The USA Junior championship was held July 11 and 12th, 2017 at Ballyneal Golf Club in Holyoke Colorado.  Boys and girls from around the United States competed in three different age categories: Girls 13-18, Boys 15 and under, and Boys 16 to 18.

All players were treated to a practice round on July 10th followed by an 18-hole putting tournament on the “Commons” putting course.  Prizes were awarded from Callaway Golf for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age category for the putting tournament.

During round one the players were met with light winds and hot weather.  This certainly tested the players that walked the rolling sand dunes that uniquely characterize Ballyneal as a "walking only golf club."  In round two the wind picked up and made play very difficult.  Steady 25-mph winds swept the golf course and made each shot selection and putt a challenge for all.  Congratulations are in order for all players who competed and made the first annual USA Junior Golf Championship at Ballyneal a great success.

Results in each age category are as follows:

Boys 15 and under

1st:  Jacob Kephart
2nd:  Andrew Ricci
3rd:  Hayes Hutton

Boys 16-18

1st.  Cameron Karney
2ndJordan Stagg
3rdHeston Brown

Girls 13-18

1st Abigail Van Cleave
2ndLindsey Howerton
3rdMeagan Brown

The top three finishers in each category also earned exemptions into the Hurricane Junior Tour Championship.

Please visit www.usajrgolf.com for more information on our long term player development program and playing opportunities for our members.

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