Michigan Junior PGA Championship!

Michigan PGA Junior Championship

This week was exciting for Junior Golf! The Michigan PGA Junior Championship hosted at Bedford Valley Country Club gives juniors all over the state of Michigan a chance to compete for a spot in the National Junior PGA Championship at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island. This event brings in the top golfers from all over the state of Michigan. The divisions consisted of Boys 12 & Under, Boys-13-15, Boys 16-18, Girls 12 & Under; Girls 13-15, Girls 16-18 The 12 & Under division played 18 holes while the other divisions battled it out for 36 holes for ONE spot per gender. The Overall Champion (13-18) would be crowned after 36 holes and moving on to the Junior PGA Championship.

 After day one we had some amazing score from the competitors James Piot (17) and Zach Rosendale (17)  both lit it up and tied for the lead at 67 (-5). Followed by Benjamin Van Gorder (15) with a 71 (-1).

In the girls Overall division Sarah Shipley (18) ran away with the lead, lighting up her car with a total of 69 (-3). Followed by Anika Dy 77, and Annie Pietila 78.

We had some great score for day two, quite a few players under par! Our Overall Boys victor rose with a two day total of 137 (-7) James Piot broke away and separated himself from the pack. He won by 3 strokes over Zach Rosendale who carded a two day total of 140.

The Division winners consisted of:

Overall: James Piot 137

Boys 13-15

  1. Benjamin Van Gorder 143
  2. Nick Krueger 151
  3. Evan Theros 151

Boys 16-18

  1. James Piot 137
  2. Zach Rosendale 140
  3. Eric Nunn 144

For the Overall Girls Division Sarah Shipley held onto her 8 stroke lead firing another great round of 72 for a two day total of 141 (-3) Anika Dy battled Sarah Carding a 72 as well for a two day total of 149. Anika Dy took first in her division being only 15 years old. We saw a lot of great golf from these ladies!

The Division winners consisted of:

Overall: Sarah Shipley 141

Girls 13-15

  1. Anika Dy 149
  2. Annie Pietila 156
  3. Anci Dy 159

Girls 16-18

  1. Sarah Shipley 141
  2. Taylor Harding 158
  3. Megan Watkins 160

Full results available here:


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