Maxwell Moldovan of Uniontown, Ohio, finished second in a highly-ranked field at the Junior Invitational. The 17-year-old played consistently throughout the entire week starting with a 3-under-par 69 in the first round to get himself in position for the next two rounds. He carded back-to-back 1-under-par 71s during the second and third rounds to fall just one stroke short of the winner, Tom McKibbin. Moldovan is verbally committed to Ohio State University and has two AJGA wins at the 2016 and 2017 Mill Creek Foundation Junior All-Star.
Cory Lopez of Monterrey, Mexico, won the Girls 16-18 Division of the LIX National Championship Interzonas - Lorena Ochoa with a tournament total of 3-under-par 213. Lopez, a verbal commit to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, carded a 4-under-par 68 in the second round to put her into a comfortable position on the leaderboard. A final-round, 1-over-par 73 was all she needed to finish on top and win by five strokes. Lopez has one AJGA win at the 2017 Junior Golf Hub Championship and was a member of the 2017 Rolex Junior All-American team.
Omar Moralesof Puebla, Mexico, shot a tournament-total 13-under-par 203 to win in the Boys 16-18 Division of the LIX National Championship Interzonas - Lorena Ochoa. Morales began strong with a 3-under-par 69 in the first round. However, his second-round score of 8-under-par 64 gave him the lead heading into the final round. The 16-year-old would go one to win the tournament by seven strokes. Morales has played in AJGA events since 2016 with his best finish coming at the 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star at Butte Creek where he finished fourth.
Grace Summerhays of Scottsdale, Arizona, won in the Girls Division after a sudden-death playoff at the Junior Golf Association of Arizona’s Bryce Molder Invitational-PING Junior Masters. Summerhays began the tournament with a strong 4-under-par 67 to take the lead by two strokes. Her final-round, 2-over-par 73 got her to 2-under-par 140 for the tournament and into a playoff with Madeleine Laux of Goodyear, Arizona. Summerhays would go on to win the playoff and the tournament. At just 14 years old, Summerhays played in her first-career AJGA event in the 2019 season at the PING Heather Farr Classic where she finished T4.