American Golf Junior Championship Line Up Finalised

The best score in qualifying was from Joshua Berry of Doncaster Golf Club who posted a fantastic round of 66

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All qualifiers have been completed for the 2016 American Golf Junior Championship at Gainsborough and there were some stunning scores recorded...

American Golf Junior Championship Line Up Finalised

This summer, junior golfers across the UK and Ireland have been battling it out for a place in the third American Golf Junior Championship.

The final will be held at Gainsborough Golf Club and will see qualifiers in four categories from six regional events take to the fairways in a bid to claim one of the titles on offer.

Leading the way for the qualifiers is Joshua Berry (main image) of Doncaster Golf Club who posted a fantastic round of 66 in the Scottish qualifier. Close behind is Nathan Newton from Upton by Chester Golf Club who shot a 68 at High Legh Park.

Related: 2015 American Golf Junior Championship

The Best Net category also saw some fantastic scores. Gaudet Luce Girls junior section provided the winner and runner up in the mixed Best Net category with a score of 10-under from Amy Reane and a 7-under from Grace Brown.

Alice Brooks capped an incredible day for Gaudet Luce by taking the Best Gross title with a round of 2-over.

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Alice Brooks with her prizes

The Cardiff and Shire qualifiers became family affairs with Glamorgan County players, brothers Kurtis Wara and Jacob Harrington Wara taking first and second spots in the Best Gross at Cardiff.

Ryan and Tiger Georgiou progressed from The Shire with runner up in Best Gross for Ryan and the PING Star of the Future award in the under 8 category for Tiger for the best display of the spirit and character of the game of golf.

The PING Star of the future award is at the heart of what is important to American Golf with these Championships as American Golf Director of Marketing and Communications, Daniel Gathercole, explains, “I’m delighted that the quality of golf on show gets better every year at the Junior Championship but it’s the sportsmanship and attitude of these young golfers that impresses me most. We wanted to create an event that brings together the best junior golfers in the U.K. & Ireland but also showcases the best attitude and character at the heart of golf. With the help of our fantastic sponsor PING we’ve created a wonderful event that is competitive, sporting and most of all, fun.”

The final of the American Golf Junior Championship is at Gainsborough Golf Club on 17th August.

Elliott Heath
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