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.
Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship
“I would say the highlight of my round was the birdie I made on No. 1, my tenth hole," said Andrew Ettinger of Boca Raton, Fla., who shot 7-under-par 65 and finished T10. "I had just come off my first bogey of the day and bounced back strong as I headed into my back nine."
“The highlight of my round was hole No. 9 because I made a very long putt (for birdie),” said Yu Liu of Beijing, after carding a 5-under-par 67 on her way to victory. “Also, I made an eagle on No. 13 with a 16-yard chip.”
Preseason Junior at White Hawk presented by South Shore Sports
“It means a lot to win this award,” said Harrison Boling of Hinsdale, Ill., who finished in a tie for fourth after a final-round even-par 72. “It took a lot of focus out there to shoot low with the winds as strong as they were, so I am really proud of that. I was one-under through the hardest nine holes of the course and that really got my confidence up.”
“I didn’t have any expectations coming into this weekend,” said Ellen Kehoe of Campbellsville, Ky., after firing a 2-over-par 74 to finish tied for second. “I just wanted to enjoy the experience. Walking away with this award makes me feel like I belong with these great players.”
Junior All-Star at River Ridge
“I hit better shots in regulation into the green,” said Gustavo Romero of Mexico City, after shooting even-par 72. “I played with the wind – if I wanted to go right I’d hit it left and if I wanted to go left I’d hit a little right.”“I had a chip-in on No. 5,” said Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley, Calif., who shot a 2-under-par 70 and went on to win the event. “I wanted to chip it close so I tried to read the break. I chipped a little over the break because I knew it would have some sidespin and I just made it.”