Valdes qualifies for U.S. Girls’ Junior

Current IJGA student, Ana Paula Valdes of Morelia, Mexico, qualified for her second consecutive U.S. Girls’ Junior on June 30, 2014, at the sectional qualifier at Columbia Country Club. Valdes carded a 2-over-par 74 to book her trip back to the United States Golf Association (USGA) National Championship.

The round was not perfect for Valdes, but she avoided any large numbers on her card and make an impressive 16 pars en route to her qualifying-score of 74.

At the same qualifier, IJGA student, Clementina Rodriguez of Caracas, Venezuela, won a playoff to get the first alternate position from the Columbia Country Club sectional qualifier. She fired a 3-over-par 75 for the tournament.

Valdes will compete against 155 other competitors at the U.S. Girls’ Junior on July 21-26, 2014, at Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.

For complete results from the Columbia Country Club sectional qualifier click here.

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