Olivia Lovegrove and the “Lovely Karmelys” Take Home 2023 SJS Team Honors

SJS Post Series Awards

LINCOLN (May 15, 2023) – Presented by the UNL PGA Golf Management Program, Nebraska Junior Golf completed the 2023 Spring Junior Series (SJS) for high school girls and incoming freshman. The SJS was wrapped up on May 13th at Jackrabbit Run in Grand Island and the post-series awards recognizing the overall Champions as well as the All-Star Team and Captain have been awarded.

The Team at the top of the overall series leaderboard was the “Lovely Karmelys”. They played the series in dominant fashion winning the last two events and finishing 2nd in the first event, totaling 1400 points to be named the 2023 NJG Spring Junior Series Team Champions. This squad featured some very talented players. Olivia Lovegrove of Lincoln, Elly Honnens of Lincoln, and Julia Karmazin of Omaha. One of the highlights of the entire series was the very impressive play of Olivia Lovegrove. She was victorious in the individual competition of all three events with a low series score of 69 (-2) in the Magnolia event at The Golf Club at Table creek. She posted a 77 (+6) on a very windy day at the Juniper event at Ashland GC and a 74 (+2) at the final Azalea event at Jackrabbit Run GC.

The overall individual SJS All-Star Team was also announced. These are the top 5 finishers in the series individual points race. The team is captained by Lincoln’s Olivia Lovegrove (1500 pts). Joining her is Lincoln’s Julia Hyten (807 pts), Omaha’s Julia Karmazin (750 pts), Columbus’ Cecilia Arndt (725 pts) and rounded out by Lincoln’s Eden Larson (706 pts).

2023 SJS Team Champions: Lovely Karmelys – Olivia Lovegrove of Lincoln, Julia Karmazin of Omaha, Elly Honnens of Lincoln

2023 SJS Individual Champion: Olivia Lovegrove of Lincoln

2023 SJS All-Star Team: Olivia Lovegrove of Lincoln (Captain), Julia Hyten of Lincoln, Julia Karmazin of Omaha, Cecilia Arndt of Columbus, Eden Larson of Lincoln

More info on the SJS can be found at the website HERE.

About NJG: The newly dubbed ‘Nebraska Junior Golf’ (NJG) continues the great partnership between the two organizations that began with the Nebraska Junior Golf Tour in 2009. Nebraska Junior Golf is an umbrella organization for all junior programs run by the Nebraska PGA and the NGA and will also include an avenue to other opportunities for juniors to learn and play the game throughout the state. The effort to create a “one-stop shop” for junior golfers and their parents will make it easier for those wanting to get involved in the game to know what opportunities are available. Nebraska Junior Golf provides junior golfers of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to learn and play the game of golf.

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