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U.S. Girls' Junior Golf Championship underway in Stevens Point

Posted at 8:30 AM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 09:40:45-04

STEVENS POINT — Some of the best junior golfers in the world have survived the cut and will continue playing Wednesday in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.

SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point beat out several other courses around the country to host this year's championship.

"It's amazing the amount of great courses that we have, and we've seen here at SentryWorld every year an increasing amount of golfers that are coming from all over the country and even from outside of the country," said Katie Kreuser, a SentryWorld LPGA Golf Professional.

400 volunteers from around Central Wisconsin are helping make the tournament successful.

Staff members say the community support has been incredible. They're also seeing more people making Wisconsin a golf destination.

"We knew that our community would be excited about this event, but to have about 400 volunteers come out from Stevens Point, from all over Central Wisconsin, has been absolutely incredible," said Kreuser.

The tournament started with more than 150 golfers, some from as far away as Australia and China. 64 have survived the cut.

The tournament is free to attend and runs through Saturday, when a winner is determined.