Jr. Ambassador Golf Classic to be held next week
Lake Maloney and River's Edge Golf Courses will host the event
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - The Junior Ambassador Golf Classic will be held in North Platte, at Lake Maloney Golf Course on Monday, July 20, and River’s Edge Golf Course on Tuesday, July 21.
The event will feature around 80 competitors between the ages of eight and 18.
“It’s a stroke play, combined score tournament. The winners for the individual competition will be purely based on their performance of their two-day combined score,” said tournament committee member Ty Lucas. ”The top few kids in each age group get really big trophies and they love them, so we’re excited to hand out the trophies this year.”
There will be more than $2,000 worth of flag prizes for competitors to win, with more than 30 local businesses having donated to the tournament.
This year will also feature team competitions; four kids can sign up together for the team competition. The golfers will play individually, but their scores will be combined for the team competition. Lucas said teams from North Platte, St. Pat’s, and Ogallala have already signed up.
The event will feature some of the best young golfers in the state, but entries are not limited to the top golfers, and first-time competitors will also be participating.
“We will have some of the best kids in the state playing in our tournament, but we’ll also have kids that this is their first golf tournament they’ve ever played in. So, one thing we work hard is try to have a tournament that any skill level of youth golfer can come and have fun and gain that experience,” Lucas said.
A golf academy will be offered for newer golfers from 1-4 p.m. on Monday.
The tournament ambassadors are excited to have the event in North Platte.
“More than anything, I think we want to give the kids the opportunity to play. We waited until late to make a decision on whether to have a tournament or not, and then we followed what the Nebraska Golf Association junior tour events have done. So, we feel like we have a good plan to follow the guidance, and the kids should have a great time,” Lucas said.
Competition will start at 9 a.m. both days.
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