RECAP: Fall Jr Elite Event #3 @ Winnetka GC

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WINNETKA, Ill. – The Illinois Junior Golf Association’s Fall Jr Elite Event #3 @ Winnetka GC concluded Sunday after two days of competitive golf. In the Boys 12-15 Division, Eli Myers (2023) of Northbrook, Ill., took top honors, while in the Girls 12-15 Division, Renata Petersen (2021) of Village of Lakewood, Ill., found herself atop the leaderboard. In the Boys 10-11 Division, Jack Mulligan (2024) of Burr Ridge, Ill., took champion honors after winning a sudden death playoff and in the champion in the Girls 10-11 Division was Audrey Wake (2025) of Hinsdale, Ill.

The Fall Jr Elite Event #3 @ Winnetka GC was a two-day, 36-hole, stroke play competition contested October 21-22, 2017, at Winnetka Golf Course. The field was made up of 51 junior golfers ages 10-15 from Illinois. The Boys 12-15 Division played the course as a par 71 from 6,065 yards, the Girls 12-15 Division and the Boys 10-11 Division played the course as a par 73 from 5,343 yards, while the Girls 10-11 Division played the course as a par 72 from 4,864 yards.

The Illinois Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing playing opportunities for its members ages 8-18, conducting educational clinics and events, and serving as a junior golf informational clearinghouse.

Myers carded a 9-over-par 151 tournament total, which included rounds of 5-over-par 76 and 4-over-par 75. This was Myer’s fourth IJGA win during the 2017 season, his most notable being a first place finish at the YDP Player of the Year Championship at Randall Oaks in August.

Coming in runner-up in the Boys 12-15 Division was Charlie Creamean (2021) of Winnetka, Ill., who carded a 10-over-par 152 tournament total. Finishing third was Peter Crowe (2022) of Lake Forest, Ill., who carded a two-day total of 13-over-par 155. In fourth place was Danny Keating (2021) of Libertyville, Ill., with a tournament total of 15-over-par 157. Rounding out the top five was John Wild (2022) of Glen Ellyn, Ill., who carded an 18-over-par 160 tournament total.

In the Boys 10-11 Division, Mulligan defeated Noah Zyung (2024) of Glenview, Ill., in a sudden death playoff after both boys finished the two-day event with an 18-over-par 164 tournament total. This marks Mulligan’s third Jr Elite Event victory during the 2017 season.

In the Girls 12-15 Division, Peterson carded a two-day total of 32-over-par 178 to take home her first IJGA victory. Coming in runner-up was Elsa Vieregg (2021) of Northbrook, Ill., who carded a 53-over-par 199 tournament total.

In the Girls 10-11 Division, Wake carded a tournament total of 55-over-par 199 to take home her first IJGA victory. Coming in runner-up was Amelia Tan (2025) of Hinsdale, Ill., who carded a 63-over-par 207 tournament total.

This event concluded the 2017 IJGA season. Membership for the 2018 IJGA season opens on November 1, 2017.

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