Lee, Ortengren Claim Titles in 44th Annual Rolex Tournament of Champions

Eric Lee of Fullerton defeated Jackson Koivun of San Jose in an all-California playoff to win the Boys Division in the 44th annual Rolex Tournament of Champions at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Meja Ortengren of Sweden claimed the Girls Division with a six-stroke victory over Alexa Pano of Lake Worth, Fla., and Anna Davis of Spring Valley was the highest-placed Californian in solo third.

The Boys Division played on the Fazio Course in the first and third rounds, and the Champion Course in the second and final rounds, while the Girls Division played on the Champion Course in the first and third, and the Fazio in the second and last.

Lee, who has committed to Cal, finished with a score of 69-71-67-71—278, 8-under-par, while Koivun wound up at 67-68-70-73—278, making a birdie on the final hole of regulation to force the playoff.

Benjamin James of Milford, Conn., was third at 69-70-70-71—280, followed by Caleb Surratt of Indian Trail, N.C., at 69-71-70-71—281, Michael La Sasso of Raleigh, N.C., at 68-71-71-73—283, Boyd Owens of Baton Rouge, La., 70-69-75-70—284, and Matthew Comegys of Van Alstyne, Texas, at 70-74-69-72—285.

Luke Clanton of Miami Lakes, Fla., shot 75-74-69-69—287 to tie for eighth with Jack Turner of Orlando, Fla., who finished at 70-73-69-75—287, and Bryan Lee of Fairfax, Va., was 10th at 68-78-70-72—288.

Ortengren led virtually wire-to-wire to win the Girls Division with a score of 68-70-67-72—277, followed by Pano at 69-74-70-70—283, and Davis at 73-74-71-71—289.

Kelly Xu of Claremont totaled 73-74-75-68—290 to tie for fourth with Yurang Li of Fullerton, who finished at 69-75-73-73—290, Megha Ganne of Holmdel, N.J., who wound up at 73-73-78-66—290, and Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville, Fla., who came in at 71-71-76-72—290.

Cayetana Fernandez of Spain posted a score of 73-73-75-70—291 to tie for eighth with Maelynn Kim of Katy, Texas, who shot 73-73-74-71—291, while Charissa Shang of Carlsbad carded a score of 74-79-72-67—292 to tie for 10th with Kiara Romero of San Jose, who totaled 76-73-74-69—292, Rianne Malixi of San Bernardino, who finished at 72-78-72-70—292, and Bridget Ma of Orlando, Fla., who wound up at 71-77-73-71—292.

For complete results, visit: https://www.ajga.org/tournaments/2021/rolex-tournament-of-champions/leaderboard

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