Annabelle Ackroyd wins the Alberta Junior
It was a youth movement at the 2018 Alberta Junior & Juvenile Girls Championship hosted by the Coyote Creek Golf & RV Resort. The leaders in the final group were all sixteen years-old or younger.
Annabelle Ackroyd of the Glencoe G&CC in Calgary started the day a shot off the lead. But thanks to three birdies on the closing nine and going bogey-free in the same stretch she finished on top at days end.
Annabelle Ackroyd (@Anna_Ackroyd) closes with an impressive back nine score of 3⃣2⃣ and wins the 2018 Alberta Junior & Juvenile Girls Championships by a three shot margin! 🏆🏆 #abjuniors pic.twitter.com/MqWJTRDoQh
— Alberta Golf (@Alberta_Golf) July 4, 2018
The victory marks only the fifth time in the championships history that a juvenile aged player has won both the junior and juvenile titles. It happened in 2007 (Nicole Zhang), 2010 (Christie Lin), and 2013 (Jaclyn Lee), 2015 (Katy Rutherford). Ackroyd also defended the juvenile title that she won last year.
Ackroyd will be joined by her fellow final round group members Tillie Claggett and Kaitlyn Wingnean on the Alberta Junior Girls Interprovincial Team that will compete at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Beach Grove GC, July 31 – August 3.