Kearney, NE – Kearney Country Club played host to the first round of the two-day Kearney Junior Classic. Today marked the debut of the new two-day championship on the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour. Along with the 9-hole division, the Kearney Junior Classic is also an official Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranked Tournament nationally. All two-day events (18-Hole) on the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour are nationally ranked. Along with the Kearney Junior Classic, the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour also offers the two-day events in the Capital City Championship and the Central Nebraska Junior Amateur.
After day 1, in the boys 12-13 division, Omaha’s Vijay Kumar leads after shooting an 88 (+17). In the girls 14-15 division, Kimball’s Payton Wise leads the age group after finishing at 93 (+21). In the boys 14-15 division, Elkhorn’s Andrew Whittaker sits in first place after shooting a solid 78 (+7). Then, in the girls 16+ division, North Platte’s Baylee Steele leads after shooting an impressive 76 (+4). Lastly, in the boys 16+ division, Franklin’s Ryan Weiss finished with the best score among all divisions with a 74 (+3).
We would like to thank Golf USA Kearney for sponsoring today’s first round of the Kearney Junior Classic and hosting a putting challenge upon the completion of the players’ rounds. We would also like to thank Head Professional Ash Hammond, PGA and the rest of the staff at Kearney Country Club for hosting such an awesome event.
We will host day two of the Kearney Junior Classic tomorrow at Meadowlark Hills GC with tee times beginning at 8am.
18-Hole Division Results: Click HERE
9-Hole Division Results: Click HERE