Ashley Menne of Surprise, Arizona, won the Junior Girls Division of the PURE Insurance Championship. In the unique event where 78 junior golfers play with 78 PGA TOUR Champions players, Menne and her pro partner Tom Lehman shot a gross best-ball score of 18-under-par 197 to earn the top spot. The Arizona State University verbal commit helped lead her pairing to scores in the 60s in all three rounds of the tournament, including an impressive 8-under-par 64 in the first round. Menne has one AJGA win at the 2017 ACDS / Ryan Moore Junior at Oakbrook and is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American.
Sam Sommerhauser of Rocklin, California, took home the top spot in the Junior Boys Division of the PURE Insurance Championship. He was paired with Kirk Triplett who would go on to win the professional portion of the tournament. In the duo’s three rounds, Sommerhauser and Triplett carded three rounds in the 60s and had two rounds of 9-under-par 63. Sommerhauser would go on to win by one stroke with a tournament total of 23-under-par 192. He is a verbal commit to the University of Arizona and is currently No. 58 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings with seven top-10 finishes in his AJGA career.
Bailey Shoemaker of West Edmeston, New York, won the Girls Individual title at The Evian Juniors Cup. As one of the top under-14 amateur golfers in the world, Shoemaker was one of two girls to compete as part of Team USA in the Evian Juniors Cup and she would make the the most of it. Shoemaker was alone at the top of the leaderboard for two of the three rounds and was tied for first after the second round. Her final round of 2-under-par 69 that included three birdies and an eagle helped her seal a four-stroke victory over teammate Sara Im. At 14-years-old, Shoemaker already has one AJGA win at the 2018 FORE Performance Junior Championship and has verbally committed to the University of Southern California.
Eric Lee of Fullerton, California, was one of two boys to compete for Team USA in The Evian Juniors Cup and earned the individual victory in the Boys Division. Lee began the tournament with a 1-under-par 70 to sit one stroke back heading into the second round. However, his strong second round left him in the lead by three strokes after round two. He would finish the tournament at 1-under-par and get the win by one stroke. Also 14-years-old, Lee has totaled four top-5 finishes in his AJGA career and is No. 76 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.