2018 Jr. PGA Championship Kicks Off
NEPGA Jr. Tour Players Making Us Proud
The 2018 Junior PGA Championship is underway in Kentucky. The 43rd Boys Jr PGA Championship is being played at the infamous Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. The 72-hole stroke-play Championship is set to conclude on August 3rd.
Andrew Giacchetto and Andrew O’Leary, some of Massachusetts finest Junior golfers are in the field.
O’Leary is a Norfolk, MA resident and former standout on the NEPGA Jr. Tour. He secured his spot that the Championship this summer by winning at the 2018 NEPGA Jr Championship at Shaker Hills Golf Club.
O’Leary is looking to play his best golf this week as he is already T12 on the leaderboard posting and eagle 3 on the par-5 7th. Best of luck to all competitors and we know our NEPGA Jr’s will continue to make us proud.
Continued Success for former Jr Tour Standout
Former NEPGA Jr Tour standout Nathan Ingram of Pembroke, MA has added a recent accolade to his resume. The Peek’n Peak Resort in Clymer, NY was host to the 2018 New Era Junior Championship July 10-13th. This three round event welcomed premier Junior golfers from across the nation. With a total score of 4-over par (220) Ingram left a champion.
The field included over 100 competitors that had to initially survive a cut line after round two. Ingram set the tone round one firing an even par 72, this secured him a spot at the top of the leaderboard going into round two.
Consistency is key for these Jr golfers as the course tends to become more difficult each and every round. For Ingram, there appeared to be no problems with his game. He remained to top dog following round two with a +2 (74). Ingram was nowhere near the cut line at +15.
This Massachusetts native held his own at the final round of the New Era Junior Championship going wire to wire against some of the nation’s best Jr golfers. Matching his round two score of 74, Ingram finished 72-74-74-(220) for the event.
Looking back at Ingrams NEPGA Jr Tour career it is no surprise he continues to flourish as a competitor. 2014 was an amazing year for Ingram, he won a total of 12 NEPGA Jr events and easily took home the title of Boys 12-12 Player of the year.
We are extremely proud of all our NEPGA Jr Tour players that are continuing their golf careers on bigger stages. Ingram will be heading into his senior year at Boston College High and will look to help the Boys Golf team this coming fall.
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