By Laney Mullaney, AJGA Communications
Matt Every earned his second PGA TOUR victory and successfully defended his title with a one-stroke victory over Henrik Stenson at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. In his time in the AJGA, Every recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a win at the 2001 International Junior Masters, and was named a 2001 Rolex Junior All-American. Every went on to a successful golf career as a University of Florida Gator where he earned All-American honors all four years.
Morgan Hoffmann had a stand-out week at Bay Hill, leading the tournament for the first two rounds before earning a fourth-place finish. This marks his third top-five PGA TOUR finish, previously tying for fifth at the 2013 Byron Nelson Championship and placing third at the 2014 BMW Championship. Hoffmann, a 2007 first-team Rolex Junior All-American, recorded four victories during his AJGA career including wins at the 2008 Houston Boys Invitational at Redstone presented by HP and Administaff, the 2007 Junior PLAYERS Championship and the 2006 Polo Golf Junior Classic.
Daniel Berger made history when he recorded the first albatross ever at Bay Hill, holing his second shot on the par-5 sixth hole. The former Rolex Junior All-American’s historical moment helped him to a 10-under-par total and a T13 finish.
Wes Roach earned a third-place finish in the Web.com Tour Chile Classic. Roach earned seven top-10 finishes as an AJGA player and was named a 2006 Rolex Junior All-American before playing golf at Duke University.
Roach was joined in the top 10 by Greg Eason (tied for fifth) and Jamie Lovemark (seventh). Lovemark was a three-time Rolex Junior All-American before playing at the University of Southern California.
Stacy Lewis posted a second-place finish at the LPGA Tour JTBC Founders Cup, finishing at 18-under-par and three strokes behind winner Hyo Joo Kim. Lewis holds 11 LPGA Tour victories, was named the 2012 Rolex Player of the Year and earned the 2013 Vare Trophy.
Austin Ernst tied for sixth in her first top-10 finish this season, after carding a 68-67-73-65 for a tournament total of 15-under-273. Ernst was a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and recorded two AJGA victories before playing golf at Louisiana State University, where she was the 2011 NCAA individual champion and earned NGCA First-Team All-American honors.