The Insider September 2014 - Page 15

Chip shots Who Played True True Temper recognizes players who had consistent rounds throughout a tournament. This month’s True performance winner will receive a full set of True Temper Dynamic Gold iron shafts. #AJGA to #GOUSA An all-AJGA alumni team will Seventeen-year-old Kelly Whaley represent the U.S. at the Ryder of Farmington, Conn., finished T2 Cup. Nineteen years bridge the at the AJGA Girls Championship time span between Jim Furyk’s with a 3-under-par 213. Whaley final AJGA event and Jordan played consistently throughout the Spieth’s first AJGA tournament. tournament, shooting 1-under-par Spieth shares the distinction of 71 for all three rounds. She has former Rolex Junior Player of the 13 top-10 finishes at AJGA events, Year honors with teammates Phil including a win at the 2014 Davis Mickelson and Hunter Mahan. Love III Junior Open where she finished It’s in the cards at 1-over-par 211. Whaley is verbally committed to the University of North Carolina and is No. 33 in the Polo Golf Thirty-two former AJGA players Rankings. earned 2015 PGA TOUR cards through the Tour including 2005 Gary Gilchrist Golf Preseason Series success Academy Junior All-Star Team member Bud Cauley and 2009 FJ Invitational champion Justin IMG Academy Preseason Series participants succeed at the next level John Lazor started his of Westwood, AJGA career Thomas. Mass., at the Preseason Junior at Nemacolin in 2012 with an 11-over-par 151 to finish sixth. Since then, the 2015 grad has notched four top-15 finishes at AJGA events, earned his first AJGA win at the 2014 CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior with a 1-under-par 215 and moved to the No. 74 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings. 2015 grad and unsigned? The AJGA will once again offer playing opportunities for unsigned seniors in Las Vegas, Dec. 5-7. The fields offer college coaches the final chance to fill their rosters for the upcoming season. The application deadline is Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. ET. The Insider // September 2014 15