THUNDERSTORM HALTS QUALIFIER
30 positions filled for 54-hole event
- Sunday's qualifier for the AJGA PING Junior at The Peninsula
Club was stopped due to heavy thunderstorms moving through
the Cornelius area. The field for Tuesday's first round was
filled by a lottery.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association,
the PING Junior at the Peninsula Club Qualifier featured 105
players, 95 boys and 10 girls, ages 13-18 from 16 states,
including 59 from North Carolina.
The 30 positions up for grabs, 29 boys and
one girl, were filled by a random lottery. The lottery was
conducted after The Peninsula Club course was deemed unplayable
by AJGA officials. AJGA Tournament Director David Fox took
the safety of the players and spectators into consideration
when making the decision.
"We did not want to put anyone in danger,"
said Fox. "It was an unfortunate way to end a qualifier,
but the course conditions were unfit for competitive play."
The AJGA PING Junior at the Peninsula Club
is a 54-hole stroke play event featuring 99 players from 20
states and France. The Girls Division is led by defending
champion Whitney Myers from East Berlin, Pa., and reigning
Polo Golf Girls Junior Player of the Year, In-Bee Park from
For more information on the AJGA PING Junior at The Peninsula Club, contact tournament headquarters at (704) 896-7060.
Boys Division Qualifiers
Girls Division Qualifiers