COLUMBUS JUNIOR PRESENTED BY THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
The Country Club at Muirfield Village
Dublin, Ohio •
July 12 - 15
DUBLIN, Ohio --
results from the Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Country Club at Muirfield Village.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6835. Rating: 71.7. Slope: 129 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6090. Rating: 74.7. Slope: 136
7-under-par 65 at the Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament Weaver
jumps to an early lead at The Country Club at Muirfield Village
DUBLIN, Ohio – Nicholas Grubnich of Crown
Point, Ind., carded a 7-under-par 65 in the first round of The Columbus Junior
presented by the Memorial Tournament. In the Girls Division, Lindsey Weaver of
Scottsdale, Ariz., last year’s winner, posted a 6-under-par 66 to lead first-round
Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament is a 54-hole stroke play
tournament conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at The Country
Club at Muirfield Village. The tournament field features 75 boys and 24 girls,
ages 12-18, from 17 states, Thailand, Mexico and Canada. The Boys Division is
playing the par-72 course at 6,835 yards while the Girls Division is playing at
6,090 yards. Grubnich
fired seven birdies on the back nine to card a 7-under-par 29. He credited his successful
round to putting. “My
putting was accurate today,” Grubnich said. “I made a nice 12-foot birdie putt
on No. 10 and it really boosted my confidence and kept me motivated. I am going
to try and stay consistent and keep making my putts and fairways for the rest
of the tournament.” In
the Boys Division, Andrew Fogg from Greenwood, Ind., and Alex Carpenter of
Westerville, Ohio, are tied for second place at 5-under-par 67. Zach Yinger of
Sidney, Ohio, and John Callahan of Hinsdale, Ill., are tied for fourth place at
4-under-par 68. Weaver
was consistent hitting every fairway on the front nine and rallied on the back
nine after a five hour rain delay birdying the last three holes to claim the
lead in the Girls Division. “I
had to think process instead of outcome today,” Weaver said. “I was successful at
keeping my mental game positive after the rain delay which really helped my
the Girls Division, Samantha Swinehart of Lancaster, Ohio, sits in second place at an
even-par 72 and Lauren Grogan of Columbus, Ohio, carded 2-over-par 74 for
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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an
annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000
junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship
opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the
Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial
assistance to young players in need. Titleist,
the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the
Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which is in its third decade
of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007,
after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier
alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf.
Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA
Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Cristie
Kerr, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel. Second-round tee times for the
Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament will run from 7 a.m. –
12:20 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at The Country Club at Muirfield Village. For more
information about the Columbus Junior presented by the Memorial Tournament
please contact Tournament Director Jonah Beck at (678) 617-2425.
The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
What is Leadership Links?
Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.
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.