COCA-COLA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP AT BOYNE HIGHLANDS
Boyne Highlands Resort - Moor Course
Harbor Springs, Mich. •
July 4 - 7
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. --
results from the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Boyne Highlands Resort.
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6832. Rating: 73.7. Slope: 141 Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6028. Rating: 75.5. Slope: 137
Ghim Captures Lead at Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands Armstrong retains position in Girls Division at Boyne Highlands Resort - Moor Course
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. — Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., carded a second-round score of 6-under-par 66 to jump into the lead at 7-under-par 137 at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands. Ashley Armstrong of Flossmoor, Ill., shot a 5-under-par 67 to stay atop the Girls Division with a tournament total of 8-under-par 136.
The Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands is a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Boyne Highlands Resort — Moor Course in Harbor Springs, Mich. The tournament field includes 105 boys and 36 girls, ages 12-18 from 14 states, Canada, Colombia and Thailand. The Boys Division is playing the par-72 course at 6,832 yards and the Girls Division is playing at 6,028 yards.
Ghim started his round with a birdie on No. 1 and finished with a birdie on No. 18. He also had four others, for a total of six birdies and zero bogeys on the day.
“On No. 1, I was looking for a good start,” Ghim said. “I hit a good drive and knocked it to a couple feet, then made the putt for birdie. It made my day a lot easier than yesterday, just by having that good start. I'm happy to be breaking through this week. My goal was to play the best that I could and just put up some good numbers, and I'm happy with my progress.”
Finishing the round in second was Drew Miller of Thousand Oaks, Calif., with a tournament score of 4-under-par 140. Voramate Aussarassakorn of Bangkok, Thailand, concluded the day in third with a score of 1-under-par 143. Tied for fourth place are Brandon Barrows of Lake Orion, Mich., Blaze Hogan of Big Rapids, Mich., Joe Hooks of Commerce Twp., Mich., and Will Seger of Jasper, Ind., with scores of 1-over-par 145.
In the Girls Division, despite fighting a bout of food poisoning, Armstrong was able to card five birdies and zero bogeys on the day.
“I didn't feel great, but I think being sick helped me focus on taking one shot at a time,” Armstrong said. “My chipping and putting were consistent, and I was able to get some up-and-downs. It has been a while since I have played well, so it feels great that my hard work is paying off.”
In second place, Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, carded a 1-over-par 73 to stand at even-par 144 for the tournament. Rounding out the top three was Lindsey Weaver of Scottsdale, Ariz., with a tournament total of 2-over-par 146.
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 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 more than 40 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.
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Boyne Highlands Resort, located in Harbor Springs, Michigan, is home to The Golf Channel's Big Break X: Michigan. The full-service resort lures golfers with 72 holes of public play championship golf and delights vacationers with its Scottish charm. Luxury accommodations, savory cuisine, a par-3 course, horseback trail rides and the Young Americans Dinner Theatre make Boyne Highlands Resort a popular destination for golf and family vacations. Golf and lodging packages start at $76 per person. For more information, visit www.BOYNE.com.
Final round tee times for the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands will run from 7:30 — 9:09 a.m. for the first wave and noon— 1:39 p.m. for the second wave off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Boyne Highlands Resort — Moor Course. For more information about the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands, contact Tournament Director Rachel Graves at (770) 861-0519.
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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.