Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances

Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: January 21, 2021

Check out the latest #InspiredPerformances from AJGA members and alumni.
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Patrick McCann of Tallahassee, Florida, earned his first FJT victory in a playoff at the Florida Junior Tour Major at Seminole Legacy Golf Club. The high school senior opened the tournament with a 4-over-par 76, but he battled back with an even-par 72 in the second round to move up the leaderboard. McCann entered the final round three strokes off the lead, but he quickly made up ground with three birdies on his front nine to make the turn at 2-under-par 34. After bogeying a few holes, McCann rebounded with a birdie on No. 16 and two pars on the way in to finish the day at even-par 72 with a share of the lead at 4-over-par 220. McCann wasted no time securing his first victory, winning the sudden-death playoff with a par on the first hole. The Florida State University verbal commit finished T2 at the 2020 Visit Tallahassee Junior Championship.

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Maggie Ni of Cypress, Texas, battled through a playoff of her own to secure her victory at the Legends Junior Tour Winter Classic. The high school sophomore posted a 3-over-par 75 in the first round, which left her two shots back of the lead. Her final round 4-over-par 76 was enough to secure her spot in a three-way playoff at 7-over-par 151. Much like McCann, Ni only needed one hole to secure the victory, two-putting from eight feet for par and the win. Ni is a two-time AJGA champion, with both wins (2018-19) coming at the AJGA Junior All-Star presented by Bryan College Station Sports & Events.

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Davis Ovard of Frisco, Texas, came from behind to win his first Legends Junior Tour event at the Winter Classic. Ovard had an up-and-down first round, carding four birdies to three bogeys for a 1-under-par 71. That left the high school sophomore three strokes off the lead. Ovard came out strong in the final round however, posting two birdies on his front nine to make the turn at 1-under-par 35. He struggled initially coming out of the turn, carding four bogeys over Nos. 10-15, but he kept his composure and dropped a birdie on the par-3 No. 16 to stop the bleeding. That birdie proved to be the difference, as he finished the day at 2-over-par 74 for the one-stroke win at 1-over-par 145. Ovard has competed in four AJGA tournaments since 2018.

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Mayumi Umezu of Port St. Lucie, Florida, won her first FJT tournament in wire-to-wire fashion. Umezu opened the Florida Junior Tour Major at Seminole Legacy Golf Club with a six-over-par 78 and a share of the lead. She followed that up with a 3-over-par 75 in the second round to take the solo lead by two shots. The final round was cold and blustery, with gusts reaching 25 mph. The weather led to higher scores overall, but Umezu played well enough to win the tournament by five strokes at 17-over-par 233. The high school senior finished sixth at the 2019 Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich.