Event: 54th Tennessee Junior
Host Site: Cleveland Country Club,
Playing Dates: June 27-29, 2017
Junior Amateur Championship Preview
An inside look at some of the most accomplished
players that make up this year’s field.
TENN (June 11th, 2017) There were 150 Tennessee boys registered to compete in
the Tennessee Junior Amateur Championship. After five regional qualifying rounds
the field is set at 72. Learn about some of the leading contenders looking to
becoming the 54th Junior Amateur Champion.
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Bryce Lewis enters
the Junior Amateur looking to add yet another win to an already impressive
summer. The Class of 2018 product won the Tennessee Junior PGA Championship.
Last week Lewis shot (-14) to break the Under Armour® / Scott Stallings
Championship scoring record en route to the victory. Lewis is the highest
ranked player according the Junior Golf Scoreboard in the field checking in at
45. Lewis has verbally committed to Middle Tennessee State University.
and Jake Hall are two more class of
2018 verbal commitments that will be joining Lewis at Middle Tennessee State
University. Hall is ranked 88th by Junior Golf Scoreboard. Barnard
picked up a win at the Sneds tour event at Fairvue Plantation earlier this
Spencer Cross enters
his fourth and final Junior Amateur looking to claim his first title. Cross,
who is headed the play for the University of Tennessee finished in a tie for 7th
last year. The Sevierville native captured the 2015 TSSAA State Golf
Championship while posting the third lowest score in state history.
Kyle Cottam is
another state champion in the field. The recent high school graduate captured
the 2016 Class A/AA state title. Cottam will join reigning back-to-back Junior
Amateur Champion William Nottingham
at Clemson University this fall. Nottingham will not be able to defend his
championship this year, he has already found success as a freshman at Clemson.
Michael Shears Jr. has done something very few golfers have so far this summer. The
Vanderbilt commit beat Bryce Lewis. Shears posted an eight-under-par 62 to edge
Lewis, who shot 63, during the Tennessean/Metro Parks Schooldays Golf Tournament
stroke play portion. The two met in the match play finals. Shears earned a 1up
victory to claim the title.
Trenton Johnson is beginning to build an impressive junior golf resume. The Class of 2019
product already has a TSSAA Class AAA state golf title to his name. Last week
Johnson returned to top form and earned a spot in the US Junior Amateur at the
Old Fort qualifier.
Coleman Jones currently
leads the Sneds Tour Tournament of Champions Rankings. Jones, who is another
member of the class of 2018, won the Sneds event at The Bear Trace at Harrison
the Tennessee Golf Association
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Tennessee Golf Association (TGA) was organized at Memphis Country Club as an
association of five private clubs. The objective of the Association, as stated
in its Constitution, "shall be to promote the game of golf in
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association which now includes over 200 member clubs, courses, and
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