By Jared Dunn, AJGA Communications
At the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, AJGA alums Robert Streb and Will MacKenzie took first and T2, respectively. Streb’s final-round 7-under-par 63 forced a playoff with MacKenzie and Zimbabwe’s Brendon de Jonge, which he won in two holes. The victory was Streb’s first on the PGA TOUR.
Streb played AJGA golf from 2001-05, claiming his sole junior victory at the OSSO Junior at Oak Tree in 2004, earning him honorable mention Rolex Junior All-America accolades. He signed with Kansas State where he was an honorable mention All-American in 2009 before turning professional.
MacKenzie’s junior career spanned 1988-89, where he collected three top-five finishes in five events. His best showing was at the 1989 Pinehurst Junior Invitational, where he placed third. He turned professional in 2000.
Murdaca played the infamous No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass when he competed at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf.
AJGA alum Antonio Murdaca of West Hindmarsh, Australia, became the first Australian to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. His seven-stroke victory at Royal Melbourne Golf Club set a tournament record for the largest margin of victory. In addition to the title, Murdaca earned an invitation to the 2015 Masters.
In three AJGA events spanning 2010-12, Murdaca’s best finish came at the 2012 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open, where he was runner-up. He also competed at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf in 2010 and the Thunderbird International Junior in 2012.