Rome, Ga. – Aidan Kramer of Oviedo, Florida, earned his first AJGA win on Sunday with a 7-under-par 206 at the Rome Junior Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company. Megan Schofill of Monticello, Florida, topped the Girls Division with a 7-under-par 206 for her second AJGA win and first since the 2017 E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship.
Kramer, a sophomore, carded a 2-under-par 69 in windy conditions to clear the field by two strokes. The 16-year-old credited his par save on No. 15 as the difference maker after being partially blocked from the green after his tee shot.
“I’ve been looking forward to this (first AJGA) win for a long time,” said Kramer. “The scores were pretty low out here, but the last day, with the wind, made conditions difficult.”
Schofill, No. 23 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, followed up a runner-up finish at her last AJGA tournament in March with her second AJGA victory. The member of the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll is verbally committed to play for the University of Kentucky women’s golf team.
“Shooting my tournament best yesterday (5-under-par 66), and then a 7-under total for the tournament, this will definitely be a tournament I’ll remember forever,” said Schofill.
Past champions of the Rome Junior Classic include PGA TOUR players Chris Kirk, Hudson Swafford and Roberto Castro, as well as LPGA Tour player Beth Bauer.
Hogan Ingram, a freshman at Rome High School, finished as the top local player at even-par 213 (T15). Darlington’s Lindsey Cordell finished T31 at 6-over-par 219.
Xavier Marcoux, a junior from Lexington, Massachusetts, carded three birdies and an eagle on Sunday to finish solo second in the Boys Division. A six-way tie for third included: Gavin Noble of Ringgold, Georgia; Georgia Duangmanee of Fairfax, Virginia; Grant Drogosch of Windermere, Florida; Drew Miller of Memphis, Tennessee; JM Butler of Louisville, Kentucky; and Lorenzo Elbert Jr. of East Point, Georgia.
Two-time AJGA champion Anina Ku of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, finished runner-up in the Girls Division at 5-under-par 208. Alyssa Montgomery of Knoxville, Tennessee, Jenny Bae of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Yoon Min Han of Bradenton, Florida, finished tied for third at 1-under-par 212.
About the AJGA
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 7,000 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 910 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.