Will Nottingham Extends Lead at 52nd Annual Tennessee Junior Amateur
After 36 holes of the 2015 Tennessee Junior Amateur Championship Will Nottingham of Kingsport, TN has posted two rounds of 4-under par 67 for 8-under total of 134 to lead Cooper Sears of Old Hickory, TN by four 4 strokes.

2014 Champion Davis Shore of Knoxville, TN is in the hunt with rounds of 70 and 69 for a 3-under par 139 total. He looks to become only the sixth player to repeat as Tennessee Junior Amateur Champion. Shore finds himself in the final pairing Thursday alongside Nottingham and Sears and will tee off at 10:00am at Cleveland Country Club for Thursday’s Final Round.

Junior Amateur History

In 1964 Harold Eller, professional at Old Hickory Country Club, and his wife, Ruth, organized the Tennessee Junior Golf Association and hosted the Tennessee State Junior for boys and girls. Mrs. Eller was the president of the TJGA from its inception until it was absorbed by the TGA in 2000. The first TJGA State Junior champion was the Ellers’ match play, but since 1966 stroke play has been used. The name of each State Junior champion is inscribed on the Harold Eller Trophy.

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ABOUT THE Tennessee Junior Amateur

54 hole stroke play championship. Applications are open to male junior amateurs who (1) have a parent/ legal guardian who is a resident of the state of Tennessee or (2) possess an active USGA/GHIN Handicap Index from a TGA member club or course. Amateurs must meet the USGA definition of an amateur golfer. 19-year-olds will be eligible to compete in the Tennessee Junior Amateur Championships, as long as they haven’t begun college.

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