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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COURSES HOST NATIONAL JUNIOR EVENTS


Look for future golf stars coming to a Northern California course near you.


In the years ahead, some of


the region’s top-rated courses will play host to two major U.S. junior events. The 2012 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship will be conducted July 16-21 at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City. The event marks the second national championship at Lake Merced. The 1990 U.S. Junior Amateur was conducted at the club, in ad- dition to various sectional qualify- ing for the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. The U.S. Girls’ Junior is one


of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are


strictly for amateurs. Previously, the championship was conducted at Olympia Fields (IL) Country Club’s South Course in July of last year and at The Country Club of North Carolina in the Village of Pinehurst, NC in July, 2010. Martis Camp Club in Truckee


will host the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur to be held on July 22-27. This is the fi rst USGA championship to be contested at Martis Camp, although it hosted qualifying for the 2011 U.S. Mid- Amateur and will host a qualifi er for the 2012 U.S. Junior Ama- teur, which will be played at the Golf Club of New England, in Stratham, NH from July 16-21.


Mickelson Elected To Golf’s Hall Of Fame Phil Mickelson, one of modern


golf’s legends, will join the ranks of other golf greats as the newest member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.


The four-time major champion


received 72 percent of the votes cast, a step above the 65 percent needed to be inducted. Votes are casted by journalists, historians and other notable members of the golf community.


Mickelson won the PGA Championship in 2005 in addition to claiming Masters titles in 2004, 2006 and 2010. He has 35 other PGA Tour wins, including the 2007 Players Championship. He has been ranked No. 2 in the world several times and in 2011 sat at No. 11. His career is impressive, and


more importantly, still going strong. Mickelson aims to win 11 more titles, including the U.S. Open and the British Open to con- clude a major championship grand slam, putting him at 50 wins for his career.


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This is Mickelson’s fi rst time on the ballot, as he recently turned 40. To be on the PGA Tour ballot, a player must be a tour member for 10 years and must have at least 10 tour wins or two wins in the majors and Players Championship. Following Mickelson, Fred Couples received 38 percent of the votes, while Mark O’Meara and Davis Love III each received 29 percent. Mickelson will be inducted at


the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum in St. Augustine, FL on May 7.


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