MARIETTA, Ga. – Entries are now being accepted for both the 49th annual Georgia Junior Championship and the 35th edition of the Georgia Girls’ Championship. The junior boys will travel south to Brunswick Country Club, while the junior girls will head to The Standard Club in Johns Creek. Both events will take place June 16-18.
The Junior Championship is open to male amateur golfers between the ages of 14 and 17. Entrants must be at least 14 years old on or before June 16 and must not have turned 18 before June 18. The format is 54 holes of individual stroke play with the field cut to the low 70 players and ties and anyone within 10 strokes of the leader after 36 holes. The field will consist of 144 players with the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes.
Last year, Marcus Byrd of Dunwoody made his par putt on the final hole at The Farm in Rocky Face to clinch the Georgia Junior Championship with a 1-under-par 215 score. Three players earned runner-up honors one stroke back at even-par 216: Jack Larkin, Jr., of Atlanta, Tye Waller of Griffin and Ryan Stachler of Alpharetta.
The Girls’ Championship is open to female amateur golfers between the ages of 9 and 18. Entrants must be at least 9 years old on or before June 16 and must not have turned 19 or be enrolled in college before June 18. The format is 54 holes of individual flighted stroke play and players must walk and carry their own clubs. The field is comprised of 144 players.
In 2013, Bailey Tardy of Norcross carded a steady 1-under-par 71 in the final round at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek to win the Georgia Girls’ Championship with a 6-under-par 210 54-hole score. Rinko Mitsunaga of Roswell finished in the runner-up spot two strokes back at 4-under-par 212.
Eligible players must enter online at the GSGA website (www.gsga.org) by clicking the Event Registration link. The deadline for entry for both events is Wednesday, May 28.
Entries are also being accepted for the Georgia Senior Match Play Championship (through April 16) and the Georgia Senior Women’s Match Play Championship (through April 30). The Senior Match Play takes place at Governors Towne Club in Acworth, May 5-8, while the Senior Women’s Match Play is set for Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton, May 19-21.
Any questions regarding GSGA competitions may be directed to the Rules and Competitions Department at 770-955-4272 or 800-949-4742, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Georgia State Golf Association
Founded in 1916, the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) received its official charter on June 24, 1924. Since that date, the GSGA has grown to one of the largest state amateur golf associations in the country, with nearly 340 member clubs and 75,000 individual members. With a mission to promote and preserve amateur golf in the state of Georgia, GSGA offers a computerized handicapping service, course rating and measuring, and annually conducts a full schedule of statewide competitions for men and women of all age groups. Other services include a summer-long junior sectional program, award-winning Golf Georgia magazine, membership recognition and rewards programs, management of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame and a charitable foundation administering two college scholarship programs.