Weekend Wrap - April 3


The second weekend of the spring season included four events, two of which were part of the Junior Golf Hub Preview Series. The four events were held in California, Florida and Texas.

  • AJGA Junior at The Seagate – The Seagate Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida, hosted its third AJGA event in three years. In the Boys Division, Sampson-Yunhe Zheng of Kissimmee, Florida, held command of the lead during both rounds, tallying 11 birdies to earn his first AJGA victory at 10-under-par 134. Zheng finished third at the Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship earlier in 2017. Sophie Guo of Orlando, Florida, carded a 4-under-par 140 tournament total to win the Girls Division and earn her third AJGA victory. Guo's previous victories came at the 2016 E.Money®.com / Daniel Berger Junior Championship and the 2015 Junior All-Star at Spring Valley. She's currently No. 143 in the AJGA Rankings.
  • AJGA Preview at Brookhaven – In an effort to avoid incoming storm cells, the AJGA Preview at Brookhaven was converted into a 36-hole shotgun played on Saturday, April 1. Kelsey Wylie of Katy, Texas, made her AJGA debut and went wire-to-wire to win in the Girls Division. Wylie's father Rusty, a former AJGA player, was on-site to watch the victory; he competed in 13 events with the AJGA during his time as a junior. In the Boys Division, Kyle Engelbert of Fort Worth, Texas, and Chance Mulligan of Dallas were co-medalists in their AJGA debuts at 1-over par 141.
  • AJGA Preview at Carlton Oaks – Joey Vrzich of El Cajon, California, went wire-to-wire to win the Boys Division at his home course. Vrzich, a University of Nevada verbal commit, amassed eight birdies during his AJGA debut. “It was great (winning the tournament) because I know everyone in the pro shop, and all of the staff,” Vrzich said of the win. “They were all rooting for me this week.” Sabrina Nguyen of Escondido, California, entered the final round five strokes off of the lead, but recorded a 1-over-par final round 73 to claim her first AJGA title. “My rounds went pretty well,” Nguyen said of her AJGA debut. “I’ve been wanting to play in these AJGA tournaments since I began to play golf.”
  • AJGA Junior at Greenhorn Creek – Concord, California, native Yealimi Noh secured her second AJGA title by carding a 1-over-par 145 to win by four strokes.. A two-time Honorable Mention Rolex Junior All-American, Noh is currently No. 40 in the AJGA Rankings. In the Boys Division, University of Wiconsin commit Griffin Barela of Lakewood, Colorado, won his first AJGA title. Barela tallied six birdies en-route to his final-round 5-under-par 67.