By Layne Saliba, AJGA Communications
Anna Nordqvist won her second straight ShopRite LPGA Classic title on Sunday after finishing the tournament at 17-under 196, tying the tournament record set by Annika Sorenstam in 1998. After opening with rounds of 64 and 68, Nordqvist closed with a final-round score of 64 after birdies on three of the first four holes.
Nordqvist had an AJGA career that included a quarterfinal appearance at the Polo Golf Junior Classic in 2005. She was also selected to be part of the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2005 before attending Arizona State University.
— Anna Nordqvist (@ANordqvist) June 5, 2016
Jon Curran joined William McGirt in a playoff at 15-under 273 in the final round of the Memorial Tournament on Sunday. Although McGirt ended up winning the tournament, Curran along with three other AJGA alumni finished in the top five.
Curran won his first and second AJGA tournaments in 2002 while being named an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American. He was also selected to the 2003 East Wyndham Cup Team, and went on to win two more AJGA tournaments in 2004 before beginning college at Vanderbilt University.
Dustin Johnson finished in third place, while Gary Woodland and J.B. Holmes both finished tied for fourth. Woodland and Holmes will both host their own AJGA tournaments in the upcoming weeks. Woodland is hosting the Under Armour® / Gary Woodland Championship (June 6-9) at his alma mater, the University of Kansas, while Holmes will host one of the longest-running AJGA events, the National Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior hosted by J.B. Holmes (June 14-17), in his home state of Kentucky.
Emma Talley posted a final-round 4-under-par 67 to force a playoff in her professional debut at the Symetra Tour’s Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills. She ended up in second place after losing on the second playoff hole. A recent University of Alabama graduate, Talley was a four-time Rolex Junior All-American and finished her career with 10 AJGA victories.
Dominic Bozzelli won his first Web.com Tour title on Sunday after a final-round score of 4-under 68 in the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. He opened with rounds of 69 and 63 and finished the tournament at 24-under 264, pushing himself from 37th to sixth on the money list.
As a member of the AJGA, Bozzelli had four top-10 finishes and was a member of the 2009 East Wyndham Cup Team. He also reached the semifinals of the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship before playing golf at Auburn University.