeating Madasyn Petterson of Rockford, Illinois, in a two-hole playoff.