Jr. PGA Championship Begins at Shaker Hills
It was a wonderful day for the first round of the New England Junior PGA Championship at Shaker Hills Golf Club in Harvard, MA. A total of 72 players teed off on Wednesday to compete for the top two spots within their overall division. Those two finishers in each the boys or girls divisions will move on to play in the 42nd Boys or Girls Junior PGA Championship, hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri in late July.
Cole Anderson led the charge for the boys overall division finishing with a 71 (-1). Cole was able to birdie three holes, with one bogey and one double bogey. Alexis Florio led the charge for the Girl’s overall division, completing the round with a 73 (+1). Alexis birdied three holes throughout the day. She had two bogeys but finished strong with a great chip-in for eagle on the 18th to put an exclamation point on her day, and finish at the top of the girls division.
A Summer of Competition Continues in New England
Junior PGA Championship Information
As the summer heats up, male and female junior golfers hope their golf game does too as they prepare for the 2017 New England Section Boys Junior PGA Championship, and New England Section Girls Junior PGA Championship. The Championship will take place at Shaker Hills GC on Wednesday-Thursday, July 5-6, 2017.
The champion will have the opportunity to join 144 of the nation’s top male or female junior golfers in the PGA of America’s premium junior event, the 42nd Boys or Girls Junior PGA Championship, hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri. The Country Club of St. Albans has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 courses in the state of Missouri by Golf Digest and looks to be a fantastic venue for the event. The Boys Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 31-August 3, 2017, and the Girls Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 18-21, 2017.
This year’s Championship will have twice the field size of previous years. This means each of the 41 PGA of America Sections will receive two invitations for each boys and girls: one for the New England Section Boys and Girls Junior Champions, and the other a New England Section At-Large Bid (Runner-Up).
Juniors must be no older than 18 years of age on August 3, 2017.