Top Juniors head to crumpin-fox with usga championship dreams

for immediate release: june 15, 2018

BERNARDSTON, Massachusetts – For the second straight year, USGA qualifiers will be held in the Bay State on the same day and at the same club as a total of 82 boys and 29 girls will each look to advance to their respective Championships Proper later this summer.

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On Wednesday, June 20, Mass Golf member Crumpin-Fox Club will welcome the 111 competitors to the western Massachusetts facility as three qualifying spots and two alternate spots for both the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship are on the line.

Eyeing a spot to the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, being contested at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ from July 18-21, will be 82 competitors from 11 states and Canada.

Among the notable competitors is South Deerfield’s Jonathan Elkins, who in 2017 advanced from the U.S. Open local qualifier held at the Bernardston, Mass. course while Andrew Michienzi (Needham) will seek to qualify for his second straight USGA Junior Amateur Championship after advancing from Fitchburg’s Oak Hill Country Club last June.

In the afternoon session, several of the Bay States top female competitors, including reigning Massachusetts High School State Girls champion Emily Nash, 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier Angela Garvin and former Drive, Chip and Putt National Champion Gabrielle Shieh will join University of Louisville-bound Lauren Thibodeau (Hempstead, N.H.) and several other talented competitors looking to advance to the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, being contested at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California from July 16-21.

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Mass Golf will provide coverage for both the for both the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Crumpin-Fox Club on June 20. Visit MassGolf.org and follow @PlayMassGolf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest information. To join the conversation, use the hashtag #MassGolf, #USJuniorAm and #USGirlsJunior.