Golf News for Thursday, December 12, 2013 | Tournaments

23rd annual Rolex Girls Junior Championship at Country Club of Rochester

BRASELTON, Ga. -- The Country Club of Rochester will welcome the American Junior Golf Association for the first time as 72 of the world's best female junior golfers descend upon Rochester, N.Y., for the 23rd annual Rolex Girls Junior Championship, June 9-13, 2014.

"The AJGA is proud to bring one of our premier events to such a prestigious venue as The Country Club of Rochester," said John Dolan, AJGA northeast regional director.

Since 1992, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship has produced champions who have gone on to find success at the collegiate and professional levels. A prestigious line-up of LPGA Tour players have won the title, including Morgan Pressel (2005), Julieta Granada (2004), Paula Creamer (2003), Inbee Park (2002) and Brittany Lang (2001). In 2013, Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo., hosted the event which saw Rolex Junior Player of the Year and UCLA freshman Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., earn her third of four AJGA Invitational titles.

"The membership is excited to welcome the AJGA's top female junior golfers from around the world to The Country Club of Rochester," said Tournament Chairman Mark Gianniny. "We look forward to embracing this group of talent and supporting this distinguished junior event."

As host of the 2014 Rolex Girls Junior Championship, The Country Club of Rochester will continue its storied tradition of hosting major women's golf events, including the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in 1962, and two U.S. Women's Open Championships (1953 and 1973). Many juniors who compete in the Rolex Girls Junior Championship subsequently compete in U.S. Women's Open Championships. In 2012, a record 14 AJGA juniors competed in the U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run, while nine qualified in 2013 at Sebonack Golf Club.

Volunteer opportunities will be available and guests are welcome to attend free of admission. For more information on volunteering, please contact Tournament Chairman Mark Gianniny at markgianniny@hotmail.com.

About Rolex
Rolex, a supporter of the AJGA since 1983, became an AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. The distinguished timepiece maker is the proprietor of the Rolex Junior Players of the Year, Rolex Junior All-America Teams and the Rolex Junior All-America Awards Banquet. Rolex also sponsors the Rolex Tournament of Champions and Rolex Girls Junior Championship, two of the AJGA's most competitive major championships. As a Premier Partner, Rolex is the Founding Partner to the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program and an Official Partner of the biennial PING Junior Solheim Cup.

About the American Junior Golf Association
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Ryan Moore, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Britney Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

For more information, please contact Amanda Herrington (aherrington@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at (678) 425-1789 or Media Chairman Greg Smith (Gregory.w.smith@jayww.com).