After skipping 2020, the 2021 Girls Junior America’s Cup enthusiastically tees off July 18-22, with team Arizona poised to compete at Banbury Golf Club, Boise, Idaho against an elite international field representing Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Mexico, Montana, New Mexico, Northern California, Southern California, Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada, Oregon, San Diego, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Aaryanna Morris of Avondale, Calynne Rosholt of Cave Creek, Jennifer Seo of Chandler and Makenzie Cooper Litchfield Park make up Arizona’s team. The four players were selected by virtue of their status on the JGAA’s Player of the Year points ranking. They will compete in a 54-hole format where their three lowest scores will determine the team score. All players also compete for the individual medalist honors as well as the Joan Teats Inspirational Award, which honors the best team exhibiting the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, honesty, friendship and respect.
“We’re thrilled to be back and looking forward to a great week,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the Junior Golf Association of Arizona. “Our Arizona teams came in fourth place in 2018 and eight place in 2019. It’s a very competitive tournament, but we’re up for the challenge.”
Morris, a JGAA member since 2011, sits in fourth place in the points race for JGAA Player of the Year. She enters the event playing well, with a recent win at the Prescott City Jr Championship. Rosholt, bound for ASU in the fall, took first place at the Bryce Molder Invitational, a PING Jr Masters tournament held in April, to go along with four 2020 JGAA victories. Seo sits on top of the points leaderboard, with three wins in 2021, and Cooper, T5 in the Player of the Year rankings, makes the team after a big win at the Tucson Conquistadores Spring Classic in April and a fourth place finish in June at the Willie Low Invitational.
Visit the Girls Junior America’s Cup website for more tournament information.