Mizuno Junior Championship
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Mizuno Junior Championship

Chen runs away with the lead to win the Mizuno Junior Championship

Villanueva goes wire-to-wire to claim his first AJGA title at Trinity Forest Country Club
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Girls Division Champion: Yu-Chu Chen of Allen, Texas (11-under-par 205)

  • Recorded three-straight rounds under-par
  • Ranked No. 58 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Carded 15 birdies throughout the tournament
  • Led wire-to-wire during the week
"I feel very good because this is my second time winning an AJGA event. My irons and putter helped me a lot on the fairways and greens this week, they were great! Hole two treated me greatly; I eagled out first round so it is my favorite."
Yu-Chu Chen
Kate Nakaoka Holding Runner-Up Trophy Photo - 2023 - Mizuno Junior Championship (3).JPG

Girls Division Runner-up Finisher: Kate Nakaoka of Mililani, Hawaii (7-under-par 209)

  • Posted 15 birdies in her 54-holes of play
  • Recorded two rounds of 68 during the tournament
  • Remained inside the top three from start to finish
  • Carded lowest career round on the first and final days (68)
Adam Villanueva Champion Photo With Ping Bag - 2023 - Mizuno Junior Championship (14).JPG

Boys Division Champion: Adam Villanueva of Austin, Texas (9-under-par 207)

  • Carded three-straight under-par rounds
  • Recorded 15 birdies across three rounds
  • First career AJGA victory
  • Held the first-place position after every round
"When I have a lead I like to keep my foot down on the pedal. It all comes down to who is going to make the mistakes and it felt like I made the least amount of mistakes out of the whole field. This wins means a lot because this is my fifth-straight win, but my first AJGA win!"
Adam Villanueva
Ryan Spellburg Second Place and Low Final Round Winner Photo - 2023 - Mizuno Junior Championship (9).JPG

Boys Division Runner-up Finisher: Ryan Shellberg of Prosper, Texas (6-under-par 210)

  • Knocked in 14 birdies during the tournament
  • Earned low final honors with a 7-under-par 65
  • Verbally committed to the University of Iowa
  • Jumped up 13 spots into second place

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