by Brett Polachek, AJGA Communications
O'Sullivan makes history
At the age of 16, AJGA member Hannah O’Sullivan made history this weekend becoming the youngest player in Symetra Tour history to win an event. Her tournament total of 15-under-par 201 at the Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club was a tournament record. O’Sullivan became one of three women, joining Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson, to win an event on the LPGA Tour or Symetra Tour before her 17th birthday.
O’Sullivan, who has been an AJGA member since 2010, has competed in two AJGA events at Longbow Golf Club, finishing T3 in 2013 and 2nd in 2014 at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. The University of Southern California verbal commit is scheduled to make her third appearance at that event in 2015.
Zalatoris wins Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase
Will Zalatoris, a freshman at Wake Forest University, won the inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase with a 4-under-par 67 at Riviera Country Club. Out of the other 14 college athletes that competed that day, Zalatoris was the only one to shoot under-par. With his win, Zalatoris was able to tee it up with the pros that week in the Northern Trust Open. He carded rounds of 75-71 and missed the cut by two strokes.
Zalatoris played with the AJGA from 2009-13. The Rolex Junior All-American won two AJGA tournaments in his five-year career, and won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in 2014.