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Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship

Forest Lake Club set to host Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship for the second time

Matthew NeSmith hosts fourth event with AJGA
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The 2023 Matthew NeSmith Junior Championship will be hosted at Forest Lake Club in Columbia, South Carolina for the second time. The event will run from July 31st - August 3rd and feature 78 juniors aged 12-19. The tournament features 54 holes of stroke-play.

About the Field

  • Six players ranked in the top-150 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Seven Columbia, South Carolina natives
  • 12 states represented
  • Five countries represented

Players to watch

Jenna Kim of Raleigh, North Carolina (2025)

  • No. 142 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Six top-10 AJGA finishes
  • Seeking first AJGA victory
  • T4, 2023 Mizuno / Greyson Sigg Junior Championship

Angela Nip of (Hong Kong) Port St. Lucie, Florida (2026)

  • 13 AJGA appearances
  • Four top-10 AJGA finishes
  • 2nd, 2023 Mizuno / Greyson Sigg Junior Championship
  • T4, 2022 AJGA Huntsville Junior

Zhengqian Li of (China) West Covina, California (2025)

  • No. 90 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Six top-10 AJGA finishes
  • Champion, 2022 AJGA Junior All-Star presented by Auburn-Opelika Tourism
  • T2, 2023 AJGA Huntsville Junior

Edan Cui of Atherton, California (2025)

  • No. 112 in Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Two-time Rolex Junior All-Star
  • Seven top-5 AJGA finishes
  • 2nd, 2023 C.T. Pan Foundation Championship

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