Champions Report

Champions Report: May 8

A look at your most recent champions from the past week of AJGA events.
Megan Schofill and Liam Shinn Champ Trophies  - 2019 - Rome Junior Classic.JPG

Rome Junior Classic Presented by State Mutual Insurance Company
Liam Shinn of Norcross, Georgia shot an 8-under-par 205 for the tournament to win in the Boys Division. He carded a bogey-free final round of 3-under-par 68 to earn his first AJGA victory by one stroke. Shinn is currently T92 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and has played in AJGA events since 2015. In the Girls Division, it took a sudden-death playoff to decide a winner. Megan Schofill of Monticello, Florida, emerged victorious after two playoff holes over Alyssa Montgomery of Knoxville, Tennessee. The Auburn University verbal commit earned her fourth AJGA victory and her second-straight victory at the Rome Junior Classic. She is currently No. 13 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and was a 2018 Rolex Junior All-American.

Kiki Bruner and Grant Norman Trophy Photo  - 2019 - AJGA Preview at Meadowbrook.JPG

AJGA Preview at Meadowbrook
Kiki Bruner of Washington, Iowa, earned her first AJGA top finish after she won the Girls Division by two strokes. In just her first AJGA event, Bruner bested her first-round score by two strokes in the second round to get to 12-over-par 156 for the tournament. Grant Norman of Fort Wayne, Indiana, finished at the top of the leaderboard after carding six birdies over the two tournament rounds. He shot a tournament-total 5-over-par 147 to win the Boys Division by three strokes. This was the 16-year-olds first AJGA event.

Gustavo Rangel, Abigail Sutherland, Caiyi Zhang Medalists.jpg

CBS Sports Preview at Forsgate (Ages 12-15)
Abigail Sutherland of Glenview, Kentucky, and Caiyi Zhang of Beijing, China, earned co-medalist honors in the Girls Division after weather shortened the event to just one round. Sutherland and Zhang both shot 2-over-par 74 for the tournament to finish tied at the top. Weather also shortened the tournament in the Boys Division but a solid 1-under-par 71 from Gustavo Rangel of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, earned him medalist honors in his first AJGA event. The 15-year-old had five birdies during his round to help propel him to victory by one stroke.

Rita Liu, Angelina Tolentino, Bryan Lee- AJGA Preview at Chesapeake Bay 2019.JPG

AJGA Preview at Chesapeake Bay
Bryan Lee of Fairfax, Virginia, grabbed medalist honors in the Boys Division after shooting a 1-over-par 143 in his first AJGA appearance. Lee carded an even-par 71 to lead the tournament after the first round as well. His 1-over-par 72 in the final round earned him the win by six strokes. The Girls Division was led by co-medalists Angelina Tolentino of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and Rita Liu of (China) North Potomac, Maryland. Both made their first AJGA appearance this week and ended up on top after shooting tournament totals of 10-over-par 152.