Christina Parsells of Baltusrol Golf Club defeated Alice Chen of Neshanic Valley Golf Course in the final round of the 60th Junior Girls Championship on July 10 at the Royce Brook Golf Course (West) in Hillsborough. Parsells, 16, trailed Chen by 3 strokes entering the final 18 holes. With seven birdies and a three-under-par 69, Parsells defeated the 2012 and 2013 champion.
Parsells is a rising senior at Kent Place in Summit. So far this season, Parsells won the American High School Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland, qualified for the Big I Tournament, and qualified for the U.S. Girls Junior in the qualifier at Neshanic Valley.
Chen, of Montgomery, will play at Furman University starting this fall. Last summer, Chen won the NJSGA Women’s Amateur, Junior Girls and state high school championship, becoming the first golfer to win all in the same season.
Final score: Parsells (74-69-143), Chen (71-73-144). Kelly Sim of River Vale
(76-69-145) placed third, followed by Anina Ku of Neshanic Valley (73-76-149). Megan McLean of Fiddler’s Elbow (77-74-151) and Erica Han of Laurel Creek (74-77-151) tied for fifth.