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Washtenaw Country Club Hosting Top Young Golfers in 39thMichigan Girls Junior State Amateur

  YPSILANTI – Washtenaw
Country Club, the third oldest golf course in Michigan, will host many of the
best young golfers in the state in the 39th Michigan Girls Junior State Amateur
presented by Pepsi Sunday through Wednesday.

  Washtenaw Country
Club opened in 1899 and has evolved over the years into a 6,512-yard classic
parkland style golf course featuring narrow tree-lined fairways, strategically
placed bunkers and quick, undulating greens.

  The course has a
rich tournament history, including hosting the 1927 Michigan Amateur
Championship, and many major events since for both the Golf Association of
Michigan and the Michigan PGA.

  This week a field of
94 golfers will vie for the championship, first over two days and 36 holes of
stroke play to determine a low 16 scorers that fill out the match play bracket.
Match play on Tuesday and Wednesday will determine a champion.

  Kerrigan Parks of
Flushing returns this year to defend her championship.

  In addition to the
regular championship bracket, the low eight golfers 15-and-under from stroke
play will advance and play a separate match play bracket for the 15-and-under
title.

   Washtenaw CC is now open to the public, and
is part of the The Polo Fields properties, which includes Polo Fields-Ann Arbor.

  As with all GAM
events, the public is welcome. Follow the action and learn more at gam.org
under the Championships tab.

-Greg Johnson

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