Event: 54thTennessee Girls' Junior Amateur Championship
Host Site: Temple Hills Country Club, Franklin Tennessee
Playing Dates: June 27-29, 2017
54thTennessee Girls' Junior Amateur Championship Preview
An inside look at some of the most accomplished players that make up this year’s field.
FRANKLIN, TENN (June 26th, 2017) Beginning Tuesday morning, 67 Tennessee girls will tee it up at Temple Hills Country Club in hopes of becoming the 54thTennessee Girls' Junior Amateur Champion. The following players come into this week with impressive accolades speaking to the quality and depth of the field.
Malia Stovall is the defending champion. The Winchester native is looking to become the first individual to successfully defend a TGA championship this season. Stovall claimed a two-shot victory the 53th Tennessee Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship at The Course at Sewanee. The class of 2018 product has verbally committed to play at the University of Tennessee.
Mariah Smith, who will begin her college career at the University of Tennessee this fall, looks to capture her first Junior Amateur title in her last year of eligibility. Smith captured a team and individual Class 3A state title last fall. Her fantastic play led to the honor of being named the Tennessean Girls Golfer of the Year.
Siarra Stout will be playing her last Tennessee Junior Amateur in her backyard. Stout made history in the fall when she became the first women’s golf commit in UNC Charlotte History. Before heading to North Carolina, Stout looks to add to an illustrious junior golf career that includes being named Middle Tennessee's "Golfer of the Year" twice, to go along with two individual state championships.
Caroline Caudill is making the most of her last summer of junior golf. The future Middle Tennessee State University student leads the Sneds Tour Tournament of Champions Rankings after winning her last two events. Caudill isn’t the only one in her family playing well this summer. Catherine Caudill earned a trip to the US Girls’ Junior Amateur after earning co-medalist honors at the Richland Country Club qualifier June 21st. Catherine, a class of 2018 product, has verbally committed to Join Caroline at MTSU.
Savannah Quick is yet another future Blue Raider in this week’s field. Like her future teammate, Quick also has two Sneds Tour victories under her belt this summer. The recent high school graduate is second in the Sneds Tournament of Champions Rankings.
McKinley Cunningham is one of the rising stars in Tennessee junior golf. The 2020 product currently leads the 13-15 Sneds Tour Tournament of Champions Rankings thanks to two wins in June. The Clarksville product will be making her TGA Championship debut this week.
In 1914, the 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 Tennessee." From these small origins the TGA has become an association which now includes over 200 member clubs, courses, and organizations, comprised of over 32,000 individuals from across the state.