McDowell Mountain Golf Club hosted the fourth PING Junior Masters Series tournament of the 2021 JGAA season – Bryce Molder Invitational – April 10-11, with Cameron Keith from Alamo, California earning the win after only his second JGAA start.
Founded in 1983, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is a non-profit organization that introduces Arizona’s youth to the game of golf and helps junior golfers develop golf and life skills through competitive programs and tournaments. In addition to developing programs at schools and assisting Arizona golf courses with their junior programs, the JGAA conducts more than 100 programs and activities, including etiquette clinics, tournaments, and college prep seminars throughout Arizona each year. The JGAA awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships. The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation continues to guide the organization and is instilled in all of its members.
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Gilbert’s Anawin Pikulthong earned a second AJGA victory against a strong field at the PING Heather Farr Classic, held April 1-4 at Longbow Golf Club. He fired rounds of 67-65-67 to finish at 14-under par, one stroke shy of the record set by Beau Hossler
Raegan Capizzi wins by four in Girls Championship division. After finishing in second place in 2020, Anawin Pikulthong of Chandler won the 2021 Desert Mashie Championship by a healthy…
With, no doubt, many other examples to choose from, here are a few JGAA alumni in recent headlines. Riley Lewis helped Loyola Marymount University Men’s Golf win back-to-back team titles for the first time since 2006-07 at the Sacramento State Invitational, March 1-2.
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is hosting the Thunderbird Invitational at Papago Golf Course March 13-14. The field features 84 of Arizona’s best junior golfers (48 boys and 36 girls) ranging in age from 13-18 competing in the third PING Junior Masters Series tournament on the 2021 JGAA schedule.
JGAA alum Evan Johnson recently learned he earned the distinguished Evans Scholarship, “a full housing and tuition college scholarship awarded to golf caddies with limited financial means,” administered by the Western Golf Association.