ROSWELL, GA. (June 12, 2018) – Jenny Bae of Lawrencville won the girls division and Jason Quinlan of Cumming and Eli Scott of Hartwell shared the boys division in the 2018 Georgia Junior PGA Championship held on Monday-Tuesday, June 11-12 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah.
After a lengthy weather delay during round 2, Quinlan and Scot were knotted at 6-under par 138 after 36 holes. The pair played the par-4 18th again, but lightning in the area stopped the playoff. The two were declared Co-Champions.
By winning the Georgia Girls and Boys Junior PGA Championship respectively, Bae, Quinlan and Scott, along with girls runner-up Sklyar Thompson of Buford qualified for the 43rd Junior PGA Championship. The Girls Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 9-12, 2018, at Kearney Hill Golf Club in Lexington, Kentucky, with the Boys Junior PGA Championship following from July 31-August 3, 2018, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bae shot a sizzling round of 6-under 66 during round 1 and followed it up with a steady even par 72 in round 2 for a three shot victory over Thompson who had scoes of 71-70.
This year’s Championship will have twice the field size of previous years with each of the 41 PGA of America Sections receiving two invitations. Junior competitors must be under the age of 19 as of the final round of the championship.
The Girls and Boys Junior PGA Championships is where some of the best in the world get their start. Many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals made their debut at the Championship. Notable past participants include Stewart Cink, Cristie Kerr, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Inbee Park, Dottie Pepper, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.