Gina Kim of Chapel Hill, N.C., competed at the ACC Championship at Sedgefield Country Club and helped Duke secure their 22nd overall ACC women's golf title with a 5-0 team match-play victory over Florida State. She started off with three rounds in the 60's and secured medalist honors at 10-under par to give Duke the No. 1 seed on the match-play bracket. Kim went on to win both of her matches.
The Duke women's team is comprised of four additional AJGA players: Phoebe Brinker of Wilmington, Delaware, Erica Shepherd of Greenwood, Indiana, Jaravee Boonchant of (Thailand) Bradenton, Florida, and Anne Chen of Sugar Land, Texas.
Kim was a 2017 AJGA Scholastic Honor Roll member and four-time Rolex Junior All-American. She had two wins, the 2016 Rolex Girls Junior Championship and 2014 AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek.
Pauline Roussin Bouchard of Carqueiranne, France, won the individual SEC Championship with a record-breaking score of 17-under-par 199 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The No. 4-ranked amateur in the world broke multiple records with her win including the lowest SEC Championship 54-hole score and lowest 54-hole score in South Carolina program history. Roussin Bouchard became the fourth Gamecock to win the SEC Championship.
In her AJGA career, she had three appearances at the ANNIKA Invitational with her best finish T7. She also competed in the ANA Junior Inspiration twice, with her best finish T4.
Braeden Hoyt of Houston, Texas, won the Southern Texas PGA's Alamo City Shootout at Brackenridge Park Golf Course. Hoyt fired a 6-under-par 65 to jump out in front of the pack after the first round. He had four birdies and an eagle to set the tone for the final round. In his second 18 holes, Hoyt again had an eagle, and finished with a 1-under-par 70. He won the event by two strokes.
Hoyt played in five AJGA events last season, with his best finish T21 at the AJGA Junior at Toftrees. Hoyt also recently won the Southern Texas PGA's Lone Star Shootout in January.
Jack Schoenberger of Milton, Georgia, won the GSGA Northern Georgia Junior Challenge hosted by the Country Club of Gwinett. Schoenberger won by eight strokes, finishing the tournament at 6-under-par 138. He had a 4-under-par 68 in the first round, with help from four birdies and no bogeys. In the final round, Schoenberger finished with a consistent 2-under-par 70 with four birdies again. He was the only player to finish under-par for both rounds of the tournament.
Schoenberger's best AJGA finish was T2 at the Qualifier for the Visit Tallahassee Junior Championship in 2020.