Singh Soars in the Girl's Junior PGA Championship - Wins by 9 Strokes

RICHMOND, KY- The 2024 Kentucky Girls Junior PGA Championship concluded on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at the University Club of Arlington. Athena Singh delivered a showstopping performance, finishing the tournament at -5, a whopping 9 strokes in front of the second place finish. 

Singh wowed spectators with an impressive 4 birdies during Tuesday’s round. She stayed +1 on Wednesday for the duration of the front nine, but came out on the back nine ready to compete with a birdie and an eagle to secure her triumphant lead. Meanwhile, three other shining stars were vying for a spot on the podium, going neck and neck for the entirety of the second round. Keira Yun, Isabella Christy, and Kylah Lunsford ended the day with a tie at 4+, leading the rules officials to conduct a playoff to decide which player would qualify for the National PGA Junior Championship alongside Singh. The playoff declared Kylah Lunsford the official second place finisher, granting her a qualifying spot. Singh and Lunsford will advance to the Congressional Club in Bethsheba, Maryland later this summer to compete at the National PGA Junior Championship. 

Though, these ladies weren’t the only winners at Arlington; six others walked away a champion on Wednesday evening. Rosie Patterson took home the win in the Girls 13-15 division, after shooting 158 for the two days and scoring 5 birdies. 

Kaden Puyear was crowned the Boys 11-12 champion with a score of +3. With two birdies and one eagle, Puyear finished after two days with a score of 75.

After two straight rounds of shooting 39 (+3), Hagan Newton walked away with the Boys 10 & Under title. Braden Hendricks was not far behind, shooting consecutive rounds of 40 (+4) both days.

Maclan Foley stepped away with the Boys 8 & Under win, after shooting a total gross score of 82. Maximus Schadler also made great strides toward the lead, but ultimately finished at +15 (87). 

In the girls 10-12 division, Parker Haddix had a standout two days, finishing with a score of 79 (+7).  Madeline Sheretz swept the competition, shooting -1, 18 shots in front of the other competitors.




Story written by Madalyn Dudley (2024 USGA Boatwright Intern)

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