News and Notes: BillardFactory.com Junior Championship

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Written by Megan Arnold, Communications Intern

Conducted by the American Junior Golf
Association, the BillardFactory.com Junior Championship is a 54-hole stroke
play competition played on the par-72 tournament course at The Woodlands
Country Club. The event features 72 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from six
states and three countries. The Boys Division is playing the course at 6,986
yards while the Girls Division is playing the course at 6,103 yards.

Bringing
scores to life

Matt
Johnson is more than just a pro on the course; he's a pro when it comes to
calligraphy as well. Johnson, one of the assistant pros at The Woodlands
Country Club, spent four hours writing players names on the scoreboard cards on
Monday.

"A
scoreboard is all about a story and how that person shot," Johnson said of
his calligraphy. "You bring their name to life; you bring their numbers to
life."

Matt Johnson writing the scoreboard

Matt Johnson spent four hours writing the scoreboards.

 

Johnson
taught himself calligraphy 10 years ago when his boss had him work in the pro
shop whenever it rained. He was asked to write the scorecards at the 2011 U.S. Open, which was the last year the scorecards were handwritten.

 

Defending
champion back for more

Benjamin
Arnett of Houston, Texas, is aiming for another win after carding a 2-over-par
218 to win the Boys Division BillardFactory.com Junior Championship last year.
Arnett, who is verbally committed to University of Houston, held or shared the
lead after each round last year.

Coming off a win

Hailee Cooper of Montgomery, Texas, is coming off her Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation win on June 13 with a 2-under-par 214 total. Cooper is among the 24 girls competing in the BillardFactory.com Junior Championship.

Home
state well represented

Texas
has second largest AJGA membership rate in the country. With 86 of the 96
players in the field calling Texas home, spectators and volunteers alike are
looking forward to a week of exciting golf!