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Xu and Oyama earn tournament titles

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Tournament Results

Oyama earns first AJGA victory
Xu comes back to claim Girls Division title

Boys Division champion: Dylan Oyama of Carlsbad, California (three-under-par 210)

  • This was his first AJGA victory
  • Finished T9 in 2017 AJGA Preview at River Ridge
  • 12th place finish at the IMG Academy Junior World Championship
  • Currently T568 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • “It’s always been a dream of mine to win an AJGA event.”

Girls Division champion: Kelly Xu of Claremont, California (three-under-par 210)

  • First-place finish in the 2019 AJGA Brendan Steele Junior All-Star Championship
  • Finished T9 in 2019 U.S. Girls’ Junior
  • Invited to compete in 2019 Swinging Skirts Invitational
  • Currently No. 108 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • “My second win means a lot to me because it has really boosted my confidence.”

Top local Boys Division finisher: Jonas Appel of Encinitas, California (one-under-par 212)

  • Second-place finish in 2019 Kia Junior Championship
  • Finished T4 in 2019 Enagic Junior Championship
  • Fourth-place finish at 2018 AJGA Junior All-Star at Wood Ranch
  • Currently T270 in Rolex AJGA Rankings

Top local Girls Division Finisher: Angelina Kim of Los Angeles, California (five-over-par 218)

· Finished fourth at the 2019 Kia Junior Championship

· Verbally committed to Long Beach State University

· First-place finish in 2015 BBCN Bank Junior All-Star

· Finished T6 in 2019 Callaway Golf Junior Championship

· Currently No. 129 in Rolex AJGA Rankings

Tournament Information

  • The 54-hole stroke play event featured 72 juniors from six countries and six states
  • The field consisted of 14-verbal college commits and eight-lettered college commits
  • The event was hosted at Palos Verdes Golf Club and sponsored by Kia Motors America
  • The tournament field consisted of 15-former AJGA Champions, 11 girls and 4 boys
  • Field member Ashley Menne is a current Honorable Mention Rolex Junior All-American