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U.S Girls Junior Sectional Qualifying Results at Goose Pond Colony Resort

Michaela Morard (left) and Emilia Smith (right), qualified for the 71st U.S. Girls Junior Championship

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Final results from U.S. Girls Junior Championship Sectional Qualifying hosted by Goose Pond Colony Resort (Lake Course) in Scottsboro, Ala. Thursday, June 27, 2019 (6148 yards, par 36-36—72, Course/Slope Rating: 74.0/123).

Two qualifying spots and two alternate positions were available at this qualifying site. 

Michaela Morard of Huntsville, AL earned medalist honors with a bogey free five-under par 67. Morard’s round included an eagle and three birdies. Emelia Smith of Enterprise, AL defeated Morgan Jones of Auburn, AL on the first playoff hole to claim the second qualifying spot. Both Morard and Smith secured their place in the 71st U.S. Girls Junior Championship. Jones will be the first alternate and Lauren Gilchrist of Spanish Fort, AL earned second alternate.

The 71st U.S. Girls Junior Championship will take place at Sentry World Golf Course in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on July 22-27, 2019.

Hole-by-hole scoring can be viewed here: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/1931295

This qualifier was conducted by the Alabama Golf Association on behalf of the United States Golf Association.

Results

Place

Player

City

Total

To Par

 

Qualifiers

     

1

Michaela Morard

Huntsville, AL

67

-5

T2

Emilia Smith

Enterprise, AL

71

-1

 

Alternates

     

T2 (1st Alt)

Morgan Jones

Auburn, AL

71

-1

4 (2nd Alt)

Lauren Gilchrist

Spanish Fort, AL

73

1

 

Did not Qualify

     

T5

Ally Williams

Athens, AL

74

2

T5

Lauren Thompson

Midland City, AL

74

2

T7

Erika Allen

Berry, AL

75

3

T7

Ashlee Allen

Berry, AL

75

3

T7

Virginia Anne Holmes

Montgomery, AL

75

3

T7

Wanjia (Emma) Han

Diamond Bar, CA

75

3

T7

Elle Webber

Huntsville, AL

75

3

T7

Karlee Allen

Berry, AL

75

3

T13

Jinger Heath

Decatur, AL

76

4

T13

Sierra Fink

Canton, GA

76

4

T13

Kate Macvicar

Tuscaloosa, AL

76

4

16

Hanna Dyar

Anniston, AL

77

5

17

Caroline Macvicar

Tuscaloosa, AL

78

6

18

Christian Williams

Tallapoosa, GA

81

9

19

Emma Pittman

Pike Road, AL

82

10

About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)

The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 130 member clubs represented by nearly 18,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.

AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 20 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.

Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.

For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.

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