Two first-time victories were earned this week at the ACDS Championship at Lake Merced. Darren Lin of Chino Hills, California, carded an even-par 72 in the final round for a tournament total of 1-under-par 215 to claim his first AJGA victory. Bibilani Liu of Cupertino, California, went wire-to-wire to secure her first AJGA victory. The Boston College commit tallied a 3-over-par 75 in the final round for a tournament total of 6-over-par 222.
Holden Grigg of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, notched his first AJGA victory with a low final-round score of 5-under-par 67. Grigg tallied six birdies during the final round to finish at 2-under-par 214 for the tournament. In the Girls Division, Brooke Matthews of Rogers, Arkansas, earned her second AJGA win finishing nine strokes ahead of second place for a tournament total of 7-under-par 209. The University of Arkansas commit carded 18 total birdies during the tournament.
Carson Bacha of York, Pennsylvania, led all three rounds to eventually take the Boys Division title. Bacha signed for a tournament total of 3-under-par 213 for his first AJGA victory. Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Beijing, China, carded five birdies and an eagle on No. 5 during the final round to win the Girls Division at 3-over-par 219.
Houston's Grant Lincecum recorded a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to be crowned the Boys Division champion and secure the low score of the day. The 18-year-old is a Texas State University signee. Ana Gonzalez of Monterrey, Mexico, claimed her first-ever AJGA victory with a 1-under-par 71 in the final round. The University of Texas at San Antonio signee finished with a tournament total of 3-over-par 219.
Leopoldo Herrera III of Doral, Florida, went wire-to-wire after an opening-round 69 to top the Boys Division. The Girls Division was decided after a sudden-death playoff between Izzy M. Pellot and Jenny Kim. Pellot, a 12-year-old from Altamonte Springs, Florida, eventually emerged as the victor after a par on the fourth hole of the playoff.
Madelyn Jones of Austin, Texas, earned her first AJGA victory behind a 6-over-par 222. The victory was her first with the AJGA in her second season. Paul Stankey of Wayzata, Minnesota, topped the Boys Division at 5-under-par 211 behind the strength of 13 birdies and an eagle.