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July 17, 2017

Champions Report: July 17

Ana Gonzalez and Grant Lincecum topped the Valero Junior Texas Open field.
Carson Bacha and Sophie Zhang-Murphy earned their first victories at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Talbot supported by The Frana Family.

ACDS Championship at Lake Merced

Two first-time victories were earned this week at the ACDS Championship at Lake Merced. Darren Lin of Chino Hills, California, carded an even-par 72 in the final round for a tournament total of 1-under-par 215 to claim his first AJGA victory. Bibilani Liu of Cupertino, California, went wire-to-wire to secure her first AJGA victory. The Boston College commit tallied a 3-over-par 75 in the final round for a tournament total of 6-over-par 222.

AJGA Junior at The Legends presented by Mid America Chevy Dealers

Holden Grigg of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, notched his first AJGA victory with a low final-round score of 5-under-par 67. Grigg tallied six birdies during the final round to finish at 2-under-par 214 for the tournament. In the Girls Division, Brooke Matthews of Rogers, Arkansas, earned her second AJGA win finishing nine strokes ahead of second place for a tournament total of 7-under-par 209. The University of Arkansas commit carded 18 total birdies during the tournament.

AJGA Junior All-Star at Talbot supported by The Frana Family

Carson Bacha of York, Pennsylvania, led all three rounds to eventually take the Boys Division title. Bacha signed for a tournament total of 3-under-par 213 for his first AJGA victory. Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Beijing, China, carded five birdies and an eagle on No. 5 during the final round to win the Girls Division at 3-over-par 219.

Valero Texas Junior Open

Houston's Grant Lincecum recorded a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to be crowned the Boys Division champion and secure the low score of the day. The 18-year-old is a Texas State University signee. Ana Gonzalez of Monterrey, Mexico, claimed her first-ever AJGA victory with a 1-under-par 71 in the final round. The University of Texas at San Antonio signee finished with a tournament total of 3-over-par 219.

Jim Bell Memorial Junior presented by Perry Golf

Leopoldo Herrera III of Doral, Florida, went wire-to-wire after an opening-round 69 to top the Boys Division. The Girls Division was decided after a sudden-death playoff between Izzy M. Pellot and Jenny Kim. Pellot, a 12-year-old from Altamonte Springs, Florida, eventually emerged as the victor after a par on the fourth hole of the playoff.

WinCraft / McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends

Madelyn Jones of Austin, Texas, earned her first AJGA victory behind a 6-over-par 222. The victory was her first with the AJGA in her second season. Paul Stankey of Wayzata, Minnesota, topped the Boys Division at 5-under-par 211 behind the strength of 13 birdies and an eagle.