Competing for the East at the Wyndham Cup in 2002 and 2004 was only one of many accomplishments in the LPGA star's junior career.
By Jared Dunn, AJGA Communications
South Korean AJGA alumna Inbee Park defended her title at the Wegman’s LPGA Championship, defeating fellow alumna Brittany Lincicome in a one-hole playoff. The two finished at 11-under-par 277 as Park claimed her fifth major title on the LPGA Tour. In 2013, Park also won via playoff, besting Catriona Matthew of Scotland.
Before turning professional in 2007, Park recorded eight career AJGA wins from 2001-05, 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.
Also a five-time Rolex Junior All-American, Brittany Lincicome competed in AJGA events from 2000-04, tallying four victories, including her first AJGA event, the 2000 AJGA Tampa Bay Classic. As a junior, she amassed nine top-five finishes and competed in the Wyndham Cup from 2001-04, playing for the East.
Bill Haas was runner-up at the 2014 Wyndham Championship falling to Camilo Villegas by one stroke. Haas carded 22 birdies, tied for the most in the tournament, on his way to a 16-under-par 264.
During his junior career, Haas’ lone victory came at his first AJGA tournament, the 1998 Greensboro Chrysler Junior Classic. Following his win, Haas collected five top-15 finishes and Rolex Junior All-America honors in 1998 and 1999. He was also a member of the East Team in the 1999 Wyndham Cup.
Haas started his collegiate career at Wake Forest by winning the 2001 ACC Rookie of the Year. He holds the Demon Deacon record for the most individual wins with 10 and posted 29 top-five finishes, including a second-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship. Haas, a three-time first team All-American, also accumulated two All-ACC honors including his 2003 ACC Player of the Year trophy.
Bronson Burgoon took two victories back-to-back in 2005 for his two AJGA titles, at the Thunderbird International Junior and the PING Junior at The Woodlands.
Martin Piller picked up his first Web.com Tour victory of the season, and his third overall, at the News Sentinel Open Presented by Pilot, shooting 22-under-par 262 to defeat fellow alumnus Bronson Burgoon by two strokes. Piller’s impressive showing included three eagles, while Burgoon’s 25 birdies were enough to secure his best professional finish to date.
Piller competed in AJGA events from 1999-2004, with his best showings coming at the 2001 AJGA Compaq Junior All-Star Classic at Kingwood and the 2001 AJGA Marsh Kansas City Junior, where he finished T2. He totaled four top-10 finishes and went on to play for Texas A&M before turning professional in 2008.
Burgoon played AJGA golf from 2000-05, winning the 2005 Thunderbird International Junior and PING Junior at The Woodlands. He also participated in the 2005 Wyndham Cup, playing for the West. His collegiate career was highlighted by lifting Texas A&M to a national title in 2009, his senior year. He turned professional in 2010.
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