UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship

The Legends Country Club
Eureka, Mo. July 16 - 19, 2018

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • tjackman@ajga.org

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

The Legends history
The Legends Country Club hosts the UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship for the fourth year in a row. The Legends has also hosted multiple championship qualifiers including the 2015 USGA U.S. Senior Open Qualifier and the 2017 USGA U.S. Open Qualifier. The course is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design featuring uniquely large bent grass greens with Bermuda grass fairways.
UHY LLP will partner with the AJGA for the first time in 2018
UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities.
College Commitments
Fourteen players in the field have committed to play college golf, seven of which will begin school this fall. Columbia, Missouri, native Ross Steelman is committed to playing golf with the University of Missouri in 2019. Fifteen players from Missouri will also be playing for college scholarships, including Saint Louis natives Alex Garza, Peter Weaver and Parker Perry.
AJGA Champions
Five past AJGA champions are featured in this week's field. Thirteen-year-old Sophie Linder of Carthage, Tennessee, recently won the 2018 Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation Junior All-Star, and Jiewu Rao of Guangzhou, China, took home his first AJGA victory at the 2018 AJGA Preview at Château Élan. Local player Ross Steelman of Columbia, Missouri, won the 2016 Lockton Kansas City Junior.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 16
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
Tuesday, July 17
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
Wednesday, July 18
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
Thursday, July 19
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch


2017 Results

UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship
The Legends Country Club (July 10 - 13, 2017)
Boys Division
1 Holden Grigg Myrtle Beach, S.C. 76–71–67—214
T2 Kevin Wahle Wildwood, Mo. 71–72–72—215
T2 Colin Stolze Valley Park, Mo. 70–70–75—215
4 Cullan Brown Eddyville, Ky. 74–74–68—216
5 Alex Zhu San Ramon, Calif. 73–74–71—218
Girls Division
1 Brooke Matthews Rogers, Ark. 69–67–73—209
2 Casey Ott Conway, Ark. 72–72–74—218
3 Lynn Lim Gallatin, Tenn. 75–76–68—219
4 Lauren Chappell Charleston, Ill. 78–74–72—224
5 Annabelle Pancake Zionsville, Ind. 78–74–73—225

Media Accommodations

The UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.

After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.

For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.

About the AJGA

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 12-19) of more than 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.