Junior MA State Big I a Tight Race
Collin Fitzpatrick shot a one-over par score of 71 to lead the boys division in the first round of the 2017 Massachusetts Trusted Choice Big “I’ Junior Golf Classic at the Country Club of New Bedford in Dartmouth, MA. Elise Keane leads the girls division heading into the second day, after shooting a two-over-par score of 72.
Fitzpatrick led the charge for the boys overall division finishing with a 71 (+1). Collin was able to birdie three holes, with two bogeys and one double bogey. Elise Keane led the charge for the Girl’s overall division, completing the round with a 73 (+2). Elise birdied four holes throughout the day. She made three bogeys and one double bogey to finish at the top of the girls division.
A total of 63 players teed off on Monday to compete for qualifying spots for the national event. The top five finishers within the boys division and the top two spots within the girls division will move on to play in the Big "I" National Championship at Annandale Country Club in Madison, MS.
New England PGA's Junior Championship Sends Four to National Event
Wednesday-Thursday, July 5-6, 2017 – Alexis Florio of Cranston, Rhode Island and Cole Anderson of Camden, Maine won the 2017 New England Junior PGA Championship on Wednesday- Thursday, July 5-6 at Shaker Hills Country Club in Harvard, Massachusetts.
By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Florio and Anderson qualified for the 42nd Junior PGA Championship at the Country Club of St. Albans, St. Albans, MO. The Girls Championship will be held Jul 18 - Jul 21. The Boys Championship will be held Jul 31 - Aug 3
Additionally, Allison Paik, Providence, RI and Logan Thompson, Lincoln, ME advance as well as the runners up in the boys’ and girls’ divisions also qualify to the Junior PGA Championship.
Florio, 17, had a final-round 78 for a two-day total of 151 and a three-stroke victory over Allison Paik, 15, Providence, RI.
Anderson, 16, posted a final-round 74 for a two-day total of 145 and a seven-stroke victory over Logan Thompson, 17, Lincoln, ME.