United States Girls' Junior Golf Championship
The United States Girls' Junior Championship is one of the thirteen U.S. national golf championships organized by the United States Golf Association. It is open to amateur girls who are under 18 on the last day of the competition and have a USGA handicap index of 18.4 or less. It consists of two days of stroke play, with the leading 64 competitors then playing a match play competition to decide the champion.
The inaugural championship was held in 1949 and was won by Marlene Bauer from a field of 28 entries.
- U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship, the analogous event for boys
- Wuesthoff moved from her native South Korea to New Jersey as a 12-year-old, moving in and eventually being adopted by an American aunt and uncle. When the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 took effect on February 27, 2001, she automatically acquired United States citizenship, as she was legally adopted by at least one American citizen and was under 18 on the effective date of the Act. However, when she joined the LPGA tour in 2008, the tour listed her as South Korean, indicating that she retained her original citizenship.