Gallery Guide: 71st U.S. Girls' Junior Championship
July 22-27, 2019 | SentryWorld | Stevens Point, Wis.
By Brian Weis
The 71st U.S. Girls' Junior Championship will be contested July 22-27 at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis. The field will consist of 156 of the best female players under the age of 19, with the champion receiving an exemption into the 2020 U.S. Women's Open Championship at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas.
Schedule of Play
Practice rounds will take place July 20-21, and the championship schedule is as follows:
July 22 (Monday): First round, stroke play
July 23 (Tuesday): Second round, stroke play, field reduced to 64 players for match play
July 24 (Wednesday): Round of 64, match play
July 25 (Thursday): Round of 32/Round of 16, match play
July 26 (Friday): Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play
July 27 (Saturday): 36-hole championship final, match play
The 2019 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship will receive at least four hours of live network coverage. FS1 will air semifinal matches on Friday. Coverage of Saturday's championship match will begin at 1 p.m. CDT.
Semifinal matches, 1-3 p.m. CDT
Championship match, 1-3 p.m. CDT
Admission is free. Tickets are not required for this USGA championship and spectators are encouraged to attend.
Parking is available at the golf course. Overflow parking along both North Point Drive and North Michigan Road. Shuttles will be available.
Concessions and Proshop
Food and concessions will be available at the Turn Shack, PJ"s restaurant in clubhouse will e open to the public. The Atrium will be serving a championship dining experience.
The proshop will be open to the public for Sentryworld and US Girls' Junior Championship merchandise=se.
Golfers To Watch
Jo Baranczyk, 16, of Green Bay, Wis., is the only player in the field hailing from Wisconsin. Baranczyk, a rising junior at Bay Port High School, won the WIAA Division 1 state girls golf championship last fall and will be playing in her first USGA championship. Her brother, Jed, plays golf at North Dakota State and competed in the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur. Jed caddied for Jo during her qualifying round at Mascoutin Golf Club in Berlin, Wis.
Kynadie Adams, 15, of Gallatin, Tenn. will be playing in her first U.S. Girls' Junior championship. Most recently, Adams partnered with Rachel Kuehn in the 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship where the duo advanced to the Round of 32 after reaching the Round of 16 in 2018. Adams, a two-time Drive, Chip & Putt national finalist, also played in the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur. Her father, Adrian, played college golf at Tennessee State University, where he was teammates with Sean Foley, Adams' swing coach and the instructor for 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
Melena Barrientos, 16, of Plano, Texas, reached the Round of 16 in the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball championship earlier this year after reaching the Round of 32 in 2018. Barrientos is playing in her third USGA championship. She is active on the junior golf circuit, participating in U.S. Kids Golf, Texas Legends Junior Tour and American Junior Golf Association tournaments.
Lauren Beaudreau, 18, of Lemont, Ill., won the Illinois High School state golf tournament last October as a senior at Benet Academy.. Beaudreau, who will play for Notre Dame this fall, is competing in her fourth U.S. Girls' Junior championship, with her best finish coming in 2017 when she reached to the Round of 64. Earlier this year, she played in the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball and recently qualified for her second U.S. Women's Amateur, which will take place Aug. 5-11 at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss. The 2016 North & South Girls' Junior champion also loves to travel and has visited over 20 countries.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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