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July 10, 2017

TOUR Highlights: July 10

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Xander Schauffele lines up a putt on his way to victory at The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Spirngs, West Virginia.

PGA TOUR

Xander Schauffele earned a victory at The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The 23-year-old carded 18 birdies and an eagle over tournament to claim the title by one stroke at 14-under-par 266.

Schauffele competed with the AJGA for two years (2009-10). During this time, he earned seven top-20 finishes including reaching the Round of 32 at the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The San Diego State University graduate’s best AJGA finish came at the 2010 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior where he finished runner-up.

Other Player Highlights:

  • 2: 2004 Rolex Junior All-American Robert Streb
  • T3: Three-time Rolex Junior All-American Jamie Lovemark
  • T5: Kelly Kraft and Russell Henley
  • T7: Ryan Blaum
  • T9: Danny Lee
  • T29: Seven-time national junior golf champion Joaquin Niemann (current AJGA junior, competed as an amateur)

 

Symetra Tour

Erynne Lee claimed the title at the Donald Ross Centennial Classic at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana. The 24-year-old carded 13 birdies and two eagles over the 54-hole event to finish at 12-under-par 201. Lee has earned eight top-10 finishes in her professional career.

The Washington native was a standout during her seven-year AJGA career. She tallied five national junior golf titles and was honored with three Rolex Junior All-America awards (2008-10). The former UCLA Bruin also earned 26 top-10 finishes at national junior golf events.

Other Player Highlights:

  • 2: 2012 Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-American August Kim
  • 3: 2014 Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic champion Benyapa Niphatsophon
  • T4: Emily Childs and Caroline Inglis

T8: Two-time Rolex Junior All-American Yu Liu, Brittany Marchand, 2005 OSSO Junior at Oak Tree champion Christine Song and Kendall Dye

 

Web.com Tour

Chesson Hadley won the LECOM Health Challenge in Findley Lake, New York, at 23-under-par 265.  Hadley recorded 22 birdies and two eagles to edge out another AJGA alum in Beau Hossler. The Georgia Tech graduate now has eight top-10 finishes in his professional career.

While an AJGA junior, Hadley earned two AJGA tournament titles including the 2005 Golf Pride Junior Classic and the 2005 Hargray Junior Classic. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American tallied seven top-10 finishes during his three-year AJGA career.

Other Player Highlights:

  • 3: 2006 First American Title Junior Classic champion Adam Long
  • 4: Sam Ryder
  • T5: Adam Schenk
  • T7: Rob Oppenheim and Austin Cook
  • T9: Anders Albertson

 

LPGA Tour

Cristie Kerr finished fifth at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida, Wisconsin. She carded 24 birdies to finish four strokes off the lead at 18-under-par 270. Kerr is currently No. 14 in the Rolex Rankings.

During her five years as an AJGA junior, Kerr competed in 17 national junior golf events. She is a three-time Florida State Junior Girls Championship winner (1993-95) and was named the 1995 Rolex Junior Player of the Year after winning the Harder Hall Women’s Championship, the Women’s Western Amateur Championship and the Florida State Women’s Championship.

Other Player Highlights:

  • T6: Tiffany Joh
  • T8: Four-time AJGA champion Mariah Stackhouse and two-time first team Rolex Junior All-American Megan Khang