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#StanfordInv Pairings to Watch

First-round story-lines at the AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford
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The first-round of the AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford begins Saturday morning, September 5, at 10:30 am off No. 1. The 54-hole stroke play event features 78 of the top junior girls in golf. The entire field is ranked within the top 350 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings, including 35 from the top 100.

The winner of this year’s AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford will receive an exemption into the Symetra Tour’s Guardian Championship in Prattville, Alabama, at the Senator Course of Capitol Hill on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail from September 18-20.

Pairings to Watch

10:30 am off No. 1 – Zoe Antoinette Campos of Valencia, California, Yunxuan (Michelle) Zhang of (China) Plano, Texas, and Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Saratoga, California.

  • All three juniors are currently in the top-15 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings; Campos No. 7, Zhang No. 8 and Zhang-Murphy No.11.
  • Campos and Zhang are current Rolex Junior All-Americans.

12:00 pm off No. 1 – Catherine Park of Irvine, California, Kyra Ly of Portland, Oregon and Natalie Cao of Sugar Land, Texas.

  • Park is a current Rolex Junior All-American and a two-time AJGA Champion.
  • Ly scooped up her first AJGA win of 2020 two weeks ago at the AJGA Junior at Sunriver.
  • Cao earned her first AJGA win at the season opening Circle K Junior Championship hosted by Otter Creek.

12:50 pm off No. 1 – Chaewon Baek of (South Korea) Langley, British Columbia, Darrelyn Webster of Austin, Texas and Xin (Cindy) Kou of (China) Whittier, California.

  • Kou comes into the event with three AJGA invitational wins under her belt.
  • Baek is making her first AJGA start of 2020. The 2021 grad won the 2019 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf.
  • Webster is making her first AJGA Invitational start this week. The 2023 graduate has three top-10 finishes in her two-year national junior golf career.

10:40 am off No. 1 – Leigh Chien of Irvine, California, Katie Li of Basking Ridge, New Jersey and Caroline Hwang of Orlando, Florida.

  • Chien is in pursuit of her third AJGA Invitational Champion title. The No. 13 player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings won the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational back to back (2019 & 2020).
  • Li is coming off a top-10 finish at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and is currently ranked No. 19 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
  • Hwang has one AJGA win to her name, the 2019 Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich.

About the Field

  • Eight current Rolex Junior All-Americans, including First-Team Member, Xin (Cindy) Kou of Whittier, California
  • 39 AJGA Champions, including 16 with wins in 2020
  • 16 verbal college commitments
  • 17 states and 7 countries represented

About the Course
Stanford Golf Course, home of the Stanford University Men’s and Women’s golf programs, is 2-time invitational host of the AJGA. Stanford hosted the 1993 Canon Cup, now known as the Wyndham Cup and the 2019 Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational.

Stanford Golf Course designed by George C. Thomas and Billy Bell Jr. opened in 1930 and is owned and operated by Stanford University. In 2015, GolfWeek rated Stanford the No. 6 college course in the country.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, September 5
10:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. - First Round off No. 1

Sunday, September 6
7:30 – 11:40 a.m. - Second Round off No. 1

Monday, September 7
7:30 – 11:40 a.m. - Final Round off No. 1
4 p.m. - Awards Ceremony

Social
Follow along on social with our hashtag, #StanfordInv or visit the tournament website.

Live Scoring
Keep up with today's round via live scoring at AJGA.org.