Fifer, Hope, Sides to compete in Boys Junior PGA Championship starting Monday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 9, 2021) – One of golf’s major junior championships returns when the 45th Boys Junior PGA Championship tees off at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Kentucky, July 12-15. In 2020, due to rising COVID-19 concerns, the Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships were canceled.

Three Oklahomans will be in the field of 144 top male junior golfers who will compete for the Jack Nicklaus Trophy featuring three of the top 10 junior players: No. 3 Nick Dunlap, No. 4 Ben James and No. 7 Caleb Surratt. Additionally, 45 golfers committed to play at the collegiate level are in the field, as well as eight Kentucky natives.

Oklahomans who qualified are Cody Fifer of Jenks, Jack Hope of Edmond and William Sides of Tulsa.

The Boys Junior PGA Championship is where the best in the world get their start, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Trevor Immelman, Justin Leonard, David Toms and Scott Verplank.

The 2019 Championship set a historic precedent with new records in eight categories. Jack Heath’s record final round 62 won the 44th Boys Junior PGA Championship with a dramatic 40-foot birdie putt at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Connecticut.

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