Written by Michael Baliker and Megan Arnold, AJGA Communications
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Harvey Penick
Junior All-Star is a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-71
Horseshoe Bay Resort – Ram Rock Course. The event features 99 boys and 18
girls, ages 12-15, from 21 states, two countries and Ontario. The Boys Division
is playing the course at 6,498 yards while the Girls Division is playing the
course at 5,645 yards.
Back at the bay
The AJGA flocks back to Horseshoe Bay Resort – Ram Rock Course for the first time since 2008. Texas is represented by 53 players this week, with seven from the Austin area.
The Ram Rock Course was rated as one of the toughest holes in Texas by the Dallas Morning News and lives up to its nickname, “The Challenger,” with its small greens, severe elevation changes and tight fairways. But the views at the end of the day make it all worth it, right?
A Texas icon
From a PGA professional and coach of many Hall of Fame players to the University of Texas men’s golf coach, Harvey Penick left his footprint on the game of golf. Penick coached and lived in the Austin area for several years and the community prides itself in having Penick’s name tied to their tournament.
A double-dip for Cooper?
Hailee Cooper has already won a Junior All-Star event this year. Her victory at the Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation was her first career AJGA victory. Cooper is in Horseshoe Bay this week to try and make it a second Junior All-Star win on the year.
We all scream for ice cream!
Blue Bell has donated to the Harvey Penick Junior All-Star for eight years. Players, spectators and AJGA staff alike have enjoyed ice cream treats throughout the tournament to help cool off in the summer heat.