Ryan Moore of Puyallup, Wash., a Rolex Junior All-American from 1999-2001, won the Sahalee Players Championship with a 16-under 272, breaking the tournament scoring record by seven strokes. During his AJGA career, Moore also won the Thunderbird International Junior in 2001.
Ryan Blaum of Coral Gables, Fla., also produced a jaw-dropping performance en route to winning the Eastern Amateur. The 2002 Rolex Junior All-American fired a final-round 62 to tie the tournament and course record and win by one stroke.
Paula Creamer of Pleasanton, Calif., again showed her ability to compete with the world's best golfers after posting a tie for 18th at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open last week. The Rolex Junior Player of the Year preceded last week's performance with a tie for 13th at the U.S. Women's Open, a feat that earned her low amateur honors along with Michelle Wie.
The 17-year-old also tied for second at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in mid-June and finished 13th at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA event the next week. In three weeks, Creamer will join her West Canon Cup teammates to try and defend the Cup the West team won over the East in a tightly contested battle last year.