The PING Heather Farr Classic will take place September 18 - 20 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. The 36-hole stroke play tournament has a 78-player field.
About the Field
- 32 juniors committed to play college golf (31 Verbal, 1 National Letter of Intent)
- 27 past AJGA champions (19 boys, 8 girls)
- 19 juniors in the field are from Arizona
Players to Watch
Brendan Valdes of Orlando, Florida (2021)
Valdes is ranked No. 11 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. He is coming off a T8 finish last week at The Junior PLAYERS Championship. Valdes has 13 top-ten finishes throughout his AJGA career. He is a verbal commit to the University of Auburn.
Sean-Karl Dobson of Austin, Texas (2022)
Dobson is a verbal commit to Stanford University. He has nine top-ten finishes in his AJGA career. The 17-year old's best finishes came in 2018 at the Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation Junior All-Star and Windham Mountain Resort Junior All-Star where he finished second.
William Sides of Tulsa, Oklahoma (2022)
Sides is currently ranked No. 18 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The 16-year has four top-10 finishes in his AJGA career. Sides is currently committed to Southern Methodist University and looking for his first AJGA win.
Sophie Zhang-Murphy of Saratoga, California (2022)
Zhang-Murphy is currently ranked No. 9 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The 16-year old has seventeen top-ten finishes throughout her AJGA career. She has four victories in her AJGA career including a win at the 2020 Under Armour® / Alison Lee Championship presented by Irvine Technology Corporation.
Leigh Chien of Irvine, California (2024)
Chien has 13 top-ten finishes at the young age of 14. She has three career AJGA wins including back-to-back KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational wins in 2019 and 2020.
Bailey Shoemaker of West Edmeston, New York (2023)
Shoemaker is coming off of a sixth place finish last week AJGA Junior at Innisbrook. The 15-year-old has one AJGA win at the 2018 FORE Performance Junior Championship. Shoemaker is a verbal commit to University of Southern California.