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GreatLIFE Junior Challenge

Bakker Crossing Golf Course welcomes AJGA back for third year of GreatLIFE Junior Challenge

23 former AJGA champions in the field
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This year, the GreatLIFE Junior Challenge will take place at Bakker Crossing Golf Course in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the tournaments third year, 96 junior golfers will compete for the top spot. The 54-hole stroke play event will have a 36-hole cut. The championship golf course, located in South Dakota's largest city, offers all the necessities for a great day of golf.

About the Field

  • 19 States Represented
  • Six College Commitments
  • 23 previous AJGA Champions
  • Eight South Dakota Natives

Players to watch

McKenzie Mages of Marietta, Georgia (2022)

  • No. 40 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Signed letter of intent with South Dakota State University
  • 2021, Rolex Junior All-American
  • Ten top-10 AJGA finishes
  • Champion, 2021 Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich

Kexin Guan of Irvine, California (2023)

  • No. 42 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 11 top-10 AJGA finishes
  • Champion, 2021 Great Life Junior Challenge by Sanford Health
  • Champion, 2021 UHY New York Junior

Parker Sands of Edmond, Oklahoma (2024)

  • No. 116 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Six top-10 AJGA finishes
  • Third, 2021 Accenture NW Arkansas Junior
  • T3, 2021 Gateway First Bank Tulsa Junior hosted by Bo Van Pelt

Chance Rinkol of Leawood, Kansas (2024)

  • No. 300 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Four top-10 AJGA finishes
  • T2, 2021 AJGA Junior All-Star at Shirkey
  • Runner-up, 2020 Junior Golf Hub Junior All-Star presented by Explore York

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