NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT QUAD CITIES
Glynns Creek Golf Course
HOFFMANN WINS FIRST AJGA TITLE AT NIKE GOLF JUNIOR AT QUAD CITIES
Do wins girls division by a commanding 10 shots
Hoffmann’s total of 5-under-par 211 was enough to hold off Minghao Wang of
In the girls division, Brianna Do from
The Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Glynns Creek Golf Course. The tournament features 84 of the nation’s premier junior golfers, ages 12-15, from 24 states and
“This is my first AJGA win, and it’s the greatest win I’ve ever had,” Hoffmann said. “It’s the best I’ve ever played.”
Hoffmann held a one-stroke lead over Jace Long of
“I had a great front nine and managed the course really well,” Hoffmann said.
Hoffmann had never broken 80 in five previous AJGA rounds, but after working on his game last summer he cut his handicap from a 12 to scratch. Now, the 14-year-old has his sights set on even loftier goals – and this win represents the first step toward achieving them.
“I’m just going to keep plugging along until college and try to go pro,” he said. “That’s my goal. I admire the pros – their swings are just beautiful to watch.”
Brett Spencer from
Do, who didn’t want to come to the tournament because she would miss her eighth grade graduation, could only smile upon leaving the eighteenth green and realizing she won.
“It was pretty rough out there – really cold, rainy and windy,” she said. “All I was concentrating on was making pars.”
Do held an eight-shot lead entering the final round, and ended up winning by 10. Taylore Karle 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 has a membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 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. Rolex Watch
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 Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.
For more information on the Nike Golf Junior at Quad Cities, contact the AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (770) 868-4200.