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Fore Jr. Golf VOLUME 1, ISSUE 8

JGAA STAFF: Tom Cunningham– Executive Director Scott McNevin– Assistant Executive Director Zach Cox– Tournament Director Brianna Espinoza— Communications Manager Chaun Groeneveld– Office Assistant Kathy Knadler– LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix. Director

IN THIS ISSUE: PING Masters 2 August Schedule 4 Petronzio: USA- 5 China Match 100-Hole Golf Marathon


AZ Jr Match Play


PING Match Play


LPGA*USGA Girls Golf


State Junior Championship


Boys & Girls Jr. 8 Am. Cups Hogan Cup 9 Mary Cave Cup 9


2nd Annual Thompson Invitational Recently, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona held is 2nd Annual Thompson Invitational hosted by Oro Valley C.C. and sponsored by PGA Tour Player, Michael Thompson on August 3-4, 2013. Michael Thompson is a Tucson-native, and grew up playing in Ricky Rarick, Southwest Section PGA and Junior Golf Association of Arizona tournaments. He participated in JGAA tournaments from 2000-2003, and was a member of the 2001 Eddie Hogan Cup team representing Arizona, where he finished 3rd individually. Michael played collegiate golf at the University of Tulane and then transferred to the University of Alabama after which Hurricane Katrina resulted in Tulane to eliminate its collegiate golf program. In 2008 Michael was the SEC Player of the Year. Last year on the PGA Tour, Michael finished 2nd at the US Open Championship at Olympic Golf Club. This year he won his first PGA Tour tournament, the Honda Classic in West Palm Beach, FL. Michael currently sits at 50th in the World Rankings and 36th on the Fedex Cup Points list. Michael’s vision has always been to give back; and with the help of Susie and Dan Meyers, Rick Price, Oro Valley Country Club, the JGAA and the Ricky Rarick Junior Golf Program, this vision became a reality with the Thompson Invitational in 2012. Susie Meyers, a PGA Member at Ventana Canyon, in Tucson, Arizona has been Michael’s longtime instructor. “Michael is so positive, you knew he’d be successful at whatever he wanted to do,” said Susie. In spite of a challenging course, the players rose to the challenge and posted some great scores. The JGAA would like to thank all of its volunteers at the event! None of it would have been possible without their help. With the assistance of the Ricki Rarick Junior Golf Program, Oro Valley Country Club, Susie and Dan Meyers, and Michael Thompson, this tournament has become a premiere event in the JGAA tournament schedule. Congratulations to the winners in each division! Thompson Invitational Full Field Results Thompson Invitational Champions: Boys 15-18: David Rauer (+1) Girls 15-18: Morgan Messick (+2) Boys 13-14: Mason Andersen (+8) Girls 13-14: Elizabeth Caldarelli (+6)

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PING Arizona Junior Masters Boys 10 & Under: 1. Daniel Thompson 2. Noah Nuez 3. Alan Quezada 4. Colton Horn 5. Hayden Schutte

Girls 11-12: 1. Eve Worden 2. Ashley Menne 3. Jordan Grasis 4. Alyssa Lonergan 5. Maisy Alsen

Girls 10 & Under: 1. Toni St John 2. Abbey Schutte

Boys 13-14: 1. J.J. Gresco 2. Mason Andersen 3. Brock Goyen 4. Shay Allison 5. Alejandro De Zavala

Boys 11-12: 1. John Menne 2. Jake Carlson 3. Dominic Wade T4. Harry Su T4. Gabriel Salvanera

Girls 13-14: 1. Kelly Su 2. Ocean Pangan 3. Lily Worden



PA G E 3 Boys 15-18: 1. Ben Harden 2. George Markham 3. Jeffrey Kelley 4. Jack Savage T5. David Fox

Girls 15-18: 1.

Sarah Eversman


Taylor Hughes

T3. GraceMarie Schian T3. Karsten Mickelsen 5. Ciara Petronzio

Girls Championship: 1.

Kim Cifuentes


Kaylee Benton


Megan Knadler

Boys Championship: 1.

Alec Bone


Logan Gardner


Hayden Webb

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona held its annual PING Arizona Junior Masters event at ASU Karsten G.C. July 22-23. PING, long time supporters of the JGAA, sponsored the event again this year. The event was filled with lots of excitement and stellar playing by all participants involved. The final day also included two on-course playoffs for both the Girls and Boys Championship divisions. The first playoff was between first round co-leaders Kim Cifuentes and Kaylee Benton. Cifuentes made a clutch putt on the first hole to secure her win. The second playoff was between Alec Bone and Logan Gardner for the Boys Championship division. This 2-hole sudden-death match concluded with Bone making his 6-foot birdie putt to become the newest champion of the PING Arizona Junior Masters. Both Championship division winners will be continuing their golf careers at their respective universities this fall. Alec Bone will be attending Colorado State University, and Kim Cifuentes will be attending San Jose State University. For full field results, click here.

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AUGUST 2013 Sun






































FORE JR GOLF SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: August 3-4: Thompson Invitational August 17: Back to School Tournament August 17: Survivor: Back To School August 24-25: Scottsdale Junior Championship

UPCOMING REGISTRATION DEADLINES: August 10: Back to School Tournament August 12: Survivor: Back to School August 14: Scottsdale Junior Championship September 4: Chandler City Junior Championship


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Petronzio Participates in USA-China Youth Golf Match For the 3rd year in a row, the USGA & China Golf Association hosted their annual USA-China Youth Golf Match held in China on August 2-3. This year, JGAA member Ciara Petronzio was selected to represent the 4-Boy, 4-Girl USA Team as they played the 2-day, team match play event against China. Ciara Petronzio was selected for her achievements both on and off the golf course. In addition to having the chance to compete worldwide in the sport she loves, Petronzio also had a chance to experience a new culture, taking time to visit the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and a Buddhist Temple. Although Team China won the event this year, this was a trip of a lifetime that none of the competitors will ever forget.

2013 JGAA 100-Hole Marathon & Sponsorship Opportunities The JGAA 100-Hole Marathon is the single largest fundraising activity run by the JGAA all year. For this year’s event, the JGAA is looking for new, passionate individuals to help and play at the event. This year’s 100 Hole Marathon will be held on Saturday, September 21st at Bear Creek Golf Club. The 100 Hole Marathon is a big part of the organization’s fundraising strategy and ultimately gives the JGAA Staff the opportunity to provide the best possible junior golf tournaments in the state of Arizona. If you are interested in registering as a player or donating to the Marathon, please go to our main webpage,, and click the green Marathon Button on our front page. For those interested in becoming even more involved in the Marathon, check out our Marathon Sponsorship Opportunities by clicking here. We are all excited to get started and we thank each of you for your support with this event!

Arizona Junior Match Play Championship The Arizona Junior Match Play Championship took place Thursday, July 18 through Friday, July 19. The tournament was held at the Troon North Pinnacle Course in Scottsdale, AZ. This year the tournament staff decided to add double elimination, meaning for players that lose their first match, they will enter the consolation bracket. This invitational only event hosts the top 16 boys and the top 12 girls in the state. The winner of the Boys bracket was Eric Ghim, with runnerup Connor Nam. For the Girls, the champion of the event was Alisa Snyder, with J.C. Harvison as runner-up. Congratulations to the winners. For full bracket results, click here.

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Boys 10 & Under: 1. Daniel Thompson 2. Ethan Klose

Boys 11-12: 1. Dominic Wade 2. John Menne

Girls 11-12: 1. Ashley Menne 2. Eve Worden

Boys 13-14: 1. J.J. Gresco 2. Davis Evans

Girls 13-14: 1. Kelly Su 2. Lily Worden

Boys 15-18: 1. Tyler Webb 2. Josh Delo

Girls 15-18: 1. J.C. Harvison 2. Alisa Snyder

Boys Championship: 1. Hayden Webb 2. Timothy Briones

PING Match Play Full Field Results

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LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Happy Back-to-School wishes from LPGA-USGA Girls Golf! We have numerous upcoming fun events planned for the fall. Event information can be found on each tournament information page and entries for the events must be received prior to each deadline: August 17th, Back-to-School Tournament at Mountain Shadows - deadline August 12th August 24th, These Girls Rock Clinic with the ASU Women's Golf Team at ASU Karsten Golf Course - deadline August 20th September 7th, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Day at Ocotillo Golf Course - deadline August 30th October 5th, TGR Clinic at Wildfire G.C. and Tournament (location TBD) October 18th, Haunted Golf! LPGA*USGA Girls Golf 2013 Schedule

State Junior Championship Held at Forest Highlands On July 9-10, 2013, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona returned to the prestigious Forest Highlands Golf Club – Meadow Course, for its annual Boys and Girls State Junior Golf Championship. The tournament hosted an incredible field of players, who in turn played some impressive golf. First round leaders for the Boys included Michael Feagles, Hayden Webb, and Alec Bone all tied at 4-under, 68. For the Girls, the two first round leaders included defending champion Saki Iida and Natassja Meredith who both posted a 1-over, 73. As the threat of thunderstorms and rain persisted throughout the second round, it was clear that the difficulty of the Meadow Course at Forest Highlands Golf Club would get the best of many players in the field. Finishing just before the storm hit, Alec Bone and Saki Iida claimed their titles as the Boys and Girls State Junior Champion. Alec Bone finished with a two day total of 7-under, 137, and Saki Iida finished with a two day total of 2-over, 146. For full field results, click here.



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Boys & Girls 2013 Junior America’s Cup The 2013 Boys' Junior America's Cup and the Girls' Junior America's Cup were held July 28August 1 at Wailea Golf Club in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii and at the Championship Golf Club at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, respectively. In Hawaii, the boys battled some windy weather conditions, fighting their way back up to 7th place in the final round. The boys finished 1-under as a team for the 54-Hole tournament. Arizona Team member, Sam Triplett, finished 3rd individually as well. In New Mexico, the girls played hard each day, keeping them in the hunt for a solid finish at the 2013 Girls Junior America’s Cup. The team finished 11th with a team total of 15-over for the 54-Hole tournament. Click the links below for full field results for each of the events. Congratulations to all of the members of the Boys and Girls Arizona Teams! Boys AZ Team: Tyler Kathrineberg, Sam Triplett, Eric Ghim, Jeffrey Miller Girls AZ Team: Katie Dunaway, Kennedie Montoya, Kaitlyn Saum, Alisa Snyder Boys’ Junior America’s Cup Results Girls’ Junior America’s Cup Results


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2013 Eddie Hogan Cup Team Arizona finished 10th in the 45th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches held August 9-11 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, OR. The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, Riverside Golf & CC’s long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968. Hogan Cup alumni include tour players such as Patrick Cantlay, Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Rickie Fowler, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, John Fought, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, Casey Martin, Jason Gore and Tiger Woods. Congratulations to Team Arizona on their Top-10 finish at this prestigious event! Click the link below for full field results. Team Arizona: Michael Feagles, Ryan Tanner, Chris Meyers, Austin Stadeli Eddie Hogan Cup Full Field Results

2013 Mary Cave Cup The Junior Golf Association of Arizona recently participated in the annual Mary Cave Cup held at the Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon, CA. The Mary Cave Cup was established in 2003. Carol Orona from Northern California spent two years attempting to establish a girls’ event in Mary Cave’s honor in the San Diego area. Mary Cave was the first women’s golf coach at San Diego State in addition to her countless hours of running tournaments for the youth of San Diego. The Arizona Team, led by Team Captain Kathy Knadler, consists of twin sisters Kaylee and Megan Knadler. Team Arizona finished 4th at this prestigious event. Megan Knadler carded rounds of 79-72 (+7) to finish T6 individually, while her sister posted rounds of 80-80 (+16) to finish in the Top-20 for the tournament. Click the link below for full field results. Congrats to Kaylee and Megan Knadler on their stellar playing! Mary Cave Cup Full Field Results

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30TH ANNIVERSARY JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA was established in 1983. We appreciate and consider it a privilege to have served junior golf and look forward to the next 30 years! Golf for Life!

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