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

One of the longest running events in AJGA history returns to Bellefonte Country Club

The 40th annual National Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance at Bellefonte Country Club will crown two more champions
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The National Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance will take place June 14-17, 2022, at Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland, Kentucky. The 54-hole (36-hole cut), stroke-play tournament has a 96-player field.

The first Bluegrass Junior was held in 1981 at Spring Lakes Country Club in Lexington, Kentucky, before moving to the Arlington Golf Center in 1982. Since 1984, Bellefonte Country Club has hosted the tournament, making it the longest-running AJGA venue. With many notable past champions, we look forward to crowning the 41st set of champions this year.

About the Field

  • Eight college commits
  • 20 players with AJGA wins
  • 27 Kentucky natives

Players to watch

Charlene Chung of Hong Kong (2023)

  • No. 64 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Verbal Commit to Vanderbilt University
  • Champion, 2021 Circle K Junior Championship hosted by Otter Creek

Elyssa Abdullah of Hinsdale, Illinois (2025)

  • No. 268 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • First year competing in Ashland
  • Champion, 2020 AJGA Junior All-Star at Urbana

Jay Leng Jr of San Diego (2024)

  • No. 145 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Second year competing in Ashland
  • Runner-up, 2021 AJGA Junior All-Star at Firewheel

Jacob Settles of Winchester, Kentucky (2024)

  • No. 214 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Champion, 2021 AJGA Junior All-Star at Quail Creek presented by City of Robinson
  • T5, AJGA Huntsville Junior

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