San Antonio, Tx. - The Ping An Bank Junior All-Star Invitational will take place for its 22nd year on November 20-23. This will be the first year that the event will take place at Canyon Springs Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The 54-hole tournament will host 72 of some of the best junior golfers in the world, ages 12-16.
About the Field
- 15 juniors in the top 100 of the Rolex AJGA Rankings
- 53 champions in the field
- Nine countries represented (United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Thailand, Venezuela, China, Hong Kong, South Korea)
- 20 states represented
- Six Texas natives
About the Course
Designed by Thomas Walker, Canyon Springs was named "America's Best New Public Golf Course" by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine during its debut in 1998. This is the first year Canyon Springs Golf Club will host the Ping An Bank Junior All-Star Invitational.
AJGA Champion Highlights
Of the 53 players who’ve won an AJGA event, here are a few highlights:
- Angela Zhang of Bellevue, Washington, secured three AJGA wins this year in 2022. Zhang is No. 29 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
- Sawyer Brockstedt of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is No. 63 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Brockstedt won the 2022 TaylorMade TP5 Junior All-Star back in April.
- Finley Bartlett of Cincinnati, Ohio, won the 2022 Justin Thomas Junior Championship. Bartlett is No. 46 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
- Tyler Loree of Kula, Hawaii, is No. 53 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. Loree won the 2022 AJGA Junior All-Star presented by Golf+.
The Ping An Bank Junior All-Star Invitational has occurred annually since 2000, changing host venues periodically over the years.
Noteworthy host courses have included:
- Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (2020, 2013)
- Reynolds Lake Oconee (2019, 2018, 2017)
- Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (2016, 2015, 2014)
Notable past champions include:
- Jackson Van Paris (2017)
- Sam Burns (2011)
- Bud Cauley (2004)
- Erica Shephard (2016)
- Yealimi Noh (2015)
- Sierra Brooks (2011)