Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open was a 54-hole stroke-play championship. The event featured 108 boys and 36 girls from 15 states and Canada. The Boys Division played the par-71 course at 6,779 yards, while the Girls Division played the course at 5,968.
By Stephanie Dittmer and Jenna Galloway, AJGA Communications
Family, golf, and competition seem to go hand-in-hand. This week at the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open, six different pairs of brothers and sisters participated in the 54-hole competition. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition to keep the sibling rivalry alive.
How low can you go?
What’s your lowest nine-hole score? J.D. Lehman of Okatie, S.C., sunk seven birdies on the last 10 holes of his second round for a back-nine score of 6-under-par 29.
Devin Jenkins achieved something every golfer dreams of during the final round of the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open – a hole-in-one. With an 8-iron on the par-3 No. 3, Jenkins aced the 174-yard hole. It was the first ace of his career.
AJGA golfer Matthew Rushton told us about his journey to the AJGA Stonehenge Junior Open – and it was a long one. The 2013 graduate and Notre Dame commit comes to the United States via Bogota, Colombia from South Africa. He has played golf in countries such as India and Ecuador, but says the AJGA tournaments are his favorite.
“The competition is incredible and these are the best tournaments I’ve ever competed in,” Rushton said.