For the first time ever, the AJGA will be hosting the Three Little Birds Memorial AJGA Open at Piedmont Club in Haymarket, Virginia. This will be the second AJGA event hosted by Piedmont Club. The 54-hole stroke-play tournament will be held June 21-23, 2021. The 72-player field competing for the first-ever Three Little Birds Memorial AJGA Open victory will be composed of a Boys and Girls Division. A qualifier for the event will take place at Dominion Valley Country Club on June 21, 2021.
About the Field
- Seven college commits
- Four players in the top 100 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
- Eight players in the top 200 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
- 13 states represented
- Five countries represented
- Virginia has the most representatives with 21 players
Players to watch
Here are the top Girls and Boys Division players to watch
Ellen Dong of (China) Longwood, Florida, is the top ranked Girls Division golfer in the Rolex AJGA Rankings (No. 63) playing in the tournament. Dong is looking for her second career AJGA victory and her first of the 2021 season. The 2021 graduate has signed to play golf at Emory University next year.
Julie Shin of Brambleton, Virginia, is currently No. 69 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and is looking for her first career AJGA victory. Shin is a 2022 graduate who is still uncommitted for college.
Josh Duangmanee of Fairfax, Virginia, is the top ranked Boys Division golfer in the Rolex AJGA Rankings (No. 173) playing in the tournament. Duangmanee is looking for his first career AJGA victory. The 2023 graduate has not finished outside the top-15 in the 2021 season including two top-10 outings.
Suneil Peruvemba of McLean, Virginia, is looking for his first career AJGA victory. Peruvemba is coming off a T7 finish at The Lanto Junior Championship. The 2022 graduate has a verbal intent with James Madison University.
More juniors may earn entry into the Three Little Birds Memorial AJGA Open through an 18-hole qualifying tournament. The qualifying tournament is set for 7 a.m. on Monday, June 20th at Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, V.A, with a field of 78 Boys and Girls Division golfers. The top-six qualifier finishers for the boys and the top-three finishers for the girls will advance into the Three Little Birds Memorial AJGA Open field. The full qualifier field is here.
Three Little Birds Foundation
Three Little Birds Foundation is a non-profit organization that advocates for patients and families who are diagnosed with Lymphedema and Lymphatic disorders. Their mission is to educate and advocate for patients suffering from lymphatic diseases and raise money for the compression band fund. The compression band fund is intended to help patients obtain compression supplies that are required to treat chronic Lymphedema.
Lymphedema is an under-recognized disease affecting 3 to 5 million men, women, and children in the United States of America. Their team of committed volunteers in the DC-metro area sponsors a range of fund-raising events and advocacy programs for those patients and families suffering from this rare disease.
The event’s inception is intended to grow the game of golf by providing high-performing players in the Washington, D.C. metro area with an opportunity to compete against top talent from across the world.
Proceeds from the tournament will help support the Three Little Birds program which advocates for patients and families diagnosed with chronic lymphedema and helps fund required and critical compression supplies, often not covered by insurance.
To find out more, please visit http://www.3LBfoundation.org .
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