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Social Recap presented by True Temper: June 28, 2022

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AJGA alumnus Xander Schauffele of San Diego, California, won his sixth career PGA TOUR title and first individual stroke-play championship since 2019 at the 2022 Travelers Championship. Earlier this season, Schauffele paired up with fellow AJGA alumnus Patrick Cantlay to claim the 2022 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Prior to the weekend, Schauffele fired a pair of bogey-free 7-under-par 63 to sit comfortably up on the leaderboard. Making his first bogey of the tournament during the third round, Xander cut his lead down to one-stroke after shooting a round of 3-under-par 67. Heading into the final round, Schauffele was chased by AJGA alumni Patrick Cantlay, Sahith Theegala and Kevin Kisner.

Schauffele opened the final round with a par on the par-4 No. 1, quickly followed by his second bogey of the tournament on the par-4 No. 2. He finished the first nine with two birdies to make the turn at 1-under-par on the day. Meanwhile, one pairing ahead of Xander was Theegala, who quietly made the turn at 2-under-par on the day. Theegala started the final round at 14-under-par for the tournament, three shots behind leader Schauffele. After making five birdies during his round, Sahith teed off on par-4 No. 18 with a one-stroke lead over Xander. However, after a bladed bunker shot and a gut-wrenching lip out putt, Theegala made a double bogey to ultimately lose the championship by two-strokes. Schauffele went on to birdie the final hole of the tournament to capture the title at TPC River Highlands.

The 28-year-old San Diego native competed in 10 AJGA tournaments during his junior career. Schauffele's best AJGA finish occurred at the 2010 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior. He went on to play college golf at Long Beach State University and San Diego State University.

AJGA alumnus Pierceson Coody won his first event in his third pro start at the Live and Work in Maine Open event. Coody was recently a member of the University of Texas golf team that claimed the 2022 NCAA Championship. Pierceson earned Korn Ferry Tour status through the PGA TOUR University as he was in the No. 1 spot for the Class of 2022.

The 22-year-old turned in a first round score of two-under-par 69, which put him outside of the top 20 players for the tournament. He jumped to the lead after turning in a nine-under-par 62 that included an eagle on the par-5 No. 17. A few bogeys during the third round led Coody to post a four-under-par 67 that set him down the leaderboard. While Pierceson had no shortage of birdies during the first three rounds, he continued to fire birdies in his final round and shot a seven-under-par 28 during the first nine holes. Despite making a pair of bogeys on the par-4 No. 10 and par-3 No. 11, Coody cruised his way to a five-under-par 66 to ultimately win the tournament by five strokes.

Pierceson and his twin brother, Parker Coody, were both prominent AJGA alumni. During Pierceson's AJGA career, he won two events, the 2016 Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities and the 2018 Thunderbird International Junior.

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