It has been a banner season thus far for U.S. Girls’ Junior champions on the LPGA Tour. Lexi Thompson (2008) and Minjee Lee (2012) have recorded victories, and Ariya Jutanugarn (2011) held a late lead in the year’s first major championship, the ANA Inspiration, before 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion and world No. 1 Lydia Ko rallied to seize the title.
On Sunday at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas, 2006 Girls’ Junior champion Jenny Shin claimed her first LPGA Tour victory. Shin, who was born in the Republic of Korea but moved to Southern California with her family at the age of 9, posted weekend rounds of 65-67 to win the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout by two strokes.