Stanford, CA. - The 72-player field from across the world will be made up of the top girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings in addition to sponsor invites. This is the second year that Mariah Stackhouse hosts this event. The 54-hole tournament at Stanford Golf Course begins with an official Practice Round Friday, February 18, continues with the first round on Saturday, February 19, second round on Sunday, February 20, and concludes with the final round on Monday, February 21.
About the Host
In 2021, Stackhouse joined fellow LPGA Tour players Annika Sorenstam, Alison Lee, Sung Hyun Park, Se Ri Pak, Stacy Lewis, Albane Valenzuela and Marina Alex, in lending her name to a top junior golf tournament. Stackhouse, the 2011 Player Representative to the AJGA Board of Directors, had an impressive junior career. The four-time AJGA champion earned Rolex Junior All-America honors three times, including a first team appearance in 2011. Stackhouse finished T2 in the 2011 edition of the event she now sponsors.
She went on to play for the Stanford Women’s Golf team from 2012 to 2016 and turned professional in 2017. She was named to the All-Pac-12 first team three times and recorded 24 top-10 finishes, including four individual wins. Stackhouse was also a four-time Stanford All-American who helped lead the Cardinal to the 2015 National Championship. In Stackhouse’s four years on the LPGA Tour, she has earned five top-10 finishes.
About The Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational Field
Representatives from six countries and 14 U.S. states (34 from California) are set to compete in one of the AJGA’s annual top girls fields, featuring 24 of the top-50 girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Of the 72 girls competing, 49 players have previously won an AJGA event. 21 players have verbally committed to play college golf and 22 juniors are Rolex Junior All-Americans.
About the Course
The Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational will mark the sixth time Stanford Golf Course has hosted the AJGA. Previous events include the 1993 Canon Cup (now known as the Wyndham Cup), the 2019 Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational, the 2020 AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford, the 2021 AJGA Junior All-Star at Stanford, and the 2021 Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational. Stanford Golf Course, designed by George C. Thomas and Billy Bell Jr., opened in 1930 and is owned and operated by Stanford University. In 2015, Golfweek rated Stanford the No. 6 college course in the country.
AJGA Champion Highlights
- Anna Davis of Spring Valley, California, is No. 3 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The 2023 grad was named a First Team All-American in 2021. Davis had 11 top-5 finishes at national golf tournaments in 2021 and finished second at the 2022 Hilton Grand Vacations ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex.
Formally AJGA Girls Championship at The Furman Golf Club (2009-2020). In 2021, changed to the Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational.
Notable Past Champs
Casey Weidenfeld (2020)
Amanda Sambach (2019)
Lauren Stephenson (2014)
Karen Chung (2009,2010)
Low Round: Casey Weidenfeld 64(-8)
Low 54: Casey Weidenfeld 69-72-64—205 (-11), Michelle Liu 66-67-69—202 (-11)