Zach Zaback receives his Scotty Cameron putter cover from Vermont Governor Jim Douglas at the Killington Junior Golf Championship.
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 round.
“I made putts on the front nine,” said Jake McBride of Hartville, Ohio, after
posting a 5-under-par 67. “I almost aced No. 3. The ball flew into the bottom of
the cup and then popped out about 20 feet. I had a great birdie putt on No. 4
which definitely kick started my round. I ran in a 45-50 footer on No. 6 and
then birdied Nos. 7 and 9 to go 4-under-par on the front. I made some close
wedge shots on the back and made some quality shots. I am really excited about
getting the Scotty Cameron cover because I don’t even have a putter cover, so I
definitely have been wanting one.”
"My putting was consistently good all week,” said Ashley Armstrong of
Flossmoor, Ill., after a 1-over-par 73. “My irons were good today, I was
able to utilize them well."
"My putting saved me today,” said Lauren Grogan of
Columbus, Ohio. “No. 9 was really hard, especially with the wind and the narrow
fairway, but I was able to make a birdie. It was great to shoot 1-under-par on
the front nine."
Junior Golf Championship
"I hit the ball well and made a lot of putts,” Zach Zaback of Farmington,
Conn., said after a 5-under-par 66 and third-place finish. “I also had a little
bit of luck. I was 5-under-par on the front so I was just trying to grind it
out on the back. It feels good to shoot my personal best in a tournament like
this. My best hole was No. 6. I holed out from 30 or 40 yards for eagle. It got
me excited and I wanted to keep that momentum going."
best hole was No. 17,” said Jacquelyn Eleey of Quincy, Mass., of her 1-over-par
72 round. “I made a 30-foot putt for birdie to get back to even. It felt good
and I was excited."
Stockton Sports Commission Junior
“I reached my goal of getting a win this summer and it feels nice to now have two,”
Boys Division Champion Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., said
after a final-round 5-under-par 67. “Coming from behind, I had no expectations to win."
“I was just trying to treat this like any other round and stay focused,” said
Girls Division Champion Hannah O’Sullivan of Cupertino, Calif., who became the
fourth-youngest player to win an AJGA event. ”I just took one shot at a time
and didn’t want to worry about scores or rankings.”
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