On to San Diego

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

For scores from the qualifying tournaments that concluded on Wednesday, click on the following: BOYS 15-18, GIRLS 15-18, BOYS 13-14, BOYS 11-12

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.