(May 2): Rosales Captures First LPGA Victory
Rosales, 1996 and 1997 Rolex Junior All-American
Rosales of Rowland Heights, Calif., shot a final-round,
seven-under-par 65 Sunday to grab her first LPGA victory
at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy
Rosales, a two-time Rolex Junior All-American, shot
rounds of 70-70-69-65—274 to finish one shot clear
of a group of four players.
LPGA rookie and AJGA alumna Aree Song, the Rolex Junior
Player of the Year in 2000 and a three-time Rolex Junior
All-American, held the lead after three rounds before
Rosales came away with the victory.
Ryuji Imada, the Rolex Junior Player of the Year in
1995, won his second Nationwide Tour title after enduring
a five-hole playoff with Paul Gow at the BMW Charity
Pro-Am at The Cliffs. Imada fired rounds of 70-66-65-69—270
to claim his first Nationwide Tour victory since the
2000 Virginia Beach Open.
addition to being named the Rolex Junior Player of the
Year in 1995, Imada also collected four consecutive
Rolex Junior All-America honors from 1992-1995.