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.
Heritage Junior Championship
“On No. 10 I hit driver and 9-iron to about 10 feet,” said Smylie Kaufman of Birmingham, Ala., who shot a 5-under-par 67 to finish second. “I made that putt to get to 4-under-par on the day.”
“On my second hole of the day, I hit a stinger 3-iron four feet from the hole,” said Brian Murphy of Wilton, Conn., who tied Kaufman with a 5-under-par 67 for the final round. “That helped me birdie three of my first four holes.”
“My best shot was probably my second shot on No. 1,” said champion Luz Alejandra Cangrejo of Bogota, Colombia, who shot a 3-under-par 69. “I hit a sand-wedge about a yard from the hole and made birdie.
Sta-Green Junior All-Star Championship
"I am so happy with my score today. I had several good birdies and I had some good putts,” said Yueer Cindy Feng of Orlando, Fla., who shot a final-round 1-over-par 73. “I liked the birdie on No. 6. I was thinking about saving par but I got birdie and that was great."
Aldila Junior at Oak Tree
“No. 9 was my last hole of the day. I hadn't really been paying much attention to my scores,” said Kyle McCarten of Plano, Texas, who shot a final-round 1-under-par 69. “I hit a great drive that was at about 150 yards out. My second shot I hit with a 7-iron to pin high, 12 feet from the cup. Then my marker told me that I was at even-par for the day. I really wanted to break par, so I really made sure that my putt would go in and it did.
“My best hole of the day was on No. 17. My drive didn't look long enough but it made it to the green,” said Haley Sanders of Rogers, Ark., who shot a final-round 1-under-par 69. “I had about a 45-foot putt for birdie. I didn't make the putt but, I settled it about one foot from the hole and saved par.”
AJGA Las Vegas Junior
"I used my driver and had a great shot down the fairway on the par-4, which was about a 360-yard hole. I ended up landing my ball on the fringe of the green even though it was a blind shot,” said Glen Scher of Agoura Hills, Calif., who shot a final-round 5-under-par 66. “From there, I putted for eagle but ended up miss-reading the green. I ended up with a birdie on that hole after my second putt."
"My best shot was the birdie I had on the par-5 No. 2. I used my driver off the tee and hit it about 245 yards,” said Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., who shot a final-round 3-under-par 68 to capture the victory. “From there I used my 7-wood to hit it down the fairway. Then I used my 56-degree wedge to chip it over the green from 60 yards out. I again used my 56-degree wedge for another chip shot that went in from 15 yards out."
Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
“I would have to say the whole back nine was my Scotty Cameron Moment,” said Patrick Rodgers of Avon, Ind., who shot a final-round 4-under-par 66. “I shot 30 and had five birdies, including back-to-back birdies on No. 17 and No. 18.”
“On No. 2, I hit my 3-wood 240 yards and I don’t usually hit that club well,” said Emma Talley of Princeton, Ky., who shot a 4-over-par 74 during the final round. “I hit my second shot on that hole to 10 feet and made birdie.”
Past My Scotty Cameron Moments
Junior All-Star at Lake Havasu
John Deere Classic Junior Open
Junior All-Star at Aspen
Medicus Preseason Junior at Callaway Gardens
AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T
Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic
Medicus Preseason Junior at Rochester presented by Wegmans LPGA and Xerox Classic
Golf World/Medicus Preseason Junior at Rancho Mirage
I.R.I./Srixon Mixed Team Championship hosted by Jim Furyk
Medicus Preseason Junior in the Chicago Southland
Medicus Preseason Junior at Texarkana
AJGA Cliffs Championship
Medicus Preseason Junior at Walnut Creek
Horseshoe Bend Junior Classic