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Four Arizona Junior Golfers Qualify for USGA Championships

By News, Tournament Results

The Girls and Boys USGA Junior Amateur Qualifiers teed off Monday, June 10 at Terravita Golf & Country Club and The Country Club at DC Ranch. On the boy’s side, Ajay Morris of Avondale qualified to play in the U.S. Junior Amateur with a first-place, 4-under-par 67, one stroke ahead Tanner Barra of Manhattan Beach and Henry Dall of Cave Creek, 4-under-par 67, at The Country Club at DC Ranch. Rounding out the final qualifying spot in the boy’s division was Adam Croix, making the cut at 2-under-par 69 to advance to Bloomfield Hills.

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Brian Blanchard and Sam Engel Victorious at 2024 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

By Alumni, News

Arizona represent! We are proud to announce that two of our alumni, Brian Blanchard and Sam Engel, have won the 9th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Wissahickon Course. Scottsdale residents Brian Blanchard, 31, and his left-handed partner Sam Engel, 29, known as “Team Software,” clinched the title over two promising teenagers from Tennessee, Blades Brown, 17, and Jackson Herrington, 18, in the 18-hole championship match, winning 2-up.

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JGAA Alum Michael Feagles Wins The Wigwam Classic to Secure His First Asher Tour Victory

By Alumni, News

Former Brophy standout and Fighting Illini golfer Michael Feagles started the final round five shots back of the top spot. The five-shot deficit was no match for Feagles as he went on a tear. The JGAA alum carded three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole to record a front-nine 31, 5-under par. He didn’t let up on the back nine as he finished the final round with a bogey-free scorecard and piling on three more birdies to come from behind and post the lowest score in the field.

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From The Course to The Force: Law Enforcement Appreciation Month

By Alumni, News

May is dedicated to honoring members of our community who serve and protect our state as law enforcement officers. On behalf of the JGAA, we would like to express our gratitude to three notable JGAA Alumni: GraceMarie Schian, Kaylee Benton, and Ashley Ohland for their unwavering commitment to keeping us safe. Their dedication is indispensable in maintaining peace and upholding justice.

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Future Auburn Tiger Tyler Spielman Wins Thunderbird High School Senior Classic; Riley Doherty Prevails in a Playoff

By News, Tournament Results

The annual Thunderbird High School Senior Classic, sponsored by The Thunderbirds-hosts of the WM Phoenix Open, teed off at Gainey Ranch Golf Club on May 19, 2024. Known as a classic golf event, it honors and shines a spotlight on the graduating seniors from high school golf teams across Arizona in 2024. Sixty seniors, comprising 45 boys and 15 girls, took part in the tournament.

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Gracie McGovern Finishes Second Place at 9th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

By News, Tournament Results

The 9th annual U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship was underway at the prestigious Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas, May 11-15. JGAA’s very own Gracie McGovern put on an impressive showing at this year’s USGA amateur event with playing partner Brynn Kort of Henderson, Nevada. McGovern, future TCU Horned Frog and 2023 Heather Farr Classic champion, played stellar golf all week at a challenging Oak Hills, only to come up short in the title match on Wednesday and finish runner up.

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