#AJGAAlumni in the headlines (August 31, 2015)

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By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications

Jason Day took home his second victory in three weeks at The Barclays. Day shot a 19-under-par 261 to beat out Henrik Stenson. Bubba Watson finished in third and was the highest finishing AJGA alumni. Watson carded rounds of 65-68-67-69 for a tournament total of 11-under-par 269. Zac Blair and Zach Johnson rounded out the top five with T4 finishes.

Kris Tamulis claimed her first LPGA Tour victory at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Tamulis shot a 17-under-par 271 for a one-stroke victory over AJGA tournament host Yani Tseng and fellow AJGA Alumni Austin Ernst. Sydnee Michaels and Lexi Thompson finished T4 with tournaments totals of 14-under-par 274. Stacy Lewis, Jaye Marie Green, Nannette Hill and Julieta Granada rounded out the AJGA alumni in the top 10.

Tamulis played in AJGA events in 1998 and 1999. Her best finish came at the 1998 AJGA Polo Golf at Patterson Club where she finished in fourth. The FSU graduate played in a total of seven AJGA tournaments before heading to college. She turned pro in 2005.

Dicky Pride took home the trophy at the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz. He shot a 20-under-par 264 to win by three strokes over Tim Herron. Pride shot rounds of 65-66-66-67 to win his first Web.com Tour event. His last win came on the PGA TOUR in 1994. Curtis Thompson and Shane Bertsch rouned out the alumni top-five.

The first 25 players to earn their PGA TOUR card were announced after this weekends events. Below is a list of the 14 players on the list who are AJGA alumni:

  1. Patton Kizzire
  2. Martin Piller
  3. Peter Malnati
  4. Smylie Kaufman
  5. Kelly Kraft
  6. Wes Roach
  7. Shane Bertsch
  8. Jamie Lovemark
  9. Michael Kim
  10. Bronson Burgoon
  11. Steve Marino
  12. Andrew Landry
  13. Lucas Lee
  14. Patrick Rodgers

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