Inspired Performances

Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: May 7, 2019

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Erica Shepherd of Greenwood, Indiana, and Megan Furtney of South Elgin, Illinois, took home the title at the 5th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball. The future Duke University teammates finished T4 in the stroke-play portion of the event to earn the No. 5 seed going into match play. They handled their matches in the round of 32 and round of 16, winning 7 and 6 then 3 and 2 to move forward. The duo’s longest match of the tournament came in the quarterfinals where they defeated Caroline Curtis and Ashley Gilliam in 19 holes. In the 18-hole final, Shepherd and Furtney faced a tough team of Jillian Bourdage and Casey Weidenfeld but emerged victorious with a 2 and 1 win. Shepherd is a four-time Rolex Junior All-American and has two wins and 13 top-5 finishes in her AJGA career. Furtney also has an impressive AJGA record. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American has three wins, including two in 2018, and nine top-5 finishes.

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Lily May Humphreys of Stoke-by-Nayland, United Kingdom, won the Welsh Ladies Open Stroke Play by four strokes after shooting a 10-under-par 209 for the tournament. She opened with back-to-back 3-under-par 70s to take the lead heading into the final round. In the final round, the 17-year-old began with a bogey-free front nine and carded four birdies on the back nine to finish with a 4-under-par 69 and win the tournament. Humphreys has played in three AJGA events with her best finish coming at the 2018 Thunderbird International Junior where she finished T15.

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Alexander Vogelsong of Palm City, Florida, won the Terra Cotta Invitational after birdieing the first hole of a sudden-death playoff. Vogelsong began the tournament with a 1-over-par 73 that left him five strokes off the lead, but he followed it up with a 1-under-par 71 in the second round. However, it was the Auburn University commit’s brilliant final round that helped earn him a spot in the playoff he would go on to win. He shot a 5-under-par 67 with six birdies, including three straight birdies on Nos. 13-15, to finish the tournament at 5-under-par 211. Vogelsong was a 2017 Rolex Junior All-American and has nine top-10 finishes in his AJGA career.