Sep. 24, 2012
Weekend wrap-up (September 23)
fired a final-round 2-under-par 68 for a three-shot victory at the TOUR
Championship by Coca-Cola, Sept. 20-23, capturing the FedEx Cup. The win in
Atlanta marks his fourth career PGA TOUR title and second of the season.
During his junior career, Snedeker posted three top-20 AJGA
finishes and received Rolex Junior All-America honorable mention honors in
1998. He also earned individual medalist honors at the 1998 AJGA Music City
Junior Team Challenge, where his team of Adam Shanks, Noble Judy and Alan Weant
took the top prize.
The Tennessee-native attended Vanderbilt University where he
received All-SEC honors three years in a row. During his senior season,
Snedeker was named SEC Male Golfer of the Year, becoming the first Commodore to
receive the distinction, after a year that included seven top-10 finishes and
three victories. Before turning professional in 2003, he won the U.S. Amateur
Public Links Championship.
Of the top five players in the final FedEx Cup standings,
four are AJGA alumni: Brandt Snedeker,
Tiger Woods, Nick Watney and Phil
Stacy Lewis notched
her third LPGA Tour victory in five months at the Navistar LPGA Classic, Sept.
20-23, in Prattville, Ala. Lewis closed with a 3-under-par 69 to hold off defending-champion
Lexi Thompson by two strokes. With
her win, Lewis reclaimed the No. 2 spot in the Rolex Rankings.
Lewis’ AJGA career included nine tournaments, highlighted by
a T4 finish at the 2002 Aaron’s / Bob Estes Abilene Junior and a seventh-place
finish at the 2002 Junior All-Star at Colonial. Following her junior career,
she attended the University of Arkansas. A four-time All-American, Lewis
recorded 12 collegiate victories and was named SEC Freshman of the Year in