Junior Ambassadors

 

The New Junior Ambassadors Program

This year we are excited to announce a new program within the Kansas City Junior Tour: the KC Junior Ambassadors. The mission of the Junior Ambassador program is to not only promote the game of golf to everyone in the Kansas City area, but also to encourage players who have never played before to join. Junior Ambassadors were invited based on their friendly and positive attitude as well as their dedication to helping and encouraging players of all talent levels on the Kansas City Junior Tour this summer.

Junior Ambassadors will be tasked with inviting new players to join the Kansas City Junior Tour as well as being a point of contact for those who have questions or are unsure of what to do at a Kansas City Junior Tour event. We are excited about the great group of kids that have accepted their invitation to be a part of the Inaugural Junior Ambassador Program. We hope to keep young players involved in golf no matter their playing level. Whether you shoot in the 70’s and 80’s or you are just picking up a golf club, there is always a spot for you on the Kansas City Junior Tour.

Meet the 2019 KC Junior Ambassador Team

Name – Age – School – Tournament Excited About Playing This Summer – Favorite Part of Playing Golf

Maggie King – 17 – St Thomas Aquinas HS – Prairie Invitational – Playing in tournaments and playing a variety of courses

Kobe Jenkins – 17 – The Barstow School – Kansas City Junior Championship – Stuffing a long iron to a tight pin

Libby Green – 15 – Mill Valley HS – Kansas City Junior Championship and the Prairie Invitational – Winning the first Girls State Championship at Mill Valley HS

Evan Highfill – 17 – Rockhurst High School – KCJT tournaments at St Andrew’s and Lake Quivira CC – Being able to play with my friends and studying golf courses

Tess Roman – 15 – Shawnee Mission East HS – Prairie Invitational – Getting to meet a lot of new people and make good friends

EJ Atkins – 16 – Grandview High School – KCJT tournaments – Meeting new people and challenging himself

Savannah Gentry – 15 – St Theresa’s Academy – KCJT tournament at St Andrew’s GC – Overall experience of the game and building character while having fun

Drew Krystyn – 10 – Overland Trail Elementary – Lake Quivira Championship – Playing golf with friends

Madeline Gentry – 16 – St Theresa’s Academy – KCJT tournament at St Andrew’s – Feeling you get when you hit a good shot

Jacob Fratzel – 12 – Hope Lutheran School – KCJT tournament at CC of Leawood – Improving his score at a course he’s played before and making new golf friends

Nick Nickloy – 13 – Mission Trail Middle School – Kansas City Junior Championship – Improving his score and getting to travel and play new courses

 

If you are interested in being a part of the Junior Ambassadors team in the future or learning more information, reach out to Taylor Albritton, Junior Golf Manager, at taylor@kcgolf.org.