News and Notes: Brian Harman Junior Championship

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By: Ian Yelton – AJGA Communications

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Brian Harman Junior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72 course at Savannah Quarters Country Club. The event features 51 boys and 27 girls, ages 12-18, from 14 states and five countries. The Boys Division is playing the course at 6,867 yards while the Girls Division is playing the course at 6,065 yards.

To read more about the event, click here.

History Lesson: The host course for this year's event, Savannah Quarters Country Club, located in Pooler, Ga., got its name because the Union Army set up their headquarters there during the Civil War.

Third Time's The Charm: AJGA alumnus Brian Harman, a two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year, hosted the Brian Harman Junior Championship. While this is the first year that Brian has hosted the event, the AJGA is returning to Savannah Quarters Country Club for the third straight year. 

Got Sand?: Bring out the beach towels! The par-5 fifth hole at Savannah Quarters Country boasts six separate bunkers from tee to green. There are well over 100 total bunkers strategically placed throughout the entire course that challenge the accuracy of players off the tee and with their second shots into the green. The 15th hole, Savannah Quarters Country Club's signature hole, is the only hole without a bunker on the entire golf course, and that is because it features an island green.

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To see more pictures from this tournament, click here.

 

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