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Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances

Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: September 15, 2020

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

Ethan Gao of Alpharetta, Georgia, went an incredible 8-under-par over his last nine holes at the Callaway Junior Classic presented by UHY to earn his second AJGA win. Gao began the final round with a one-stroke lead but after a rough front nine, he found himself behind the leaders. He went on to record four birdies, an eagle and a hole-in-one on the back nine to win by four strokes. Gao is No. 17 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and has one other win at the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star at Quail Creek presented by City of Robinson.

Anci Dy of Traverse City, Michigan, won the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Junior Invitational with a tournament total of 4-over-par 148. She began the final round five strokes off the lead but carded the lowest round of the tournament with a 1-under-par 71 to win by two strokes. Dy has played in AJGA events since 2017 and is a verbal commit to the University of Indianapolis. Her best AJGA finish came at the 2018 AJGA Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf '74 where she finished runner-up.

PJ Maybank of Cheboygan, Michigan, won in the Boys Division of the GAM Junior Invitational with two impressive under-par rounds. His first round of 2-under-par 70 put him one-stroke behind the leader. He would come back in the final round with a 1-under-par 71 that included a bogey-free second nine to win by two strokes. Maybank is No. 139 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and earned his best AJGA finish in the 2020 season when he was runner-up at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands.

Manuela Herrera of Wellington, Florida, recorded wins in back-to-back weeks after earning titles at the South Florida PGA Labor Day Classic and the Girls AJGA Senior Showcase. She would win the SFPGA Labor Day Classic after making a par on the second playoff hole to defeat Noelle Jensen. One week after that, Herrera would win the Girls AJGA Senior Showcase by four strokes after carding an even-par 142 for the tournament. The senior-only event was Herrera's second AJGA start.