Jack Heath of Charlotte, North Carolina, won the 2019 Boys Junior PGA Championship at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Connecticut. Heath set the new tournament record, previously held by former AJGA golfer Akshay Bhatia, with a 21-under-par 259. The 17-year-old erased a five-stroke deficit in the final round to secure the win, finishing one stroke ahead of Canon Claycomb of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The San Diego State University commit has played in 22 AJGA events and is No. 8 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Bailey Shoemaker of West Edmeston, New York, secured her third straight New York Girls’ Junior Amateur title at the Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, New York. The 14-year-old entered the final round tied for the top spot, but carded two birdies and an eagle on the front nine to pull away with the lead. Shoemaker finished with a 3-over-par 147, seven strokes ahead of the field. The University of Southern California verbal commit has participated in 17 AJGA events and is No. 93 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Gordon Sargent of Birmingham, Alabama, won the 74th Alabama Boys State Junior Championship at the Indian Hills Country Club in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The 16-year-old was the solo leader throughout all three rounds, carding a tournament total of 12-under-par 201. He shot a low 64 in the second round to enter the final round with a seven-shot lead. Sargent earned his wire-to-wire victory with a total of 18 birdies to finish six strokes ahead of the field. The Vanderbilt University commit has competed in 17 AJGA events which includes two first-place finishes. The 2018 Rolex Junior All-American is also No. 47 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Faith Low of Foster City, California, secured a win at the Junior Tour of North California Tour Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. Low earned the wire-to-wire victory by posting 14 pars in the final round to finish with a tournament total of 6-over-par 148, two strokes ahead of the field. The 15-year-old has won two AJGA events this year, the AJGA Junior All-Star at Windsor and the AJGA Junior at San Jose presented by Live View Golf. She is also No. 54 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.