News and Notes
By Stephanie Dittmer and Jessica Souto, AJGA Communications
ACE: Jordan Chael carded her second hole-in-one in two weeks during the final round of the tournament, using a 5-iron on the 167 yard No. 4. Last week at Sedalia Country Club, she had her first career ace with a 6-iron from 154-yards out.
COURSE RECORD: As if getting a hole-in-one wasn’t enough to make a round great, Jordan Chael fired a 6-under-par 66 during the final round of action at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands. The score is a Boyne Highlands Resort – Moor Course record.
TWO OF A KIND: Twins Reed and Hailey Hrynewich competed in the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands this week. Hailey is four minutes older than her brother.
RIGHT HAND MAN: Raymond Knoll talked about his road to a comeback during his champion’s speech Thursday night. Two years ago Knoll broke his right wrist during a pick-up basketball game, forfeiting his summer of golf tournaments. He spent the majority of last summer traveling the country trying to earn status to secure spots in AJGA events for this summer.
IS THIS A LATERAL OR REGULAR WATER HAZARD?: There was a peculiar sight off the No. 2 green Thursday afternoon after a sprinkler head was compromised. Water shot nearly 35 feet into the air, irrigating the neighbors’ bushes and entertaining volunteers and parents. Senior Rules Official Marvin Weinstein informs this obstacle is through the green, consequently neither regular or lateral water hazard relief would be an option.
COLLEGE COACHES GALORE: Nineteen collegiate coaches from around the country attended the tournament at Boyne Highlands Resort – Moor Course, representing institutions from the Big Ten, SEC, Big 12, MAC, The Summit League, Conference USA, MCC and the GLIAC.
IN THE HUNT: Heading into the final round of competition, the Boys Division was a tight race. Eleven players were within three strokes of the leader. The field thinned out during the last day of competition, as final standings showed just four players within three strokes of the champion.