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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

The pairings are now posted for the first round of the 35th Illinois Junior Girls Golf Championship being contested at the Orange Course in Savoy, Illinois. The first round will be played on Tuesday July 29th and is comprised of a field of 82 junior girl golfers of which 32 have handicaps of 10 and lower.

Among the strong field to compete are Madasyn Pettersen who recently won the Rockford Women’s Classic.  Other competitors include Lexi Petersen, Taylor Nesselroad, Kacie O’Donnell, and Morgan Savage who all participated in last year’s event and finished in the top 12. There is a host of young players entered who will make this year’s tournament quite competitive.

The championship will be determined by 36 holes of stroke play. Players will be flighted by their gross score following the first round of play. Tee times begin at 8:00 each day and spectators are welcome.

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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.