Champions Report

Champions Report: April 26

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
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Justin Thomas Junior Championship

Drew Salyers of Howard, Ohio, won the Boys Division at the Justin Thomas Junior Championship after carding an 8-under-par 134 for the tournament. Salyers began the final round three strokes back of the lead but carded four birdies and an eagle to shoot a 5-under-par 66 and earn his first AJGA win by four strokes. In the Girls Division, Alyssa Montgomery of Knoxville, Tennessee, got her third AJGA win and second straight win at the event. Montgomery began with a 3-over-par 73 in the first round and due to weather cancelling the second round, she had to make up ground in the final round. The Virginia Tech commit did just that by carding a 7-under-par 63 to win by two strokes.

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C.T. Pan Junior Championship

Hsin Yu Lu of Taipei, Taiwan, came back from a four-stroke deficit to win the Girls Division of the first C.T. Pan Junior Championship. Lu carded back-to-back, 1-under-par 71s in the second and final round to earn her first AJGA victory by three strokes. She finished the tournament at 2-under-par 214. Vishnu Sadagopan of Pearland, Texas, dominated in the Boys Division finishing 14 strokes ahead of second place. Sadagopan carded rounds in the 60s during the first and second round that helped give him a wide lead going into the final round. He finished with a 1-under-par 71 to earn his first AJGA victory.

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PING Heather Farr Classic

William Mouw of Chino, California, finished second the previous two times he played in the PING Heather Farr Classic, however, he broke that streak after winning the event with a tournament total of 12-under-par 201. Mouw carded scores in the 60s all three rounds including an opening-round, 6-under-par 65. This was the Pepperdine University commit’s first AJGA win. Ty Akabane of Danville, California, earned her second AJGA victory after winning the Girls Division. Akabane also won the 2019 AJGA Junior at Yolo Fliers. The University of California, Los Angeles commit shot a 3-under-par 68 in the second and final round to win by five strokes.

TaylorMade Junior All-Star Championship

After missing the cut at this event in 2017, Sara Im of Duluth, Georgia, shot a tournament-total 4-under-par 139 to win the Girls Division. The first and final rounds in the Girls Division were shortened to nine holes due to weather but Im stayed focused to win her first AJGA event by five strokes. The Boys Division was also affected by weather was shortened to 27 holes. Despite the weather, Wells Williams of West Point, Mississippi, was able to capture his first AJGA win after winning a sudden-death playoff. The 15-year-old finished the tournament at 1-under-par 105.

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Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Championship

Sophie Guo of (China) Orlando, Florida, earned her fifth AJGA after leading the Girls Division through all three rounds. The University of Texas at Austin commit shot a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to get the win by three strokes. Leopoldo Herrera III of (Venezuela) Doral, Florida, also led wire-to-wire to win in the Boys Division. Herrera shot a final-round 1-under-par 71 to get to 3-under-par 213 for the tournament and win by two strokes. The University of Central Florida verbal commit now has two AJGA wins.