BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- Jakob Garstecki of Germantown, Wis., Brandon Mai of Poway, Calif., and Sam Madsen of Pompano Beach, Fla., earned medalist honors at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Qualifier for the Midwest Junior Players Championship after carding rounds of 2-under-par 70. In the Girls Division, Nattapan Siritrai of Bangkok, Thailand medaled after recording an even-par 72 at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Qualifier for the Midwest Junior Players Championship was an 18-hole stroke play event held at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort -- Highland/Woodland course. The tournament field featured 81 boys and 19 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states, Thailand and Canda. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 6,838 yards, while the Girls Division played the course at 5,845 yards. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Qualifiers give juniors an opportunity to "play their way in" to coinciding AJGA Open tournaments or earn a Performance Star for a future event. The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Qualifier Series offers opportunities for AJGA juniors at approximately 50 AJGA Open events.
Garstecki and Mai earned Boys Division medalist honors and will play this week in the Midwest Junior Players Championship. Also qualifying for the Midwest Junior Players Championship were Eric Izzo of Naperville, Ill., Brandon Nasatir of Highland Park, Ill., Michael John Hultquist of Wilmette, Ill., Thomas Calbi of South Barrington, Ill., Nick Brady of Carol Stream, Ill., Zachary Spear of Naperville, Ill., Garrett Sweeney of Salem, Va., and Brian Miller of Barrington, Ill.
In the Girls Division, Siritrai medaled and will play this week in the Midwest Junior Player Championship. Also qualifying for the event are Ariana Macioce of Phoenix, Jacqueline Bruns of Burr Ridge, Ill., and Taylor Gentzkow of Winnetka, Ill.
The Midwest Junior Player Championship will begin Tuesday with the first wave of tee times running off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees from 7 — 8:53 a.m. and the second wave running off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees from 11:45 a.m. — 1:38 p.m. at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort — Highland/Woodland Courses. For more information, please contact tournament headquarters at (404) 580-2012 or visit ajga.org.
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The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,500 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
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Summary of players who qualified and advanced to the Midwest Junior Players Championship
BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. -- TaylorMade-adidas Golf Qualifier results from the Midwest Junior Players Championship conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Hilton Indian Lakes Resort
Boys Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 6838. Rating: 73.5. Slope: 136
Girls Par: 36-36--72. Yardage: 5845. Rating: 75. Slope: 136
Jakob Garstecki, Germantown, Wis. (2013) 36-34--70 -2
Brandon Mai, Poway, Calif. (2014) 34-36--70 -2
Eric Izzo, Naperville, Ill. (2012) 35-36--71 -1
Michael John Hultquist, Wilmette, Ill. (2013) 36-36--72 0
Brandon Nasatir, Highland Park, Ill. (2014) 35-37--72 0
Nick Brady, Carol Stream, Ill. (2016) 36-37--73 1
Thomas Calbi, South Barrington, Ill. (2017) 34-39--73 1
Brian Miller, Barrington, Ill. (2012) 39-35--74 2
Zachary Spear, Naperville, Ill. (2015) 38-36--74 2
Garrett Sweeney, Salem, Va. (2013) 38-36--74 2
Nattapan Siritrai, Bangkok, (2014) 36-36--72 0
Ariana Macioce, Phoenix, Ariz. (2015) 34-40--74 2
Jacqueline Bruns, Burr Ridge, Ill. (2013) 41-37--78 6
Taylor Gentzkow, Winnetka, Ill. (2014) 43-48--91 19
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