Alexa Melton, Rose Zhang, Zoe Campos, Brianna Navarrosa, Brooke Seay, Jenifer Cai, Ashleigh Park, Amari Avery, Kailie Vongsaga, Joyce Jin & Angelina Kim.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 9, 2018) – Monday at the Girls Junior PGA Championship was a day to remember for Alexa Melton. The 17-year-old from Covina, California, fired a 9-under-par 63 at Kearney Hill Golf Links, which set the lowest 18-hole score in the Championship’s 43-year history in addition to her personal record.
Making her first appearance in the Championship, Melton tore through her first nine holes (Kearney Hill’s back nine) with five birdies. She exceeded this pace through the first three holes on her back nine with a birdie and eagle on holes 1 and 3 to reach 8-under through 12 holes.
“I try not to get too ahead of myself,” said Melton, a Pepperdine University commit (class of 2019). “I try to keep it all in the moment and just let the birdies come.”
Grouped with Li, defending champion Rose Zhang posted a 4-under 68 and currently resides in a tie for 6th place with Sabrina Iqbal (San Jose, Calif.) and Megan Furtney (South Elgin, Illinois). At the Country Club of St. Albans (Missouri) in 2017, Zhang matched the Championship’s low records for second and third round scores, as well as the 72-hole total. She also set the record for lowest 54-hole score.