Kentucky Golf Association

Three Qualify for U.S. Girls Junior Amateur

Lexington, KY - Idlehour Country Club hosted 38 talented young ladies in local qualifying for the 2017 U.S. Girl’s Junior Amateur.  Claire Cameron of Martinsville, IN and Ashley Gilliam of Manchester, TN both shot 1-over par 73 to qualify.  Cameron played a near flawless front nine with a 2-under par 34 thanks to three birdies in the first five holes.  Cameron played very steady on the back side but ran into trouble on the closing holes with a bogey on 17 and a double on 18.  Gilliam played a steady round with two birdies offset by three bogies.

Three tied at 4-over par 76.  In the playoff , Gabriella Tomanka of Grapevine, TX earned the final qualifying position.  Georgetown, KY’s Rylea Marcum earned the 1st alternate position and Sarah Willis of Eaton, OH was the 2nd alternate. Cameron, Gilliam, and Tomanka will now compete in the national championship to be held at Boone Valley Golf Club in August, MO on July 24-29.    

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Golf House Kentucky is the umbrella organization for Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations: Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA and Kentucky Golf Foundation. The vision of Kentucky’s golf leaders, Golf House Kentucky was founded in 1978, and is headquartered in a picturesque country setting in Louisville, Kentucky. Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Working in partnership with the USGA, Golf House Kentucky provides individual golfers and member golf facilities with a wide range of services: Handicapping, USGA Course and Slope Rating, award programs, club consulting and golf management software. The family’s philanthropic affiliate, Kentucky Golf Foundation promotes the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame, Kentucky golf museum and provides grant and scholarship programs for youth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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