Colorado Springs, CO – The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), City of Colorado Springs and Centura Health are teaming up for the second year to bring a national junior golf tournament to Colorado Springs July 25-28, 2022. The Colorado Springs Junior by Centura Health will feature 96 boys and girls (ages 12-19) competing in the 54-hole tournament at The Club at Flying Horse – Phil Smith Course. Showcasing 18 more players than last year, the event will have a 36-hole cut.
Centura Health is the region’s largest health care network. With more than 21,000 of the best hearts and mind in health care, Centura Health professionals are guided by their Mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ by caring for those who are ill and by nurturing the health of the people in their communities.
Centura Health includes 19 hospitals, affiliate hospital locations, health neighborhoods, health at home, urgent care centers and emergency rooms, mountain clinics, 100+ physician practices and clinics, and Flight For Life® Colorado, allowing them to meet the wellness needs of more than a half million people each year.
The Colorado Springs Junior by Centura Health features ten college commits and seven players ranked inside the top-300 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings. William Ma of San Deigo, California, is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 118 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The 2024 grad already has one AJGA victory this season at the AJGA Junior at Chicopee presented by John D. Mineck Foundation and has nine top-20 AJGA finishes.
There are 29 Colorado natives in the field, with four from Colorado Springs. Local players include Wesley Erling, Carter Surofchek, Emily Cheng, and Lauren Jaworowski. Sofia Choi of Littleton, Colorado, is the highest-ranked Coloradan in the field at No. 271 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. She’s headed to Washington University in St. Louis in the fall. Choi’s highest AJGA finish was T2 at the 2021 Colorado Springs Junior by Centura Health.
Additionally, an AJGA Qualifier for entry to the tournament will take place at Valley Hi Golf Course on Sunday, July 24. In total, there are 174 total playing opportunities between the Qualifier and Open tournament.
First-round play will begin Tuesday, July 26, with first- through final-round tee times running from 7 – 12:10 a.m. off the No. 1 tee at The Club at Flying Horse – Phil Smith Course. The awards ceremony will take place at the conclusion of final-round play on July 28.
The Club at Flying Horse is located at 1880 Weiskopf Point, Colorado Springs.
About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 19 hospitals, two senior living communities, neighborhood health centers, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, our caregivers make the region’s best health care accessible. We’re on a mission to build flourishing communities and whole person care. We’re Centura Health, and we’re your dedicated health partner for life. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit centura.org.