AJGA alumnus Viktor Hovland made a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 18 at the Puerto Rico Open to earn his first PGA TOUR victory. The 22-year-old shot a final round of 2-under-par 70 and finished at 20-under 268 for the tournament to win by one over Josh Teater. With his win, Hovland became the first player from Norway to win on the PGA TOUR.
Hovland played in two AJGA events during his junior golf career and earned a top-10 finish in both. His best finish of the two came at the 2015 Thunderbird International Junior where he finished T7.
AJGA alumnus Patrick Reed picked up his eighth PGA TOUR victory on Sunday after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship by one shot over alumnus Bryson DeChambeau. Reed carded four-straight rounds in the 60s and his clutch birdies on Nos. 15, 16 and 17 during the final round helped seal his win. He finished at 18-under-par 266 for the tournament.
During his AJGA career, Reed was a three-time Rolex Junior All-American and had one win at the 2005 True Temper/David Gossett Junior Championship. He also hosts the Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship.
Best of the Rest
Congratulations to the 108 candidates who are joining us for #AJGAIRW!— AJGA (@AJGAGolf) February 21, 2020
They separated themselves from the pack based on their resumes, video interviews and experience.
We're excited for them to take the final step this weekend in their effort to join the 2020 Intern Class! pic.twitter.com/B5ueoyknhx