Stanley supports AJGA event in hometown


PGA TOUR professional will host a junior golf tournament in his hometown

BRASELTON, Ga. – Kyle Stanley, a two-time PGA TOUR winner, will host the Kyle Stanley Championship by Transamerica, Sept. 14-16 at Canterwood Golf & Country Club in his hometown of Gig Harbor, Washington.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the Kyle Stanley Championship by Transamerica to be held at Canterwood Golf & Country Club,” Stanley said. “It combines three things that have been very instrumental to my golf career: the AJGA, Canterwood and Transamerica. I am looking forward to being a part of this great event and hope the Gig Harbor community will embrace and support the tournament.”

Stanley played with the AJGA from 2004-06, winning two tournaments and earning Rolex Junior All-America honors all three years. In addition to competing in stroke play events, Stanley also represented the victorious West Team at the 2005 and 2006 Wyndham Cups.

Stanley was a standout college golfer at Clemson, setting 18 individual scoring records in his freshman season. The two-time All-American was named the 2006-07 ACC Player of the Year, won the Ben Hogan Award in 2009 for best collegiate golfer and competed for the winning 2007 American Walker Cup Team.

“We are excited to welcome Kyle as the AJGA’s newest tournament host,” said AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen. “Kyle has been a great ambassador for the AJGA and we’re looking forward to bringing Gig Harbor its first AJGA tournament.”

Since turning professional in 2009, Stanley has won two PGA TOUR events, most recently at the 2017 Quicken Loans National.

Transamerica has supported Stanley throughout the entirety of his PGA TOUR career. The Kyle Stanley Championship by Transamerica is Transamerica’s third title-sponsored AJGA tournament. In 2017, Transamerica supported the Hale Irwin Colorado Junior by Transamerica and the Azahara Munoz Championship by Transamerica.

“Transamerica is thrilled to be a long-time supporter of both Kyle Stanley and the AJGA, especially through this opportunity that brings them together for such a worthwhile event,” said Dave Paulsen, executive vice president and chief distribution officer at Transamerica. “Kyle and the AJGA embody the same values and ideology that we uphold at Transamerica – a commitment to improving one’s overall well-being by being mindful of making smart decisions daily, recognizing the inherent connection between wealth and health, and making financial and physical wellness a central part of everything we do.”

In addition to its tournaments, Transamerica supports the Transamerica Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament series and Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team. Transamerica also matches Leadership Links charitable funds raised by AJGA members for the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and Alzheimer’s Association.

About Transamerica

With a history that dates back more than 100 years, Transamerica is recognized as a leading provider of life insurance, retirement and investment solutions, serving millions of customers throughout the United States. Recognizing the necessity of health and wellness during peak working life, Transamerica’s dedicated professionals work to help people take the steps necessary to live better today so they can worry less about tomorrow. Transamerica serves nearly every customer segment, providing a broad range of quality life insurance and investment products, individual and group pension plans, as well as asset management services. In 2016, Transamerica fulfilled its promises to customers, paying more than $7.2 billion in insurance and annuity benefits, including return of annuity premiums paid by the customer. Transamerica’s corporate headquarters is located in Baltimore, Maryland, with other major operations in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Transamerica is part of the Aegon group of  companies. Based in the Netherlands, Aegon is one of the world’s largest providers of life insurance, pension solutions and asset management products, operating in more than 20 markets worldwide. For the full year of 2016, Aegon managed $784 billion in revenue generating investments. For more information, please visit