Maxwell Ford of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, took home the title at the 2019 Jones Cup Junior Invitational. Ford had a strong start to the tournament when he opened with a 4-under-par 66 to take a one stroke lead. He followed his impressive first round with a 1-under-par 69 to hold his lead. He carded an even-par 70 in the final round to finish at 5-under-par 205 for the tournament, two strokes ahead of Kelly Chinn. Ford is a verbal commit to the University of Georgia and No. 39 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. He has two AJGA wins and had three top-5 finishes in 2019.
Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, won the Dixie Women’s Amateur in dramatic fashion after carding an 8-under-par 280 for the tournament. The Clemson University verbal commit began with a 1-under-par 71 in the first round that left her two strokes off the lead but came back with an impressive 5-under-par 67 in the second round. After a 73 in the third round, Schuster headed into the final round tied for the lead. She was three strokes back going into the back nine of her final round but carded four birdies to finish tied for the lead and get into a playoff. Schuster would win the playoff and earn the victory. Schuster has played in AJGA events since 2017 and has four top-10 finishes.
Aksel Moe of Richville, Minnesota, won in the Boys Division of the Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs. After opening the tournament with a 1-over-par 71, Moe’s play heated up. He shot a 5-under-par 66 in the second and improved on that score in the final round where he carded a 6-under-par 65 to finish at 10-under-par 203 for the tournament. With his score, Moe broke the JGTA boy’s low score and tournament total records. His best AJGA finish was T7 at the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star at Quail Creek presented by City of Robinson.
Samantha Dizon of Marikina City, Philippines, won in the Girls Division of the Junior Aspirations at The Bluffs after finishing the tournament at 4-under-par 209. She began the tournament with a 1-under-par 71 and came back in the second round with a 4-under-par 67. In her final round, a 1-over-par 72 was enough to get her the victory. Dizon broke JGTA girl’s records for lowest score and tournament total.