The Kentucky PGA Junior Tour and Lexington Parks & Recreation’s Play Golf Lex combine their renowned junior championships into one signature event.
“The Kentucky PGA Junior Tour is very pleased to partner with Play Golf Lex for the Lexington Junior City Championship,” said Michael Vick, PGA Director, Junior Golf at Golf House Kentucky. “It’s a great way for us to work with Allied Golf Programs to continue to grow the game in Kentucky. The Lexington Junior City Championship has a long and storied history and we’re thrilled to be a part of it in the future. ‘to come up.
Beginning with the 2022 edition, the Lexington Junior City Championship will be co-sanctioned by both organizations, merging the two tournaments into what will be one of Kentucky Junior Golf’s most prestigious trophies.
In previous years, the Lexington Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Junior Championship and the Play Golf Lex City Junior Championship have been held independently at different times during the golf season. Now they will be combined into one event, combining the prestige of each event while easing competition schedules for the players and their families involved.
Winners from all divisions will earn points that will count toward the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year rankings. Additionally, the top overall boy will earn a bye into the Play Golf Lex Men’s City Championship, with the top overall girl earning a spot in the Play Golf Lex Women’s City Championship.
The remodeled Lexington Junior City Championship will take place at Kearney Hill Golf Links from April 30-May 1, making it instantly one of the biggest youth golf events in the Commonwealth this spring.
“Lexington Parks & Recreation and the City of Lexington are thrilled to partner with the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour on the Lexington Junior City Championship,” said Chris Boysel, PGA Head Golf Professional at Kearney Hill Golf Links. “Together, we share a great passion for junior golf. We are proud of the rich history of this junior championship and know that through this partnership we will increase the event’s reach, attendance and overall impact on junior golf in central Kentucky and beyond.
The full 2022 Kentucky PGA Junior Tour schedule will be revealed on Monday, January 17.
About Kentucky Junior Golf:
Kentucky Junior Golf is part of the Kentucky Golf Foundation, one of three organizations that make up Golf House Kentucky. Kentucky Junior Golf features the state’s top tournaments and programs for golfers in the state 18 or younger, including the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour, Youth on Course, Youth on Course caddy program, PGA Jr. League and Drive, Chip & Putt. Kentucky Junior Golf is dedicated to introducing Kentucky youth to the game of golf, providing resources for increased enjoyment in the sport, and developing the skills necessary for players to thrive on and off the golf course.
About Play Golf Lex:
Play Golf Lex is the golf department of Parks & Recreation of Lexington, a division of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Play Golf Lex manages and operates five 18-hole public golf courses in Lexington. In addition to golf, Parks & Recreation oversees the programming, maintenance and development of more than 100 city parks and natural areas, six swimming pools, community centers, recreation programs and three arts venues. For more, follow @LexKYParks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.