Format: All players will play 18-holes of stroke play on Tuesday,
August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th at New Haven Country Club in Hamden,
Conn.. Tee times will run from 7:00am – 1:00pm both days. The low 36-hole
competitor in the Boys and Girls Championship will be declared the Champion.
There will be an awards ceremony and trophy presentation following the
conclusion of play on Tuesday at approximately 5:30pm.
About the Tournament: The Northern Junior Championship is a nationally ranked junior golf tournament that was created in order to provide the highest level of competition for top junior players. The 36-hole stroke play event is contested over two days at New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut and is open to amateur boys and girls under the age of 19 who have not entered their first year of college. Our goal is to provide the same first class championship experience and red-carpet treatment that the best national events around the country offer.
Eligibility: The Northern Junior is open to amateur Boys and Girls who
have not reached their 19th birthday before August 5th, 2015, and who have not
fully enrolled in their first year of college.
What's at Stake: In addition to national exposure to college coaches across
the country, both the Boys and Girls Champion will numerous tournament
exemptions. The Boys Champion will receive invites to the International Junior
Masters (Aurora, NY), Bobby Chapman Invitational (Spartenburg, SC), Joe Cheves
Junior Invitational (Morganton, NC), Liberty National Junior Invitational
(Jersey City, N.J.) and North and South Junior (Pinehurst, NC).
Girls Champion will receive invitations to the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational
(Morganton, NC), Liberty National Junior Invitational (Jersey City, N.J.) and
North and South Junior (Pinehurst, NC). Top finishers in the Boys and Girls
Championship will also receive AJGA performance stars.
Who’s Here –
The field of 117 players consists of 87 Boys Competitors and 30 Girls
States Represented – The field of 117 competitors is represented by 18 states/countries.
They are: China, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts,
Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario,
Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Vermont. Connecticut has the
most players of any state, with a total of 40 players seeking to capture the
Northern Junior title in their home state.
Breakdown by Graduation Year – Of the 117 competitors, below is the breakdown by High
School Graduation Year:
2015 – 31 Players
2016 – 44 Players
2017 – 25 Players
2018 – 4 Players
2019 – 8 Players
2020 – 4 Players
New England State Champions: 3 of the 6 Boys Junior Amateur Champions from New England
States will be represented at this year’s event. They are: Jimmy Hervol (Massachusetts
Junior Champion), Andrew Sciarretta (2015 Connecticut Junior
Champion) and James McKee (2014 New Hampshire Junior
Champion). Connor O’Brien of Norwalk, Conn. has also
previously won the Connecticut Junior Amateur.
Maisie Filler, 13, of Bloomfield, Conn. will be playing in her second
Northern Junior Championship and is fresh off winning the CWGA Junior Girl’s Championship
title. She also has familial ties to the event, as her sister, Nathalie, won
the Girls Championship in 2011 with the lowest 36-hole total in Girls
Championship history (141).
Defending Champion – Elizabeth Bose of Norfolk, Virginia will look to become the
first player in Girls Championship history to win consecutive Northern Junior
titles. Bose recently captured the 46th Virginia Junior Girls
Championship with scores of 75-73—148, and will be attending Virginia Tech this
fall to compete on their Division I golf team. Will Bernstein of New York, N.Y.
is not eligible to defend his title in the Boys Championship, as he will be
entering his sophomore year at Yale University.
Family Ties –
There are 2 pairs of brothers who will be competing in this year’s field:
Charlie Dubiel, 16, and Henry Dubiel, 14 of
North Palm Beach, Florida
Nick Li, 14, and Martin Li, 14, of Beijing, China
Noah Peterson, 16 of East Longmeadow, Mass. and Carrie-Ann Lee,
17 of Hong Kong, China earned their way into the field by virtue of winning the
Ryan T. Lee Memorial Junior Open at Timberlin Golf Club. Peterson fired rounds
of 74-74—147 to win by one stroke, while Lee shot rounds of 73-75–148 to win
by a staggering fifteen strokes and also setting the tournament record.
of the top ten ranked boys from Connecticut are competing in the 2015 Northern
Junior Championship. They are (in order of ranking):
Chandler Morris, Southbury, Conn.
Andrew Sciarretta, Wilton, Conn.
Adam Friedman, Westport, Conn.
Tim Rotermund, Madison, Conn.
Nathaniel Dong, Glastonbury, Conn.