PREVIEW: 2024 Ohio Junior Championship

WRITTEN BY: Jack Rubin

VIENNA, Ohio -- Avalon Golf at Squaw Creek will host the 2024 Ohio Junior Championship on June 11-13.

For the first time, the Ohio Golf Association will utilize a 54-hole format to decide a junior champion. After round 2, a cut to low 40 and ties for the 16-18 division and low 14 and ties for the 15 & under division will be made.


Squaw Creek is one of the oldest championship caliber golf courses in the Midwest. Mature, tree-lined fairways will mean junior players will be tested off of the tee.

Squaw Creek was designed by Stanley Thompson, a highly talented Canadian golf course architect with more than 150 courses in his portfolio.

The signature hole is number 12, a short par 4 dogleg left that commands utmost precision off the tee before an approach to a demanding green.

Three par-5's in the final eight holes should make for an exciting finish on Thursday afternoon.



Braden Herstich (Akron, 2025) will come to Squaw Creek as one of the favorites to win the title. Herstich, who tied for 4th at Maumee Bay in the 2022 Ohio Junior, recently advanced through an OGA-hosted U.S. Junior Qualifier.

Kent's Liam Curtis is the son of former PGA TOUR player, major winner, and Ohio Amateur champion Ben Curtis. Liam, a member of the 2025 class, recently made an albatross at Stone Ridge GC during an Ohio Amateur Qualifier.

TJ Kreusch (Dayton, 2025) recently advanced through the OGA-hosted U.S. Junior Qualifier at Northstar. Kreusch finished as a runner-up in the 2022 OHSAA Division II State Championship.



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