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BARBASOL JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULED FOR 2021
To be contested June 28th – July 1st, 2021 at Keene Run
NICHOLASVILLE, KY (February 9, 2021) – The Barbasol Championship, Keene Trace and Golf House Kentucky announced in 2019 the creation of the Barbasol Junior Championship, a 54-hole junior stroke play championship which was to be contested in 2020. Unfortunately, like many events and competitions it was cancelled and rescheduled for 2021. This year’s tournament field will consist of 120 of the top male junior golfers from across the world, with the champion earning a coveted exemption into the 2021 PGA TOUR Barbasol Championship.
“We had so many people signed up last year and we are sure we will garner an even better field this year. The Barbasol Championship is committed to its ongoing investment in the great sport of golf and golfers, including juniors and professionals. We are excited to be partnering with Golf House Kentucky to introduce this unique event and watch the best juniors compete at Keene Run Golf Course,” said Bryan Pettigrew, Tournament Director of the Barbasol Championship.
Golf House Kentucky, a non-profit organization comprised of the Kentucky Golf Association, Kentucky PGA Section and Kentucky Golf Foundation, also played an integral role in making the event a reality.
“We are dedicated to promoting the game of golf throughout Kentucky. The Barbasol Junior Championship will not only shine a spotlight on golf in our state, but bring in junior competitors from other sections,” said Jeff Adkerson, Executive Director of Golf House Kentucky. “It will provide a unique opportunity for local junior golfers to earn their way into the field and compete for a spot in a PGA TOUR event in their home state.”
The Barbasol Junior Championship is the only junior golf tournament in the country to offer an exemption to a PGA TOUR event. The Barbasol Junior Champion will get the opportunity to play with the pro’s in the 2021 Barbasol Championship, which will be contested on July 15th – 18th at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club.
“We want to use our resources to grow the game of golf across the country, and we believe junior golf in Kentucky can lead this effort,” said William B. Frye, co-owner of Keene Trace Golf Club.
Applications for the 2021 Barbasol Junior Championship will be available beginning Monday, February 8th, 2021. For complete information on the Barbasol Junior Championship please visit: www.barbasoljunior.com
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About the Barbasol Championship
The Barbasol Championship is a PGA TOUR event that takes place July 15 – 18, 2021 at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, a suburb of Lexington. Champions is a Arthur Hills designed golf course conveniently located one hour from Cincinnati and Louisville. The Barbasol Championship provides its winner with 300 FedEx Cup Points and a two-year PGA TOUR exemption and a trip to the PGA Championship. The 2019 winner of the Barbasol Championship was Jim Herman.
About Golf House Kentucky
Founded in 1978, Golf House Kentucky conducts competitions for golfers of all ages, gender and skill levels (amateur, professional and junior), and provides valuable services to Kentucky PGA professionals and member golf facilities. Under the Golf House Kentucky umbrella, The Kentucky PGA Junior Tour provides events with a competitive atmosphere to junior golfers residing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky while encouraging sportsmanship and promoting the rules and etiquette of the game.
About Keene Trace Golf Club
Keene Trace Golf Club offers two, 18 hole golf courses, Keene Run – home of the Barbasol Junior Championship and Champions Trace – home of the PGA TOUR Barbasol Championships. Both golf courses offer beautiful natural setting located in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Keene Trace has created one of the most unique private golf club experiences in the region, including its CORE fitness center, High Performance Golf Academy and TPC Passport Program.