ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Hiwan Golf Club
Evergreen, Colo. • June 12 - 15
HARIGAE GRABS LEAD AT ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
EVERGREEN, Colo. — Mina Harigae of
Conducted by the AJGA, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship is a 54-hole
stroke play event held at Hiwan Golf Club. The 83-player field features juniors
from 24 states,
Harigae built a three-stroke lead on the front nine, then shot a 1-under-par 34 on the back to hold off a hard-charging Rah.
“The course played a lot tougher today,” Harigae said. “I had a lot of great par saves and that kept me going. Tomorrow, I just have to take my time and not make the mistakes. This is a tough golf course and anything can happen.”
Rah finished the final two holes birdie-birdie en route to a 3-under-par back nine. Her second shot on No. 18 hit the flagstick and stopped 18 inches from the cup. She converted the putt to put a finish on an up-and-down day that included an 8-over-par front nine.
“I just kept playing,” Rah said. “I didn’t get mad or let it affect me. I was happy to finish and feel a lot better going into tomorrow.”
Jessica Wallace of
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. The AJGA, the largest Association of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.
Friday’s final round will begin at off the No. 1 tee at Hiwan Golf Club. For more information about the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, please contact AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (303) 674-3366 ext. 324.