Brianna Navarrosa of San Diego, California, won the Canadian Women’s Amateur at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. The 17-year-old played in the final group alongside 54-hole leader, Jennifer Chang and the No. 2 ranked female golfer in the world, Andrea Lee. Navarrosa fired a 4-under-par 68 to erase a four-stroke deficit to claim the title with a tournament total of 10-under-par 278. The University of Southern California commit is a two-time Honorable Mention Rolex Junior All-American and is currently No. 14 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Luke Sample Of New York, New York, earned a wire-to-wire victory at the 78th N.Y.S Boys Junior Amateur Championship. The 16-year-old carded nine birdies in the first round to finish the day on top of the leaderboard with a 6-under-par 66. In the final round, fellow AJGA player Jud Langille closed the gap, leaving the two players tied at 3-under-par 141. Yet, Sample was able to secure the win in a sudden-death playoff to secure his third straight state title. The Duke University commit has competed in 18 AJGA events with a previous first-place finish at the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star at Windsor and is No. 49 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Angelina Ye of Bradenton, Florida, was victorious at the 71st U.S. Girls’ Junior at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. The incoming Stanford University freshman ended the match after making a six-foot birdie on the 35th hole followed by a par. Ye defeated fellow AJGA alumna Jullian Bourdage 1 up on the 36th hole to earn a spot in the U.S. Women’s Amateur at Old Waverly Golf Club and in the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open at Champions Golf Club. The three-time Rolex Junior All-American has participated in 27 AJGA events, three of which were first-place finishes. The 18-year-old is No. 6 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Kathryn VanArragon of Blaine, Minnesota, claimed the MGA Women’s Amateur title in her home state at the Town & Country Club in Saint Paul. The 14-year-old led by seven shots at the end of the second round after posting a 4-under-par 69 and continued to lead until the end of the tournament. VanArragon finished five strokes ahead of the field with a three-round total of 4-over-par 223. She became the youngest ever to win the tournament. The Minnesotan has competed in one AJGA event since the start of her junior career where she placed T10 at the 2019 Circle K Junior Championship hosted by Otter Creek.