AJGA alumni post weekend wins

Video - Korda wins 2008 Betsy Rawls Championship

A trio of AJGA alumni captured professional victories over the weekend on the PGA, LPGA and European Tours.

Phil Mickelson notched the 40th win of his career Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Now tied for ninth on the PGA TOUR’s all-time wins list, Mickelson ended his AJGA career with 12 victories, which has topped the AJGA record book since his last win in 1989. His three straight wins at the Rolex Tournament of Champions led to three Rolex Junior Player of the Year crowns (1986-1988), and both streaks are the longest in AJGA history.
 
Mickelson has wins in each of the last nine PGA TOUR seasons; similarly, he recorded a victory in all five seasons of AJGA competition. He remains a proud supporter of the AJGA, as he served as a National Chairman from 2002-2010 and is a driving force behind the Thunderbird International Junior.
 
Jessica Korda prevailed in a six-player playoff, the largest in LPGA history, to win her first career title at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. A 25-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole sealed history, as Korda became the fifth LPGA player to win at the age of 18 or younger.
 
She is only two years removed from an AJGA career that included three nods to the Rolex Junior All-America First Team (2008-2010). She won the 2008 McDonald's Betsy Rawls Girls Championship and posted a 2-0-1 record for the victorious U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2009.
 
Rafael Cabrera-Bello won the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic, outlasting a field that included Lee Westwood (T2) and Rory McIlroy (T5). The Spaniard fired a final-round 68 en route to his second European Tour victory.
 
Cabrera-Bello made three starts in his AJGA career, with his best finish being a T32 showing at the 2000 Thunderbird International Junior. Among his fellow competitors at that event were Ryan Moore, Kevin Na and Hunter Mahan.

 
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1
Thomas Sullinger
145
T
2
Chase Lakari
149
T
2
Jack Kunkel
149
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Total
1
Tabytha Robinson
160
T
2
Samantha Kellstrom
161
T
2
Marissa Kirkwood
161
AJGA Junior at The Legends presented by Plaza Motors
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Total
1
Matthew Liston
140
2
Varun Chopra
144
3
Pierce Aichinger
146
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Total
1
Micheala Williams
147
2
Kailie Vongsaga
149
T
3
Madasyn Pettersen
150
T
3
Belinda Hu
150
T
3
Amy Matsuoka
150
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Boys
Total
1
*Brandon Yoon
142
2
Joe Parrini
142
T
3
Ethan Ng
144
T
3
Alexander Yun
144
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1
Lauren Peter
144
2
Yoonju Shin
147
T
3
Mallory Lovell
148
T
3
Crystal Wang
148
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Total
1
Brady Pevarnik
147
T
2
Bruce Shober
148
T
2
Michael Sydnes
148
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Total
1
Lauren Muhlbauer
154
2
Carolyn Wang
159
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161
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