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55th VSGA Junior Girls' Championship

June 28, 2024

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Dates: Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3

Format: Three rounds of stroke play, with play beginning off No. 1 at 11 a.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The field will be cut to the low 20 players and ties for Wednesday's third and final round.

Host site: James River Country Club

Day 3: Ha clinches victory


(Ha becomes the VSGA's first automatic qualifier into the U.S. Girls' Junior. Credit: Kate Brown/VSGA)

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By Kate Brown

NEWPORT NEWS -- The 55th Junior Girls' Championship concluded Wednesday with Roanoke's Kathryn Ha emerging as champion after an intense final round at James River Country Club. Ha's final round showcased her consistency and resilience. Despite a challenging back nine, she maintained her composure and finished the day with a score of 2-over 73, giving her a three-day aggregate total of 1-over 214, three shots clear of her closest pursuers.

Charlottesville's Addie Doroh made a significant comeback, tying for second place with a total score of 217. Doroh's final round score of 1-under 70 was a testament to her determination and skill, improving from a challenging 6-over 77 on the first day. As the 2021 champion, Doroh's performance continues to impress.

Roanoke's Alisa Davidova also tied for second place, finishing strong with a total score of 217. Davidova's consistent play was evident in her rounds, with a final day score of 2-over 73. Her steady performance kept her in contention throughout the tournament.

The tournament concluded with the announcement of Ha as the VSGA's first automatic qualifier into the U.S. Girls' Junior. This year's U.S. Girls' Junior will be held July 15-20 at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, California.

Please see below for an interview with Ha.


Day 2: Ha takes the lead


(Ha posted a 1-under par 70 on the second day of the tournament. Credit: Kate Brown/VSGA)

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NEWPORT NEWS -- The 55th Junior Girls Golf Championship continues to deliver thrilling moments as Roanoke's Kathryn Ha surged into the solo lead with an impressive 1-under par, two-day total score of 141. Her front nine showcased consistent play, highlighted by consecutive birdies on the first two holes. Overcoming challenges on the back nine, she displayed resilience to secure a solid score of 1-under 70 in Tuesday's second round. Ha, who committed to the University of Virginia last August, continues to showcase her promising talent in this tournament.

Addie Doroh staged an impressive comeback today, shooting a remarkable 1-under 70 after facing a challenging round of 6-over 77 yesterday. As the 2021 champion, Doroh's familiarity with tournament pressure and her ability to rebound from adversity were evident throughout her round. She navigated the course with precision, showcasing a balanced game that included notable birdies and consistent play across both nines. Her total score of 70 reaffirms her competitive edge and sets the stage for a compelling final round.

Twenty players now remain to move on to tomorrow’s final round of the tournament, which starts at 8:00 a.m. on hole No. 1.


  • Alisa Davidova climbed to second place, now sitting at 2-over par with a total score of 144. Her consistent play has positioned her well as the championship progresses.
  • Alexis Danielle Goboy bounced back from a round of 12-over 82 yesterday to 1-over 73 today, securing 13th place.
  • Ashnoor Kaur improved by 4 shots today, scoring 3-over par 73 compared to yesterday, securing her spot alongside Catherine Qiu, both tied for 7th place.

Day 1: Ha & Roychoudhury share the lead at the end of day 1

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(Ha & Roychoudhury posted an even 71 on Monday. Credit: Kate Brown/VSGA)

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NEWPORT NEWS -- The 55th Junior Girls Golf Championship opened with a thrilling competition as Kathryn Ha and Emerson Roychoudhury both carded even-par rounds of 71 to share the lead after the first day. The impressive performances of these two talented golfers have set the stage for an exciting week ahead.

Lilly Hall, who tied for 10th last year, currently holds third place with a score of 1-over par. Close behind is Madison Lehr, who finished tied for 5th last year, just a stroke back from Hall at 2-over par. Both players are demonstrating strong performances and building on their previous successes, adding to the excitement of this year's competition.

Action resumes on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m. on hole No. 1.


  • "Today I started off pretty well, going 3-under through the first 6 holes. I felt like my ball striking was good, but it was a grind on the back end, kind of a different story. However, this is a busy stretch of golf for me right now, but I know I'm playing well. Hopefully, I can continue on throughout the week." -- Ha on Monday's round.
  • "I feel like it was a bit of a rollercoaster out there. I had a lot of birdies and a couple of bogeys too. I was making really long putts but then couldn't make a six-footer to save my life, so it was emotionally hard at times." -- Roychoudhury on Monday's round.
  • "It was a really nice course; I loved the layout, and it was beautiful. It is also really flat, which I was grateful for because I came from a course that was very hilly so I really enjoyed it." -- Roychoudhury on Jame River Country Club's course.