U.S. GIRLS' JUNIOR
2017 U.S. Girls' Junior Fast Facts November 3, 2016

Lexi Thompson, in 2008, won the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship at 13 years of age. (USGA/Robert Walker)
   
Championship Venue Boone Valley Golf Club, Augusta, Mo.
Opened 1992
Architect P.B. Dye
Dates of Championship July 24-29
Entries Open April 5
Entries Close June 14 (5 p.m. EDT)
Field 156 players
Eligibility Open to any female amateur golfer who has not reached the age of 19 by July 29 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 9.4.
Exempt Players Ya Chun Chang (2016 Girls' Junior Quarterfinalist; Top 75 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jayna Choi (2015 Girls' Junior Semifinalist)
Kendall Griffin (2016 Girls' Junior Quarterfinalist)
Muni He (Top 75 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Mika Liu (2016 USA Curtis Cup Team; Top 75 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Haley Moore (Top 75 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Yujeong Son (2016 Girls' Junior Semifinalist; Top 75 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit (Top 75 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Xinying Wang (2016 Girls' Junior Quarterfinalist)
Liu Wenbo (Top 75 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Waverly Whiston (2016 U.S. Girls' Junior Quarterfinalist)
2016 Championship Eun Jeong Seong, 16, of the Republic of Korea became the first player in 45 years to successfully defend her title with a 4-and-2 victory over 2016 USA Curtis Cup competitor Andrea Lee, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. She joined Judy Eller (1958-59), Hollis Stacy (1969-71) and Nancy Lopez (1972, 1974) as the only multiple champions of the event. Seong overcame a 5-down deficit in the 36-hole deficit through 13 holes to win the championship.
Quotable “It’s a little bit different feel than last year. Last year, it was a little bit hard. But I trusted myself today, and I have confidence. This morning was so hard because I was losing, 5 down, but it’s OK because I had a lot of holes (left).” -- Eun Jeong Seong
Notable Past Events at Boone Valley 1996 Boone Valley Classic (Gibby Gilbert)
1997 Boone Valley Classic (Hale Irwin)
1998 Boone Valley Classic (Larry Nelson)
1999 Boone Valley Classic (Hale Irwin)
2000 Boone Valley Classic (Larry Nelson)
2001 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship (Leonard Thompson)
2007 U.S. Junior Amateur (Cory Whitsett)
U.S. Girls' Juniors in Missouri (1) 1972: Jefferson City Country Club, Jefferson City (Nancy Lopez)
 
Notable U.S. Girls' Junior Champions Mickey Wright (1952); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1956); Hollis Stacy (1969-71); Nancy Lopez (1972, 1974); Amy Alcott (1973); Pat Hurst (1986); Michelle McGann (1987); Brandie Burton (1989); Kelli Kuehne (1994); Beth Bauer (1997); Inbee Park (2002); Julieta Granada (2004); I.K. Kim (2005); Lexi Thompson (2008); Ariya Jutanugarn (2011); Minjee Lee (2012); Eun Jeong Seong (2015-16)
Notable U.S. Girls' Junior Runners-Up Mickey Wright (1950); Barbara McIntire (1951, 1952); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1955); Amy Alcott (1971); Vicki Goetze (1990); Grace Park (1996); Candie Kung (1997); Inbee Park (2003, 2005); Jane Park (2004); Kimberly Kim (2009); Alison Lee (2012)
Schedule of Play Monday, July 24 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Tuesday, July 25 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Wednesday, July 26 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, July 27 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Friday, July 28 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Saturday, July 29 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
Television Coverage (All times EDT) July 27 (Round of 16 Matches): 4-6 p.m. (FS1)
July 28 (Semifinal Matches): 3-5 p.m. (FS1)
July 29 (Championship Match): 2-4 p.m. (FS1)
Match-Play Cut The 64 scorers will advanced to match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to cut down to 64 players.
Future Sites 2018: Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, Calif./July 16-21

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