Local Junior Roundup

Broomfield’s Franklin 3 out of lead at halfway point of IMG Junior Worlds; all 4 Coloradans make cut at national Girls Junior PGA

By Gary Baines – 07/10/2019

Walker Franklin of Broomfield moved into the top five at the halfway point of the boys 15-18 tournament at the prestigious IMG Academy Junior World Championships in the San Diego area.

Franklin (pictured) shot a 4-under-par 68 at Torrey Pines’ North Course, leaving him at 3-under 141 overall. That’s just three strokes behind leader Andi Xu of San Diego.

Franklin made an eagle, three birdies and a bogey in round 2.

Meanwhile, all four Coloradans competing in the national Girls Junior PGA Championship in Hartford, Conn., made the 36-hole cut on Wednesday.

Charlotte Hillary of Cherry Hills Village continues to set the pace for the Coloradans and she shares 16th place at 2-under-par 138 after a second-round 70. The two-time Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Tour Championship winner trails leader Rose Zhang of Irvine, Calif., by eight strokes.

On Wednesday, Hillary made four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey.

As for the other Coloradans, Lauren Lehigh of Loveland and Marie Jordaan of Cherry Hills Village are tied for 56th place at 144, while Hailey Schalk of Erie is 68th at 145.

Below are scores for Coloradans at the Junior Worlds and the Girls Junior PGA Championship.


16. Charlotte Hillary of Cherry Hills Village 68-70–138

56. Lauren Lehigh of Loveland 74-70–144

56. Marie Jordaan of Cherry Hills Village 73-71–144

68. Hailey Schalk of Erie 73-72–145


Boys 15-18

5. (out of 207) Walker Franklin of Broomfield 73-68–141

91. Jack Hughes of Snowmass Village 72-79–151

196. Finn Sapp of Edwards 84-80–164

Girls 15-18

94. (out of 147) Sofia Choi of Littleton 79-78–157

135. Brittlynn O’Dell of Grand Junction 86-81–167

Boys 13-14

71. (out of 179) Wes Erling of Colorado Springs 76-77–153

Girls 13-14

59. (out of 127) Abigail Aeschleman of Highlands Ranch 76-81–157

100. Kaitlin Zingler of Lakewood 79-86–165

Boys 11-12

158. (out of 159) Elijah Johnson of Denver 113-84–197

Girls 11-12

48. (out of 96) Hadley Ashton of Erie 80-78–158

88. Alena Kasanicky, Longmont 101-87–188

Boys 9-10

40. (out of 114) Brayden DeStefano of Colorado Springs 78-77–155

Girls 9-10

76. (out of 82) Jadie Wilson of Denver 97-88–185

Boys 7-8

49. (out of 84) Brady Shaw of Pueblo 82-85–167

59. Ace Espinoza of Denver 85-86–171

Boys 6 and Under

23. (out of 39) Jacob Eagan of Castle Rock 71-68–139 (31 over par)