This week 140 AJGA members are competing in the U.S. Girls' Junior at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Missouri. The six-day tournament features a field of 156, of which 90 percent are AJGA members.
Among the AJGA members is No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Lucy Li of Redwood Shores, California. Li won the Junior PGA Championship in 2016 and the ANA Junior Inspiration in 2017. She also competed for the West Team in the 2017 Wyndham Cup.
Paphangkorn Tavatanakit of Thailand, is also in the field. Tavatanakit is No. 3 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and was the 2016 Rolex Junior Player of the Year. She won The PING Invitational and the Rolex Tournament of Champions in 2016. She also finished runner-up at the 2017 ANA Junior Inspiration and will attend UCLA in the fall.
Along with Li and Tavatanakit, there are four other players in the top 10 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings in the field: No. 6 Youngin Chun, No. 7 Yujeong Son, No. 8 Brooke Seay and No. 9 Erica Shepherd.