Five of Seven MAPGA Representatives Finished in the Top 25
STAFFORD, Va. – Several Middle Atlantic PGA junior golfers showcased their talents on a national level at this week’s 45th Boys Junior PGA Championship, finishing near the top of a leaderboard featuring some of the best junior golfers in the country.
Bryan Lee (-13, T2nd finish), Mehrbaan Singh (-7, T10), Rylan Shim (-6, T14), Bennett Espenshade (-5, T18), and Chase Nevins (-4, T22) combined to finish 35-under par across four rounds at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky. Lee’s effort was just three strokes behind tournament winner Caleb Surratt and qualified him for the Junior Ryder Cup Team. Singh and Lee earned exemptions for the 2022 Boys Junior PGA Championship. Benjamin Newfield and Jake Roth rounded out the field among MAPGA junior golfers. Both missed the cut.
Impressive scores were posted by the MAPGA golfers all week. Five of seven that competed made the cut and the aforementioned golfers combined for 14 rounds under par for the championship. Lee and Singh each shot a -6 (65) in the third round, the lowest score in a round among the MAPGA juniors who competed this week. All five players who made the cut shot under par in both rounds three and four.
Shim, Espenshade, and Roth qualified for the national championship through the Section Junior PGA Championship in June. The others qualified through exemptions.
The Boys Junior PGA Championship was held July 12-15 at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky. The Girls Junior PGA Championship will take place July 27-30 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. Sophie Simon and AnPhi Le qualified for the Girls championship at the MAPGA Junior PGA Championship in June.
For a full leaderboard, recap, photos, and more information on the 2021 Boys Junior PGA Championship, please visit the Junior PGA Championship website JuniorPGAChampionship.com.
About Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Tour
The Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Tour promotes the game of golf to players of all skill levels ages 7-18. Dozens of tournaments held during the spring, summer, and fall allow all juniors to get involved in the game of golf. Headquartered in Stafford, Virginia, the Middle Atlantic PGA is an integral part of the PGA’s 41 sections, serving golfers throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The MAPGA Junior Tour is on Facebook and Instagram @mapgajrgolf, and can be found online at www.mapga.com/junior-golf/