Congratulations to Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn on her victory at the 63rd United States Girls’ Junior Championship. Ariya defeated Dottie Ardina in the 36 hole final 2 and 1. As of the writing of this post, Ariya is the 2nd ranked junior by Golfweek. She trails only her sister, Moriya Jutanugarn, who sits at #1. Moriya served as Ariya’s caddie in the final.
Ariya was also the low amateur at the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship, as well as tying for 25th overall. Of course, I am always happy to see a Thai player do well, especially an up and coming player. Junior success doesn’t always translate into professional glory, but I do have high hopes for the Jutanugarn sisters. But I still miss Virada. 🙂