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Social Recap presented by True Temper: June 13, 2022

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Brooke Henderson defeated fellow AJGA alum Lindsey Weaver-Wright in a playoff at the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, securing her 11th tour title.

The Canadian Henderson kicked off her week with a bogey-free 4-under-par 67. She carded her only bogey of the week on the par-4 No. 5 in the second round, which she followed with a birdie on the par-5 No. 6. Henderson added another birdie on No. 12 before parring out to finish her second round at 1-under-par 70, which left her in a tie for ninth at 5-under-par 137 with four other players.

With so many players in contention to start the final round, Henderson knew she had to get off to a hot start. She did just that, firing three birdies over her first six holes and going out with a bang on the front nine with an eagle on the par-5 No. 9. Heading into the back nine at 5-under-par and tied with the leader, the former major champion sealed the clubhouse lead with another two birdies on Nos. 12 and 18. Anxiously awaiting what the remaining players would do, it was Weaver-Wright who carded two birdies on her last two holes to force a playoff. Henderson rose to the occasion however, sinking an eagle putt on the first playoff hole to win her first title this season.

The 24-year-old Canadian competed at only six AJGA tournaments back in her junior career, winning two titles at the 2012 Ravenwood Junior Championship and the 2011 Genesis Junior at White Beeches.

AJGA alumna Lucy Li claimed her first Epson Tour title in a playoff with Alexa Pano at the Carolina Golf Classic presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

The 19-year-old carded her first two rounds at 5-under-par 66 and 3-under-par 68, good enough for fifth at 8-under-par 134. Li turned on the jets and carded a bogey-free third round at 9-under-par 62, reeling off five consecutive birdies on the front nine and firing another four on the back nine.

Li played steady on the final day with two birdies and a bogey on her front nine, then going bogey-free on her back nine. With a birdie on No. 18, Li tied the lead at 19-under-par 265 to force a playoff with AJGA alum Alexa Pano. Li went on to eagle her first playoff hole to secure her first professional win since she turned professional in 2020.

The three-time First Team Rolex Junior All-American had great achievements at AJGA tournaments between 2016-2019. Li was also a three-time West Team player at Wyndham Cup between 2017-2019 and earned three AJGA Invitational titles in the 2017 season.

AJGA alumnus Robby Shelton earned his third Korn Ferry Tour title at the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX.

The Alabama alum performed remarkably in his first three rounds with no bogeys on his scorecards. Shelton kicked off his week with six birdies to card a 6-under-par 66 at the Carolina Country Club. The rest of the tournament was held at the Thornblade Club, where Shelton fired another four birdies and an eagle to card a 6-under-par 65 in the second round.

His career-low round of 10-under-par 61 on moving day built him a five-stroke lead heading into the final day. However, it wasn't completely smooth sailing from there. Shelton made his first bogey on his 60th hole of the week, and closed out the round at even-par 71 with another bogey on the par-4 No. 18, which left him in a playoff with Ben Griffin. After they tied the first playoff hole on No. 18, Shelton defeated Griffin with another par on No. 18 to win the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX.

The 26-year-old Shelton competed at AJGA tournaments between 2010-2013, highlighted by two titles at the 2012 Junior PGA Championship and the 2012 Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf.

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