2020 Junior Championships Sites Announced
TAMPA, Fla. – Streamsong Resort, in Streamsong, will be the host site for the 66th Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship, while Bradenton Country Club, in Bradenton, will be the site for the 61st Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship.
The Boys’ Junior Championship will be contested on July 7-9, with the Girls' Junior Championship being played on June 30-July 2, 2020.
Opened in 2013, Streamsong Resort features three 18-hole courses, Streamsong Black, Streamsong Blue and Streamsong Red. Both the Black Course and the Red Course will be in use for the 66th Boys’ Junior Amateur Championship.
Streamsong Black, which will play as the main course for the Championship, is a Gil Hanse design and opened in 2017. The Black Course, which was named Golf Digest’s Best New Course in 2018, sits on a separate part of the 16,000-acre property, which once was the home of the The Mosaic Company, which mined phosphorus. Eleven acres of the Black Course have been devoted to the putting surfaces and their tightly mown surrounds.
Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Streamsong Red was built from sand spoils created by a massive phosphate strip mine, with some piles forming dunes reaching 75 feet into the air. The course features 419 Bermuda Grass fairways through decades-old sand dunes, lakes and natural bunkers.
Streamsong will play host to the Boys’ Junior Championship for the second-straight year, after the 2019 Championship was played on Streamsong Blue and Streamsong Red. The resort also played host to the 2019 U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying and will host the 2020 Florida Four-Ball Championship.
Last year, Justin Ross came from behind to raise the trophy in the 16-18 Division, while Dean Greyserman took home the win in the 13-15 Division.
The Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship will head to Bradenton Country Club in 2020, with River Strand Golf and Country Club serving as the companion course.
Designed in 1924 by Donald Ross, Bradenton Country Club recently underwent a renovation led by three-time major champion, Tony Jacklin. Jacklin’s goal with the project was to restore the course to its original Ross design. The renovation included removing six bunkers and 560 trees that were replaced with 226 palms trees.
Bradenton Country Club will host its first Girls’ Junior Championship and its fifth FSGA championship. Most recently, the club played host to the Women’s Senior Amateur Championship in 2019 and will also host the Super-Senior Amateur Championship in 2020.
Jillian Bourdage, the 2019 Girls’ Junior Player of the Year, was victorious at the 2019 Girls’ Junior Championship at Streamsong Resort, with Kaitlyn Schroeder capturing the win in the 13-15 Division.
Entries open for next year’s Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship open on January 15th at 8 a.m.
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