The Lanto Junior Championship
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The Lanto Junior Championship

The Lanto Junior Championship returns for third year

69 juniors are recognized in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

The 2023 Lanto Junior Championship will be held in Blacksburg, Virginia. The tournament will begin on June 5 and conclude on June 8. The tournament format will be 54 holes of stroke-play. This year's tournament marks the third consecutive year that Blacksburg Country Club has hosted the event.

About the Field

  • Six college commitments
  • 14 AJGA champions
  • 29 Virginia natives
  • 69 players in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

Players to watch

  • Irene Kim of Woodstock, Maryland (2026)
    • No. 31 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
    • Member of the 2022 Junior All-Star Team
    • Champion, 2022 AJGA Junior All-Star at York
    • Runner-up, 2022 K.J. Choi Foundation Junior Championship by SK Telecom
  • Nicole Iniakov of Prunedale, California (2024)
    • No. 142 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
    • T4, 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Junior Championship
    • Runner-up, 2022 Mizuno Junior at Big Sky
    • T2, 2022 AJGA Shreveport Junior
  • Jake Albert of Blacksburg, Virginia (2025)
    • No. 123 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
    • T3, 2023 Will Lowery Junior Championship
    • 3rd, 2022 Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by Encova Insurance
    • Fourth AJGA event of 2023
  • Ashton Harper of Roanoke, Virginia (2023)
    • Signed National Letter of Intent with Virginia Tech
    • T10, 2022 K.J. Choi Foundation Junior Championship by SK Telecom
    • T10, 2022 Justin Thomas Junior Championship
    • T8, 2022 The Lanto Junior Championship

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