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AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior Returns to Walnut Creek Golf Preserve

Hale Irwin hosts for the seventh time
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The AJGA is returning to Walnut Creek Golf Preserve for the fourth year to host 78 players in the AJGA Hale Irwin Colorado Junior from June 14-17. The 54-hole stroke play event will be held in Westminster, Colorado. Walnut Creek Golf Preserve is home to over 77 wildlife species and covers 215 acres of land. In 2019, Jack Hughes of Snowmass, Colorado took home the Boys Division title and Megan Propek of Leawood, Kansas achieved her first AJGA victory.

About the Field

  • 11 players committed to play college golf
  • 21 Colorado natives
  • Three players inside the top-200 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Three countries are represented in the field

Players to watch

Matthew Spaulding of Spring, Texas (2022)

  • Highest ranked boy in the field at No. 159 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Champion of three AJGA events
  • Verbally committed to the University of Notre Dame
  • 5.3 GPA

Kush Arora of Pleasanton, CA (2023)

  • No. 210 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Finished third in the 2020 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • Played in 9 previous AJGA events

Emma Bryant of Aurora, Colorado (2021)

  • Committed to University of Denver
  • Highest ranked girl in the field at No. 193 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Finished T3 in the Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship in 2020

Sophie Dalfonsi of Bend, Oregon (2021)

  • Ranked in the Top-200 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Verbally Committed to Georgetown University
  • Adopted a player-coach role as a high school senior

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