The ACDS / Ryan Moore Junior at Oakbrook is held annually in early July at Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood, Washington, just outside Seattle. This AJGA Open event sees ACDS come together with two-time Rolex Junior All-American and PGA TOUR pro Ryan Moore, who in 2017 returned to his home state of Washington to support the event for the fifth consecutive year. 96 AJGA players (72 boys, 24 girls) ages 12-19 compete in the 54-hole stroke play tournament, and this year’s tournament field included seven AJGA champions. The boys initial tournament field required a status of 4 Performance Stars or more to gain entry; 9 Boys with 3 Performance Stars gained entry via PBE tiebreaker. Meanwhile, the girls initial tournament field required a status of 15 Performance Stars or more to gain entry.
2017 Champions: Local player Sean Kato (2018) from Redmond, Washington took the boys division posting scores of 64-70-68–202. In the girls division, Ashley Menne (2020) from Surprise, Arizona finished atop of the field with 64-68-70–202.
The ACDS Championship at Lake Merced was held July 9-11 this year at the historic Lake Merced Golf Club outside San Francisco, in Daly City. This marked the first AJGA Open Championship in ACDS name, and saw 78 juniors from six states and four countries, including 13 former AJGA champions, compete in a 54-hole stroke-play with 36 holes played on day 1. In 1922, locals bought the 140 acres near San Francisco to create the Lake Merced Golf Club. In the late 1920s, the course was redesigned by Dr. Alister MacKenzie and went on to host the San Francisco Open in the 1930s. In 1990, the club hosted the US Junior Amateur and has hosted qualifying events for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s Open. The 2017 AJGA Open marks the first AJGA event held at this one of the nation’s premier golf venues.
Of 78 AGJA members in the tournament field, 25 had committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
The boys initial tournament field required a status of 17 Performance Stars or more to gain entry; 1 boy with 16 Performance Stars gained entry via PBE tiebreaker. Meanwhile, the girls initial tournament field required a status of 16 Performance Stars or more to gain entry; 3 girls with 14 Performance Stars, the next highest status level, gained entry via PBE tiebreaker.
2017 Champions: Darren Lin (2018) from Chino Hills, California took the boys division posting scores of 69-74-72–215. In the girls division, Bibilani Liu (2017) from Cupertino, California finished atop of the field with 74-73-75–222.
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