Brooke Seay, Class of 2019, headed to Canada this past weekend to compete in the World Junior Girls Championship. Brooke is one of three junior golfers in the United States to be invited to compete for the world title.
The fifth annual tournament will take place at the Camelot Golf and Country Club in Ottawa, Ontario from Sept. 11 to 14. The competition features 57 athletes representing 18 countries—including two teams from the host country.
Brooke is joined by junior amateur golfers Michaela Morard from Alabama and Zoe Campos from California. Together, the three will represent the United States on the world stage, vying to take back the team and individual titles the US clinched in 2014—the tournament’s inaugural year.
This is not Brooke’s first major competition. In 2017, Brooke competed in the U.S. Women’s Open in Bedminster, New Jersey, where she was one of only five amateur golfers to play all four rounds of the tournament.
This past summer, Brooke placed in the top 10 of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship, hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), in addition to other notable competitions.
Brooke is supported by the USGA in this week’s tournament, which begins tomorrow morning at 8 am EST. Her coach, Stacey Zoyiopoulos, is ecstatic for Brooke and says she is the best representative for team USA.
“They could not have picked a better person to represent the USA,” said Zoyiopoulos, head coach of Parker’s girls golf team. “Brooke is not only a fantastic golfer, but she is a fantastic individual, as well. Brooke will represent the USA, the Seay Family, and Francis Parker School beautifully. I am so proud of her.”
Photo credit to Chadd Cady of the San Diego Union-Tribune