Weekend wrap-up (August 20)

Sergio Garcia at the 1998 Marsh Junior at Apawamis.

Sergio Garcia claimed his sixth PGA TOUR title at the Wyndham Championship, held Aug. 16-20, at Sedgefield Country Club. The victory marks Garcia’s first TOUR win since 2008 when he won THE PLAYERS Championship.

Garcia earned several prestigious achievements during his junior career. In 1995, he became the youngest player to win the European Amateur. He went on to win the British Boys Amateur Championship (1997) and the British Amateur Championship (1998). Garcia played in two AJGA events and was named honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in 1998 after winning the Marsh Junior at Apawamis.

AJGA alum Shawn Stefani claimed his first Web.com Tour victory at the Midwest Classic presented by Cadillac, held Aug. 16-19. Stefani entered the final hole tied with fellow alum Russell Henley and made birdie to win by two strokes and post 17-under-par 267.

The Web.com rookie competed in eight AJGA tournaments from 1998-2000, recording top-25 finishes in three. Stefani went on to compete at Lamar University, where he appeared in every tournament his sophomore through senior years.

Following his victory at the Midway Classic presented by Cadillac and a T9 finish at the Panama Claro Championship in March, Stefani is ranked 12th on the money list and is in good standing to earn his PGA TOUR card this season.

Former University of San Diego player Jake Yount won the 109th Northern California Golf Association Match Play Championship at Spyglass Hill, besting Eric Ash, 6 and 4. Yount is the first post-collegiate player to win the championship since Matt Bettencourt in 2001.

Yount captured two top-10 AJGA finishes, including a tie for eighth at the 2005 PING Phoenix Junior at ASU Karsten. During his collegiate career, Yount posted four top-10 performances, highlighted by a second-place finish at the Kaua’I Collegiate.  In 2008, he was named the WCC Player of the Year after winning medalist honors at the WCC Championships in a sudden-death playoff.

Matthew Fitzpatrick, who competed in the 2011 The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf, was victorious at the 36-hole final of the 86th British Boys Amateur Championship at Notts (Hollinwell) Golf Club. The 17-year-old from England defeated Wales’ Henry James, 10 and 8. Since winning the North of England Under 16 Open in 2010, Fitzpatrick went on to capture a top-10 finish at the European Young Masters. Earlier this year he won the Selborne Salver.

 

 

 

 

 
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Weekly Results
Randy Wise Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
Donnie Trosper
203
2
Beau Breault
209
3
Tyler Pearson
210
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Gonzales
214
2
Riley Rennell
216
T
3
Megan Furtney
218
T
3
Aiko Leong
218
AJGA Junior at Bethesda
Boys
Total
1
Chad McCann
211
T
2
Graham Hutchinson
213
T
2
Nathan Chuwait
213
T
2
Van Thomas
213
Girls
Total
1
Shannon Brooks
212
2
Julie Luo
220
3
Brynn Walker
223
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Rij Patel
228
T
2
Nelson Pang
231
T
2
Sam Wu
231
T
2
John Hilliard Catanzaro
231
Girls
Total
1
Brooke McDougald
232
2
Jiayu Kong
233
3
Belinda Hu
239
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
Boys
Total
1
Clay Seeber
202
2
Ricky Castillo
204
T
3
Eddy Lai
208
T
3
Joseph Chun
208
Girls
Total
1
Brittany Park
215
T
2
Carolyn Zhao
218
T
2
Yealimi Noh
218
Coca-Cola Junior All-Star at Sugarloaf
Boys
Total
1
Won Jun Lee
219
2
Mason Nome
227
T
3
Scott Roden
229
T
3
Brady Keran
229
Girls
Total
1
Hailey Jones
239
2
Lindsay May
243
3
Katie Lee
244
PBE Qualifier - California
Boys
Total
T
1
Kevin An
71
T
1
Yash Majmudar
71
T
3
Lucas Carper
72
T
3
Alex Chin
72
T
3
William Draper
72
T
3
Joseph Burlison
72
T
3
Yu-Jen Cheng
72
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Vogel
70
T
2
Sophia Hui
74
T
2
Waverly Whiston
74
T
2
Ty Akabane
74
T
2
Samantha Gong
74
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