Teenagers competing in the Maryland golf tournament


Seven Maryland teenagers are competing in the UHY Baltimore Junior at the Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville. That’s a national American Junior Golf Association qualifier and open championship. The American Junior Golf Association Qualifier takes place Monday, and the UHY Baltimore Junior Championship takes place Tuesday through Thursday.Charlie Klaers, 16, of Towson, is a Loyola Blakefield student who’s looking to qualify for the UHY Baltimore Junior.Most of the events are in California and Texas, so Charlie is excited to play the tournament in his own backyard.”It’s a good way to play. I’ve played this course a couple times now, so I should be able to play pretty well without any excuses to play bad, so it should be good,” Klaers said. “This is actually one of our only tournaments we have in Maryland. So, without this, we would be missing all of those Maryland kids. They don’t have other opportunities and a lot of them can’t travel far. So, it’s really important to try and find those hubs where we can get the most kids from that local area to a place that’s not too far of a drive for them,” said Kelly Schuler, the tournament’s coordinator. And not only is the tournament fun, but it gives the players potential exposure to college scouts.”It’s definitely a big deal. It’s one of my dreams to play college golf, so if there’s an opportunity to expose myself to college coaches, then it’s a big deal,” Klaers said. “We have college scouts at all of our tournaments,” Schuler said. “We’ ve had kids go to (Division) I colleges from all of our tournaments, and even then, now we have people going pro straight from the AJGA. So, I think it’s, like, all these kids know that could be in their future and this is just another step towards that.”The tournament raises money to put players through golf programs to help them get college scholarships.

Seven Maryland teenagers are competing in the UHY Baltimore Junior at the Woodholme Country Club in Pikesville.

That’s a national American Junior Golf Association qualifier and open championship.

The American Junior Golf Association Qualifier takes place Monday, and the UHY Baltimore Junior Championship takes place Tuesday through Thursday.

Charlie Klaers, 16, of Towson, is a Loyola Blakefield student who’s looking to qualify for the UHY Baltimore Junior.

Most of the events are in California and Texas, so Charlie is excited to play the tournament in his own backyard.

“It’s a good way to play. I’ve played this course a couple times now, so I should be able to play pretty well without any excuses to play bad, so it should be good,” Klaers said.

“This is actually one of our only tournaments we have in Maryland. So, without this, we would be missing all of those Maryland kids. They don’t have other opportunities and a lot of them can’t travel far. So, it’s really important to try and find those hubs where we can get the most kids from that local area to a place that’s not too far of a drive for them,” said Kelly Schuler, the tournament’s coordinator.

And not only is the tournament fun, but it gives the players potential exposure to college scouts.

“It’s definitely a big deal. It’s one of my dreams to play college golf, so if there’s an opportunity to expose myself to college coaches, then it’s a big deal,” Klaers said.

“We have college scouts at all of our tournaments,” Schuler said. “We’ve had kids go to (Division) I colleges from all of our tournaments, and even then, now we have people going pro straight from the AJGA. So, I think it’s, like, all these kids know that could be in their future and this is just another step towards that.”

The tournament raises money to put players through golf programs to help them get college scholarships.

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