TOUR Highlights: July 24



Jordan Spieth won The Open Championship in Southport, England, to make him the first player to tally 10 TOUR titles and three major titles before turning 24. Spieth finished at 12-under-par 268 to hold off fellow AJGA alumni Matt Kuchar by three strokes. The three-time Rolex Junior All-American lead after each round of The Open Championship.

In his five years with the AJGA, Spieth claimed seven national junior golf titles including two at the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2009 and 2011. The 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the Year also earned 27 top-10 finishes.

Other alumni highlights:

  • T6: Marc Leishman and 2007 Rolex Junior All-American Brooks Koepka



In-Kyung Kim won the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I in Sylvania, Ohio. Kim carded eight birdies in the final round for an 8-under-par 63 and to give her a tournament-total 21-under-par 263.

Kim played two years with the AJGA (2005-06). She earned Rolex Junior All-America honors during both years. In addition to an AJGA victory at the 2005 Hargray Junior Classic, Kim also won the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Junior.

Other alumni highlights:

  • 2: Three-time first team Rolex Junior All-American Lexi Thompson
  • 5: Sandra Changkija
  • T6: Kim Kaufman
  • T8: 2015 ANNIKA Invitational champion Angel Yin, Aditi Ashok, Nelly Korda and five-time Rolex Junior All-American Brittany Lincicome Tour

Sam Ryder earned the title at the Pinnacle Bank Championship presented by Heartland Chevy Dealers in Omaha, Nebraska. The 27-year-old recorded seven of his tournament-total 24 birdies in the final round to finish at 21-under-par 263. Ryder finished eight strokes ahead of the next finishers.

Ryder competed with the AJGA from 2005-07. The Florida native won the 2006 Fidelity Investments Junior at Trump National Golf Club. He also competed in the 2007 Rolex Tournament of Champions before attending Stetson University.

Other alumni highlights:

  • T2: Scott Harrington, Andrew Landry, Scott Sutschewski and two-time AJGA champion Michael Johnson
  • 6: Christian Brand
  • T7: Two-time Rolex Junior All-American Tom Lovelady and Austin Cook