The Jones Cup Junior Invitational, following
in the footsteps of the annual Jones Cup Invitational and vastly growing in national prominence, will be held Dec. 18-20 at Sea Island’s
Seaside Course in Georgia.
The third annual Jones Cup Junior Invitational will feature the nation’s top male junior
golfers. The winner of the 54-hole, stroke-play
competition will receive an exemption to participate in the prestigious Jones Cup Invitational,
which is scheduled at Sea Island’s Ocean Forest
Golf Club course Feb. 2-5, 2012.
Hosting the event and promoting junior golf
is a cornerstone of the Sea Island golf family,
which has supported amateur golf for more
than 80 years. In recent history, Sea Island
hosted the 2001 Walker Cup, seven USGA
championships and seven Jones Cup Invitationals. The Seaside Course, located on the southern tip of St. Simons Island, plays host to the
PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic each October.
for a complete list of information and exemption criteria. Players are invited to apply and
submit résumés via online application. The 2011
Jones Cup Junior is an AJGA Polo ranked event.
AJGA JUNIOR ALL STARS SHINE
Six years before he was named the PGA Tour’s
Rookie of the Year, Rickie Fowler was identified as
a rising star by being named to the AJGA’s Gary
Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Team. Now
in its 10th year, the 2011 team includes 20 players
from nine states and Canada.
Specifically designed for boys and girls ages
12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger
players to develop their skills and earn entry into
AJGA Open tournaments. The team of 20 players
will be honored Friday, Oct. 7.
Nineteen of the 20 players on the team won a
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star event
during the 2011 season. Austin Connelly, of Las
Colinas, Tex., is the only player to win twice, while
Edwin Yi, of Beaumont, Calif., earned a spot on
the team by posting a pair of runner-up finishes.
In addition to Fowler, former members of the
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Team
include Peter Uihlein (2004), Bud Cauley (2005),
Brianna Do (2004), Vicky Hurst (2005) and Cheyenne Woods (2005). l
Staff and Wire Reports
2011 Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Team
BOYS DIVISION GIRLS DIVISION
w Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. w Sierra Brooks, Sorrento, Fla.
w William Brueckner, Walnut Creek, Calif. w Sarah Cho, San Diego, Calif.
w Kristian Caparros, Miami Lakes, Fla. w Taylor Coleman, San Antonio, Tex.
w Corey Carlson, Green Cove Springs, Fla. w Isabella DiLisio, Hatfield, Pa.
w Ryan Celano, Naples, Fla. w Janet Mao, Johns Creek, Ga.
w Austin Connelly, Las Colinas, Tex. w Katharine Patrick, West University Place, Tex.
w Osama Khan, Mississauga, Ontario w Jessica Porvasnik, Hinckley, Ohio
w Tyler McDaniel, Manchester, Ky. w Shawn Rennegarbe, Addieville, Ill.
w Sahith Theegala, Chino Hills, Calif. w Isabella Skinner, Cumming, Ga.
w Edwin Yi, Beaumont, Calif. w Lilia Vu, Fountain Valley, Calif.
Genesis Junior Championship: Zecheng Dou 34-33;
Michael Moorhead 31-36, Alexandra Kaui 34-33
CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior: Derek Bard 35-35,
Matt Oshrine 34-36
72Henry Do (Randy Wise Junior Open) 37-35
CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior: Anne Cheng 35-39,
Kuriko Tsukiyama 38-36