Fifth annual Junior Golf Championship held in Chicopee

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Teenage golfers are participating in the annual Junior Golf hub championship this week.

This is the fifth year of the championship, and the second year the tournament is being held at the Chicopee Country Club.

The tournament is put on by the American Junior Golf Association, 78 junior golfers take part in the tournament to show off their skills.

“Some of the top junior players from around, they compete in this tournament. As I said, it’s a national tournament, so it’s like a little tour, that’s goes around the whole nation, all of the states, and one of their stops this week happens to be here, and we’re lucky to host it in Chicopee.”

Mike O’Neill, Director of Golf, Chicopee Country Club

Golf is considered a “low risk” sport when it comes to the spread of coronavirus.

Golfer Jackson Roman from Kensington, Connecticut told 22News he was happy to get back out on the green, despite the pandemic, “I love playing all the AJGA tournaments, they’re run really well and this course is great so it’s great to be out here playing with everything going on in the world.”

Tuesday was a practice day for the golfers. The tournament officially started Wednesday and continues through Friday.

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