Braselton, Ga. -- The American Junior Golf Association announced the rest of its 2019 schedule on December 3. The schedule features a number of new venues, as well as long-standing events and continued professional support. The schedule is highlighted by the biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup and the second edition of the Junior Presidents Cup.
The AJGA will be heading to a number of new courses in 2019. A few of the courses the AJGA will visit for the first time include The University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Knollwood Country Club in Granger, Indiana; Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; Mission Viejo Country Club in Mission Viejo, California; Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas; and The Saint Andrew's Golf Club in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Liberty National Golf Club highlights the list of new venues as it will host the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National June 24-28. Along with welcoming the AJGA in 2019, the Jersey City, New Jersey, course will host the first event of the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup Playoffs next year when it welcomes The Northern Trust for the third time. After the 2017 Junior Presidents Cup, participants walked Liberty National with their professional counterparts during a Presidents Cup practice round and stayed to watch the competition.
Two of the longest-standing events in AJGA history will return in 2019 as the Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National and the Rolex Tournament of Champions enter their 42nd years. Another historic AJGA event will return next year as the Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior presented by BrickStreet Insurance will be held for the 38th time since 1981 and for the 36th year at Bellefonte Country Club.
Notable Invitationals include the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and the Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T. The Rolex Girls Junior Championship dates back to 1992 while the first Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T took place in 2002. The 30th annual Wyndham Cup will take place next year at Old Town Club in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Old Town Club hosted the Wyndham Cup for the first time in 2015.
Some other long-standing events include the Randy Wise Junior Open (1985) and the Judie Oppenheimer Memorial Junior (1994).
In addition to tournaments supported in the spring by Annika Sorenstam, Shanshan Feng, Hunter Mahan, Sergio Garcia, Se Ri Pak, C.T. Pan and Justin Thomas, the rest of the season sports tournaments with support from 12 past and current professional Tour members.
The month of June features tournaments hosted by Hale Irwin, David Toms, Scott Stallings, Patrick Reed and Stacy Lewis. It will be Reed's sixth AJGA tournament and the fifth for Lewis.
Kyle Stanley, D.A. Points and Bob Estes will be returning in July. For Estes, 2019 marks the 14th year that he has hosted the Folds of Honor Junior Championship hosted by Bob Estes, while both Stanley and Points will be back for year two of their respective events.
Alison Lee, K.J. Choi and Billy Horschel round out the year as they host their fourth, second and third tournaments, respectively.
PING Junior Solheim Cup and Junior Presidents Cup
Both events are going international in 2019 as the PING Junior Solheim Cup heads to Gleneagles, Scotland, September 9-11, and the Junior Presidents Cup takes place at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia, December 8-9.