AJGA KNOXVILLE JUNIOR OPEN
Tennessee National Golf Club
Loudon, Tenn. • August 4 - 7
CHAPMAN FIRES 6-UNDER-PAR 66 TO LEAD AJGA
Popson leads Girls Division at
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Knoxville Junior Open is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at Tennessee National Golf Club. The tournament field consists of 75 boys and 23 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states and
Chapman had only 26 putts for his round, a personal AJGA-best that featured nine birdies and three bogeys.
“The putting was the key because I’m usually not that good of a putter,” Chapman said. “I usually hit the ball well and come off the course complaining about putting.”
One shot behind Chapman in second place after a round of 5-under-par 67 is Nathan Kerns of
Popson, who has verbally committed to the
“I was able to hit a lot of fairways and greens, and I had no three-putts,” Popson said. “This is my future hometown so I want to do well. Hopefully I can keep it going.”
In second place at even-par 72 is Victoria Kiser 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.
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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.Second-round tee times for the AJGA Knoxville Junior Open will run from Wednesday off No. 1 tee at Tennessee National Golf Club. For more information, please call AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (678) 617-9917.