Joshua Atalig

Joshua Atalig connects the birdie on hole #18 to make the cut and advance to round 2 of the AJGA Junior in California.

JOSHUA Atalig on Tuesday made the cut in the qualifying round of the American Junior Golf Association Junior Golf Tournament at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club in Marysville, California.

The 15-year-old advanced through the qualifier after beating the competition in a playoff.

Atalig performed steadily, committing only two bogeys and making two birdies on the front nine.

Although he also made bogeys on the back nine, he finished the round with a birdie on hole #18 for a gross score of 74 to finish in a tie for ninth place in the 52-player tournament.

Only five of them could advance to the next stage, so Josh had to enter a playoff. He made the cut after four holes by splitting the fairway and hitting his second shot four-feet away from the hole to score a birdie.

“The competition was good.” Atalig said. “I’m relieved to make the cut. After I finished my first nine holes, I knew I had a good chance if I took it low on the back,” he added.

More information will be posted in Variety’s next edition.

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