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Second Bill Webster junior golf event set for Glenrochie

From staff reports • Mar 1, 2020 at 1:30 PM

ABINGDON — The second annual Bill Webster Junior Golf Championship will be held at Glenrochie Country Club on May 16-17.

The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Glenrochie’s first PGA professional, Bill Webster.

Divisions offered are high school girls, high school boys, middle school girls and middle school boys. The entry fee is $130 for high school players, who play 18 holes each day, and $65 for middle school golfers, who play nine. The field will be limited to the first 24 paid entrants in each division.

This year, players can participate in the Kirk Nairn Par Three Championship on Friday, May 15. The par-3 event will be held in memory of Abingdon student and golfer Kirk Nairn, who died in a car accident on the eve of his high school graduation in 2019 and the same weekend as the inaugural Bill Webster Junior Championship.

The Kirk Nairn Foundation agreed to sponsor four crystal trophies with the #4KN logo for the winners.

Following the par-3 championship, Glenrochie will host the Bill Webster champions dinner, which is complementary and open only to last year’s champions and their parents.

This year, the players’ entry fee will include playing privileges at Glenrochie from May 10-15 after 2 p.m. Also included are Titleist golf balls, a Foot Joy outerwear garment, Kirk Nairn Par Three Championship, lunch on both tournament rounds, on-course snacks and refreshments.

The Bill Webster dinner will be on Saturday, May 16, featuring as the guest speaker Chris Crockett of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Golfers will be competing for the Bill Webster Junior Green Jacket and all high school players will have the opportunity to win The Bill Webster Junior Scholarship, valued at $1,000 each. The tournament committee will select a high school boy and girl to receive the scholarships based on their academic, athletic and community accolades.

Call Glenrochie at (276) 628-3059 to learn more.

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