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Se Ri Pak Desert Junior

Mission Hills CC hosts AJGA for 40th consecutive year

Tournament is the longest running event in AJGA history at a single golf course
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The Se Ri Pak Desert Junior returns to Mission Hills Country Club on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course in Rancho Mirage, California. This is the 40th consecutive year Mission Hills Country Club has hosted the AJGA. The 54-hole stroke play event will feature 72 juniors (48 boys, 24 girls) from around the world.

Past champions include Phil Mickelson (1988), Tiger Woods (1991, '92), Patrick Cantlay (2008), Grace Park (1995, '96) Alison Lee (2010, '13) and Haley Moore (2014).

About the Field

  • 11 college commits (six National Letters of Intent signed, five verbal commitments)
  • Two Rolex Junior All-Americans
  • 16 past champions at AJGA events (one past champion of this event)
  • 4 players inside the top-150 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings

Players to watch

Connor Williams of Escondido, California (2023):

  • 2020 champion of the event by one stroke with a score of 9-under-par 135 (36-hole event)
  • 2020 First-Team Rolex Junior All-American
  • Verbally committed to Arizona State University

Aidan Tran of Fresno, California (2022):

  • Currently No. 64 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • 2020 AJGA Longbow Golf Club Open Champion
  • Verbally committed to Georgia Tech University

Xin (Cindy) Kou of (China) Valencia, California (2021):

  • Currently No. 2 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings
  • Five-time Rolex Junior All-American
  • Tied for seventh on the all-time most career individual girls win list in AJGA history (11 career wins)

Bridget O'Keefe of Palo Alto, California (2022):

  • Six consecutive top-10 finishes in AJGA events
  • Currently No. 152 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

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