MESA, A.Z. — Hannah O’Sullivan of Chandler, Arizona, fired a 10-under-par 203 tournament total to win the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club by nine strokes. Jacob Solomon of Dublin, California, finished at 3-under-par 210 and won the Boys Division after a one-hole playoff.
O’Sullivan continued her dominance at Longbow Golf Club, shooting her best score in the final round with a 4-under-par 67. In her third-straight appearance at the event, O’Sullivan finally notched the win after a T3 finish in 2013 and a runner-up finish in 2014.
“It’s been a really long time since I’ve won an AJGA event and I’ve come really close at this tournament,” O’Sullivan said. “It means a lot to finally close it out and get the victory, especially at this event. Heather Farr is such an incredible role model for me, so it’s really special.”
The 16-year-old is continuing her meteoric rise on the national stage. Just weeks after becoming the youngest winner in Symetra Tour history at the Gateway Classic at Longbow Golf Club, O’Sullivan has returned to the scene of her record-breaking performance to win one of the biggest Open events on the American Junior Golf Association schedule – The Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club.
The three-time Rolex Junior All-American shot a tournament record 15-under-par 201 in the Symetra Tour season opener. In the first two rounds of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club, O’Sullivan fired back-to-back rounds of 3-under-par 68, and then birdied four of her last five holes in the final round for a 67.
With previous winners such as Paula Creamer, Inbee Park and Alison Lee, the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club is one of the most storied national junior golf tournaments in the country. Of the 32 past champions, 29 have gone on to earn Rolex Junior All-America honors in the same year.
O’Sullivan is currently a junior at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, and is verbally committed to playing for the University of Southern California. In 2014, O’Sullivan played on the winning U.S. team in the Junior Ryder Cup and was a semifinalist in the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Morgan Messick of Tucson, Arizona, was second at 1-under-par 212. In a three-way tie for third at even-par 213 were Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley, California, Kaylee Benton of Buckeye, Arizona, and Ashleigh Park of Mission Viejo, California.
In the Boys Division, Solomon gained ground after 54 holes and finished in a tie with Michael Feagles of Scottsdale, Arizona. The two played a playoff hole on the par-5, 534-yard No. 18, and Solomon edged Feagles by sinking an 8-foot birdie putt.
“In the playoff I hit a great wedge shot onto the green, and I knew the putt was going to drop,” Solomon said. “This is just really special because this is my third year coming back, and being able to finally get my victory here feels incredible.”
After leading through the first two rounds, David Ricciardelli of Scottsdale, Arizona, finished third at 2-under-par 211, and Noah Woolsey of Pleasanton, California, was fourth at 1-under-par 212. Tied at fifth with an even-par 213 were Graysen Huff of Eagle, Idaho, and Alexander Lee of Sacramento, California.