Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances

Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: November 4, 2020

Check out the latest #InspiredPerformances from AJGA members and alumni.

Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira of Buenos Aires, Argentina, won the Azalea Amateur title after defeating Jamie Wilson in a one-hole playoff. Oliveira carded a final round of even-par 71 to get to 7-under 277 for the tournament. In the playoff, it was a par putt on the first hole that sealed his victory. In his AJGA career, his best finish was T30 at the 2017 Thunderbird International Junior.

David Ford of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, outlasted a three-way playoff to win the 26th Annual Bobby Chapman. He took a share of the lead after a first round of 4-under 67. In the final round, Ford birdied No. 17 to get to 6-under 136 for the tournament and join Gordon Sargent and Allan Kournikova in the playoff. A birdie on the first playoff hole sealed Ford's victory. Ford is No. 2 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and has two AJGA wins in the 2020 AJGA season.

Emma Jiacheng Tang of Chino Hills, California, overcame a two-stroke deficit to win the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) Fall Classic. After her opening 1-over 72 left her two shots off the lead, Tang came back in the final round with an even-par 71 to win by one stroke over Talia Gutman. She has played in three AJGA events in the 2020 season with her best finish coming at the AJGA Thunderbird Junior All-Star where she finished T14.

Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert, Arizona, won in the Boys Division of the JGAA Fall Classic after carding a tournament total of 11-under 131. Pikulthong began the tournament on fire with an 8-under 63 that gave him a two-stroke lead. He held that lead with a final-round 68 and earned the win over Jacob Tarkany. Pikulthong is a verbal commit to Arizona State University and has an AJGA win in 2020 at the Thunderbird Junior All-Star.