Future Legends Junior Championship
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Future Legends Junior Championship

Legendary hopefuls return to The Legend at Merrill Hills

16 AJGA champions make up part of the field at Merrill Hills
The Legend at Merrill Hills

The Legend at Merrill Hills in Waukesha, Wisconsin, will play host to the 2023 Future Legends Junior Championship. The 54-hole, stroke-play tournament will feature 96 boys and girls aged 12-19, with a cut following the second round. First held in 2008, Merrill Hills has hosted the event for seven of its last eight outings.

About the Field

  • Seven countries and 16 states represented
  • 16 players from Wisconsin
  • 16 AJGA Champions
  • 14 college commitments

Players to Watch

Lisa Copeland of Naperville, Illinois (2026)

  • Coming off a runner-up finish at the 2023 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at The Highlands
  • Four national junior runner-up finishes in 2023
  • No. 142 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

Kate Hu of San Diego, California (2027)

  • Five top-3 national junior finishes since 2022, including two wins
  • Most recent finish is a T3 at the 2023 AJGA Huntsville Junior
  • No. 155 in the Rolex AJGA Ranking at age 14

Jake Birdwell of Blaine, Minnesota (2024)

  • Third, 2022 Future Legends Junior Championship
  • T13 finish in most recent AJGA start at AJGA Junior at Canebrake presented by Piedmont Bank
  • Verbally committed to the University of Illinois

Vincent Cervantes of Chandler, Arizona (2024)

  • Five national junior top-3 finishes in 2023
  • Third place finish in most recent national junior start at JGAA - Willie Low Invitational
  • Verbally committed to Marquette University

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