Caitlyn Macnab of Johannesburg, South Africa, achieved a rare feat with her win at the Women’s South African Amateur Championship. She became the thirteenth female to win both the Women’s South African Amateur Championship and Women’s South African Stroke Play Championship in the same calendar year. Despite being two down after the first 18 holes of the final match, Macnab came back strong and with a par on the 33rd hole, she defeated Kyra van Kan 4&3. Macnab has played in two AJGA events during her junior golf career. Both starts were at the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex twice with her best finish coming in 2020 when she finished T34.
Casey Jarvis of Freeway Park, South Africa, also became a double winner after capturing the Men’s South African Stroke Play Championship and then winning the Men’s South African Amateur Championship. Jarvis made his way into the final match after some close matches in the first three days, including one match that took 20 holes to decide. In the final, Jarvis tallied birdies in five of his last six holes during the first 18 holes and didn’t look back from there. He would go one to defeat James Wilson 7&6. Jarvis became the tenth male to win the Men’s South African Stroke Play Championship and the Men’s South African Amateur Championship. In his only AJGA event, Jarvis played in the 2019 Junior PLAYERS Championship and finished T69.
Sean Citherlet of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, won in the Boys Division of the International Junior Golf Tour’s Faldo Series Georgia Championship. He took the lead after the first round with a 4-under-par 68 that included eight birdies. His final round of 1-under 71 put him at 5-under 139 for the tournament and earned him a two-stroke win. Citherlet has played in AJGA events since 2017 and earned his best result last season at the 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell where he finished T17.
Zach Mate of Elk Grove, California, took home the title in the Boys Division of the Future Champions Golf National Tour Las Vegas Spring Open at Revere. He began with a 4-over-par 76 in the first round that left him two shots back of the lead. In the final round, he fought back and carded a 4-under 68 that included an eagle to finish the tournament at even-par 144 and win by one. Mate played in his first two AJGA events last season and finished third at the 2019 AJGA Preview at River Ridge (Ages 12-15).