In 2004, Brian Harman made a 50-foot birdie putt to win the FJ Invitational for the second consecutive year
By Preston Smith, AJGA Communications
Brian Harman tallied his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2014 John Deere Classic. The AJGA alum grabbed a share of the lead with a first-round score of 8-under-par 63. He secured the victory with three more rounds under par, carding a tournament-total 22-under-par 262. Harman becomes the seventh former University of Georgia Bulldog to win on TOUR this season and earned the final spot in the Open Championship which runs July 17 – 20. In second place was fellow AJGA alum Zach Johnson, who also jumped out to an 8-under-par 63 after the first round. Johnson would finish one stroke behind Harman with a 21-under-par 263.
A two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year and three-time Rolex Junior All-American, Harman collected five victories in AJGA play between 2001 and 2005. Harman won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2003 before going on to play at the University of Georgia. He represented the United States on two winning Walker Cup teams in 2005 and 2009.
Johnson competed in two AJGA events as a junior, with his best finish coming at the Wakonda Junior Classic. He went on to compete at Drake University from 1995-98.
Andres Gonzales captured the title at the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank after finishing all four rounds with at least a share of the lead. Gonzales was especially efficient on hole No. 1, shooting 6-under-par (two eagles and two birdies) through four days.
Gonzales competed in three AJGA seasons, logging a personal best fourth-place finish at the 2000 PING Phoenix Junior at ASU Karsten. In 2001, Gonzales finished among the top 10 at the AJGA Compaq Junior at Trophy Lake. Gonzales competed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for three seasons.
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