By Amanda Herrington (@AJGAAmanda), AJGA Communications
AJGA alumna and tournament host Stacy Lewis was named Rolex Player of the Year for the 2014 LPGA season. She also received the Vare Trophy, for lowest scoring average, and topped the LPGA Official Money List, becoming the first player since fellow tournament host Yani Tseng, to sweep all three honors.
Lewis competed in nine AJGA tournaments as a junior, with her best showing coming at the 2002 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior where she tied for fourth. 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.
A three-time tournament host, Lewis will return in 2015 to host a new event on the AJGA schedule.
A year after fellow AJGA alum Peter Uihlein, Brooks Koepka was named the 2014 Sir Henry Cotton European Tour Rookie of the Year. He won the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and recorded four other top-10 showings to earn the title.
Before signing with Florida State University, Koepka competed in 11 AJGA events from 2005-07. He collected six top-10 finishes including a victory in his second AJGA start, the 2005 Ashworth Junior at Highland Oaks. In his final season, he tied for ninth alongside Uihlein at the 2007 Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf en route to honorable mention Rolex Junior All-America accolades.