The PING Heather Farr Classic will take place March 31 - April 4 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. The 54-hole stroke play tournament has a 132-player field and will include a Qualifier tournament on March 31.
About Our Sponsors
PING, a golf club manufacturer with the goal to help golfers play their best, has been an AJGA supporter since 1990 and began supporting the PING Phoenix Junior in 1991. The PING Invitational, one of the AJGA's top Invitationals held over Columbus Day weekend, began in 2006 at Karsten Creek. The PING Junior Solheim Cup, the all-girls match play biennial event, has received worldwide recognition and many participants are able to say they played for their country as a junior and professional.
PING expanded support to become an AJGA Official Partner in 2002, sponsoring PING College Golf Signing Day and in 2009, became "The Official Bag of the AJGA." In 2010, PING debuted golf bags for all AJGA champions. In 2021, PING became the first AJGA Legacy Partner, honoring more than 30 years of support for the AJGA and junior golf.
Heather Farr, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, played collegiate golf locally at Arizona State University. Farr won the 1982 U.S. Girls Junior, the 1984 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links and was a member of the 1984 Curtis Cup. Farr turned professional in 1985 and played in numerous LPGA events until her Breast Cancer diagnosis in 1989. Farr passed away in 1993 after a four year battle with cancer. Farr is remembered through the work of her foundation, as the ambassador for Grayhawk Golf Club and each year at the PING Heather Farr Classic.
- 23rd year of event
- 18th time at Longbow Golf Club
- Noteworthy past champions include: Beau Hossler, Ricky Castillo, Alison Lee, Paula Creamer, and Inbee Park
About the Field
- 46 college golf commits
- Six girls and three boys ranked in the top-25 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
- 21 states represented
- Five countries
- 19 Arizona natives
Players to Watch
Leigh Chien of Irvine, California (2024)
At No. 7 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Chien is the highest ranked girl in this week's field. The two-time KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational champion finished T2 at the 2020 edition of the PING Heather Farr Classic and is looking to best that finish in 2021.
Kendall Todd of Goodyear, Arizona (2021)
Todd, the No. 12 ranked player in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, is in pursuit of her second AJGA title this week. The 2021 senior won the 2020 Se Ri Pak Desert Junior back in October. Todd signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Lynn Lim of Gallatin, Tennessee (2022)
Current Player Representative to the AJGA Board of Directors, Lynn Lim comes into the PING Heather Farr Classic ranked No. 17 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Lim has two AJGA titles to her name including the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
Preston Summerhays of Scottsdale, Arizona (2021)
Summerhays joins the field this week as the top ranked boy in the Rolex AJGA Rankings at No. 9. The 2021 senior is a National Letter of Intent signee to Arizona State University, located 20 minutes west of Longbow Golf Club. Summerhays captured the 2020 Sunnehanna Amateur title and won the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Jonas Appel of Encinitas, California (2021)
Ranked No. 18 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Appel is looking for his second AJGA win. The Baylor University signee won the 2020 Under Armour / Jordan Spieth Championship hosted at Trinity Forest Golf Club.
Adam Miller of Phoenix, Arizona (2023)
Defending champion Miller is currently ranked No. 21 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Miller fired rounds of 68 - 66 in 2020 for a 36-hole tournament total of 8-under-par 134.