Lei (Angelina) Ye of Bradenton, Florida, came from behind to win the first Invitational of the year at the ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex. The Stanford University verbal commit’s final-round 1-under-par 71 matched the lowest score of the day and was enough to provide a two-stroke victory over Lucy Li of Redwood Shores, California. Ye was the only player in the field to finish the tournament under par. The 2017 Rolex Junior All-American is No. 8 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Jun Min (Jimmy) Lee of Mission, Texas, won his first AJGA event at the Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship. Lee carded back-to-back under-par rounds with a second-round 3-under-par 69 and a final-round 2-under-par 70 for the one-stroke victory. The Texas A&M verbal commit had four top-10 finishes in 2017, including a second-place finish at last year’s Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship.
Katherine Muzi of Walnut, California, won the Callaway Golf Junior Championship by five strokes. The high school senior was one of only two players in the field to card an under-par round with her first-round 1-under-par 70. Muzi signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Southern California.
Dylan Menante of Carlsbad, California, took home the Callaway Golf Junior Championship in his first event of 2018 with a playoff victory over Hazen Newman of Las Vegas, Nevada. Menante’s final-round 3-under-par 68 paved the way in his come-from-behind victory. This is the second year in a row that the high school junior opened his year with a victory, after winning the 2017 Tathata Golf Junior All-Star Championship.
Sarah-Eve Rheaume of Lac-Delage, Quebec, won her first-career event at the Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship on the second hole of a playoff with Jensen Castle of West Columbia, South Carolina. Rheaume was one of two players in the field to card a round at even par or better with her second-round even-par 72. The high school senior’s previous best finish came in 2017 at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf at T3. She signed a National Letter of Intent with Furman University.