Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club
Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Ariz. • April 17 - 20, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Players: 132
- Format: 54-holes, 36-hole cut, stroke play
- States represented: 14
- Arizona natives: 21
- Rolex Junior All-Americans: 17
- Players who have committed to college: 64
- Number of years on the AJGA schedule: 16
- Past champions include Hunter Mahan, Paula Creamer and Inbee Park.
|Past champions on TOUR|
|Of the 30 past champions, 27 earned Rolex Junior All-America accolades in the same year. Hunter Mahan (1999) and Paula Creamer (2003) were named Rolex Junior Player of the Year following wins at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Both have gone on to have successful professional careers alongside Amanda Blumenherst (2002), world No.1-ranked female golfer Inbee Park(2005) Mina Harigae (2006), Kimberly Kim (2007) and 2013 LPGA Rookie of the Year Moriya Jutanugarn.|
|Success at home|
|Former Arizona residents who have found themselves in the winner’s circle include Amanda Blumenherst (2002), Drew Kittleson (2005), Philip Francis (2006), Kyung Kim (2008) and Lindsey Weaver (2012).|
|Former champion returns|
|Krystal Quihuis of Tuscon, Ariz., the 2013 champion of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club, will return to defend her title. After her victory in 2013, Quihuis went on to earn spots on the West squad at the Wyndham Cup and the United States team at the PING Junior Solheim Cup, and collect Rolex Junior All-America honors.|
|Dramatic finish in 2013|
|In 2013, Danny Ochoa of San Diego, and Krystal Quihuis of Tucson, Ariz., earned titles in dramatic fashion. Ochoa fired a final-round 66, including an eagle on the final hole, to win by three strokes at 8-under-par. The Girls Division final came down to a three-hole sudden-death playoff with Quihuis defeating Esther Lee of Norwalk, Calif. Ochoa is a freshman at USC while Quihuis will return in 2014 to defend.|
|In honor of Heather Farr|
|Heather Farr was an Arizona native who saw the first days of the AJGA. She was victorious at the second-annual Polo Golf Junior Classic in 1979 and the 1982 Rolex Tournament of Champions. To recognize Farr’s accomplishments on the course, she earned Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors in 1980 and 1982 and was named a Rolex Junior All-American five times. A two-time All-American and three-time All-Conference performer at Arizona State University, Farr qualified for the LPGA Tour in October 1985 at the age of 20, becoming the youngest to do so at the time. In 1989, she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. Farr was practicing for a comeback on Tour in the fall of 1990 when she discovered a reoccurrence of cancer in the back of her skull and on her vertebrae. Farr died November 20, 1993. Heather Farr has been recognized with many awards during her lifetime and posthumously. The LPGA Heather Farr Award has been given annually since her death honoring the player who exemplifies courage and persistence like Heather Farr. In 2013, she was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.|
Schedule of Events
|Thursday, April 17|
|7:30 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Friday, April 18|
|7 – 8:40 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Saturday, April 19|
|7 – 8:40 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Sunday, April 20|
|7 – 9 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club
Longbow Golf Club (March 28 - 31, 2013)
|1||Danny Ochoa||San Diego, Calif.||71–68–66—205|
|2||Christopher Petefish||Danville, Calif.||71–69–68—208|
|3||Jacob Solomon||Dublin, Calif.||75–67–67—209|
|4||Justin Kim||Fullerton, Calif.||71–68–71—210|
|T5||Derek Castillo||Yorba Linda, Calif.||69–69–73—211|
|T5||Sean Crocker||(Zimbabwe) Westlake Village, Calif.||69–75–67—211|
|T5||Franklin Huang||Poway, Calif.||72–69–70—211|
|1||*Krystal Quihuis||Tucson, Ariz.||69–70–69—208|
|2||Esther Lee||Norwalk, Calif.||69–69–70—208|
|T3||Lilia Vu||Fountain Valley, Calif.||72–70–69—211|
|T3||Hannah O'Sullivan||Chandler, Ariz.||71–70–70—211|
|5||Andrea Lee||Hermosa Beach, Calif.||71–68–73—212|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
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About the AJGA
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. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-18) of more than 6,300 members from 48 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.