Kary Hollenbaugh of New Albany, Ohio, went wire-to-wire to earn her first victory of 2018 at the Golfweek Junior Tour at New Albany Country Club. In the first round, Hollenbaugh holed two front-nine birdies to open up a seven-shot lead. In the second round, the 14-year-old started off with a birdie on No. 1 to increase her lead, and she added two more on Nos. 6 and 7 to eventually win by eight strokes. In 2018, Hollenbaugh has two top-15 AJGA finishes, with her best one coming at the Memorial Junior, where she finished T12.
Andrew Goodman of Norman, Oklahoma, used a stellar second round to win the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour / Texas Junior Golf Tour Red River Challenge. Entering the second round tied atop the leaderboard at 1-under-par 69, Goodman holed three birdies in the round to outlast his competition and take a three-stroke victory. Since 2017, the University of Oklahoma commit has five top-15 finishes in AJGA competition, including a tournament title at the 2018 Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities.
Katie Li of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, grabbed her first tournament title of 2018 at the Philadelphia Junior Tour’s Bustard Memorial Junior Invitational (Girls ages 11-15). In her only round of the weather-shortened tournament, Li holed four birdies, including three consecutive ones on Nos. 11, 12 and 13. An AJGA member since 2017, Li has four top-five finishes in AJGA events, including a career-best T2 finish at the 2018 Golf Performance Center Junior All-Star.
Oscar Zimmerman of Cincinnati, Ohio, fired a 6-under-par 134 at the Golfweek Junior Tour at NCR Country Club. Zimmerman sank three first-round birdies to take a three-stroke lead. From there, the 17-year-old never looked back, as he holed two birdies on his first three holes to begin the second round, and he added four more to finish the round with six at a total of 4-under-par 66. Zimmerman, an AJGA member since 2016, has two top-20 finishes in 2018 at the AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior at ArrowCreek and the AJGA Junior at Lake Merced.