The American Junior Golf Association will be making its first stop in Forsyth County this August on the famed Tanglewood Championship Course.
The event came together through the work of AccuSport of Winston-Salem and former Wake Forest star Webb Simpson, now a member of the PGA Tour.
The event, the AccuSport Championship hosted by Webb Simpson, is set for Aug. 16-19 with a Junior-Am tournament the first day and a 54-hole stroke play the following days. Simpson will be participating in the Junior-Am event and a skills clinic.
AccuSport recently signed on as a sponsor of the AJGA which includes the event and the official launch monitor of the AJGA. The company’s new VectorX launch monitor is designed to be used by individuals to provide real-time ball flight data in any environment, enabling serious golfers to become better players.
The Vector systems have been used for years by professionals to custom fit clubs. In addition, the company’s focus is to enhance individual golfer’s abilities with their Practice with a Purpose(TM) system. The VectorX can be used stand-alone or connected to a computer with a suite of software packages for VFit, VTeach and VRange to track club data, replay your swing with video swing analysis or a depiction of real type ball flight. More information on the VextorX system can be found at www.accusport.com. Information on the Tanglewood event, which will be open to boys and girls, can be found at www.ajga.org .
PKB Girls Golf Tour
CHAPEL HILL • March 13-14 – Mary-Frances Hall of State Road captured her first victory on the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour Futures Division by carding her best career scores.
Hall, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Elkin Middle School, shot 82-79 to win the UNC Classic at Finley Golf Course.
She had two birdies on her first round 41-41 card and trailed by a single shot to Shannon Brooks of Vienna, Va. But Hall, playing the back nine first, rolled in a 10-foot birdie on the par-3 12th hole to highlight her best nine-hole score ever, a 36. She went on to a five-shot win with a career-best 79.
Brooks (81-85) and Taylor Trent of Reidsville (85-81) tied for second.
In the Bell Division, Lori Beth Adams of Burlington was the best Triad finisher in the 42 player field, claiming a tie for sixth with 82-77. Kristi Ingram of Winston-Salem finished in a tie for ninth with 79-83 and Victoria Allred of Pfafftown finished in a tie for 11th with 79-84.
SOUTHERN PINES • Feb. 20-21 – Eighth-grader Victoria Allred of Pfafftown shot 77-80 and finished in a tie for 11th in a 57-player Bell Division Field in the Masters at Pine Needles as the low Triad finisher.
National Junior Golf Club
LEXINGTON • March 6-7 – Thomas Walsh of High Point fired rounds of 72 and 74 and won the NJGC event at Sapona Country Club.
Walsh’s 146 total in the boys 12-13 division was 10 shots better than the closest competitor.
Jamie Canaday of Summerfeld claimed first in boys 16-19 with a pair of 79s.
Keith Hills Kickoff
BUIES CREEK • March 5 – Ty Palmer shot 73 and Ross Slaughter added 75 to lead Forsyth Country Day to a sixth-place finish among 20 schools in the Keith Hills High School Kickoff Tournament.