Swedick Leads 2021 U.S. Girl's Junior Qualifying at Yahnundasis GC

June 14, 2021

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. – Sectional qualifying for the USGA Girl's Junior championship was conducted by the New York State Golf Association at Yahnundasis Golf Club on Monday.

Sixteen players competed for one qualifying place and two alternate positions into this year’s championship, which will be hosted at Columbia Country Club, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, July 12-17.

Related: Final Results  / U.S. Girl's Junior Home

Kennedy Swedick of Albany was the qualifying medalist with 2-over 74.

Swedick posted a 35 on the front nine, highlighted by a birdie on the sixth hole. On the back, she posted a 39. 

Emma Shen of Demarest, New Jersey and Grace Smith of Wallingford, Pennsylvania each finished four over, then entered a playoff to determine the order of alternates. On the opening hole at Yahnundasis, Shen birdied to secure the first alternate spot. 

The second alternate will be Smith.

The golf course setup at 6,026 yards and to a par of 72.