AJGA hits the Northwest with pair of tournaments

Updated: August 5, 2010

The American Junior Golf Association will return to Wenatchee, Wash., Aug. 9-12. Ninety-nine junior golfers will compete in a 54-hole stroke play tournament at Wenatchee Golf & Country Club. This is the third year that Wenatchee has welcomed the AJGA to the Pacific Northwest.

Some of the best junior golfers from Washington and the United States will compete. In 2009, McGregor Hoobery of Santa Maria, Calif., shot a 3-under-par 213 to win the Boys Division while Seo Hee Moon of Mukilteo, Wash., went wire-to-wire to win in the Girls Division.

The AJGA has added a new Open event to its 85-tournament schedule, allowing for more playing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest region of the country. Centennial Golf Club in Medford, Ore., will host 132 of the world’s best junior golfers for the 54-hole AJGA Junior at Centennial, Aug. 16-19.

The first round of play will begin Tuesday, Aug. 17. It’s a 54-hole stroke play competition with the field being cut to a minimum of 40 percent and ties after the second round.