JUPITER, Fla. - Kaitlyn Schroeder of Jacksonville, Florida, holds the 36-hole lead at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship with a total score of 2-under-par 142.
Schroeder started the second round with a three-shot lead. She birdied her first hole, starting on No. 10. She made the turn at 1-over-par and had one birdie and one bogey on the back nine for a 73.
I feel like today went solid. I didn't hit it as well as yesterday so I didn't have as many birdie looks. I also missed more greens so I had to grind more pars out and stay patient.
At No. 16 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Schroeder is heading to play college golf at the University of Alabama in January.
A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Schroeder is playing in her second Rolex Girls Junior Championship. She had two AJGA victories in 2020 and was a member of the 2021 United States Junior Solheim Cup team and victorious Wyndham Cup East Team.
Gianna Clemente of Warren, Ohio, moves into second place with a 1-under-par 71 in the second round. Clemente, a 2026 grad, sits three shots back from Schroeder with a total of 1-over-par 145.
Clemente, starting on No. 10, had four-straight birdies on Nos. 15-18 to move up the leadeboard. Clemente is No. 7 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and has one Invitational win at the 2021 PING Invitational, in which she was the youngest champion of the event at the age of 13.
In a three way tie for third place, Savannah Barber of Fort Worth, Texas, Anna Song of Los Angeles, California, and Jaclyn LaHa of Pleasanton, California are 2-over-par 146.
About the Rolex Girls Junior Championship Field
Since 1992, the competition brings together one of the strongest fields in junior golf. The 2022 event will include 11 of the top 20 girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Of the 72 player field, 54 girls have at least one career AJGA victory. Representatives from seven foreign countries and 16 U.S. states are set to compete in one of the AJGA’s most iconic all-girls events. There are also 34 players have committed verbally or with a National Letter of Intent to play college golf.
Rolex Girls Junior Championship History
The Rolex Girls Junior Championship has occurred annually since 1992, changing host venues each year. Noteworthy courses include: LPGA International – Champions and Legends Course (2002-2005), Long Cove Club (2010), The Country Club of North Carolina – Dogwood Course (2015), and Promontory Club – Dye Canyon Course (2018).
The event returns to Fhad onelorida for the first time since 2012. LPGA Tour player Ariya Jutanugarn won the 2012 Rolex Girls Junior Championship hosted at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. Jutanugarn set AJGA and tournament records with the low-72 hole total of 270 (-18) and largest margin of victory with 18 strokes.
Past champions of the Rolex Girls Junior Championship include an AJGA all-star cast: Rose Zhang (2020), Rachel Heck (2017), Alison Lee (2013), Ariya Jutanugarn (2012, 2011), Morgan Pressel (2005), Paula Creamer (2003), and Inbee Park (2002).
The third round continues Thursday, June 23 with tee times from 7:30-9:20 a.m. off of Nos. 1 and 10.
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