Lone Star Victory

Montrose’s Stangebye fires final-round 69 to claim title in AJGA event in Texas

By Gary Baines – 03/24/2019

Micah Stangebye of Montrose ventured down to Texas and will return home with an American Junior Golf Association title.

Stangebye, the reigning Class 4A state high school individual champion, scored a one-stroke victory on Sunday in the AJGA Preview at Fair Oaks Ranch in Texas.

Competing in a field of 63 in the boys tournament, Stangebye posted rounds of 72-69 for a 3-under-par 141 total. He made six birdies and three bogeys in the final round to edge Aram Yenidjeian of Argentina, who also closed with a 69.

Fellow Coloradan Jack Tickle of Centennial (153) also placed in the top 20, in 19th place.

Lexi Schulman of Vernon Hills, Ill. won the girls tournament by three strokes. She and Stangebye are pictured above in an AJGA photo.

Elsewhere in AJGA Action for Coloradans: Charlotte Hillary of Cherry Hills Village placed sixth in the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship in Austin, Texas. She shot rounds of 78-72-74 for an 8-over-par 224 total. … And Maxwell Lange of Golden tied for fifth in the AJGA Preview at River Ridge for competitors 12-15. Lange went 74-75 for a 5-over-par 149 tally.