Two Colorado athletes break into U.S. Girls' Junior Championship

5A girls golf state tournament Jaclyn Murray Regis Jesuit

(Ryan Casey/

Regis Jesuit's Jaclyn Murray and Kent Denver's Charlotte Hillary qualified for the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship at Boone Valley Golf Club (Augusta, Mo.), which begins today.

Hillary's score of 73 at Elks Country Club (Columbus, Neb.) was the best score in her qualifying group.

The sophomore-to-be came in second place in this year's Class 3A state tournament.

Murray qualified close to home at Valley Country Club in Centennial, Colo. with a score of 73.

Murray, a 2017 graduate, came in 13th place at the Class 5A state tournament.

The U.S. Girls' Junior Championship will be played July 24-29.

The tournament starts out with two rounds of stroke play, then the top 64 golfers are grouped for match play.

The field is narrowed from the Round of 64 to the championship match, which is 36 holes.

The schedule and format are listed below:

Monday, July 24 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)

Tuesday, July 25 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)

Wednesday, July 26 (Round of 64, match play)

Thursday, July 27 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)

Friday, July 28 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)

Saturday, July 29 (Championship Match, 36 holes)