COCA-COLA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP AT BOYNE HIGHLANDS
Boyne Highlands Resort - Moor Course
Harbor Springs, Mich. •
July 4 - 7
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. --
results from the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Boyne Highlands Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6832. Rating: 73.7. Slope: 141 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6028. Rating: 75.5. Slope: 137
Ghim solidifies win in the final round at Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands Armstrong earns first AJGA win in the Girls Division at Boyne Highlands Resort - Moor Course
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. — Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., finished at 11-under par 205 to take the win at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands. In the Girls Division, Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoor, Ill., carded an 8-under-par 208 tournament total to take her first AJGA win in her last AJGA event.
The Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands was a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Boyne Highlands Resort — Moor Course in Harbor Springs, Mich. The tournament field included 105 boys and 36 girls, ages 12-18 from 14 states, Canada, Colombia and Thailand. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 6,832 yards and the Girls Division played at 6,028 yards.
Ghim extended his lead to 10 strokes after carding a 4-under-par 68 in the final round. Shooting an identical front nine score in both the second and final rounds, Ghim credited consistency as a leading factor to his success.
“Today I felt good from the start,” Ghim said. “The front nine felt like a carbon copy of yesterday's round, and this week I struck the ball better than I ever have. This win makes me excited for the weeks to come.”
In second place, Adam Wood of Zionsville, Ind., carded a 1-under-par 215 tournament total. Drew Miller of Thousand Oaks, Calif., came in third scoring an even-par 216. Tied for fourth, Sean Friel of Rochester Hills, Mich., Will Seger of Jasper, Ind., Henry Do of Ypsilanti, Mich., Voramate Aussarassakorn of Bangkok, Thailand, Michael Nagy of Manistique, Mich., and Max Kollin of Farmington Hills, Mich., all finished at 1-over-par 217.
In the Girls Division, Armstrong went wire-to-wire for the victory in her last AJGA event before attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall. Armstrong, who finished four strokes ahead of the field, wanted to continue her game plan going into the final round.
“I was back in it today,” Armstrong said. “I just focused on the shot at hand and hoped for the best. It feels great to be swinging well again.”
Finishing in second, Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, carded a 4-under-par 212 tournament total. Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., came in at 1-under-par 215 to secure third place.
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Boyne Highlands Resort, located in Harbor Springs, Michigan, is home to The Golf Channel's Big Break X: Michigan. The full-service resort lures golfers with 72 holes of public play championship golf and delights vacationers with its Scottish charm. Luxury accommodations, savory cuisine, a par-3 course, horseback trail rides and the Young Americans Dinner Theatre make Boyne Highlands Resort a popular destination for golf and family vacations. Golf and lodging packages start at $76 per person. For more information, visit www.BOYNE.com.
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The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.