PGA Junior Series Kicks-off tomorrow at Columbia Country
Blythewood, S.C. – The 2014 PGA Junior Series starts
tomorrow at Columbia Country Club. Columbia Country Club was designed by Ellis
Maples, a protégé of Donald Ross and is rated among the top 25 in the state of
Approximately 50 juniors representing 10 states, Japan,
England, and Venezuela will be competing in the 54-hole, three day event. There
are many talented players in the field, with nearly all bringing impressive
tournament resumes, ensuring this will be an exciting week of golf.
Boys to watch for this week include Ryoto Furuya of Wesley
Chapel, Florida who finished second in the 2013 Junior Series event at Onion
Creek in Austin, Texas, as well as a top-15 finish at the event at Purdue
University’s Kapmen Course. When asked how he feels coming into this week,
Furuya said, “I’m definitely ready for this week, I’m very confident in my
shots. Coming off of a win at the IJGT Tournament of Champions last week makes
me very confident and excited for this event.” The key to the week will be “hitting
fairways and greens”, says Furuya
Another solid player in the boys division is Arkansas Commit
and 2013 North Carolina 3A High School State Champion Noah Edmondson.
On the girl’s side of things, Georgia native Kayley Marschke
is definitely a player to keep an eye on, with multiple top-10 finishes in
various high caliber AJGA and SJGT junior events.
Chris Sparrow, PGA Head Golf Professional at Columbia
Country Club, is excited to open his golf course for the event, and looks
forward to the low scores and great golf the tournament will bring.
The Overall Girl’s and Boy’s 15-18 division winners this
week will receive an exemption into the 39th Junior PGA Championship
at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas.
With an exciting field and a great golf course, this shapes
up to be an outstanding event, and a great way to kick off the 2014 PGA Junior