FULL FIELD IS SET TO COMPETE AT THE ILLINOIS JUNIOR GIRLS’ GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Savoy, IL. The Illinois Women’s Golf Association will hold its 35th Illinois Junior Girls’ Golf Championship July 29th and 30th.
A talented field of 84 junior girl golfers will take the course at the University of Illinois Orange Course in Savoy, Illinois. It looks to be an open field with no clear favorite, although Madasyn Pettersen just won the Rockford Women’s Classic at the age of 14, the youngest winner of that tournament in history. There is influx of new players who will join some of the contestants from this years Illinois State Am., such as: Gianna De La Cruz, Rylie Loux, Abigail Luchtenberg, Taylor Nesselroad, and Ciara Rttana. So it should be a wide open, fun tournament.
The American Junior Golf Association recognizes the IWGA State Junior Championship in the AJGA Performance Based Entry System (PBE). A successful tournament finish by a competitor in non-AJGA events, such as the State Junior Tournament, offers entrants an opportunity to earn their way into AJGA events, either through tournament exemptions or accumulating performance stars. This tournament is a Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked tournament.
The championship will be determined by 36 holes of stroke play. Players will be flighted by gross score following the first round of play. Tee times will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day. Spectators are welcome.
For a complete list of competitors, as well as day one starting tee times, please click here on this link: http://iwga.org/?page_id=3855 .
ABOUT IWGA: Founded in 1933, the IWGA is an all-volunteer organization devoted to advancing golf opportunities for the women and girls of Illinois by conducting state championship tournaments and through fundraising to support charitable contributions to individual and organizations that embody the spirit of amateur golf.
In addition to running three state championship tournaments each year, the all-volunteer IWGA, through its charitable giving, actively supports women and girl golfers of all ages and skill levels through our Victory Endowment Fund. Annual contributions include grants to women’s golf teams in Illinois’ public colleges, stipends to USGA Junior qualifiers and State Team members. The IWGA also honors a junior golfer of outstanding character, scholarship, and sportsmanship with the prestigious Julia Dodds Junior Award. Funding for these and other charitable contributions comes primarily from clubs and associations sponsoring an annual Victory Tournament. Grants totaled more than $28,000 in 2009 with total contributions from the IWGA Victory Fund surpassing $1,000,000.