2012 JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY UNDER ARMOUR AND HERITAGE FOOD SERVICE GROUP
Dates: July 31- Aug. 3
Site: Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
2011 Champions: Cody Proveaux of Leesville, S.C., and Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand (she is returning to defend her title, Cody will not)
Special Guest: 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III will be the featured guest/speaker at the Welcome Event on Monday, July 30
Details: The 72-hole Championship will feature a 54-hole cut to the low 30 boys and 30 girls, including ties. 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.
Presenting Sponsors: Under Armour and Heritage Food Service Group
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To succeed at the Junior PGA Championship, the players will need to get off to a sgood start on the front nine, says Sycamore Hills’ PGA Head Professional Tim Frazier. However, he notes, the tournament likely will be decided in a crucial stretch deep in the back nine.
–Sunday Notebook: Field of 156 elite juniors descends on Sycamore Hills
Ryder Cup Captain Love to speak at Junior PGA’s opening ceremony
Davis Love III, the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup captain and winner of the 1997 PGA Championship, will welcome the players to the Junior PGA Championship on July 30. “I am really looking forward to attending this year’s Junior PGA Championship, where I will be able to share some of my experiences from a game that has taught me so much,” says Love.
Elite field of juniors assembled to play at 37th Junior PGA Championship
Led by two-time U.S. Open participant Beau Hossler, nine of the top 20 players in the Polo Golf Rankings will tee it up in the Boys’ Division of the Junior PGA Championship. Meanwhile, eight of the top 10 players in the Golfweek Junior Rankings, headlined by returning champion Ariya Jutanugarn, are scheduled to compete in the Girls’ Division.
Reigning Girls’ Champion Jutanugarn set to defend at 2012 Junior PGA
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand, who cruised to victory last year, is scheduled to defend her title in the Girls’ Division as the Junior PGA Championship returns to Sycamore Hills for a third consecutive year. Jutanugarn took a 10-stroke lead into the final round and finished with a final-round 70 and 273 total to win by that same margin.