The season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic marked the second LPGA Tour victory for 20-year-old Jessica Korda, who birdied the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by one stroke. Korda closed with a 7-under-par 66 for a tournament-total 19-under-par 273.
As an AJGA junior, Korda totaled 11 top-10 finishes, including a victory at the 2008 McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship. The three-time first-team Rolex Junior All-American posted a 2-0-1 record for the victorious U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2009.
Fresh off setting a tournament record of 29-under-par 331 at LPGA Q-School, Jaye Marie Green opened the season in the Bahamas, posting 71-77 in the opening rounds. Though one stroke shy of the cut, Green captured the attention of both the media and fans. Learn more about Green’s journey to the LPGA in this video.
A 2012 graduate, Green’s AJGA career included four wins, three of which came at Invitational – Polo Golf Junior Classic (2010), The PING Invitational (2011) and Rolex Tournament of Champions (2012).
AJGA alum and tournament host Scott Stallings captured his third PGA TOUR title, emerging from a crowded learderboard to win the Farmers Insurance Open with a final-round 4-under-par 68 and 9-under-par tournament total. Stallings made four birdies over the last eight holes for a one-shot victory.
Stallings will bring an AJGA tournament to his hometown of Oak Ridge, Tenn., for the second annual Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship, July 28-31.
Justin Thomas finished T10 at Torrey Pines, posting his best showing in a professional event. The former Alabama golfer previously competed on TOUR as an amateur, with his highest finish coming at the 2013 Travelers Championship (T30).
Thomas was a two-time Rolex Junior All-American. He recorded back-to-back wins at the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, he became the third youngest player to make the cut at a PGA TOUR event when he made his TOUR debut at the Wyndham Championship after earning an exemption through his win at the FJ Invitational.
Thomas continued his career at the University of Alabama where he won the Haskins Award, Jack Nicklaus Award and Phil Mickelson Award during his freshman season, and was named the 2012 NCAA Player of the Year. After helping the United States win the 2013 Walker Cup, Thomas turned professional.