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.
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.
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.