Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship
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Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship

The WildeWood Club welcomes back Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship.

PGA Tour member Matthew NeSmith returns to Columbia for third Junior Championship.
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For the third year in AJGA history, the 2022 Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship will be hosted at The WildeWood Club in Columbia, South Carolina from August 1-4. This open tournament will feature 78 juniors aged 12-19, with 54 holes of stroke play. The qualifier will take place on August 1st, with six boys spots and two girls spots.

About the Field

  • 70 players in the Rolex AJGA rankings
  • 17 Champions in the field
  • Three signed letters of intent

Players to watch

Honorine Nobuta Ferry of West Palm Beach, Florida (2028)

  • No. 180 in the Rolex AJGA rankings
  • Champion, 2022 AJGA Junior All-Star presented by Auburn-Opelika Tourism
  • Champion, 2022 Junior Championship
  • Champion, 2022 Golfweek South West Junior Open
  • Tied for AJGA Girls Division low 54 hole record

Maggie Ni of Cypress, Texas (2023)

  • No. 88 in the Rolex AJGA rankings
  • Nine top-10 AJGA finishes
  • Champion, 2022 AJGA Junior at Beaver Creek
  • Second, 2022 AJGA Golf Performance Center Killington Junior Golf Championship
  • T2, 2021 AJGA Junior at Southpointe presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods

Charlie Bundy of Bethesda, Maryland (2022)

  • Signed letter of intent to College of William & Mary
  • 2021, Scholastic (Junior All-American)
  • Six top-20 AJGA finishes
  • T3, 2022 AJGA Junior at Penn State
  • T5, 2022 Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by James Hardie

Ethan Smith of Marietta, Georgia (2024)

  • Five top-10 AJGA finishes
  • T3, 2022 AJGA Junior Championship presented by Visit Tallahassee
  • T4, 2022 Junior Championship
  • Second, 2021 SJGT Dalton Junior Classic
  • Third, 2020 Cartersville Country Club Junior Classic

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