ohio junior girls
july 12 and 13, 2021
Marion Country Club, Marion OH
Defending Champion - Leila Raines,Galena
Format: 36 holes of individual stroke play.
Div. I - 16-19 Div. II -14-15 Div. III -13 or younger
Field Size: Maximum of 96 players
Who Can Play:
Female amateur golfer, and
The player is19 years of age or younger in 2021 being eligible only through the year of their high school graduation, and
The player has a GHIN Handicap Index, handicap or average 18-hole score, and
The player is a legal resident of Ohio, or
The player is a verified member of a 2021 WOSGA member club
Entry Fee: $125
Entry fee includes practice round greens fee, driving range balls, prizes, and picnic lunch on Monday.
Entry Deadline: POSTMARKED BY WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021
Mail Entry Form and Fee:
Laurie Keller, 826 Oakbrook Drive, Ashland, OH 44805
Player's Picnic: The WOSGA invites all players to the Association's 19th Hole Picnic Buffet (player's cost is included in entry) at Marion Country Club on Monday, July 12. Players may bring guests at the cost of $15.00 per guest attending the picnic. The guest fee should accompany the entry.
No Carts or Caddies during tournament rounds; players must walk.
Spectator/Parents: During a stipulated round, spectators and/or parents are not permitted to converse with or give advice to contestants, must keep a distance of at least one-half (1/2) a hole ahead from any contestant they are following, and may not talk with a contestant until after their scorecard is signed and attested, except in the case of an emergency. Parents/spectators shall not help with rulings. The penalty for breach of Condition: 2-strokes per occurrence.
Questions: For questions about the championship, the status of your entry, to withdraw, contact the Tournament Directors.
Players are permitted one practice round. Practice round times have been reserved on Sunday, July 11 between 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. Please call the pro shop at (740) 387-8575 after Sunday, June 26 to schedule your practice round.
Players may ride in carts only during the practice round; please check with Marion Country Club for the additional cart fee, which is not included in the entry fee.
Parents may not play during the practice round.
For those living within a 60-mile radius of the club, a practice round may be arranged two weeks before the tournament.
Approximate Yardage 5,589
Schedule of Events*
Sunday, July 11
11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Monday, July 12th
8:30 A.M. First Round
Round One Tee Times (#1 tee) with a lunch buffet after play
Tuesday, July 13th
Final Round Tee Times (straight tee, #1 and #10, or scatter)
Awards immediately following the close of play
*Schedule of Events is subject to change
Leila Raines of Galena shot back to back rounds of 70 to win the 2020 Ohio Junior Girls at 4 under par.
Gianna Clemente of Warren finished second with a two-round total of 142, two under par.
Division I (16-19) - Anna Ritter, New Albany - 143.
Division II (14 & 15) - Cara Heisterkamp, Westlake - 149
Division III (13 & younger) - Angelina Gong, Dublin - 154
Most Improved - Maureen Burns - 22 strokes
Leila Raines is thrilled to win her second WOSGA Ohio Girls Junior Championship.
She was unable to participate in the 2019 OGJ, but won the event in 2018 and again this year in 2020. Lelia is one of only a few players to win the event twice. She joins Shirley Trier (Vaughn) of Akron (1986-87), Amy Langhais of Columbus Grove (1991-92), Jessica Belskis of Columbus (1994-95), and Kelsey Lindenschmidt of West Chester (2004-05) as the only two-time winners of the Ohio Junior Girls.
Leila is a 2020 graduate of Olentangy Berlin High School, where she played on the Boys Varsity Golf Team during her junior and senior year, earning medalist seven times competing against boys and playing from the men’s championship tees. Leila will be continuing her golf career at Michigan State University. A few of Leila’s career highlights include qualifying for the 2017 USGA Women’s Amateur; traveling to Augusta National as a national finalist for the 2017 National Drive, Chip & Putt Finals; having one AJGA win and eleven Top 10 AJGA finishes, including five Top 5 AJGA finishes; and being named Central Ohio Player of the Year twice.