Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship
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Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship

Byrd wins #NeSmithJr in his first career AJGA event

Song wins Girls Division by five strokes
Jackson Bryd and Matthew with trophy - 2021 - Matthew NeSmith Jr Championship  (2).JPG

Boys Division Champion: Jackson Byrd of Saint Simons Island, Georgia (3-under-par 210)

  • First career AJGA appearance
  • Low round honors for the first and final round
  • Shot 1-under-par 70 in the final round
  • 13 birdies in the week
  • Five birdies in the final round
  • 2025 graduate
"Coming into my first AJGA event, I didn't know what to expect. I could not have asked for a better tournament or better outcome for myself. This a huge moment in my career."
Jackson Byrd
Matthew with Mohit Basalji and trophy - Matthew NeSmith Jr Championship  (1).JPG

Boys Division Runner-up: Mohit Balaji of Kissimmee, Florida (1-under-par 212)

  • Best career AJGA finish
  • 12 birdies in the week
  • Hole-in-one on No. 11 in the second round
  • 15ft birdie on No. 18 in the final round to take sole second place
  • Second top-five finish of the year (3rd at Sam Burns Classic at The Landings Clubs)
  • 2022 graduate
Cindy Song with Matthew and Trophy - Matthew NeSmith Jr Champipnship.JPG

Girls Division Champion: Cindy Song of Waxhaw, North Carolina (6-under-par 210)

  • First career AJGA victory
  • 12 birdies in the week
  • Shot 3-under-par 69 in the final round
  • Low round honors in each round
  • Fourth top-five finish on the year
  • 2023 graduate
"Winning this tournament really means a lot to me. It was one of my goals last year but COVID-19 happened. I could not be happier that I was able to accomplish this goal today."
Cindy Song
Thanana Kotchasanmanee with Matthew and trophy cermony - Matthew NeSmith Jr Championship.JPG

Girls Division Runner-up: Thanana Kotchasanmanee of Chiangmai, Thailand (1-under-par 215)

  • First career AJGA event
  • 12 birdies in the week
  • Shot 1-under-par 215 in the final round
  • Only other Girls Division player (Song) to finish under-par
  • 2025 graduate

Full Results