Members to Compete in First Evian Masters Juniors
International mixed-team event to take place
July 22-23, 2007, at Evian Masters Golf Club
Junior Golf Association was asked to select two girls
and two boys born in 1993 or later to represent the
United States in the first-ever Evian Masters Juniors
Cup taking place July 22-23, 2007, at the Evian Masters
Golf Club in Evian les Bains, France. The Evian Masters
Juniors Cup will immediately preceed the Evian Masters,
which brings together the 90 best female professionals
in the world.
Alexis Thompson, winner
of the 2007 Aldila Junior Classic, is currently
the top girl candidate.
Conducted by the French Golf Federation
and the European Golf Association, the Evian Masters
Juniors Cup is an international mixed individual and
team competition that will be decided over two 18-hole
rounds. A boys’ and girls’ champion
will be crowned along with a Nation’s Cup that will be determined by the
three best scores each day. Other countries represented in the competition include
France, Spain, Japan, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands,
Greece, Scotland and Korea.
“This will be a tremendous opportunity for the four talented junior golfers
who earn their way onto this team,” AJGA Executive Director Stephen Hamblin
said. “It gives the AJGA great pleasure to help our members see the world
and test their games against other top players from around the globe.”
In an effort to remain objective in the selection of the U.S. team, the AJGA
will use its Polo Golf Rankings and Performance Based Entry methodology as of
May 31 to award playing spots to the most deserving members. The U.S. team will
be announced on the AJGA Web site Thursday, May 31.
As of May 9, the top five boys and girls who meet the above criteria are as follows:
1. Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas (2011)
2. Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky. (2011)
3. Ryan Simpson, Mechanicville, N.Y. (2011)
4. Asa Manor, Marquette, Kan. (2011)
5. Cameron Palmer, Gilbert, Ariz. (2011)
Thompson, Coral Springs, Fla. (2013)
2. Jessica Korda, Bradenton,
3. Grace Na, Oakland, Calif.
4. Erynne Lee, Silverdale, Wash.
5. Kyle Roig, Pembroke Pines,
The U.S. Team will be escorted by AJGA V.P./Southeast
Regional Director Beth Reuter, who has co-captained
the past three U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup Teams,
and Pat Saunders, a long-time AJGA Board Member.
For more information on the selection process or eligibility, please contact
Reuter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 373-2542.
When the competition is complete Monday, July 23, players will be tournament
guests during the Evian Masters practice round and will take part in a player
meet-and-greet. Additionally, the three players with the lowest aggregate score – boys
and girls combined – will take part in the Rolex Pro-Am on Wednesday, July