WEATHER UPDATE: The Second round of the AJGA Junior at The Mission Club was suspended because of darkness. Play will resume April 14 at 7:30 a.m.
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Buffalo Ridge Golf Course to host ninth consecutive year

A highly talented field near Branson includes 19 former AJGA champions.
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The 54-hole, stroke-play open tournament will be hosted at Buffalo Ridge Golf Course in Hollister, Missouri. The field will consist of 78 boys and girls, ages 12-19. This year marks the 17th year of the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship presented by Explore Branson, and the ninth at Buffalo Ridge Golf Course.

About the Field

  • Four countries represented
  • 17 states represented
  • 15 college commitments
  • Eight players in top-200 Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 19 AJGA Champions

Players to watch

Supapon Amornchaichan of Bangkok, Thailand (2024)

  • Ranked No. 56 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Verbally committed to Purdue University
  • Coming off sixth-place finish in 2023 Stan Utley and Mid-America Youth Golf Foundation Junior Championship

Brady Rapp of Leawood, Kansas (2026)

  • Ranked No. 131 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Champion of 2023 Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  • T15 in 2022 Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship

Wenyue (Sonia) Hao of (China) Dallas, Texas (2024)

  • Ranked No. 132 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Verbally committed to Santa Clara University
  • Defending champion of Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship

Lyla Louderbaugh of Buffalo, Missouri (2023)

  • Ranked No. 136 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Signed letter of Intent to University of Kansas
  • Runner-up in 2022 Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship

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