On Friday, October 19, the top players from the AJGA Junior All-Star Series will meet at the prestigious Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon for the 15th annual Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF. The field features 48 boys and 24 girls from 17 states and five foreign countries vying for a chance to be crowned champion.
Winners of the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF represent the best 12- to 16-year-old players in the world. Former champions like Bud Cauley, Cory Whitsett and Yueer Cindy Feng have gone on to find success as both amateurs and professionals.
AJGA Junior All-Star Team
The 2015 AJGA Junior All-Star Team was announced in early September. Ten boys and 10 girls were selected based on the Polo Golf Rankings and players had to have competed in at least two AJGA Junior All-Star Series events during the 2015 season to be eligible. Players named to the 2015 AJGA Junior All-Star Team received invitations to play in the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF, and will be recognized at the event.
During the 14-year history of the event, 15 champions were named to the Junior All-Star Team in the same year. Eleven representatives of the 2015 team will be trying to accomplish the same thing: Canon Claycomb of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Kyle Cox of Carrollton, Texas, Caroline Curtis of Richmond, Virginia, Sadie Englemann of Austin, Texas, Ryan Hall of Knoxville, Tennessee, Alisaundre Morallos of Lakewood, California, Michaela Morard of Huntsville, Alabama, Joseph Pagdin of Orlando, Florida, Yoonju Shin of Irvine, California, Jansen Smith of San Angelo, Texas, and Kailie Vongsaga, Diamond Bar, California.
A return to Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club
Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, home to two award-winning courses, will host the AJGA for the second consecutive year. Witch Hollow has hosted events like the Men's and Women's Amateur and the U.S. Women's Open, while tournament course Ghost Creek, has been named to America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses by Golf Digest. The facility is just minutes away from NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and downtown Portland.