Final-round 69 gives Coloradan Hillary a 43rd-place finish in national Girls Junior PGA
by Gary Baines
Charlotte Hillary of Cherry Hills Village saved her best for last at the national Girls Junior PGA Championship in Lexington, Ky.
The 16-year-old shot a 3-under-par 69 — her low round of the event — on Thursday and finished 43rd out of a field that originally numbered 144.
Only seven players shot a lower score in the final round.
Hillary, a 2017 U.S. Girls’ Junior qualifier, moved up 20 spots on the scoreboard with the strong showing on Thursday. She made six birdies and three bogeys on the day, leaving her at 2-over-par 290 for the week.
Hillary was the only one of the three Coloradans competing this week who made the 36-hole cut in Kentucky.
Yealimi Noh of Concord, Calif., the No. 70-ranked women’s amateur in the world, took a seven-stroke lead into the final day and won by four. She carded a final-round 69 for a 24-under-par 264 total.
The national Boys Junior PGA is scheduled for July 31-Aug. 3 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.
Girls Junior PGA Championship
Monday through Thursday in Lexington, Ky.
43. Charlotte Hillary of Cherry Hills Village 77-70-74-69–290
Failed to Qualify for Final 2 Rounds
81. Caroline Jordaan of Lakewood 78-72–150
111. Lauren Lehigh of Loveland 78-76–154
For all the scores from this week’s girls tournament, CLICK HERE.