For the first time in more than 20 years, the Junior America’s Cup ended with a tie for first place. Utah and San Diego posted matching 4-over-par 643s to earn co-championship honors at Blackhawk Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta, July 22-25.
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In winning the Boys Championship, Kobe Valociek of Peoria blistered the par-71 golf course at The Legacy Golf Resort with rounds of 65 and 63 en route to a 14-under-par 128 at the PING Invitational held July 23-24. In the Girls Championship division, Peoria’s Mattison Frick posted 71-68 highlighted by an eagle in the final round on No. 8. She added two birdies on the way in to win for the second time this season.
Scottsdale’s Preston Summerhays, 16, captured the US Junior Amateur on Saturday, July 20. The week before, he set the record for the youngest two-time winner of the Utah Men’s State Amateur, and now he can add one of the most prestigious amateur golf titles to his expanding list of accomplishments.
The 2019 Junior America’s Cup kicks off July 22-25 with team Arizona set to compete at Blackhawk Golf Club in Edmonton, Alberta among an elite international field of 18 teams representing Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico I, Mexico II, Montana, Nevada, Northern California, Oregon, San Diego, Southern California, Sun Country, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Scottsdale’s Jackson Van Slyck topped the field of 16 players in the Boys Championship division at the Arizona Junior Match Play Championship held at Desert Forest Golf Club July 16-17, while #1 Seeded Ashley Menne prevailed in the Girls Championship division.
The 2019 IMG Academy Junior World Championship was held July 9-12 on Torrey Pines South Course in San Diego. Ben Lorenz of Peoria improved on his T10 finish last year with a T3 finish this year in the Boy’s 15-18 division at 9-under par (69-71-71-68—279), two strokes off the pace.
Preston Summerhays made the record books – again! For the second-consecutive year, the Scottsdale resident and JGAA member won the Utah Men’s State Amateur. Last year at age 15, he broke the 101-year-old record as the youngest to win.
The Prescott City Junior Championship teed off July 9-10 at Antelope Hills Golf Course. In the Boys Championship division, Prescott resident Trevor Lewis finished the first round tied for first…
The Phoenix City Junior Championship teed off July 2-3 at Aguila Golf Course with Cade Anderson of Scottsdale carding two eagles in the final round for a tournament-low 66 to finish at 7-under-par 137 in the Boys Championship division.
The Mesa City Jr / IMG Jr World Qualifier Presented by IHOP held at Dobson Ranch and Viewpoint Golf Resort ended with two players tied for first place in the Boys Championship division.