June 18, 2018
Southern California’s Hailey Borja and Jasmine Chen of Pleasanton are headed to this year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship at Poppy Hills Golf Course.
The duo, and four other players, were among those earning automatic spots into the championship proper after advancing through an 18-hole qualifier held Monday at par-72 Corral de Tierra Golf Club in Salinas.
Borja and Chen both shot co-medalist earning scores of 1-over 73. Finishing alone in third place at 74 was Maddie Jun of Mountain View.
The final three spots went to Kristine Tran of San Jose and Caris Kim of Los Altos (75) and Catherine Batang of South San Francisco (76).
This year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship will tee off July 16-21. It marks the first time that Poppy Hills GC has hosted a USGA Championship.