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Ralph Lauren #InspiredPerformances: January 24, 2020

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

Charlotte Heath of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, won the Australian Women's Amateur, becoming the first Brit in 24 years to win the title. Heath won or halved the first 20 holes in the match, which gave her a commanding lead. She would sink a 12-foot putt on the 31st hole to capture a 7&6 victory. With her win, Heath earned a spot in the Women's Australian Open and the ISPS Handa Vic Open. She has played in one AJGA event, the ANA Junior Inspiration, where she finished T24.

Abel Gallegos of 25 de Mayo, Argentina, became the first Argentinian to win the Latin America Amateur Championship at just 17 years old. Gallegos began the tournament with a 2-over-par 73 that left him five strokes off the lead and then carded back-to-back 1-under-par 70s in the second and third rounds to get into second place. An impressive final round of 4-under-par 67, that included just one bogey, earned him the win by four strokes. In his only AJGA start, Gallegos finished T48 in the 2019 Junior PLAYERS Championship.

Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Florida, won the Ione D. Jones/Doherty Women's Amateur Championship for the second straight year and for the third time in the last four years. The championship match between Pano and Courtney McKim went back and forth until Pano took a 1-up lead on the ninth hole and didn't look back. She went 4-up with four holes to play and closed out the match on the 15th hole to seal the win. Pano is No. 2 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and totaled two national junior golf wins during the 2019 season in addition to First Team Rolex Junior All-American honors.

Reed Lotter of Savannah, Georgia, won in the Boys Division of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Sea Island Junior Classic after winning a sudden-death playoff. Lotter got off to a slow start in the tournament after carding a 5-over-par 77 in the first round. However, he came back strong in the second with six birdies to finish the round at 3-under-par 69 and get into a playoff. Lotter would defeat Metter, Georgia's Ian Glanton to win the tournament. Lotter earned his career-best finish in an AJGA event during the 2019 season when he finished T3 at the Greenwood Junior Championship. He also finished T13 in last year's Jones Cup Junior Invitational.