Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances

Polo Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: September 24, 2019

Check out the latest #InspiredPerformances from AJGA members.

Conor Gough of Slough, United Kingdom, overcame tough, windy conditions at Royal Portrush to capture The Duke of York Young Champions Trophy. The conditions didn’t stop Gough from running off with the lead. He took a five-stroke lead into the final round and finished with a 2-over-par 74 to get to 6-over-par 222 for the tournament and win by six. In his only AJGA event, Gough played in the 2017 Thunderbird International Junior where he finished T42. He is verbally committed to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Valentina Rossi of Rosario, Argentina, won the Campeonato Argentino de Menores with a tournament total of 8-under-par 211. Rossi would finish the tournament as the only girl under par and her final-round 4-under-par 69 earned her a dominate 10-stroke victory. The Michigan State University verbal commit has played in two AJGA events with her best finish coming at the 2019 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex where she finished T25.

Gage Winkler of Chatsworth, Georgia, captured the title at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour’s Harris English Invitational. Winkler had a dominate performance that included back-to-back rounds in the 60s. His final round of 5-under-par 67 got him to 9-under-par 135 for the tournament and led to an impressive five-stroke win. His best AJGA finish came at the 2018 FORE Performance Junior Championship where he finished T9.

Sophie Stevens of Highland, Michigan, won the Golf Association of Michigan Junior Invitational by one stroke after carding a tournament-total 3-over-par 147. Stevens was three strokes off the lead going into the final round but was not deterred. She would go on to shoot the lowest round by anyone in the tournament on the last day with a 1-under-par 71 to win by one stroke. Stevens played in her first AJGA tournament this year and finished T3 at the UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake.