Event: 54thTennessee Girls' Junior Amateur Championship
Host Site: Temple Hills Country Club, Franklin Tennessee
Playing Dates: June 27-29, 2017
Stovall Starts Title Defense at Girls Junior
Malia Stovall leads the way after a -5 67in the opening round at the Girls’ Junior Amateur.
FRANKLIN, TENN (June 26th, 2017) In a field full of accomplished junior golfers, a familiar name rose to the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the 54thTennessee Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship.
Malia Stovall picked up right where she left off. The defending champion birdied three of her first five holes to get to a fast start. The rising high school senior made the turn at three-under-par. The future Tennessee Volunteer continued to play bogey free golf on the back nine and added two more birdies, on No. 11 and No. 16, to finish with a five-under-par 67.
Despite a great start, the defending champion does not have much breathing room. Angelina Chan also managed to avoid making a bogey in the opening round. Thanks to four birdies, Chan is tied for second with a four-under-par 68. Joining Chan in second place is Ashley Gilliam. Gilliam did make a bogey, but just one. She had five bogies to go along with that one bogey to get to four-under-par as well.
Two other players found red figures during the first round. Kynadie Adams is in fourth place after an opening round three-under-par 69. Isabella van der Biest finds herself in fifth place after a two-under-par 70. The second round begins tomorrow at 8:00 a.m.
|5||van der Biest, Isabella||-2||70|
|T34||Downhour, Carley Lynn||11||83|
|T45||Blackburn, Ann Catherine||14||86|
|T55||Tenpenny, Emma Rhea||21||93|
About the Tennessee Golf Association
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.