Jordan Spieth is back! AJGA alumnus and tournament host Jordan Spieth put together four rounds in the 60s to win the Valero Texas Open. Spieth's last win came 1,351 days before he finally broke through for his 12th career PGA TOUR victory at TPC San Antonio. Spieth's 6-under-par 66, tournament total 18-under-par 270, was good enough for a two-shot victory over Charley Hoffman.
Spieth played in AJGA events from 2007 to 2011. He was a three-time Rolex Junior All-American and in 2009 was named Rolex Junior Player of the year. He had five AJGA wins during his junior career, including three Invitational victories. He went on to play collegiate golf at the University of Texas. Spieth has also hosted an AJGA event in Texas since 2014.
Patty Tavatanakit put on a show at golf's first major as she shot rounds of 66-69-67-68--270 to win by two shots at Mission Hills Country Club. The ANA Inspiration was the first win for the LPGA Tour rookie whose previous best finish was T5 in February. Tavatanakit withstood a charge from Lydia Ko who shot a major final round record 10-under-par 62 to finish two-shots back.
Tavatanakit played in AJGA events from 2014 until 2017 and had four AJGA wins, including two Invitationals. She was a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and in 2016 was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year.