2015 JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY UNDER ARMOUR AND GENESIS NETWORKS
Dates: Aug. 3-6, 2015
Site: Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas
2014 Champions: Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, and Sam Burns of Shreveport, La.
Presenting Sponsors: Under Armour and Genesis Networks
Eligibility: One boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, champions of the eight PGA Junior Series events and champions of selected national junior tournaments conducted earlier in the year and past Junior PGA Championship champions who have not reached their 19th birthdays.
Details: Each year the field includes past winners of the Championship, PGA Junior Series event champions, PGA Section winners, many of Polo Golf and Golfweek's top-ranked players, and selected national junior tournament winners. The 72-hole Championship will feature a 54-hole cut to the low 30 boys and 30 girls, including ties.
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Elizabeth Wang of San Marino, California, needed an extra hole to win the Girls' Division, while Brad Dalke of Hobart, Oklahoma, emerged from a two-hole playoff to claim the Boys' Division at Miramont CC.
Elizabeth Wang of San Marino, California, shot an even-par 71 and leads the Girls' Division by a shot, while Boys' Division leader Brad Dalke of Hobart, Oklahoma, saw his advantage cut from six strokes to just two.
Brad Dalke of Hobart, Oklahoma, seized the Boys’ Division lead with a Championship-record 62, while Yujeong Son of Norman, Oklahoma, retained the Girls' Division after a 73.
Yujeong Son of Norman, Oklahoma, is the 18-hole Girls' Division leader, while Philip Barbaree of Shreveport, Louisiana, has the first-round Boys' Division lead. Son’s 7-under-par 64 Monday morning equaled Ellen Takada’s women’s course record at Miramont Country Club.
For a second consecutive year, an elite field of 156 players – 78 boys and 78 girls – will convene at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas. The 2015 field includes nine PGA Junior Series event champions, players from all 41 PGA Sections, many of the top players from the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and Polo Golf Rankings, as well as select national junior tournament winners.
--Sunday Notebook: Back to Bryan
Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island, has been named the host site of the 2016 Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks. The Championship will be conducted Aug. 9-12. That event will be the final qualifying event for the 10th Junior Ryder Cup at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota, Sept. 26-27, 2016.
Under Armour, Inc. and Genesis Networks are back as presenting sponsors of the Junior PGA Championship and the 41 Section Junior PGA Championships conducted nationwide in 2015. The 40th Junior PGA Championship is set for Aug. 3-6, 2015, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas.
In a two-year agreement that began in 2014, the boys' and girls' division champions in Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks will earn an exemption to compete on the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour, respectively.
Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas, again will host the 2015 Junior PGA Championship after also hosting in 2014. Miramont, which opened in 2005, is the first facility in Texas to host the Junior PGA Championship.
Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, put together a record-breaking performance to win the girls' division by a whopping 11 strokes, while Sam Burns of Shreveport, La., claimed the boys' division title by a two-shot margin on Friday. Bethany Wu was second among the girls, while Gordon Neale was the boys' runner-up.
JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
The 40th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, one of the nation’s premier events in junior golf, will be returning to the great state of Texas when an elite field of 156 junior golfers descend on Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas for a second straight year. The Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start. Begun in 1976, the Championship has been a popular stop on the national junior circuit for many of today’s PGA and LPGA touring professionals. Notable past participants include: Tiger Woods, Inbee Park, Phil Mickelson, Cristie Kerr, Jordan Spieth and Alexis Thompson.