Sam Burns earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the Valspar Championship with a tournament total of 17-under-par 267. He carded four-straight rounds in the 60s to win by three strokes over Keegan Bradley.
Burns played in AJGA events from 2011 to 2015 and had three wins. He was also a three-time Rolex Junior All-American. Burns is set to host his first AJGA tournament in July with the Sam Burns Classic at The Landings Club.
Hyo Joo Kim won the LPGA's HSBC Women's World Championship after carding a tournament total of 17-under-par 271. Kim shot a bogey-free 8-under-par 64 in the final round to get the win by one stroke over Hannah Green. The highest-finishing AJGA alumnae were Patty Tavatanakit and Inbee Park at T3.
Lilia Vu won the Garden City Charity Classic at Buffalo Dunes after carding rounds of 69-70-69 to get her first Symetra Tour win. Vu won by one stroke at 8-under-par 208 over former college teammate Beth Wu.
Vu played in AJGA events from 2010 until 2015 and had three AJGA victories. She was also a three-time Rolex Junior All-American.
Paul Barjon won the Huntsville Championship after making an eagle on the third playoff hole to defeat Mito Pereira and Billy Kennerly. He carded rounds of 65-67-64-69 to get to 15-under-par 265 for the tournament and into the playoff. At T2, Billy Kennerly was the highest-finishing AJGA alumni.
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