News and Notes: Killington Junior Golf Championship

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By Leah Flannigan,  AJGA Communications

THERE'S A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Connor O’Brien of Rowayton, Conn., made his AJGA career
debut at the Killington Junior Golf Championship.  Not only was this his first AJGA tournament,
it was his first AJGA victory.  “I was actually just trying to make the cut
coming into the tournament,” O’Brien said. “Suddenly I started to make a couple
birdies but I had no idea I would win.” Talk about making an entrance! Lita Guo
of Auckland, New Zealand, claimed her first champion title as well after an
intense sudden-death playoff with fellow competitor Jennifer Peng of San Diego.
Her victory was a comeback from her 2012 ninth-place finish at the Killington
Junior Golf Championship. Madison Glennie of Clearwater, Fla., made her first
hole-in-one during the final round on No. 13 with a solid nine-iron swing.
Glennie was the only competitor during the tournament to sink a hole-in-one.

(Madison Glennie pictured below)

Glennie, Madison (7)

CHISELED OUT OF ROCK: The Green Mountain National Golf Course cascades in the
middle of the Green Mountains of Vermont. The course is publically owned by the
city of Killington, Vt., and is consistently ranked among the top public golf courses
in Vermont by Northeast Golf Monthly.  

LOOK OUT BELOW: Nos. 2 (photo below) and 12 begin
with a blind start with a dogleg thrown in to up the difficulty. Upon grabbing your
driver at the teeing ground it’s nothing but a mountainous vista, just be sure
to holler “fore!”

No. 2 (1)