Two boys and three girls recorded the low final-round score at the Charles Howell III Junior Championship. The winners stop at the scoreboard to pose with their Scotty Cameron putter cover.
Each week, the AJGA honors one boy and one girl at every AJGA
tournament who shoot the low final-round score. Below we hear from
players at recent events as they recount the defining moment of their
Charles Howell III Junior Championship
“My driver gave me good
position and my irons were able to get me close to the hole,” said Alex
Ehlert of Raleigh, N.C., after a 2-under-par 70. “It means a lot to
win the lowest final round, especially in a tournament with a field
like this one.”
“My putter was really working for me on the back
nine,” said Jonathan DiIanni of Kernersville, N.C. “I was able to be
in the fairways. It’s great to win a Scotty Cameron putter cover
because I always wanted one.”
“I was so excited, I started
crying when I finished,” said Girls Division champion, Taylor Ramsey of
Bradenton, Fla. “I really needed this win, it has been a long time
coming. I have a lot more confidence.”
“I started really well
today and got ahead early,” said Ashlan Ramsey, after a 1-over-par 73
and runner-up finish. “I didn’t hit my irons very well today and Taylor
capitalized on that with making birdies. I had a good couple of holes
early. I hit birdie on No. 2 and then hit within an inch to make birdie
on No. 3.”
“I played really consistently the whole week,” said
Alexandra Milan of Lutz, Fla. “It means a lot to me to win the Scotty
Cameron putter cover because this was a tough field.”
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands
highlight of my round was when I birdied No. 18. I hit a drive down the
fairway, 190 yards from the pin,” said Sean Friel of Rochester Hills,
Mich., after firing a 5-under-par 67 to finish in second place. “I hit
my 6-iron to about seven feet from the hole and made the putt for
birdie. It feels great, this is my lowest round ever."
highlight of my round was winning the playoff,” said Christina Foster
of Concord, Ontario, whose final-round 1-under-par 71 helped her
capture the Girls Division title. “I hit a great second shot about five
feet from the hole and made birdie to win."
Lessing's AJGA Classic
hit my approach shots really close and had four birdies in a row,” said
Brian Tohir of New Canaan, Conn., after a second-place finish.
“Sixty-eight is my second-lowest tournament round, so I’m happy,
especially with the scores being so high this week.”
to go low but I didn’t expect to do as well as I did,” said Jonathan
Ortiz of Winter Garden, Fla., after a low round 3-under-par 68. “I hit
a great shot on 18 to get me back to 3-under. I shot 3-under on the
front nine and kind of lost it through the back nine but made a birdie
on No. 18 with a nice little flop shot in there to three feet.”
great to get the low round,” said Ryan Triller of Street, Md. “I’ve
seen a lot of people who have [Scotty Cameron award putter covers] and
it would be cool to have one just to say you did that.”
really excited because I remember last summer when I started playing
AJGA and my first event,” said Courtney Hooton of Del Mar, Calif.,
who carded a 2-under-par 69 to claim a four-shot victory. “When I came
in fourth, I remember seeing the winner's picture on the internet and
said, 'I just want my picture there.' So I'm really excited about it.
It means a lot to win."
AJGA Nebraska Junior at Quarry Oaks
made a 15-footer for par on No. 13,” said Spencer Sheets of Centennial,
Colo., after firing a final-round 6-under-par 65. “That was really it
“I made back-to-back birdies on Nos. 2 and 3 and that
really got me rolling,” said Alexandra Sborov of Pleasanton, Calif., of
her even-par 71.
Sean O'Hair Junior All-Star Championship
had an eagle on No. 2 after a poorly hit 3-wood, but it ended up about
four feet from the hole,” said Brandon Pierce of Covington, La., whose
8-under-par 64 gave him his first AJGA win. “After I missed the same
distance putt on No. 1 for birdie, I regained my confidence after that
putt. Obviously the double-eagle on No. 9 didn't hurt either."
birdied No. 17 after I hit a bad tee shot and then hit an iron into the
green and got it close and made birdie,” said Hee Wook Choi of San
Diego, Calif., capturing her first win with a 1-over-par 73. “My
putting was good today and the playoff was fun also."
"I had a
birdie on No. 17 that really helped me throughout the round,” said Anna
Sophia Bohmer of Cali, Colombia. “I only had one birdie, but I played
consistent all day."
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