Each week, the AJGA honors one boy
and one girl at every AJGA tournament who shoot the low final-round score.
Below we hear from players at recent events as they recount the defining moment
of their round.
Randy Wise Junior Open
I made putts on the front nine, said Jake McBride of Hartville, Ohio, after posting a 5-under-par 67. I almost aced No. 3. The ball flew into the bottom of the cup and then popped out about 20 feet. I had a great birdie putt on No. 4 which definitely kick started my round. I ran in a 45-50 footer on No. 6 and then birdied Nos. 7 and 9 to go 4-under-par on the front. I made some close wedge shots on the back and made some quality shots. I am really excited about getting the Scotty Cameron cover because I dont even have a putter cover, so I definitely have been wanting one.
"My putting was consistently good all week, said Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoor, Ill., after a 1-over-par 73.
My irons were good today, I was able to utilize them well.""My putting saved me today, said Lauren Grogan of Columbus, Ohio. No. 9 was really hard, especially with the wind and the narrow fairway, but I was able to make a birdie. It was great to shoot 1-under-par on the front nine."
Killington Junior Golf Championship
"I hit the ball well and made a lot of putts, Zach Zaback of Farmington, Conn., said after a 5-under-par 66 and third-place finish. I also had a little bit of luck. I was 5-under-par on the front so I was just trying to grind it out on the back. It feels good to shoot my personal best in a tournament like this. My best hole was No. 6. I holed out from 30 or 40 yards for eagle. It got me excited and I wanted to keep that momentum going."
"My best hole was No. 17, said Jacquelyn Eleey of Quincy, Mass., of her 1-over-par 72 round. I made a 30-foot putt for birdie to get back to even. It felt good and I was excited."
Stockton Sports Commission Junior Open
I reached my goal of getting a win this summer and it feels nice to now have two, Boys Division Champion Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., said after a final-round 5-under-par 67. Coming from behind, I had no expectations to win."
I was just trying to treat this like any other round and stay focused, said Girls Division Champion Hannah OSullivan of Cupertino, Calif., who became the fourth-youngest player to win an AJGA event. I just took one shot at a time and didnt want to worry about scores or rankings.