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TOUR Highlights: June 26

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PGA Tour

The spectacular finish of Jordan Spieth left the crowd in roars on June 25 after he holed out for birdie from a greenside bunker. His dramatic celebrations were captured all over social media as he claimed his 10th victory on TOUR after Daniel Berger missed his attempted 50-foot birdie putt.

Coming into the final day with a one-shot advantage, Spieth lengthened his lead by three after the first two holes making back-to-back birdies. But it was Berger who fought his way to the top of the leaderboard, birdying three of the final six holes to close out at 12-under-par 268. Spieth got up and down on No. 18 to match Berger’s score and force a playoff between the two AJGA alumni.

The Travelers Championship win comes almost 10 years after Spieth took his first ever tournament title in the AJGA at the 2007 Junior All-Star at Walnut Creek. This marked the first of seven AJGA wins and 22 top-five finishes he would have as an AJGA member before leading the University of Texas to the NCAA championship in 2012.

Other AJGA alumni highlights:

  • T3: Charley Hoffman
  • T5: Patrick Reed


Symetra Tour

Emma Talley of Princeton, Kentucky, a 23-year-old AJGA alumna shot a 3-under 69 in the second round of the Island Resort Championship to come home with the title after the cancellation of the final round on Sunday due to weather conditions.

Talley had an extremely successful career with AJGA, securing 10 titles and 23 top-five finishes. She also won her last three AJGA events before being named a first-team Rolex Junior All-American. Talley then went on to compete for the University of Alabama before turning professional in 2016. 

Other AJGA alumni highlights:

  • T5: Rachel Rohanna and Catherine O’Donnell

 

Web.com Tour

Adam Schenk of Vincennes, Indiana, won his first Web.com Tour event after sinking a 25-foot putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Eric Axley, Kyle Thompson and William Kropp. He went into No. 18 with a one-shot lead but was unable to make up and down, leading to a playoff. After everyone parred the first playoff hole, it was Schenk who drained the victory putt to take win the Lincoln Land Charity Championship.

During Schenk’s time with AJGA he earned a T4 finish at the 2009 Rome Junior Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company.

Other AJGA alumni highlights:

  • T5. Anders Alberton

 

LPGA Tour

After spending the early portion of the week with the AJGA at the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational, Stacy Lewis finished T4 at her hometown tournament, the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented By P&G last week.

Lewis hosted a Q&A session with juniors on Monday night at Blessings Golf Club and was out watching play throughout the week. She also presented the award winners with their hardware following the final round on Thursday.

Lewis played in eight AJGA events with a career-best finish of T4 at the Action Zone/Bob Estes Abilene Junior.

Other AJGA alumni highlights:

  • T8: Marina Alex

  • T10: Tiffany Joh