Last updated August 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT
The 2014 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Coca-Cola championship is well underway here at Sugarloaf, and we couldn't have asked for better weather. Despite cooler temps for yesterday's qualifying round, Mother nature has turned the heat back up here in the mountains and we enjoys temperatures in the 70's here today.
More than 200 of the nation's top junior golfers are facing fast greens and challenging pin placements in the pursuit of top honors in this 54-hole play tournament.
After earning their spots on the tournament roster just yesterday in the qualifying round, Charles Sun, of Bradenton, FL, and Tianlin Zhang, of Concord, MA, walked away tied for the top spot after today's round one with a blistering 73; one over par. Trailing the top two by one stroke was Nelson Pang, of San Ramon, CA, with a 74.
On the women's side, Madeleine Garay, of La Jolla, CA, took the top spot with a six-over par, 78; followed by Belinda Hu of San Ramon, CA with a 79; and Brooke McDaugald of The Woodlands, TX, rounded out the women's top three with a first round score of 80.
Among the players from Maine in this week's tournaments, Macarthur Kim of Paris finished out the day in a three-way tie for 45th with a score of 89 and Wynne Cushing of Freeport closed out the day with a round one score of 125.
Stay tuned for the official results following Thursday's final round.
If you are seeking adventure, look no further that the Outpost Adventure Center which is fueling the Sugarloaf area with all kinds of adventures from ziplines to Segway tours, scenic lift rides and hiking. There's still time to enjoy summer before school starts, plan getaway to Sugarloaf today!
The network of mountain biking trails at the Outdoor Center continues to grow and improve this summer, and the hard work put in by volunteers and CRNEMBA has proved to be a huge success.
If you haven't been reading the local newspapers, then you may have missed this little tid-bit, but a local Sugarloafer has been approved to transform the Carrabassett Inn into a bowling alley, the SugarBowl. We look forward to bringing you more updates as the work progresses.
And, speaking of transformations, keep your eyes on our Sugarloaf 2020 blog for resort related updates including hotel lobby renovations, snowmaking improvements and general village enhancements.
Be sure you check out our Events Calendar for local happenings, and we hope to see you here soon!