Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) student Siyan Chen won the Junior PGA Championship qualifier in style. Siyan’s spectacular 66 – 68 for 10 under included 12 birdies on the Watson course at Reunion Resort to earn her way into the Junior PGA Championship.
BGGA’s Female Player of the Year, Siyan Chen, won three previous times this year and had six top 10 finishes. Chen also verbally committed to the University of Illinois and will sign her national letter of intent with the school next November.
The 2018 Girls Junior PGA Championship will be held at Kearney Hill Golf Links of Lexington, Kentucky from July 9-12, 2018.
In 2018, both the Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships will provide a final opportunity for America’s top juniors to earn exemptions or points toward the Junior Ryder Cup, which will be played in September and feature a 12-player United States of America team that will compete against a European squad at Disneyland Paris in France.
The U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team, which will be seeking its sixth consecutive victory, will consist of six boys and six girls who are United States citizens and are in the high school graduating class of 2019, or younger.