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By Laney Mullaney, AJGA Communications It was March madness at the Valero Texas Open, where every player who finished in the top 10 was an AJGA alumnus. Jimmy Walker became the first player to record two PGA TOUR victories this season, winning the Valero Texas Open by four strokes over fellow-Texas native Jordan Spieth. Walker took the lead after the second round, and held onto it throughout the tournament before marking his fifth victory in the past two seasons, a tour best, and moving to a career high of 10th in the World Golf Rankings. The win keeps Walker in... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at AJGA Blog
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By Caley Beacham and Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications The players at the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship got some motivation from two professional athletes before the tournament ever started. PGA TOUR professional and Tournament Host Hunter Mahan stopped by to interact with players, and United States Olympic Bobsledder Johnny Quinn spoke at the Players/Parents Meeting about his journey as an athlete. Mahan hosted a clinic on the driving range where he gave some golf and life advice to the players in attendance. Juniors had the chance to ask questions about his career, and get some advice on how... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at AJGA Blog
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By Laney Mullaney, AJGA Communications Matt Every earned his second PGA TOUR victory and successfully defended his title with a one-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. In his time in the AJGA, Every recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a win at the 2001 International Junior Masters, and was named a 2001 Rolex Junior All-American. Every went on to a successful golf career as a University of Florida Gator where he earned All-American honors all four years. He does it again! Matt Every shoots final-round 66 to defend his @APinv title. Scores: http://t.co/z5Z4sLPBMy pic.twitter.com/SSbcqy68ic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at AJGA Blog
BRASELTON, Ga. - For the third time, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has named the AJGA a Top Workplace in Metro Atlanta. Companies that earn this recognition “have the working environment that allows them to outperform peers,” and the AJGA does this behind the strength of 60 full-time employees and more than 70 spring and summer interns. “This award is won by the voice of the employees, so that gives me a great sense of pride,” said AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin. In an annual survey sent to AJGA players and their families, the AJGA staff is consistently among the top reasons... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at AJGA Blog
By Laney Mullaney, AJGA Communications AJGA alumnus Jordan Spieth earned his second PGA TOUR victory, winning the Valspar Championship in a three-hole playoff with Sean O’Hair and Patrick Reed. The win puts Spieth at his career high of No. 6 on the world rankings and makes him the fourth player since 1940 to win two or more PGA Tour events before his 22nd birthday, following in the footsteps of fellow AJGA alums Sergio Garcia, Tiger Woods and Robert Gamez. Tournament of the year? Jordan Spieth is your 2015 #ValsparChampionship winner! — Global Golf Post (@GlobalGolfPost) March 15, 2015 All three... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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by Caley Beacham, AJGA Communications At the Puerto Rico Open, three AJGA alumnus finished T2 behind winner Alex Cejka. Emiliano Grillo, Jon Curran, and Sam Saunders were all a part of the one-hole, five-man playoff. Grillo, who finished in the inaugural Puerto Rico Junior Open in 2011, competed in 17 AJGA events from 2008-11, including 15 AJGA Invitationals and nine top-10 finishes. Curran and Saunders competed against each other in the 2003 and 2004 Polo Golf Junior Classic, and the 2003 Rolex Tournament of Champions. Combined, during their AJGA careers, the three were named Rolex Junior All-Americans six times. Follow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Roseanna Smith (@AJGASmith), AJGA Communications On the eve of the AJGA’s Intern Recruiting Weekend (IRW), our Throwback Thursday is dedicated to a few of its “original” members. The concept of an IRW, a hiring event which allowed the best prospective AJGA interns to gather, network and demonstrate their fit as a summer employee, was first implemented in 2002 by now-Chief Operations Officer Mark Oskarson. Mark Oskarson shakes hands with Amanda Blumenherst in 2002. Flashing back to the year of trucker hats, Salt Lake City’s winter Olympics and Pink crowing “Get This Party Started” on the radio, 32 of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications Andrew Kozan of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, stepped off the plane Tuesday morning in Puerto Rico with one thing on his mind: golf. Like thousands of other fans he made the trek to take in the PGA TOUR's Puerto Rico Open. Unlike the thousands of other fans though, he will be experiencing the tournament from inside the ropes. Andrew earned a Sponsor's Exemption into the PGA TOUR event by winning the AJGA's Puerto Rico Junior Open presented by EaglesDream Golf Academy. With a final-round push, Kozan claimed a three-stroke victory and entry into the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Caley Beacham, AJGA Communications Berger close to first PGA TOUR win A sudden-death playoff against Padraig Harrington was the only thing that stood between Daniel Berger and his first PGA TOUR win. The two-hole playoff at the Honda Classic ended in Harrington’s favor, but Berger’s second-place finish is still his best TOUR finish since turning pro in 2013. Berger, a 2011 AJGA alumnus, entered the final round of the Honda Classic, at even-par, and shot 6-under-par 64 to put himself in position for the playoff. The finish is projected to move Berger up 33 spots in the FedEx Cup... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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by Brett Polachek, AJGA Communications O'Sullivan makes history At the age of 16, AJGA member Hannah O’Sullivan made history this weekend becoming the youngest player in Symetra Tour history to win an event. Her tournament total of 15-under-par 201 at the Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club was a tournament record. O’Sullivan became one of three women, joining Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson, to win an event on the LPGA Tour or Symetra Tour before her 17th birthday. O’Sullivan, who has been an AJGA member since 2010, has competed in two AJGA events at Longbow Golf Club, finishing T3 in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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by Caley Beacham, AJGA Communications Another AJGA alumnus secured a PGA TOUR win at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Brandt Snedeker finished 22-under-par 265 for the weekend shooting 5-under-par 67 in the final round to secure a three-stroke win. With this win, AJGA alumni have won four of the first five PGA TOUR titles in 2015. Pump that fist Brandt Snedeker, you're the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am champ. pic.twitter.com/DluAdaxmXn — GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) February 15, 2015 This was Snedeker’s seventh PGA TOUR victory, and his first since winning the RBC Canadian Open in 2013. During his PGA TOUR career,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Brett Polachek Rodgers wins Colombia Championship Presented by Claro AJGA alumni Patrick Rodgers won his first Web.com Tour title at the Colombia Championship Presented by Claro with a 17-under-par 267. Rogers birdied No. 18 to shoot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round, forcing a playoff with Steve Marino. Rodgers went on to sink a 10-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to win the tournament. Rodgers played four years with the AJGA racking up 10 top-10 finishes, one victory, and two selections to the AJGA Scholastic All-America Team. Rodgers went on to be a three-time All-American at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at AJGA Blog
Before some of the best boy junior golfers in the world take on The Club at Carlton Woods, check out a breakdown of some of the significant numbers from the longest-running boys-only Invitational on the AJGA schedule. 72 players are in the tournament field 44 players have committed to play college golf, either verbaled or signed 31 Rolex Junior All-Americans are in the field 29 years the event has occurred, making it the AJGA's longest-running, boys-only Invitational 19 players have won an AJGA event during their junior career 17 states represented by players in the tournament field 15 players are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Michelle Hantak, AJGA Communications The Field The 2015 ANNIKA Invitational field features seven of the top 10 girls in the Polo Golf Rankings. Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, South Carolina, Nelly Korda of Bradenton, Florida, Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii, Elizabeth Wang of San Marino, California, Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Florida, Angel Yin of Arcadia, California, and Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Georgia, are Nos. 4-10 in the Polo Golf Rankings. During their AJGA careers, these girls have posted a combined 17 victories and 53 top-five finishes. International Ties With her victory at the 2014 ANNIKA Invitational Europe, Marion Veysseyre... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Caley Beacham Koepka continues AJGA Alumni win streak AJGA alumni Brooks Koepka claimed his first PGA TOUR title at the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a 15-under-par 269. Koepka shot a 7-under-par 64 in the third round to put himself in contention on Sunday. His 5-under-par 66 in the final round was just enough to win by one stroke and avoid a four-way playoff. Koepka played in AJGA events for three years, from 2005-2007, and he compiled six AJGA top-10 finishes including one victory at the 2005 Ashworth Junior at Highland Oaks. He continued his career at Florida State... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Liz Healy, AJGA Communications On February 13, 72 of the best boys in junior golfers in the world will descend on The Woodlands, Texas, for the 2015 CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods. In 2014, Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Illinois, went bogey-free for 53 holes shooting a final-round 6-under-par 66 to capture his first AJGA Invitational victory. Ghim was chasing more than just his first Invitational victory, he carded a tournament total of a 12-under-par 204, two strokes less than the 54-hole tournament record set by Jordan Spieth in 2011. With the victory, Ghim added his name to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Michelle Hantak, AJGA Communications In 2009, LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam and the ANNIKA Foundation teamed up with the AJGA for the first time to host an AJGA girls-only Invitational. This partnership created an award-winning tournament that not only provides participants with an opportunity to compete at a high level, but also allows them to learn from Annika. Reunion Resort Reunion Resort in Reunion, Florida, has hosted the ANNIKA Invitational on its Watson Course since the event’s inception. The par-72 course spans 7,257 yards and has garnered numerous accolades from Golfweek, Golf Digest and GOLF magazines as being one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications The beginning of the year for the AJGA often features some fresh faces among the full-time staff. This year is no different with 10 tournament coordinators and one finance coordinator joining the ranks of seasoned veterans. Here’s a look at the newest members of the AJGA staff: Meghan Cobb Hometown: Boise, Idaho Alma mater: University of Idaho AJGA internship: Class of 2014, summer Twitter Handle: @mrosec5 Sports claim to fame: I hold two city and three high school swimming records. Fun Fact: I won an Oreo stacking contest at a local grocery store and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Caley Beacham Haas wins Humana Challenge AJGA alum Bill Haas secured his sixth PGA TOUR win at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. This win shot Haas up 118 spots in the FedExCup Rankings to No. 9. Haas used a final-round 5-under-par 67 to earn the win, but it wasn’t without drama. Haas held a one-shot lead when he reached No. 18, and landed in a bunker off the tee. While five players waited for a potential six-player sudden-death playoff, Haas two-putted for par and the win. Three AJGA alumni were in a five-way tie for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at AJGA Blog
One set of twins. The field for the Preseason Junior at Morongo featured a set of twins. Skyler and Madison Wood are 2017 graduates, and were playing in their first AJGA event. The twins played in the same group during the final round, with Skyler finishing tied for second and Madison taking home fifth place. Two holes-in-one. It is rare to have a hole-in-one during a weekend of AJGA tournaments, which makes it even more remarkable that there were two holes-in-one between the three tournaments. At the EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Championship, Alissa Yang of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, knocked in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Chris Ceman (@AJGACeman) and Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda) One of the AJGA's greatest stars wasn't even in the field... Spotted around Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon was another familiar face of the AJGA, the club's Director of Golf Henry Liaw. The native Southern Californian played with the AJGA from 1999-2002, earning Rolex Junior All-America honors in each of his last three seasons. In his first-ever AJGA event, Liaw won the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, his first of five AJGA top-10 finishes. In 2001, Liaw added his name to the history books by winning the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Caley Beacham, AJGA Communications Walker repeats title at Sony Open in Hawaii After finishing second at last week’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions, AJGA alum Jimmy Walker defended his title at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Jan. 18. He shot a dominating 23-under-par 257, shooting an 8-under-par 62 in the third round and a 7-under-par 63 in the final round to finish nine strokes ahead of Scott Piercy. Piercy, also an AJGA alumnus, shot a 14-under-par 266 to claim second on the leaderboard. Harris English, Gary Woodland, and Matt Kuchar, all AJGA alumni, finished in a three-way tie for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Caley Beacham, AJGA Communications Reed wins fourth PGA TOUR title It took a sudden-death playoff to do it, but AJGA alum Patrick Reed defeated fellow AJGA alum Jimmy Walker at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in a one-hole playoff. Reed’s late surge on Nos. 15 through 18 pushed him into a tie for the top spot on the leaderboard at 21-under-par 271 with Walker, who had only one birdie on the back nine. This was Reed’s fourth PGA TOUR win, and his first since winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March 2014. Reed claimed an AJGA victory and seven top-six... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at AJGA Blog
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By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications The AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championships are two tournaments designed to help unsigned high school seniors, who have not signed or commited to play college golf, gain exposure to college coaches. The AJGA Senior Boys Championship featured 78 boys while the AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championship showcased the talent of 54 boys and 22 girls. College coaches watch AJGA Senior Boys Championship winner Colin Hamilton putt on No. 18 College Coaches The AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championships are exclusively for high school seniors who have not signed a National Letter of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at AJGA Blog
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By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda), AJGA Communications Spieth wins again Former Rolex Junior Player of the Year Jordan Spieth set two tournament records at the Hero World Challenge, winning by 10 shots with a 26-under-par 262. Spieth broke the tournament record of 266 set by Tiger Woods in 2007 and Davis Love III in 2000, and surpassed Woods’ record largest winning margin of seven, by three strokes. The win comes a week after Spieth captured the title at the Emirates Australian Open, where he used the same ball all 18 holes of his final-round 63. His superstition of never switching balls... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at AJGA Blog