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AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Comes to Utah
AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Comes to Utah
The next generation of female golfers are on their way to Utah this June. The American Junior Golf Association has announced that Promontory Club in Park City will host the 2018 Rolex Girls Junior Championship. The Rolex is one of, if not the top female event on the AJGA calendar each season and will attract young ladies from all over the world. Past champions of the event include Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Inbee Park and Brittany Lang among other prominent lady golfers. Utah will be represented as an exemption will go to the winner of the Utah Girls High School Championship. Don’t miss your chance to see the future of women’s golf right in our backyard!
How can you get involved?
The AJGA is looking for volunteers for the event. CLICK HERE to see how you can volunteers some time and enjoy some fantastic golf.
Want a chance to play with the next Paula Creamer? CLICK HERE to view information on the Junior-Am Tournament the day before the championship.
CLICK HERE for the press release
Debbie Majors – Volunteer Chair
Lisa Hardy – Tournament Chair
AJGA’S ROLEX GIRLS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD
AT PROMONTORY CLUB IN UTAH
Park City’s Exclusive Private Community to Host World’s Top 72 Girl Players on Its Award-Winning Pete Dye Canyon Course
PARK CITY, UTAH – For the first time, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) will hold the Rolex Girls Junior Championship golf tournament at Promontory Club, a private second home community in Park City, Utah. The invitational tournament will feature the top 72 young women players from around the world competing on Promontory’s award-winning Pete Dye Canyon Course, June 11 to 15, 2018.
“It has been more than a decade since we held a tournament of a similar caliber in Utah, and we feel so fortunate to have Promontory as an enthusiastic partner,” says Blair Thompson, AJGA Tournament Director for the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. “This will be an incredible chance for Utah golf fans and college recruiters to witness the sport’s rising stars playing on one of the state’s most renowned courses. It’s also exciting for the young women to compete in a world-class destination like Park City.”
The event kicks off Monday, June 11 with a Junior-Am fundraising tournament, giving sponsors the unique opportunity to play with one of the top junior girls on each team. The tournament will raise money for AJGA charities like the Ace Grant, local junior golf organizations, and the Promontory Foundation, which is dedicated to donating funds to Park City’s non-profit organizations. Individuals and organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities may contact Lisa Hardy, Tournament Chair at 801.372.4488 or [email protected].
Official championship play starts on June 12 and concludes June 15 with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. at The Shed amphitheater. For the complete tournament schedule, visit https://www.ajga.org/microsite/index.asp?tn=2018049 Public access is limited, please call Cole Carlson at 435-333-4720 if interested in attending.
Promontory General Manager, Robin Milne remarked, “Promontory GOLF, led by Utah’s Section PGA President, Ryan Kartchner, is honored and excited to host the world’s best Junior Girls as they compete for the coveted Rolex Championship! As a multi-generational private club ranked the “The BEST of Utah 2018”, supporting the game of golf at all ages aligns perfectly with our community’s lifestyle!”
Tournament Chair Lisa Hardy adds, “I have been trying to get an AJGA event to Utah for years and am thrilled to finally have one of such high caliber and am thankful to Promontory for hosting the event. Having had the opportunity to play in this tournament as a high school student, I am pleased to support these young ladies and to give back to the AJGA. While showcasing these players’ tremendous talent to help them secure college scholarships, the AJGA instills integrity, sportsmanship, honesty and respect – great lessons for life itself. “
Volunteers are needed to play an integral role in running various aspects of the tournament. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Lisa Hardy at 801.372.4488 or [email protected]
ABOUT THE AJGA
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, the American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-19) of more than 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.
A private destination community spanning 10 square miles, Promontory is a multi-generational, year-round mountain playground with magnificent vistas overlooking Park City, Utah. Twelve signature amenities catering to each family’s diverse interests include the Pete Dye Canyon Golf Course, Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Golf Course, multiple clubhouses with casual and fine dining venues, a Kids’ Cabin, The Beach House, and tubing hill. Promontory is where generations come together to celebrate life and nature. For more info, visit https://www.promontoryclub.com/