IMG Academy Junior World Qualifying

IMG Academy Junior World Qualifying

Posted on June 02, 2016
It took three playoffs on Thursday, but eight more golfers punched their cards for the IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships through qualifying tournaments at Broken Tee Englewood.

The prestigious Junior World Championships are scheduled for July 12-15 in the San Diego area.

-- Jordan Jennings of Montrose and Beam Boonta of Centennial earned the two spots in the boys 13-14 age division. Jennings shot a 1-under-par 71, while Boonta fired a 74 and prevailed in a three-person playoff by making a par on the second extra hole, leaving TJ Hicks of Denver and Walter Franklin of Broomfield as alternates.

-- In the girls 13-14 division, three players -- Emma Bryant of Aurora, Marie Jordaan of Cherry Hills Village and Amisha Singh of Greenwood Village -- tied for the low score with 3-over-par 75s. Then Bryant and Jordaan gained the Junior World spots via a playoff, where both of them parred both extra holes.

-- Brayden Bozak of Phoenix blew away the field in the boys 11-12 division by carding a 5-under-par 67. The second and final Junior World spot went to Luke Olkowski of Grand Junction, who shot a 76 and beat Parker Paxton of Riverton, Wyo., in a playoff. Olkowski went birdie, birdie in the playoff.

-- In the girls 11-12 division, Katelyn Lehigh of Loveland and Sofia Choi of Littleton gained the two available Junior World spots. Lehigh posted an 11-over-par 83, while Choi had an 86.

On Wedneday, three Coloradans in the 15-17 age division qualified for the Junior Worlds: Dillon Stewart of Fort Collins, Amy Chitkoksoong of Aurora and Lauren Lehigh of Loveland.

For scores from Thursday's four qualifiers, CLICK HERE.