Alexa Pano dominated the field as she won the Rolex Girls Junior Championship last week at the Gold Club at Briar’s Creek in John’s Island, South Carolina. The 14-year old Rolex Junior All-American won her second AJGA title and won her first ever invitational tournament. Ms. Pano won by 4 shots and a 274 total to beat a competitive field that features the top 25 players in the Rolex AJGA rankings.
Alexa Pano’s background includes winning the PDQ/Philadelphia Runner Junior, becoming the youngest player ever to win an AJGA tournament with the age of 12 years and 11 days. For two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017, Ms. Pano was also a Drive, Chip, and Putt champion. She was also a two-time member of the AJGA Wyndham Cup.
In a press release, the teenager was so happy with the win especially being with the presence of his father in the tournament. She further added it was the best father’s day present that she could give to her father.
Earlier this month, Pano played in the Women’s U.S. Open with an exemption and, again, receiving another sponsored exemption to play in the Thornberry Classic LPGA Classic in Oneida, Wisconsin in July.
Ms. Pano was on her third year playing in the event and won a couple of top 5 and top 10 finish before winning it all this year. Lei Ye who already committed to the Stanford University placed second while Phoebe Banker, a Duke University student, places third.