TOUR Highlights: July 31

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History was made on Sunday at the Digital Ally Open as Zecheng (Marty) Dou became the first Chinese player to earn a PGA TOUR card and win a Tour event. Spurred by a third-round 10-under-par 61, Dou finished at 25-under-par 259 for the tournament, three strokes clear of the runner-up. 

Dou made waves as an amateur during his four-year AJGA career. He finished runner-up in his first AJGA event and went on to compete in 10 AJGA Invitationals. He tallied eight top-10 finishes throughout his career and was named a Rolex Junior All-American in 2011 and 2012.

Other alumni highlights:

  • T2: Former Rolex Junior All-Americans Kyle Thompson, Luke Guthrie and Billy Kennerly
  • T5: 2009-10 Rolex Junior All-American Tom Lovelady

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With her second win in three weeks, Erynne Lee jumped to third on the money list after a 12-under-par 204 at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship.

Lee competed in 36 AJGA events from 2005-11, winning three and finishing top-10 in 20 tournaments. The three-time Rolex Junior All-American went on to compete at UCLA.

Other alumni highlights:

  • 2: Benyapa Niphatsophon
  • 3: 2009 Rolex Junior All-American Mia Piccio
  • T4: ANNIKA Invitational Champion Celine Boutier, Katelyn Dambaugh and 11-time AJGA champion Lindsey Weaver


After posting rounds of 68-66-65-68 (21-under-par 267), Charley Hoffman fell in a playoff to Jhonattan Vegas to finish as the runner-up for the second time this season at the RBC Canadian Open.

Hoffman competed in 11 AJGA events from 1993-95, including the Rolex Tournament of Champions and the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior.

Other alumni highlights:

  • 4: AJGA tournament host Gary Woodland
  • T5: Robert Garrigus and Brandon Hagy


Cristie Kerr and Carlota Ciganda led AJGA alumnae at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open. Kerr and Ciganda tied for fourth after notching 4-under-par 284s.

Ciganda competed for the European Team in the 2005 PING Junior Solheim Cup, while Kerr’s four-year AJGA career culminated with being named Rolex Junior Player of the Year in 1995.