Shimel earns top spot in Girls Division by three strokes
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Richmond Junior Qualifier was an 18-hole shotgun stroke play event held at the 6,992-yard, par-72 Salisbury Country Club. Juniors were competing for 15 spots (12 boys and 3 girls) for the upcoming AJGA Richmond Junior.
Starting on No. 13,
“I played real well today,”
In lieu of playing in this weeks event,
“I had already committed to a high school tournament before this, so I just wanted to come out here and get some great experience.”
Also qualifying with Holladay and Klein were Alexander Retsch-Bogart of Chapel Hill, N.C.; Jason Cohan of Wayne, Pa.; Christopher Wirt of Roanoke, Va.; Myles Vlachos of
In the Girls Division, Shimel carded seven consecutive pars to start her round and finished her first nine at 1-over-par. While five bogies on her back-nine slowed her pace, Shimel birdied her final hole, No. 17, to finish her medalist achieving round.
“I’m very honored to win this with such a good girls field,” said the 13-year-old Shimel. “I didn’t expect this at all.
“It’s really nice to end (the summer this way).”
Megan Trachok of
With Shimel, Trachok, and Paolini all opting out to use their exemption at later a time, Meredith Swanson of
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The AJGA Richmond Junior will begin Tuesday at off the No. 1 tee at Salisbury Country Club. For more information about the AJGA Richmond Junior, please contact tournament headquarters at (804) 320-8255.