Zhang-Murphy & Ma claim tournament titles

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Tournament Results

Ma claims first AJGA victory
Zhang-Murphy fights for first place finish

Boys Division champion: Brian Ma of Milpitas, California (14-under-par 202)

  • First AJGA victory
  • Second-place finish at 2019 AJGA Junior at San Jose presented by Live View Golf
  • Signed letter of intent with Harvard University
  • Named to the 2018 AJGA Scholastic Honor Roll
  • Currently ranked No. 66 in AJGA Rolex Rankings
  • “All of my hard work finally paid off and I was able to win my first AJGA event.”

Girls Division champion: Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Saratoga, California (even-par 216)

  • Played in her first playoff to claim Girls Division title
  • First-place finish in 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star at Talbot supported by The Frana Family
  • Currently ranked No. 127 in AJGA Rolex Rankings
  • This event marks her fourth top-10 finish of 2019
  • “The most special part of this event was that I was able to win on my home course.”

Top local Boys Division finisher: Jeremy Yun of Menlo Park, California (seven-under-par 209)

  • Finished T5 in 2019 AJGA Junior at Palo Alto
  • First-place finish at 2019 AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes
  • Currently ranked No. 226 in AJGA Rolex Rankings
  • Top-20 finish in 2019 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands

Top local Girls Division finisher: Alexis Kim of Irvine, California (12-over-par 227)

· Tenth-place finish in the 2019 AJGA Junior at Palo Alto

· First-place finish in the 2019 Killington Junior Golf Championship

· Currently ranked No. 150 in AJGA Rolex Rankings

· Finished T10 at the 2018 AJGA Preview at Carlton Oaks

Tournament Information

  • The 54-hole stroke play event featured 84 juniors from five countries and 10 states
  • The field consisted of nine-verbal college commits and five-lettered college commits
  • Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club hosted its first AJGA event
  • The tournament field consisted of nine-former AJGA Champions, 5 girls and 4 boys