This summer, two of golf’s most prestigious junior events are coming to top-ranked clubs in the Greater Houston area. The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be contested on the Nicklaus Course at The Club at Carlton Woods (The Woodlands), July 21 -26. The following week, the Junior PGA Championship (presented by the PGA of America) will be conducted from July 29 Aug. 1 at Miramont Country Club in Bryan.
Both events will be televised by Golf Channel and will bring top junior talent from around the world. Dallas’ Scottie Sheffler won the 2013 U.S. Junior, defeating David Riley 3 and 2 in last year’s Finals match at Martis Camp Club, Truckee, Calif. “The USGA is excited to bring the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship to The Club at Carlton Woods, returning this championship to the state of Texas for the first time since 2001,” said current president of the USGA Thomas J. O’Toole Jr. “The Jack Nicklaus Course will be a tough examination for the players and will help determine the best junior golfer in the United States. In addition, the Houston area is a vibrant golf community that will add to a great life experience for the players.”
The Club at Carlton Woods hosted the 2007 USGA Men’s and Women’s State Team Championship as well as qualifying rounds for the U.S. Open and U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Visit usga.org and www.carltonwoods.com for updates on the field and tee times.