News and Notes: Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open

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HANK HANEY IJGA: This week’s event is hosted by the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA). The Academy combines training, academics and competition to provide a supportive environment for juniors to develop qualities to better themselves on and off the course. Fourteen Hank Haney IJGA juniors are playing in the event, making up for almost 20 percent of the field.

PLAY LIKE A PRO: Juniors had the opportunity to play like a pro this week at the Hank Haney IJGA Junior open. Starters from the RBC Heritage announced juniors all three rounds of the event, dressed in full tournament uniform. AJGA juniors were also invited to play in an alternate-shot competition at the home of the RBC Heritage, Harbour Town Golf Links. Afterwards, juniors and their families enjoyed a dinner inside the Pro locker room, surrounded by current PGA TOUR player’s lockers.

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LAUREN GOES LOW: Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., carded a Chechessee Creek Club women's low-round record of 4-under-par 66 for her first round.

JUNIOR-AM FUNDRAISING TOURNAMENT: This year’s Junior-Am fundraising tournament reached its 25th anniversary since the events inception. The tournament featured 19 teams, raising over $17, 000 to go be split between the AJGA ACE Grant, the Heritage Foundation and Junior Champions Foundation.