News and Notes: Harvey Penick Junior All-Star

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Written by Michael Baliker and Megan Arnold, AJGA Communications

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Harvey Penick
Junior All-Star is a 54-hole stroke play competition played on the par-71
Horseshoe Bay Resort – Ram Rock Course. The event features 99 boys and 18
girls, ages 12-15, from 21 states, two countries and Ontario. The Boys Division
is playing the course at 6,498 yards while the Girls Division is playing the
course at 5,645 yards.

Back at the bay

The AJGA flocks back to Horseshoe Bay Resort – Ram Rock
Course for the first time since 2008. Texas is represented by 53 players this
week, with seven from the Austin area.

“The Challenger”

The Ram Rock Course was rated as one of the toughest holes
in Texas by the Dallas Morning News and lives up to its nickname, “The
Challenger,” with its small greens, severe elevation changes and tight
fairways. But the views at the end of the day make it all worth it, right?

Course Scenery No. 18 green (6)

No. 18 offers panoramic views of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Horseshoe Bay, and the neighboring city of Marble Falls.

A Texas icon

From a PGA professional and coach of many Hall of Fame
players to the University of Texas men’s golf coach, Harvey Penick left his
footprint on the game of golf. Penick coached and lived in the Austin area for
several years and the community prides itself in having Penick’s name tied to
their tournament.

A double-dip for

Hailee Cooper has already won a Junior All-Star event this
year. Her victory at the Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation was her first career
AJGA victory. Cooper is in Horseshoe Bay this week to try and make it a second
Junior All-Star win on the year.

We all scream for ice

Blue Bell has donated to the Harvey Penick Junior All-Star
for eight years. Players, spectators and AJGA staff alike have enjoyed ice
cream treats throughout the tournament to help cool off in the summer heat.