IMG Academy golf alum, Rigel Fernandes, recently won the U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier held June 26-27 at Grandview Country Club in Beaver, W. Va. Fernandes , 16, won the qualifier by 10 shots, posting a two-day total of 133. Winning the event qualified Fernandes to compete in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship to be held at The Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H., July 16 - 21.
Qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship gives Fernandes the opportunity to not only compete against elite competitors, but also the chance to learn from past champions who share their experience and knowledge with the players.
According to USGA.org,
âIn 1948, the USGA inaugurated the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship to determine the best junior golfer in the United States and also to help junior golfers learn how to realize the most from the game, win or lose.â