The first of 22 regional qualifiers has concluded in Wheaton, Illinois! After two rounds at Cantigny Golf – Lakeside/Hillside for the Chicago Regional Qualifier July 6-7, seven junior golfers are headed to Coushatta for the 54-hole national championship later this year in November!
Those who qualified were selected from four separate playing divisions. The Boys 14-18 Division played from 6,741 yards and saw three players qualify. Dylan Drogemuller (Frankford, IL, Class of 2023) and Hub Member Issa Kuwahara (Northbrook IL, Class of 2022) each shot two-day totals of 141, -3 for the tournament. Drogenmuller finished in first after winning in a playoff. Also qualifying was Hub Member Rohan Vasudeva (Vernon Hills, IL, Class of 2020) after shooting a 142, -2 for the event.
The Girls 14-18 Division played from 5,741 yards and had one player qualify. Congrats to Kynadie Adams (Gallatin, TN, Class of 2022) for finishing in first place and qualifying with a -2, 142 two day total.
In the Boys 13 & Under Division, golfers played from 5,741 yards and saw two players qualify: Brody McQueen (Marietta, GA, Class of 2026) and Hub Member Brayden Miller (Goshen, IN, Class of 2025). McQueen medaled with an impressive -10, two-day total of 134 after rounds of 66 and 68. Miller shot -5, 139 for the qualifier and came in second place.
In the Girls 13 & Under Division, golfers played from 5,144 yards. Congrats to Hub Member Trinity Beth (Calvert City, KY, Class of 2026) who qualified after shooting -1 for the event, a two-day total of 142.
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Excellent playing to those who qualified, and congrats to everyone for competing in the first Chicago Regional Qualifier for the Notah Begay Jr Golf National Championship this November! We look forward to seeing you in Coushatta later this year.
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The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship was founded in 2019 with the intention of providing junior golfers between the ages of 8-18 an opportunity to compete in a truly, open competition in hopes to fulfill their dreams of becoming one of the best junior golfers in world. The Series, originally featuring 160 Local Qualifiers (18-holes), has recently been re-formatted due to COVID-19 and will now host 22 Regional Qualifiers (36-holes) and one National Championship (54-holes) covering 45+ states across the continental United States. Golfers who participate will compete in one of the four divisions: Boys 14-18, Boys 13 & Under, Girls 14-18 and Girls 13 & Under.
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