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Battling For a Spot in The Masters and Open Championship 

The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship has come to conclusion at Sheshan International Golf Club, the host venue of the JGTA’s season-ending Championship Invitational, taking place June 16-19, 2020. Heading into the final round, 12 current or former AJGA members sat in the top-20. For those who keep an eye on AJGA news, a few of the players towards the top of the leaderboard were easily recognizable.

AJGA Champion, University of South Florida Bull and 2015/2016, first-team Rolex Junior All-American Won Jun Lee is T5, was one-shot off of the lead heading into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. USC Trojan and 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion Lin Yuxin sat T7, just 2-shots off of the lead. Six-time AJGA Champion and second-overall on the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Karl Vilips, sat T11 at 4-under-par heading into the final round. Finally, sitting at T16 was 10th overall Rolex AJGA Ranked Bo Jin as well as AJGA Champion Hiroshi Tai.

Who took home the trophy? It was nonother than 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion and current USC Trojan Lin Yuxin. Lin came up big with back to back birdies in the first playoff in tournament history to win over world number 1 amateur Takumi Kanaya.

Good luck in the Masters and Open championship, Yuxin Lin.

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About The Southern Junior

The second edition of The Southern Junior is making its debut October 29 – 31, 2019 as the first tournament on the JGTA’s 2019-2020 schedule. The event is sanctioned by the JGTA and awards AJGA PBE Status per Junior Order of Merit, the official ranking system of the JGTA and only source for AJGA PBE Status in Asia. The official host venue of the event, Zhuhai Golden Gulf Golf Club, has been honored as one of Southern China’s elite golf venues and is sure to test Asia’s top-ranked junior golfers.

About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia

The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the governing body for competitive junior golf tournaments in the Asia-Pacific for young golfers to hone their skills at the highest level, developing into successful Collegiate athletes and future champions of the game. Members of the JGTA compete alongside other top-ranked players from across the region, who share similar competitive standings and aspirations for greatness.

JGTA tournaments are ranked on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Tour’s official ranking system, and the source for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific. Players earn Merit Points from their performance in JGTA events to improve their standing on the Junior Order of Merit. Following the end of each JGTA season (approx. June 1st), the top-performers (60 players total) are awarded AJGA PBE Status according to their final standing on the Junior Order Of Merit.

The JGTA strictly adheres to the competitive entry principles of its partners and the highest standards of performance based entry, to ensure the most competitive tournament fields at all times.