Gearing Up for the Summer

The AJGA’s spring season has arrived, and it is action packed with 38 tournaments across 14 states and the Dominican Republic. While players from Asia are competing on the JGTA in preparation for the AJGA Summer Season, their competition is fine-tuning their skills in the U.S. Check out some of the marquee events on the schedule below.

Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf

The Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf takes place March 21-24 at the University of Texas Golf Club. This is the fourth edition of the tournament and every year the competition gets stronger.

ANA Junior Inspiration

The ANA Junior Inspiration is an All-Girls Invitational that takes place March 28-31 at the legendary Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, just before the LPGA Tour’s ANA Inspiration. It is tradition that the winner takes a leap into Poppie’s Pond. In addition, the winner gets an exemption into the LPGA’S ANA Inspiration.

PING Heather Farr Classic

The long running PING Heather Farr Classic takes place April 18-21 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, California. This will be the 16th year of the event, and every year scores seem to lower, with many shooting in the 60s. Last years Ping Heather Farr Classic came down to the wire, with Ricky Castillo winning in a playoff and Serena Sepersky taking home the title in the Girl’s Division by one stroke.

Thunderbird International Junior

Another long standing event, the Thunderbird International Junior, welcomes players from over 15 countries yearly (17 in 2018). The event takes place at Grayhawk Golf Club from May 24-27 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The weather is hot and the competition is strong – 51 players having been verbally committed or signed to play college golf among the 78 player field in 2018.

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About The Southern Junior 2019
Set to take place April 1 – 4, The Southern Junior will be JGTA’s first in mainland China and the next stop on the Tour’s annual schedule of events. The host venue of the event is Foshan Golf Club, located in the city of Foshan, just outside Guangzhou, China.

About Foshan Golf Club
Foshan Golf Club has been well known as one of the best 18-hole world championship golf venues in China. The club has been awarded “Golfers Choice Awards” “Top Ten Extraordinary Golf Courses in 2018” award and “Golf Digest” “2016-2017 China Top 100 Golf Courses” award, among a laundry list of others. Additionally, Foshan Golf Club hosts the European Challenge Tour’s Foshan Open yearly. Accompanying the club is Canton First Estate, a superb international ecological community of residential property.

About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia
The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the governing body for competitive junior golf tournaments in the Asia-Pacific for young golfers to hone their skills at the highest level, developing into successful Collegiate athletes and future champions of the game. Members of the JGTA compete alongside other top-ranked players from across the region, who share similar competitive standings and aspirations for greatness.

JGTA tournaments are ranked on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Tour’s official ranking system, and the source for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific. Players earn Merit Points from their performance in JGTA events to improve their standing on the Junior Order of Merit. Following the end of each JGTA season (approx. June 1st), the top-performers (60 players total) are awarded AJGA PBE Status according to their final standing on the Junior Order Of Merit.

The JGTA strictly adheres to the competitive entry principles of its partners and the highest standards of performance based entry, to ensure the most competitive tournament fields at all times.

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