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Atlanta Country Club to host Girls’ Championship
by Marcel Pourtout
mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
June 12, 2013 11:51 AM | 1499 views | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Atlanta Country Club in Johns Creek will host the 34th edition of the Georgia Girls’ Championship, under the Georgia State Golf Association, from June 17 to 19. The tournament will bring together the top amateur female amateur golfers between the ages of nine and 17.

The field will consist of 144 players playing 54 holes of individual stroke play over the three days of the tournament. The top four finishers in the girls’ championship will qualify to participate in the Georgia-South Carolina Girls’ Junior Challenge Match from Aug. 3 to 4 at the Seabrook Island-Crooked Oaks Course in South Carolina.

Several residents with local ties to the course will be in the field including Roswell natives Nicole Latka, Rinko Mitsunaga along with Alpharetta’s Payton Schanen and Janet Jianing Mao and Mary Claire Solomon of Johns Creek.

“This is a great test for the top female amateur golfers in our state,” said Jeff Fages, association director of rules and competition. “The girls’ championship is one of our major tournaments and the AAC will be an excellent home for it.”

The club has hosted numerous major events in its existence including the 2011, 2001 and 1981 PGA Championship tournaments and the 1990 U.S. Women’s Open. It will be the site of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship.

The club’s charter dates back to 1898. Legendary amateur golfer Bobby Jones was an active member and past president.

The association is a nonprofit founded in 1916 and dedicated to serving the game of golf and its membership of nearly 350 charter clubs and more than 75,000 members.





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