From Oregon to Illinois, IMG Academy golf program student Jordan Lippetz has been making an impressive showing on the course. After making the cut at the Rolex TOC, Lippetz came in 16th overall at the Crosswater Course.
At the AJGA Open in Rush Creek Minnesota two weeks ago, Jordan came into the second day shooting one under lead. After shooting 77 in round two, Lippetz developed a sickness that was later diagnosed as strep throat. However, no fever could deter Jordan, as she returned the next day to finish the tournament, shooting par and coming in 6th place overall.
This past week, Lippetz competed at Flossmoor Country Club in Chicago for the Women's Western Junior. She was medalist during stroke play, shooting 2 over 2 days. To top that, she went on to win her first match 3 and 2, her second match 5 and 4, and her quarterfinal 5 and 4. One step from the championship, Lippetz went up against ranked player Manuala Carbaja Re, and advanced to the finals, winning 2 and 1.
Due to regulation against Ashley Armstrong, Jordan shot 2 under par, tying with her championship opponent. The suspenseful match play continued as both Armstrong and Lippetz birdied the first playoff hole. After missing her putt for par on the second playoff hole, Lippetz finalized her second place spot.
Coming in so close to the top of of the leaderboard, Jordan is expected to compete successfully next week at the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship at Olympia Fields in Illinois.