Piercen Hunt of Hartland, Wisconsin, was named champion of the Western Junior Amateur with a low tournament total of 10-under-par 278. Hunt started off strong posting an impressive two-round total of 8-under-par 136, securing his place at first where he never looked back. The 17-year-old was the only one to shoot par or better in each of the four rounds of the tournament, finishing seven strokes ahead of the field. The University of Illinois commit has participated in 18 AJGA events, with five previous top-10 finishes.
Lily Humphreys of Stoke-by-Nayland, United Kingdom, won the ANNIKA Invitational Europe at the Vasatorp Golf Club in Helsingborg, Sweden. The 17-year-old led all three rounds with a low tournament total of 12-under-par 207. Humphreys carded 15 birdies and a bogeyless second round, but it wasn’t until the final round that Humphreys secured a wire-to-wire victory by remaining consistently under par to end just one stroke ahead of the field. Humphreys has competed in three AJGA events.
Peyton Jones of Roswell, New Mexico won the Starburst Junior Classic in Waco, Texas with a tournament total of 4-under-par 138. The 15-year-old posted ten birdies and a low second round score of 6-under-par 66 to finish eight strokes ahead of the field, the only one to score under par for the tournament. Jones has participated in three AJGA events throughout his amateur career.
Ashley Menne of Surprise, Arizona, added another win to her amateur career at the Arizona State Junior Golf Championship where she finished two strokes ahead of the field. The Arizona State University commit fired four birdies in the back nine of the final round to secure her wire-to wire victory, claiming her fourth consecutive win at this tournament. The three-time Rolex Junior All-American has participated in 31 AJGA events with a previous first place finish at the 2017 ACDS / Ryan Moore Junior at Oakbrook and is No. 53 in the Rolex AJGA Ranking.