Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance
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Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance

NRP Bluegrass Junior returns to Bellefonte for the 37th year

The Bluegrass Junior is one of the longest running AJGA events.
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The National Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior is being held this week at Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland, Kentucky. This will be the 39th year of the tournament, and the 37th year at Bellefonte's par-70 course.

About the Field

  • 16 players won an AJGA event in the past two years
  • Nine college commits
  • 18 states represented
  • Three countries represented

Players to watch

Iris Cao of Duluth, Georgia (2022)

  • Third, AJGA Junior at Canebrake Club
  • No. 117 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 2021 low medalist in area 7A Georgia High School Championship

Mia Nixon of Martins Mill, Texas (2022)

  • Four AJGA top 10 finishes
  • No. 128 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Two-time Class 2A UIL State Girls Golf Tournament champion (2021, 2019)

Brady Smith of Simpsonville, Kentucky (2024)

  • Second year competing in Ashland
  • T9, 2021 Westrock Coffee Junior Championship
  • Third, 2020 Kentucky Boys Junior PGA Championship

Nicklaus Etherton of Friendsville, Tennessee (2022)

  • Verbal Commit: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Two top 10 AJGA finishes in 2020
  • Second, 2019 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star

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