By Brittany Romano, AJGA Communications
The AJGA returns to Richland Country Club for the Bridgestone Golf/Brandt Snedeker Music City Junior presented by Toyota. The course challenged competitors with dramatic elevation changes and undulating greens. The immaculate conditions provided an amazing backdrop for players and spectators all week long.
HISTORICAL HOST: Richland Country Club, located in Brentwood, Tennessee is the site the Battle of Nashville, a famous Civil War battle. The clubhouse displays shelves of artifacts that were found on the course just next to where the No. 9 teeing area currently sits. The rock walls that line the course also dates back to the Civil War.
A SHORT COMMUTE: There were 35 players from Tennessee at the tournament this week including Boys Division Champion, Dawson Armstrong is from Brentwood, Tennessee, the town that the tournament was played in. Armstrong is also one of three that have made a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt University, just 20 minutes away from Richland Country Club. William Gordon and Alexandra Farnsworth also plan to attend Vanderbilt.
A WEEK OF FIRSTS AND LASTS: This win marked the first for both the Boys Divison and the Girls Division Champions. It was a special win for Teleri Hughes of Knoxville, Tenn., because this is also her last AJGA tournament. She competed in the 2012 Bridgestone Golf/Brandt Snedeker Music City Junior Presented by Toyota and finished seventh. Hughes plans to attend University of Tennessee in the fall.