Three boys and four girls make the cut at local qualifiers to compete for championship
On the boy’s side, Longbow Golf Club hosted a USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier on June 21-22 where 79 boys from four states and four countries competed for four spots to the upcoming 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur to be held July 18-23 at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee.
Trueman Park (67-71) of Chandler finished at 4-under-par 138. Mason Andersen of Chandler earned a spot after following a first-round 75 with a blistering 65 to finish at 2-under-par 140. Daniel Thompson took the final spot after shooting 68-72—140. They will compete in a 156-player field at the 7,301-yards, par-72 Pete Dye creation (The Honors Course) that debuted in 1983.
On the girl’s side, Mesa Country Club hosted a USGA Girls Junior Amateur Qualifier June 13 where 45 girls from five states competed for five spots to the upcoming 2016 U.S. Girls’ Junior to be held July 18-23 at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.
Ashley Menne of Surprise posted an even-par 72; Breyana Matthews of Scottsdale finished at 1-over-par 73; and Scottsdale’s Kelly Su earned a spot with a 2-over 74. Tucson’s Haylin Harris qualified outside of Arizona at Battleground Golf Course in Indiana with a score of 74.
Schedule of Events — Boys & Girls
- Round 1: Monday, July 18 (Stroke Play, 18 holes)
- Round 2: Tuesday, July 19 (Stroke Play, 18 holes)
- Round of 64: Wednesday, July 20 (match play)
- Round of 32/Round of 16: Thursday, July 21 (match play)
- Quarterfinals/Semifinals: Friday, July 22 (match play)
- Championship Match: Saturday, July 23 (36 holes)
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
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