Champions Report

July 24, 2015 - Twelve juniors earn victories


By Emily Greenwood, AJGA Communications

Aaron’s / Bob Estes Abilene Junior

Kyle Cox of Carrollton, Texas, shot a 10-under-par 206 to claim the victory at the Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior. The 15-year-old entered the final round two strokes back, but fired a bogey-free 4-under-par 68 with four birdies to earn his first AJGA title.

In the Girls Division, Alisa Chong of Carrollton, Texas, topped the leaderboard after shooting 6-under-par 210 at Abilene Country Club - Fairway Course. Chong, who will attend Houston Baptist University in the fall, carded three final-round birdies for her first AJGA victory.

the Memorial Junior

Erin Harper of Dublin, Ohio, shot a 2-over-par 215 to take home champions honors at the Memorial Junior. The Indiana University commit boasted eight birdies and an eagle on the tournament, carding an even-par 71 in the final round for her first AJGA win.

In the Boys Division, Daniel Wetterich of Cincinnati, Ohio, claimed the victory with a 5-over-par 218 at Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course. Wetterich, who will attend Xavier University in the fall, sank a 35-foot birdie putt in the final round to top the leaderboard and earn his second AJGA title.

AJGA Junior at Owensboro

Gavin Cohen of Tucson, Arizona, came out on top in a one-hole playoff to win the AJGA Junior at Owensboro with a 9-under-par 207. The University of Arizona verbal commit turned in six birdies for a 4-under-par 68 in the final round and his first AJGA win.

Tristyn Nowlin of Richmond, Kentucky, took home the Girls Division title with a tournament total of 2-over-par 218 at Owensboro Country Club. After two rounds of even-par 72, the University of Illinois verbal commit took sole possession of the lead and claimed her first AJGA victory with a final-round 2-over-par 74.

Davis Love III Junior Open

Emilia Migliaccio of Cary, North Carolina, shot an even-par 72 in the final round to win the Girls Division at the Davis Love III Junior Open. Migliaccio, a Wake Forest verbal commit and Rolex Junior All-American, claimed her third AJGA title with a 3-under-par 213.

Colin Kober of Southlake, Texas, shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 for the Boys Division title at Sea Island Golf Club - Plantation Course. The Baylor University verbal commit carded 15 birdies throughout the tournament for a 7-under-par 209 and his second AJGA victory in three seasons.

The Yang Foundation Junior at Yorba Linda

Chase Furey of Newport Beach, California, finished with an even-par 213 to win the Boys Division at the Yang Foundation Junior at Yorba Linda. The 16-year-old made six final-round birdies, including five consecutive on the back nine, en route to a 1-under-par 70 and his first AJGA title.

In the Girls Division, Jiyoon Jang of Rancho Mirage, California, also won her first AJGA event after shooting a 5-over-par 218 at Yorba Linda Country Club. Jang, a verbal commit to the University of California, Berkeley, finished the tournament with six birdies and a one-stroke victory.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Boston Junior

Kyra Cox of South Salem, New York, notched her first AJGA win by shooting a 5-over-par 221 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club. After two rounds of 3-over-par 75 to start the tournament, Cox carded a 1-under-par 71 with four birdies in the final round to get the Girls Division win.

Nicholas Cummings of Weston, Massachusetts, earned the Boys Division title after carding a 5-under-par 211 at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Boston Junior. The 15-year-old recorded 11 birdies and an eagle during the tournament, shooting the low final-round 3-under-par 69 for the victory in his third AJGA event.