Patton Kizzire won his first event on TOUR at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico by outlasting a late charge from Rickie Fowler. His 19-under-par 265 topped Fowler by one stroke.
Kizzire, a Rolex Junior All-American in 2003 and 2004, won two tournaments with the AJGA in the early 2000s before going on to compete for Auburn University.
Fowler secured a runner-up finish the week before he will head to Jupiter Island Golf Club for an outing with the AJGA’s top charitable fundraisers through the Leadership Links program.
There’s a new No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings: Shanshan Feng. Feng won the Blue Bay LPGA in her home country of China to become the first Chinese golfer – male or female – to ascend to the top of golf’s world rankings.
Feng tapped in for par on the final hole of the tournament to edge out former Rolex Junior All-American Moriya Jutanugarn by one stroke at 9-under-par 279.
In the two weeks since Feng announced her partnership with the AJGA for the inaugural Buick Shanshan Feng Girls Invitational, she has two LPGA wins in Asia.