14 more Coloradans qualify for prestigious IMG Academy Junior World Championships
By Gary Baines – 6/2/2021
Sixteen additional players, including 14 from Colorado, punched their tickets on Wednesday to the prestigious IMG Academy Junior World Championships as qualifying action concluded in four divisions and at three Colorado sites.
What happened on Wednesday was added to the eight players — all Coloradans — who qualified on Tuesday.
The qualifying medalists in the four age/gender divisions on Wednesday were Matthew Wilkinson of Centennial (boys 15-18), Sofia Choi of Littleton (girls 15-18), Austin Barry of Fort Collins (boys 13-14) and Vincent Vanliere of Rapid City, S.D. (boys 11-12).
The IMG Academy Junior World Championships will be held July 12-16 in the San Diego area.
Here are all the IMG Academy Junior World qualifiers from Wednesday:
Boys 15-18 (At Par-72 Plum Creek GC in Castle Rock)
Matthew Wilkinson, Centennial 73-70–143
Wes Erling, Colorado Springs 76-70–146
Jake Chesler, Firestone 71-75–146
Hunter Swanson, Denver 72-75–147
Girls 15-18 (At Par-72 Todd Creek GC in Thornton)
Sofia Choi, Littleton 77-69–146
Liza Lapeyre, New Orleans 78-75–153
Abigail Aeschleman, Highlands Ranch 78-77—155
Emily Cheng, Colorado Springs 80-77–157
Boys 13-14 (At Par-72 Legacy Ridge GC in Westminster)
Austin Barry, Fort Collins 69
Kaden Devenport, Fort Collins 72
Roland Thornton, Aurora 72
Jake Dost, Parker 75
Boys 11-12 (At Par-72 Legacy Ridge GC in Westminster)
Vincent Vanliere, Rapid City, S.D. 73
Ash Edwards, Boulder 76
Collen Todd, Golden 77
Hudson Stutzman, Denver 79
The Junior World qualifiers for boys and girls 7-8 and 9-10 will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at Family Sports in Centennial.