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6 players to watch at the Girls Junior PGA Championship

By PGA of America
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Lucy Li clinched a win during the final day of last year's Junior PGA Championship. Will she be able to stage a repeat among the competition this year?

Here are six players to watch when the 42nd Girls Junior PGA Championship tees off next week:

Hailee Cooper

Birthdate: Dec. 21, 1999 

Resides: Montgomery, Texas 

College commitment: University of Texas

Interests: Shopping, reading

Career achievements: Member of the victorious U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team in 2016; Member of the 2015 U.S. Junior Solheim Cup team; First-team Rolex All-American in 2015, second team in 2016

Sadie Engelmann

Birthdate: June 21, 2002 

Resides: Austin, Texas

College commitment: Undecided

Interests: Her dog, Driver; running, exercising

Career achievements: Co-medalist at the 2016 U.S. Girls’ Junior; Two-time American Junior Golf Association Junior All-Star Team member (2015 and 2016); Shot 63 last year in the junior club championship at Austin Country Club to set a course record

Gina Kim

Birthdate: May 4, 2000

Resides: Chapel Hill, N.C.

College commitment: Duke University

Interests: Movies, pottery, reading

Career achievements: Member of the victorious U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team in 2016; Winner, 2016 Rolex Girls Junior Championship; Finished fourth at the 2016 Junior PGA Championship

Lucy Li

Birthdate: Oct. 1, 2002 

Resides: Redwood Shores, Calif.

College commitment: Stanford University

Interests: Music, crafting, swimming

Career achievements: Winner of the 2016 Junior PGA Championship; Was second at the 2016 Ping Invitational; In 2014, she became the youngest to qualify for a U.S. Women’s Open Championship, at age 11; Member of the victorious 2016 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team; Made the cut at the 2017 ANA Inspiration, finishing T70, and was low amateur

Alexa Pano

Birthdate: Aug. 20, 2004

Resides: Lake Worth, Fla.

College commitment: Undecided

Interests: New England Patriots

Career achievements: Youngest player to compete in an LPGA event, in the 2016 Yonex Ladies Open at age 11; Winner of three Junior World Championships

Brooke Seay

Birthdate: Aug. 25, 2000;

Resides: San Diego, Calif.

College commitment: Undecided

Interests: Rollerblading, biking, robotics

Career achievements: Winner of the 2017 ANNIKA Invitational; Finished T29 in the 2017 Florida’s Natural Charity Classic at the Country Club of Winter Haven (Fla.); Qualified for the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open
 

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