Inspired Performances

Polo Ralph Lauren Inspired Performances: March 26, 2019

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Bohyun Parkof (South Korea) Farmers Branch, Texas, took home the title at the Kathy Whitworth Invitational finishing at 3-under-par 139 for the tournament. Park shot the lowest round of the tournament in the first round carding a 4-under-par 67. She then shot a final-round 1-over-par 72 to get the win by one stroke. Park is No. 6 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and has two AJGA wins in her three years of playing in tournaments. She is a verbal commit to the University of Texas at Austin.

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Cole Anderson of Camden, Maine, carded three straight rounds in the 60s to earn a win at the Florida Azalea Amateur. Anderson shot an opening-round 2-under-par 68 and bested that score by one stroke in the second round with a 3-under-par 67. Although very consistent throughout the tournament, he entered the final round trailing by one stroke. The 18-year-old shot a final-round 4-under-par 66 to seal his win. In his four years of playing in AJGA events, Anderson had two wins and four top-10 finishes.

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Sophia Bae of Norwood, New Jersey, dominated the competition during the IMG Junior Golf Tour at Eagle Creek Golf Club. Bae finished the tournament at 9-under-par 137 over two rounds and won by eight strokes. She started strong in the first round when she carded eight birdies on her way to a 7-under-par 66. A final-round 2-under-par 71 left her clear at the top of the leaderboard. Bae is No. 46 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and is a verbal commit to Duke University. The 15-year-old was also a member of the 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star Team.

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J.J. Nakao (Japan) Burbank, California, won the Toyota Tour Cup at Carlton Oaks by three strokes with a tournament total of 3-under-par 141. Nakao was 1-over-par through his first nine holes in the first round but fought back and had four birdies on the back nine to turn in a 2-under-par 70. Holding a one-stroke lead going into the final round, he shot a 1-under-par 71 to earn the victory. Nakao has played in three AJGA events with his best finish coming at the 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star at Wood Ranch where he finished twelfth.