Bulldog golfer qualifies for tourney

Published 8:36 pm Tuesday, August 24, 2010

King’s Fork’s Adam Peebles shot 75 Sunday at Kingsmill’s Plantation Course in Williamsburg to qualify for the American Junior Golf Association tournament Tuesday-Thursday at Kingsmill.

King’s Fork sophomore Adam Peebles qualified for the AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) Junior at Kingsmill Resort and Spa Sunday shooting a 4-over-par 75 on Kingsmill’s Plantation Course.

In the past couple weeks while playing for King’s Fork, Peebles has carded a 65 (-6) at Bide-A-Wee Golf Course and a 66 (-6) at Nansemond River Golf Club.

Sunday at Kingsmill, Peebles qualified one shot ahead of the cut.

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Seventy-five golfers ages 12-18 played for 16 spots into the week’s main tournament, being played Tuesday-Thursday at Kingsmill. Tuesday’s first round was set for the River Course, the same course the LPGA and PGA tours used to play when they came to Kingsmill.

The AJGA holds around 50 tournaments, for boys and girls, around the nation. The organization is designed to help junior golfers earn college golf scholarships. Former AJGA players have compiled more than 400 victories on the PGA and LPGA tours.