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TOUR Highlights: October 2

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PGA TOUR

The United States Presidents Cup Team cook a commanding lead since Day 1 and never let up in their 19-11 win over the International Team. The United States now leads the overall series 10-1-1. The U.S. Team was made up of 12 AJGA alumni, including Phil Mickelson, who became the winningest American in Presidents Cup history over the weekend. Just days earlier, led by Captain David Toms and Honorary Captain Jack Nicklaus, the United States Team won the inaugural Junior Presidents Cup 14-10 at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey.

 

LPGA Tour

Brooke Henderson won her second event of the year and fifth career win at the MCKAYSON New Zealand Women's Open. The two-time AJGA champion won by five strokes in the Monday finish due to rough elements. The win was Henderson's first outside of the U.S. in the event hosted by Lydia Ko. Henderson is currently No. 11 in the Rolex Rankings.

 

Web.com Tour

Jonathan Byrd won the Web.com Tour Championship for his first victory in 16 years and is headed back to the PGA TOUR after the Monday finish. Byrd competed in 1994-95 with the AJGA. Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, finished T2 in the event. The 2003 Rolex Junior All-American carded a 59 in the opening round just days after the year anniversary of his grandfather's death.