UHY hosts American Junior Golf Association tournament at Forest Lake Country ClubJuly 26, 2021
Headlining this year’s boys’ field is PJ Maybank, a rising high school junior from Cheboygan, Michigan. Maybank recently won the AJGA Coca Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands shooting 4-under par over three rounds. Maybank, currently ranked 156 in the country on the Junior Golf Scoreboard, is also the 2020 Michigan Junior State Amateur champion and a past winner of the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship at Augusta National. Other top-ranked boys competing include Sam Dossey from Austin Texas, Jason Gordon from Northbrook, Illinois, and Andrew Petruzzelli from Dallas, Texas.
Leading the girls’ field is Jacqueline Nguyen from Houston, Texas, who is currently ranked 101 in the country on the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Nguyen, who will start her collegiate golf career at Houston Baptist this fall, is a past champion of the AJGA Junior at Kingwood. Other top-ranked girls competing include China’s Flora Zhang, Erica Lee from Arcadia, California who was recently runner-up at the AJGA Thunderbird Junior All Star, and Lauren Sung from Palo Alto, California.
Local boys competing include Villanova commit Vimal Alokam from Ypsilanti, Drexel commit Brockton English from Shelby Township and Grand Valley State commit Braden Falk from Portage. Local girls competing are led by Kate Brody from Grand Blanc, Allison Cui from Okemos, and Bridget Boczar from Canton.
Juniors earning spots in the field as a result of top finishes at the UHY Prep Series – Detroit held in April at Oakland University’s Katke-Cousins course include Sam Havey from Mason, Drew Wallace from Crestwood, Kentucky, Adie Maki from Canton, and Megha Vallabhaneni from Northville.
“Detroit recently hosted the Rocket Mortgage Classic and now we are hosting aspiring professional golfers,” said Tom Callan, regional managing partner of UHY in the Great Lakes. “The AJGA partnership has been great in that it serves to grow the game of golf and grow the talent pool of young accountants through our internship at the AJGA.”
The UHY Detroit Junior will feature 78 of the country’s best juniors from 12 states stretching from California to Florida in addition to international players from China, Taiwan and Thailand.
The AJGA has been conducting tournaments for more than 40 years to aid the growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. To learn more about AJGA, visit ajga.org.