Ashley Menne of Surprise, Elizabeth Caldarelli, Kelly Su, and Bailee Tayles, all of Scottsdale, are set to compete in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship this week July 16-21 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California.
Founded in 1983, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is a non-profit organization that introduces Arizona’s youth to the game of golf and helps junior golfers develop golf and life skills through competitive programs and tournaments. In addition to developing programs at schools and assisting Arizona golf courses with their junior programs, the JGAA conducts more than 100 programs and activities, including etiquette clinics, tournaments, and college prep seminars throughout Arizona each year. The JGAA awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships. The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation continues to guide the organization and is instilled in all of its members.
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The 2018 IMG Academy Junior World Championship was held July 9-13 in San Diego. Preston Summerhays of Scottsdale posted the best score in the Boy’s 15-18 division among Arizona participants on Torrey Pines South Course with a third-place finish at 2-under-par 286 (74-72-70-70), a mere two strokes off the pace. Ben Lorenz of Peoria ended up five strokes back at 1-over-par 289 to earn a T10 finish.
The Phoenix City Junior Championship teed off July 5-6 at Aguila Golf Course with Kobe Valociek (69-73) of Peoria edging out Ryan Plodkowski (71-71) of San Diego in a playoff for the win in the Boys Championship Division.
The first local qualifier for the IMG Academy Junior World Championship to be held July 9-13 in San Diego, the IMG Academy Junior World Qualifier contested June 21-22 at Raven Golf Club ended with two players tied for first place in the Boys Championship Division.
Hayden Sayre of Phoenix and Ashley Menne of Surprise took home top honors at the Willie Low Invitational Presented by MJ Insurance, a JGAA Junior Masters Series tournament contested June 25-26 at Phoenix Country Club.
Caden Christopherson of Chandler fired a final-round, 6-under-par 66 – including a clutch birdie on the last hole – at Talking Rock Golf Club to capture first place at 7-under-par 137 (71-66), one stroke ahead of Chandler’s Mahanth Chirravuri who finished in second place at 6-under-par 138 (71-67).
Preston Summerhays, 15 of Scottsdale, became the youngest winner of the Utah State Amateur after closing out University of Utah golfer, Kyler Dunkle, 3-and-2 for the victory on Saturday, June…