U.S. Girls' Junior Golf Championship
July 24 - 29 2017
Paramus, NJ



The Ridgewood Country Club
96 W Midland Ave
Paramus, NJ  07652-1802
phone: (201) 599-3900
url: www.rcc1890.com

Tournament Overview

The Girls Junior Amateur is one of 13 national championships conducted by the USGA. The event is open to female golfers who have not reached their 18th birthday prior to the close of competition and whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 18.4. 36 hole stroke play qualifying from which 64 players advance to match play. Regional qualifying held at sites around the United States.

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Jul 23, 2016Eun Jeong Seong defends U.S. Junior Girls title
Jul 22, 2016Eun Jeong Seong vs. Andrea Lee in U.S. Junior Girls final
Jul 21, 2016Just Eight Remain at the U.S. Junior Girls
Jul 20, 2016U.S Junior Girls' field is down to 32
Jul 19, 2016Englemann, Choi share U.S. Junior Girls' Medalist Honors
Jul 18, 2016Reigning champion Eun Jeong Seong leads U.S. Junior Girls'
Jul 25, 2015Seong defeats Yin in U.S. Girls' Junior final
Jul 23, 2015Quarterfinals set at U.S. Girls' Junior as medalist falls
Jul 22, 2015U.S. Girls' Junior: Medalist Megan Khang advances through first round
Jul 21, 2015Megan Khang posts 132 to medal at U.S. Girls' Junior
Jul 20, 2015Sophie Liu of Canada leads suspended U.S. Girls' Junior
Jul 26, 2014Superal, of Philippines, wins US Girls' Junior
Jul 25, 2014Four remain at U.S. Junior Girls Amateur
Jul 24, 2014Quarterfinals set at U.S. Girls' Junior
Jul 23, 2014U.S. Junior Girls': Medalist Angel Yin advances to round of 32
Jul 22, 2014U.S. Junior Girls: Galdiano, 15, in hunt for medalist
Jul 21, 2014U.S. Junior Girls: Yin, 15, leads after 6-under 66
Jul 27, 2013Gabriella Then wins U.S. Girls Junior
Jul 26, 2013U.S. Junior Girls: Abe, Then reach finals
Jul 25, 2013U.S. Junior Girls: Top seed Tardy knocked out
Jul 24, 2013U.S. Junior Girls: Top-seed Tardy moves on
Jul 23, 2013Tardy is medalist at U.S. Girls Junior
Jul 22, 2013U.S. Junior Girls: Andrea Lee leads early
Jul 21, 2012U.S. Jr. Girls: Minjee Lee wins
Jul 20, 2012Major upsets at U.S. Girls' Junior semifinals
Jul 19, 2012U.S. Girls' Junior: Top players advance to quarterfinals
Jul 18, 2012U.S. Junior Girls: Ko, Jutanugarn move on
Jul 17, 2012Ariya Jutanugarn leads at U.S. Girls' Junior
Jul 16, 2012U.S. Junior Girls: Kathleen Gallagher leads
Jul 23, 2011Jutanugarn wins U.S. Girls' Junior
Jul 22, 2011U.S. Girls' Junior: Ardina, Jutanugarn in finals
Jul 21, 2011U.S. Girls' Junior: Jutanugarn, Chung among quarterfinalists
Jul 20, 2011Jutanugarn Advances at U.S. Girls Junior Am
Jul 19, 2011Jutanugarn Medals At 2011 U.S. Girls’ Junior
Jul 18, 2011Jutanugarn leads U.S. Girls Junior
Jul 24, 2010Chen wins U.S. Junior Girls'
Jul 23, 2010USGA Girls Junior: Finals set at Pinehurst
Jul 22, 2010U.S. Girls Junior: Quarterfinals Set
Jul 21, 2010USGA Girls Junior: Underway at Pinehurst
Jul 25, 2009Anderson defeats Kim to win USGA Junior Girls
Jul 27, 2008U.S. Girls' Junior: Thompson tops Chung 5 & 4
Jul 26, 2008U.S. Girls' Junior: Chung and Thompson to meet in final
Jul 25, 2008U.S. Girls' Junior: Eight players remain
Jul 25, 2008U.S. Girls' Junior: Semifinals are set
Jul 24, 2008U.S. Girls' Junior: Rain washes out second round
Jul 23, 2008U.S. Girls' Junior: First round finished after weather issues
Jul 22, 2008U.S. Girls' Junior: McCloskey is medalist
Jul 21, 2008US Girls Junior: Roig has 1st Round lead
Jul 28, 2007U.S. Junior Girls: Park wins 4 & 3
Jul 27, 2007USGA Girl's Junior: Kaneko to face Park in Sat. final
Mar 28, 2007US Junior Girls' Championship: Park wins 4 & 3
Jul 22, 2006USGA Girls Junior: 2nd Youngest-Ever Champ Crowned
Jul 21, 2006USGA Girls Junior: Hurst, Shin to Meet in Sat. Final
Jul 20, 2006USGA Girl's Junior: Medalist Rolls Into Quarters
Jul 19, 2006USGA Girl's Junior: Rain Delays Matches in NC
Jul 18, 2006USGA Girls Junior: California's Harigae is Medalist
Jul 17, 2006USGA Girls Junior: Joanne Lee Leads at 3-under-par
Jul 23, 2005USGA Girls Junior Championship
Jul 22, 2005USGA Girls Junior Championship
Jul 21, 2005USGA Girls Junior Championship
Jul 19, 2005USGA Girls Junior Championship
Jul 18, 2005USGA Girls Junior Championship

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The U.S. Girls' Junior Championship was established in 1949, one year after the Junior Amateur Championship. Philadelphia (Pa.) Country Club, one of the oldest golf courses in the nation, was the host club for the USGA's newest championship. The Club's Bala Course had been constructed in 1891, three years before the birth of the USGA.

The inaugural Girls' Junior drew a starting field of 28 girls from 17 states, although 10 of the players were from the Philadelphia area.

More impressive than the size of the field or the styles of play was the wonderful spirit and sportsmanship the contestants brought to the game, and their complete lack of pretense.

The first champion, Marlene Bauer, 15, came all the way from Los Angeles to win her first national golf title. While golf for girls, beyond the club level, was still a novelty, Marlene had been encouraged by her father, a golf professional, since the age of three. Her victory in the first Girls' Junior was the springboard for a long and distinguished career.

The Championship has also helped launch the careers of such outstanding players as Mickey Wright, who won in 1952, and later captured four U.S. Women's Open championships, and JoAnne Gunderson Carner, who won the first of her eight USGA titles in the 1956 Girls' Junior. Nancy Lopez won in 1972 and 1974, interupted in 1973 by Amy Alcott, who went on to win the Women's Open in 1980.

Considering the brevity and time limitations on a junior golf career, Hollis Stacy's record of three consecutive Girls' Junior Championships, from 1969 to 1971, is among the most remarkable accomplishments in USGA history. Hollis, however, never made it easy. The final matches of her first two championships went 18 holes. In her last victory, in 1971, Hollis needed four-under-par golf to eventually defeat Amy Alcott at the 19th hole. From the third through the 17th hole, neither player made a bogey; between them they made nine birdies. The match is regarded as one of the finest in USGA history.

With her last victory, Stacy became only the seventh golfer to win USGA championships in three successive years. She later won the Women's Open Championship in 1977, 1978, and 1984.

Kay Cornelius, the 1981 winner, is among the other noteworthy champions. Her mother, Kathy Cornelius, won the 1956 U.S. Women's Open. They remain the only mother- daughter team to have captured USGA championships.

While victory in the U.S. Girls' Junior by no means guarantees a successful career in women's golf, Girls' Junior champions have won the Women's Amateur and the Women's Open a remarkable ten times each.

Furthermore, 17 Girls' Junior champions have gone on to represent the United States on the Curtis Cup team.

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