Stacy Lewis speaks at the 2013 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open.
By Holly Sealey, AJGA Communications
U.S. Women's Open
Stacy Lewis maintains her spot at No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings after she finished second at the 2014 U.S Women’s Open. In an attempt to close the gap on champion Michelle Wie, Lewis posted eight birdies to close with 4-under-par 66 in the final round.
Lewis competed in nine AJGA tournaments as a junior, with her best showing being a tie for fourth at the 2002 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior. Following her junior career, she attended the University of Arkansas and was a four-time All-American and the 2005 SEC Freshman of the Year.
KPMG LLP is partnering with Lewis to host the third annual KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open. The tournament, featuring a 132-player field, is being hosted by the Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club in Rogers, Arkansas, June 23-26.
While picking up his second PGA TOUR win at the 2014 Travelers Championship, Kevin Streelman set a TOUR record for most consecutive birdies to end a round, finishing with seven in a row. He carded a 7-under 28 back nine to polish off a 6-under-par 64 final round. Streelman finished the weekend 15-under-par 265 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. He finished one stroke ahead of fellow AJGA alum Sergio Garcia, who tied for second with K.J. Choi.
Streelman competed in four AJGA events as a junior. His career was highlighted by a runner-up finish at the 1996 Wilson Grand Geneva Junior Championship. He went on to compete at Duke University where he claimed medalist honors at the 2001 Intercollegiate and helped the Blue Devils win five tournaments.
Patrick Rodgers made headlines with his professional debut at the Travelers Championship. He shot a 4-under-par 276 to finish T46 at TPC River Highlands. He made the cut by four strokes, spurred on by a first-day total of 4-under-par 66, which placed him in a tie for 16th going into the second round. The Stanford product was joined by three other former AJGA golfers making their debut (Bobby Wyatt, Joey Garber and Stanford teammate, Cameron Wilson).
Rodgers enjoyed a decorated junior career with the AJGA prior to his collegiate and professional success. He was named a Rolex Junior All-American and HP Scholastic Junior All-American in both 2009 and 2010, and was a member of the East squad at the 2010 Wyndham Cup. The 2010 Rolex Tournament of Champions runner-up is the former No. 1-ranked amateur golfer in the world. He also tied Tiger Woods’ team record with 11 victories at Stanford.
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