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Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: August 18, 2020

Check out the latest #InspiredPerformances from AJGA members and alumni.
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Tyler Strafaci of Davie, Florida, triumphed at the 2020 U.S. Amateur, winning the oldest USGA championship 85 years after his grandfather accomplished the same feat at the 1935 U.S. Amateur Public Links. In the championship match, the fifth-year Georgia Tech senior battled back from an early 5-down deficit to defeat fellow AJGA alum and Southern Methodist University rising junior Charles "Ollie" Osborne of Reno, Nevada, 1 up in the 36-hole match. Strafaci, whose last four matches of the week were decided on the final hole, came to the 36th hole all square with Osborne. Despite the immense pressure, Strafaci birdied the hole to make history and add to his family legacy. Strafaci was a 2015 Rolex Junior All-American. His best AJGA finish was T2 at the 2016 Puerto Rico Junior Open presented by EaglesDream Golf Academy.

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Isabella Rawl of Lexington, South Carolina, won the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea after a sudden-death playoff. Rawl entered the final round trailing by two strokes, but she managed to erase the deficit and earn a spot in the playoff following a 3-under-par 68 that matched the leader at 7-under-par 206 for the tournament. The playoff started, and finished, on the par-4 No. 18, where Rawl earned the victory with a par. The Clemson University verbal commit has competed in seven AJGA tournaments, finishing T4 at the 2018 Judie Oppenheimer Memorial Junior.

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Jonathan Griz of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, won the 89th SCGA Amateur Championship by three strokes at 14-under-par 274. Griz trailed to start the final round, but he kicked it into gear on the back nine with a tap-in eagle on the par-5 No. 12. That eagle provided Griz a lead he wouldn't relinquish. With his par on the final hole, Griz officially became the youngest Amateur Champion in SCGA history. The University of Alabama verbal commit was a 2019 Rolex Junior All-American.

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Libby Green of Shawnee, Kansas, won the Sunflower Girls Junior by 13 strokes. Green led by three strokes after carding a 1-over-par 72 in the first round. She continued her steady play into the final round, as she carded a 2-under-par 69 to win the tournament at 1-under-par 141. She was the only player in the field to card an under-par round at the tournament. Green has only competed in one AJGA tournament, finishing T13 at the 2019 AJGA Preview at Bentwater (Ages 12-15).