AJGA alumni Patrick Cantlay of Los Alamitos, California, captured his fourth career PGA TOUR victory and second win at the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio over the weekend. Cantlay defeated fellow AJGA alum Collin Morikawa of La Canada Flintridge, California, in a one-hole playoff to earn his second PGA TOUR victory of the season. Cantlay and Morikawa both finished with a tournament total 13-under-par 275 to earn spots in the playoff.
Cantlay, who played college golf at UCLA, played AJGA tournaments from 2005-2010, earning his sole victory at the 2008 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior. He was also a two time first-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2008 and 2009.
Morikawa, who played college golf at University of California, Berkeley, had eight top 5 finishes in AJGA tournaments from 2010-2015, including runner-up at the 2010 Aldila Junior All-Star. Morikawa was also a two time Rolex Junior All-American in 2013 and 2014.
AJGA alum Yuka Saso of Manila, Philippines, won the 76th U.S. Women's Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. Saso shot a tournament total 4-under-par 280 and beat out Nasa Hataoka in a three-hole playoff to claim her first major victory.
Current AJGA member Megha Ganne of Holmdel, New Jersey, captured low-amateur honors at the U.S. Women's Open. The Stanford University verbal commit shot a tournament total 3-over-par 287.
Just two years ago in 2019, Saso was named a First Team Rolex Junior All-American. Her sole AJGA tournament win came at the 2018 Thunderbird International Junior. Additionally, Saso never placed outside the top 10 in any AJGA tournament she competed in and was runner-up at the 2018 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Ganne's sole AJGA victory thus far came at the 2018 AJGA Championship presented by Stuart Francis, Princeton Varsity Golf '74. In 2019, she was named a Rolex Junior All-American. Ganne currently sits at No. 3 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
AJGA alumni Mito Pereira of Santiago, Chile, won the REX Hospital Open on the Korn Ferry Tour in a one-hole playoff over Stephen Jaeger. The former Texas Tech University golfer shot a tournament total 21-under-par 263 at The CC at Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, North Carolina to secure his PGA TOUR card.
Pereira, who competed in AJGA tournaments from 2009 to 2013, had three top-10 finishes in that time. He also played in the 2010 The Junior PLAYERS Championship and 2013 Thunderbird International Junior.