Champions Report

July 31, 2015 - Ten juniors join winner's circle


By Emily Greenwood, AJGA Communications

Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship 

Goodman Rudolph of Cordova, Tennessee, fired an 11-under-par 205 to win the Boys Division at the Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship.  With a total of 17 birdies in the tournament and a final-round 5-under-par 67, the 17-year-old earned his first AJGA title by one stroke.

In the Girls Division, Olivia Cason of Owensboro, Kentucky, finished her AJGA career on a high note with a 9-under-par 207 and the win at Oak Ridge Country Club. Cason, who will attend the University of Louisville in the fall, had 10 birdies on the way to her first AJGA victory and seventh top-10 performance.

EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open

Austin Hitt of Longwood, Florida, finished 6-under-par 210 and came out on top in a sudden-death playoff against Zhengkai Bai of Lake Mary, Florida, to win the EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open. The University of North Carolina verbal commit had a share of the lead through all three rounds and recorded 12 birdies en route to his first AJGA victory.

In the Girls Division, Latanna Stone of Riverview, Florida, shot 3-over-par 219 for the one-stroke win at Timacuan Golf & Country Club. The 13-year-old claimed her first AJGA title and fourth top-five finish with eight birdies and a winning putt on the 18th hole.

Lockton Kansas City Junior

Pajaree Anannarukarn of Bangkok, Thailand, went wire-to-wire to claim the Girls Division title and her second AJGA victory of 2015 at the Lockton Kansas City Junior. The 16-year-old tallied 11 birdies during the 54-hole event and a final-round eagle for a tournament total 2-under-par 208 and a 12-stroke victory.

In the Boys Division, Andy Spencer of Prairie Village, Kansas, also led wire-to-wire, carding an 8-under-par 202 to win by five strokes at The Kansas City Country Club. The University of Kansas verbal commit got an early lead, firing a 6-under-par 64 with eight birdies in the first round. Spencer held on to the lead with six additional birdies in the second and final rounds for his first AJGA victory.

The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch

Sean Yi of Auburn, Washington, won the Boys Division with a tournament total 7-under-par 209 at The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch. With 12 total birdies and a bogey-free final round 6-under-par 66, the 16-year-old earned his seventh top-20 AJGA finish and the first victory in his three years with the AJGA.

In the Girls Division, Kailie Vongsaga of Diamond Bar, California, finished 1-under-par 215 at Wood Ranch Golf Club to top the leaderboard. Vongsaga carded 10 birdies during the tournament to win by one stroke. In her three seasons with the AJGA, the 14-year-old has tallied four victories and nine top-10 AJGA performances.

AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center

Holly McCann of Raleigh, North Carolina, carded a low final-round score of 2-over-par 72 to win her first AJGA championship at the AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center. The 14-year-old had six birdies throughout the tournament to finish at 10-over-par 220 in her third AJGA event.

In the Boys Division, Christian Cavaliere of Katonah, New York, claimed the victory with a 6-over-par 216 at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. Cavaliere, a Boston College verbal commit, totaled 10 birdies for the two-stroke victory and his second AJGA title.