Kory Nielsen of Kent, Ohio won the 2017 Northern Ohio Section Girls Junior PGA Championship on Tuesday, June 20th at Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon, Ohio.
Nielsen will have the opportunity to join 144 of the nation’s top female junior golfers in the PGA of America’s premium junior event, the 42nd Girls Junior PGA Championship, hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri. The Country Club of St. Albans has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 courses in the state of Missouri by Golf Digest and looks to be a fantastic venue for the event. The Girls Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 18-21, 2017.
Nielsen, 18, shot a total of 138 for the Championship and edged out Jacinta Pikunas.
This year’s Championship will have twice the field size of previous years. This means each of the 41 PGA of America Sections has the opportunity to send 2 players to Missouri. Therefore, along with Nielsen, Jacinta Pikunas of Youngstown, Ohio will also be competing at the Country Club of St. Albans. Pikunas earned her spot through finishing as the Runner-Up. Sophia Trombetta of Independence, Ohio has also been added as a participant due to her third place finish.
The Girls Junior PGA Championship is where some of the best in the world get their start. Many of today’s LPGA Tour professionals made their debut at the Championship. Notable past participants include: Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Grace Park, Michelle Wie, and Dottie Pepper.
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