Strong performances for local high school golfers in Utah PGA tournament
Monticello High School junior Olivia Chamberlain picked up a 2A second-place finish in a high school individual player state championship held by the Utah Section PGA Thursday, June 4 at Rose Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City.
Chamberlain shot a 94 on the day and will be a two-time All-state golfer for Monticello High when All-state teams are announced by the Utah PGA in the coming weeks.
San Juan High School junior Isabel Young shot an official tournament personal best of 93 in the tournament which was good enough for 13th place out of 42 girls in the 3A classification.
Young’s coach and father, John Young, stated, “It was a great tournament and we are grateful to the Utah Section of the PGA for sponsoring such a good event for these high school golfers.”
Although the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) didn’t sanction any sports championships this spring, the Utah PGA held individual player championships on May 27 and June 4 as a way to provide closure for many of the high school golfers who missed out on their season.
In a statement prior to the tournaments, Utah PGA executive director Devin Dehlin said, “We’re sensitive to all the seniors who didn’t get to play and feel bad they had to miss out on this season.” The Utah PGA has helped the UHSAA run the state girls golf tournaments for the past decade.
In addition to the special tournaments, the Utah PGA will also name All-state girls golf teams for the 2019-2020 season in the coming weeks and we’ll feature the San Juan County All-state players in the San Juan Record.