Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Arizona
April 3, 2004

AJGA conducts a weekend of tournament qualifiers at Longbow Golf Club

MESA, Ariz. - Attempting to qualify for next weekend's Heather Farr Classic, 55 boys and 23 girls hit the links Saturday at Longbow Golf Club to compete in the first of two AJGA qualifiers. Jordan Cox of Redwood City, Calif., and Christine Brijalba of El Paso, Texas, captured medalist honors in their respective divisions.

Cox, who won his first AJGA event last year at the Ashworth Preseason Junior at Diablo Grande and advanced to the finals of the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur, received an early birthday present Saturday after firing rounds of 34-35—69, granting him entry into next weekend’s tournament.

“I missed the tournament deadline, so I decided to sign up for the qualifier,” the high school sophomore said.

Finishing 2-under-par 69, Cox was rather pleased with his performance.

“I had a solid round considering the playing conditions,” Cox, who turns 16 on Sunday, said. “The greens were really firm, which required hitting high shots in order to keep the ball on the green. It was also really windy out there, which made it tough to choose the right club.”

Despite the given challenges, Cox sunk a 33-foot putt for birdie on No. 3 and also carded an eagle on the 554-yard, par-5 sixth hole.

“I have been really working hard on my game and it is slowly coming together,” Cox said. “My goal for next weekend is to win, which would be a great start to the season.”

Joining Cox next weekend at the Heather Farr Classic will be fellow California natives Jordan Francis of Yorba Linda; Doug Fortner of Tustin; Joe Greiner of Santa Clarita; C.J. Vuytowecz of Pauma Valley; Andrew Patipaksiri of Cypress; and Cameron Tringale of Laguna Niguel. Local Dan Saltz of Scottsdale also qualified.

Brijabla earned the bragging rights in the Girls Division with consistent nines of 37-37—74.

“I struggled all day,” the 17-year-old said. “I had to grind out every shot and just hoped for the best.”

Regardless of how Brijalba felt about her round, she carded birdies on Nos. 5, 9 and 15.

“I had a lot of tricky putts, but somehow I managed to pull it all together,” the high school junior said.

California natives Heather Wilson of San Diego and Patty Chawalitmetha of Bellflower; Kristen Schelling of Mesa, and Justine Yu of Las Vegas round out the remaining qualifiers in the Girls Division.

Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

The second qualifier for the Heather Farr Classic will be held Sunday with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Longbow Golf Club.

For more information on the Heather Farr Classic, contact tournament headquarters at (480) 807-5400 and ask for the AJGA.


Polo Golf Rankings
1. Noah Goodwin
Corinth, Texas
2. Davis Shore
Knoxville, Tenn.
3. Norman Xiong
San Diego, Calif.
4. Eugene Hong
Orlando, Fla.
5. Khavish Varadan
(Malaysia) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
1. Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
(Thailand) Van Nuys, Calif.
2. Alyaa Abdulghany
Newport Beach, Calif.
3. Jaravee Boonchant
(Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
4. Emilia Migliaccio
Cary, N.C.
5. Lucy Li
Redwood Shores, Calif.
Complete Rankings
Member Logins
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Member ID:
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant


The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Polo Golf Junior Classic
Joseph Pagdin
Karl Vilips
Eugene Hong
Hye-Jin Choi
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit
Youngin Chun
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and
development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.