The Tournament Committee is proud to announce that the 19th Northern Junior Championship presented by The Golf Performance Center will be contested July 27th – 29th, 2020 at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut. The 36-hole championship will be contested over two days and is open to amateur Boys and Girls who have not reached their 19th birthday by July 29th, 2020 and have not yet entered their first year of college.
2020 Tournament and Qualifier Applications will be available on Sunday, March 1st
Built along the banks of the Housatonic River, Great River Golf Club is widely regarded as one of the top golf courses in New England. The championship layout was designed by Tom Fazio and opened for play in 2000. It has been ranked among the top 100 in Golf Digest and receives numerous accolades each year for its design and condition. The layout has a unique blend of parkland and links-style holes that provides a challenging, yet fair test of the players’ abilities.
2020 will mark the second time that Great River Golf Club will host the Northern Junior, having previously hosted the championship in 2018.
“We are truly excited to be returning to Great River Golf Club for the 2020 Northern Junior,” said Tournament Director Brent Paladino. “We are thankful for their continued support and look forward to making this year’s championship a special one for the players and their families.”
Last year, the Northern Junior featured its strongest field to date, as 117 players from twenty-five different states and provinces gathered at New Haven Country Cub. Top ranked junior golfers Benjamin James of Milford, Connecticut and Emma Shen of Tenafly, New Jersey captured the title in their respective divisions. James, currently ranked in the top 10 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings, will be looking to etch his name in history as the first player to capture the title three times.
The tournament is conducted each year in memory of Stan Trojanowski, father of Cindy and Gary Trojanowski. A golfer himself, his personality and willingness to help others will never be forgotten in the people he met both on and off the golf course. The Northern Junior was established in 2002 in memory of his death on August 21st, 2001.
Sunday, March 1st
Tournament Applications Available
Sunday, June 28th
Tournament Application Deadline
Qualifier Dates & Sites will be announced shortly
Monday, July 27th
Official Practice Rounds
Players Welcome Reception and Ryan Lee Scholarship Presentation
Tuesday, July 28th
First Round of Stroke Play
Mini-Golf Putting Contest & Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 29th
Second Round of Stroke Play
Awards Ceremony and Trophy Presentation