NATIONWIDE INSURANCE JUNIOR
PRESENTED BY THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
Ohio State University Golf Club
Columbus, Ohio • July 6 - 9
Weaver weathers the afternoon wind for lead in Girls Division
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament is an 18-hole stroke play event held at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course. The tournament field features 75 boys and 24 girls, ages 15-18, from 24 states,
“I didn’t hit it that well, but I didn’t miss it in bad spots,”
Chad Merzbacher of Dublin, Ohio, sits alone in second place after a 3-under-par 68. Justin Thomas of
Weaver battled windy conditions in the afternoon, but was able to card a 1-under-par 35 on the front nine with no bogeys. Despite bogeying three of the first four holes on the back nine, Weaver holds a two-shot lead going into the second round.
“I had to hit different clubs off the tee,” Weaver said. “It was a two-club wind on some holes. I shot 35 on the front and I knew at that point I was doing pretty well.”
Emma Talley 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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries.
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AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 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 Nationwide Insurance Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament will run Wednesday from off the No.1 tee. For more information, please contact AJGA Tournament Headquarters at (770) 503-4303.