Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances

Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: February 6, 2019


Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, North Carolina, won the Jones Cup Invitational after making par on the first playoff hole. Bhatia carded an even-par 72 in the first round that left him T4 and four strokes back. He had four birdies during his second round and finished with a 2-under-par 70 on the day to put him at 2-under-par 142 for the tournament which was shortened to 36 holes because of heavy rain. With his win, the 17-year-old earned a spot in the 2019 RSM Classic to be held in November. Bhatia is No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and has six AJGA victories. He is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and was named the 2018 Rolex Junior Player of the Year.


Rebecca Skoler of Needham, Massachusetts, won the Sea Pines Junior Heritage in the Girls Division after shooting a 5-over-par 148 for the tournament. A first-round, 1-over-par 73 put her tied for second place, two strokes back of the lead. During the second round, Skoler started slow on the front nine but came back strong on the back nine with two birdies to take the lead. A 4-over-par 75 in the final round would be enough for her to win the tournament by two strokes. Skoler has played in AJGA events since 2016 and has four top-10 finishes.


Brett Roberts of Coral Springs, Florida, won the Boys Division of the Sea Pines Junior Heritage after a three-hole playoff. Roberts led by one stroke after the first round with a 3-under-par 69 that included seven birdies. He shot a 4-over-par 75 in the second round to get into the playoff which he would go on to win after making par on the third playoff hole. A verbal commit to Florida State University, Roberts has totaled seven top-10 finishes in his AJGA career.


Annabell Fuller of London, United Kingdom, won the IMG Junior Golf Tour at Black Bear Golf Club with a tournament total of 3-over-par 147. A first-round score of 2-under-par 70 that included five birdies gave her a three-stroke lead. A second-round 5-over-par 77 earned her the victory by one stroke. The 16-year-old Fuller recently played in her first AJGA event at the 2019 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex where she finished T4. She is currently T80 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.