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AJGA hosts the Memorial Junior for the 17th year

This year's tournament has a new home at Hickory Hills Golf Club.
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The Memorial Junior will take place June 7-9 in Grove City, Ohio. This is the 17th edition of the longtime Columbus-area event, but the first year hosted by Hickory Hills Golf Club. The 54-hole stroke play tournament has a 72-player field.

About the Field

  • Two players ranked in the top 100 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 15 college commits, four within Ohio
  • 15 states, six countries represented
  • 24 Ohioans

Players to watch

Caiya (Flora) Zhang of (China) Bradenton, Florida (2023)

  • No. 62 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 2020 Rolex Junior All-American
  • Won three of five national tournaments played so far in 2021
  • Won the AJGA's UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake in 2020

Bridget Ma of Windermere, Florida (2022)

  • No. 64 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • T2 at the 2020 Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance
  • Three top-nine national junior golf finishes in 2021

Calen Sanderson of Newtown, Pennsylvania (2022)

  • No. 102 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • T2 at the 2020 KJ Choi Foundation Junior Championship by SK Telecom
  • Four top-15 national junior golf finishes in 2020
  • Verbal Commitment: University of Notre Dame

Tyler Groomes of Dublin, Ohio (2021)

  • Signed National Letter of Intent with the Ohio State University
  • Three top-10 national junior golf finishes in 2020
  • Champion, 2021 Golfweek Junior Tour at Avalon Lakes

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