Jansen Preston of Lexington, Kentucky, posted an 11-under-par 133 to win the Kentucky Boys Junior Amateur. After ending the first round in second place, Preston fired a bogey-free front nine in the second round to claim his place at first. The 18-year-old never looked back, securing the win two strokes ahead of the field. The Vanderbilt University commit has competed in 16 AJGA events which includes seven top-10 finishes. Preston is ranked No. 141 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Katherine Schuster of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, won the 41st North & South Junior Championship at Pinehurst Country Club. The 16-year-old entered the final round with a one-stroke lead, and ended the three-day tournament 1-over-par 217, two strokes ahead of the field. With this win, Schuster earns a berth into the Women’s North & South Amateur which will take place July 13-19. The Clemson University commit has participated in seven AJGA events, her best finish coming at the 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star at Irish Creek where she placed second.
Braden Hoisington of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, won the Metropolitan Junior Amateur Championship at St. Clair Country Club in Belleville, Illinois, with a low tournament total 11-under-par 133. The 16-year-old posted eleven birdies and one eagle along with a bogey-free second round to end the tournament six strokes ahead of the field. Hoisington has participated in three AJGA events, with his best finish at the 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star at Owensboro.
Amelia Lee of Hilliard, Ohio, secured a win at the Golfweek Junior Tour at Beaver Creek Golf Club. Lee fired rounds of 74-70 for a tournament total of 2-under-par 144 to win the tournament, finishing 13 strokes ahead of the field. In the first round, the 18-year-old posted an eagle on the second hole to increase her lead by seven strokes. However, the great shots didn’t end there as she carded five birdies in the final round, which was the only round under par for the tournament. The University of Toledo signee has participated in three AJGA events, her best finish at the 2017 AJGA Preview at Sugar Valley where she placed 11th.