St. Catharines, Ont. – After a competitive 18-holes, Jillian Friyia, Krystal Li, and Michelle Xing have earned direct exemptions into the 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship by finishing atop the leaderboard at the U.S. Junior Girls qualifier at St. Catharines Golf & Country Club in St. Catharines, Ont.
Jordan Hwang, Carl-Hanns Arndt and James McNair have also earned direct exemptions into the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship after finishing atop of their respective division at St. Catharines Golf & Country Club in St. Catharines, Ont.
While the U.S Girls’ Junior qualifier went into a playoff to determine the third spot, Friyia and Li tied for first Medalist honours after shooting an even par score of 72 to earn their spots. Michelle Xing emerged from a five-player playoff to secure the final spot in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship to earn her place in the 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship.
Jordan Hwang finished atop the leaderboard to secure Medalist honours in the U.S. Junior Championship Qualifier. He shot an even par score of 72 to earn his sport in the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur tournament.
After a playoff, Carl-Hanns Arndt has secured second place and James McNair has placed third to also earn their sports in the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur tournament.
The 2023 U.S. Girls’ Junior will be taking place at Eisenhower Golf Club, which will be the first-ever USGA championship played on a military base, as the course resides on the property of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. The tournament will take place from July 15-22 and feature a field of 156 competitors.
The 75th U.S. Junior Amateur will be held at Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina from July 24-29. The tournament will have a starting field of 264 players competing. The champion will receive an exemption into the 2024 U.S. Open and a spot in the 2023 and 2024 U.S. Amateur Championships.
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