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Oceanside Six-year-old Aces 15th hole during Practice Round of IMG Academy Junior World Championships

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San Diego CA— 6-year-old Jaden Nacional, of Oceanside, made a hole in one during the practice rounds of the IMG Academy Junior World Championships at Colina Park Golf Course in San Diego on July 10 (Monday). Jaden aced Hole No. 15 from 62 yards using his 7-iron.

Jaden is a member of the Emerald Isle Golf Course Clovers PGA Junior League Golf team, and he was wearing his lucky shirt,his PGA Junior League Golf jersey, when he made the ace. PGA Professional Nikki Gatch is his Captain at Emerald Isle.

The PGA Junior League Golf offers boys and girls,ages 13 and under of all abilities, a fun, social and inclusive opportunity to learn and play golf in a recreational team setting with their friends, complete with numbered jerseys. It is the foundational youth growth-of-the-game program of the PGA of America.

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PGA Junior League Golf utilizes a two-person scramble format for competition, which reinforces the team concept and creates a nurturing environment for learning the game. Teams play four, nine-hole matches in a game; Captains can substitute players every three holes, allowing everyone on the team a chance to participate. Teams typically play between four-to-six games in the regular season, which runs from April 1- July 31.

Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson are Official Ambassadors for PGA Junior League Golf.

To learn more about PGA Junior League Golf visit PGAJLG.com