Concord Teen Wins 43rd Girls Junior PGA Championship

July 12, 2018 17:05 pm · 13 comments

(by Dan McMenamin) – A 16-year-old girl from Concord has won the 43rd Girls Junior PGA Championship, setting a record for the tournament’s lowest 72-hole score.

Yealimi Noh’s score of 24-under 264 at the Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Kentucky, was four strokes better than Rose Zhang, who won the tournament last year and finished in second this year. Noh was the runner-up last year.

“Last year I was close, but not quite there,” Noh said in a statement. “Coming into the week, I really wanted to win. I set my goals pretty high, so I’m really happy I was able to achieve them and that all the hard work over the past few weeks and months paid off.”

Noh’s victory earns her a berth on the 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team, which will play at Disneyland Paris on Sept. 24 and 25, according to PGA of America officials.

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Anonymous July 12, 2018 at 5:14 PM

Congratulations!!!! Wishing you all the best.

Derb July 12, 2018 at 5:34 PM

Hard earned and well deserved!!! Way to go!!!

NoMoreFreeRide July 12, 2018 at 5:51 PM

Congratulations! Best wishes in the future!

Nature Lover July 12, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Wonderful news! Congratulations Yealimi!!

Shoulda Coulda July 12, 2018 at 9:09 PM

More kids should get into golf.

KAD July 12, 2018 at 10:49 PM


Robert Crespi July 13, 2018 at 7:59 AM

Congrats–where does she go to High School?

Doug July 13, 2018 at 8:54 AM

Congrats to You 🙂 your family
and your team .
Shoot for the stars !

Former Golf Widow July 13, 2018 at 9:33 AM

Congratulations Yealimi! That’s very impressive. You have made Concord very proud. Most junior golf players are home schooled so that they can go on tour.

Jeff Ajusi July 13, 2018 at 11:04 AM

Congrats Yeolim!
So happy for you and your family.
Keep up the good work..
I will fix you more delicious samkyupsal next time I see you.
Enjoy your victory.

biggus thinkus July 14, 2018 at 11:42 PM

great to hear a local shining bright!
oh, i’d love some Jeff, i believe i may have had it before but didn’t know the proper method of eating it! thank you Jeff for something to experience!

AB99 July 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Congrats. Not from a lack of practice. This kid is on the practice teee at oakhurst every day she is not competing. Well deserved

Atticus Thraxx July 13, 2018 at 4:39 PM

I don’t know anything about golf and I intend to keep it that way, but having said that it’s nice to hear positive stories of young people excelling and being recognized. Gladdens my heart.

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