Each week, the AJGA honors the boy and girl junior golfers who shoot the lowest round during the final tournament round. Each of these players will be presented with one of this year's new Scotty Cameron putter covers in silver or gold. In this feature, we will hear from the players each week who take home this honor and what helped them get there.
Medicus Preseason Junior at Walnut Creek
"I knew it was going to be a good day after I made a 30-footer on No. 5. There was about six feet of break and I thought I missed it, but it went right in the center of the cup. I had missed a few short putts, so I could have shot better, but that putt kind of redeemed myself," said Asa Manor of Trophy Club, Texas, who earned the Scotty Cameron putter cover by shooting a final-round 71 in the Boys Division. "I've wanted one of these for so long...I'm going to keep it forever."
"I hit a 9-iron to about six feet on No. 10 and made birdie after making a nine on No. 8. Walking off the green, I felt rejuvenated - like it was a new nine," said Amanda Baker of Nanaimo, British Columbia, who shot a final-round 74 to win the coveted Scotty Cameron putter cover in the Girls Division.
Horseshoe Bend Junior Classic
"On No. 2, my tee shot was just off the lower shelf of the green. I was short-sided and really had no shot. I decided to hit a big flop shot with my 60-degree wedge and the ball actually lipped out and I tapped in for par," said Corbin Mills of Easley, S.C., who shot a 67 on the final day to land in a playoff for the championship and earn the Scotty Cameron putter cover. "That shot pretty much set the tone for the rest of my round."
"On No. 16, I played a 6-iron in to about 15 feet. The putt was slippery and broke left, but I made it," said Stacey Kim of Columbus, Ga., who's final-round 71 landed her tied for the low-final round award. "That birdie brought me back within two of the lead with two holes to play."
"I made a big birdie on No. 6 and it really jump started my round. I played a wedge in to about fifteen feet and had a pretty straight putt," said Courtney Ellenbogen of Blacksburg, Va. "I was able to put a good stroke on it. That helped me rebound from a poor start and I went 2-under-par from there on out."