Alums Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler (above) finished second and T3 at the 2014 PGA Championship, respectively.
By Holly Sealey, AJGA Communications
Ireland’s Rory McIlroy secured his second straight major title with a one-shot victory over AJGA alum Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship.
Mickelson finished second with a tournament-total 15-under-par 269. The three-time Rolex Junior All-American competed in AJGA events from 1985-89 boasting 12 victories, the most individual career titles ever held by an AJGA boy. Mickelson was a three-time champion at the Rolex Tournament of Champions and earned the coveted Rolex Junior Player of the Year honor for a record three years.
Henrik Stenson and AJGA alum Rickie Fowler tied for third with a tournament-total 14-under-par 270. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American competed in 2004-06 and had 12 top-10 finishes in 13 starts. Fowler had two AJGA victories during his career, one coming from the 2006 CB&I Boys Championship against a field that included Peter Uihlein, Kyle Stanley, Bud Cauley and Patrick Reed.
Inbee Park finished second after a playoff at the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft.
AJGA alum Inbee Park came in second after a two-hole playoff at the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft. Park finished at 14-under-par 270 to hold on to the No. 3 spot in the Rolex Rankings and claim her 10th top-10 finish this season. Park will have another shot at victory as she returns to defend her title at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, Aug. 14-17.
Before turning professional in 2007, Park recorded eight career AJGA wins from 2001-2005, including the 2002 Rolex Girls Junior Championship and the 2003 Rolex Tournament of Champions. The five-time Rolex Junior All-American and 2002 Rolex Junior Player of the Year won the U.S. Women’s Open in 2008, making her one of five women in history to win both the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship and U.S. Women’s Open.
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