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Fore Jr. Golf VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2

JGAA STAFF:  Scott McNevinExecutive Director  Zach Cox Tournament Director  Brianna Espinoza -Communications Manager  Chaun Groeneveld Office Assistant  Kathy Knadler LPGA-USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Site/Instructional Director  Cori Alberdi LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Director


2014 Thunderbird Invitational After a long weekend of competition filled with thunderstorms and suspended play, Jack McDevitt and Ariana Macioce have claimed their titles as the winners of the Boys and Girls divisions, respectively, of the 20th annual Thunderbird Invitational on March 1-2 at Papago GC. Both McDevitt and Macioce were first round leaders and were able to hold their leads, both players winning by 2 strokes in their respective divisions. Thank you to the tournament's title sponsor, The Thunderbirds, for all they do for the JGAA and junior golf! The JGAA would also like to thank the Thunderbirds who volunteered their time that weekend in addition Boys Overall Girls Overall to the Papago GC staff for all their help and 1. Jack McDevitt 1. Ariana Macioce cooperation during the inclement weather. 2. Chris Meyers 2. Abby Cantwell None of what the JGAA does would be 3. David Ricciardelli 3. Madison Kerley possible without the 4. Jino Sohn 4. Emily Mahar help of all of these individuals. 5. Michael Feagles 5. Haylin Harris For full field results, click here. For more tournament photos, click here.

IN THIS ISSUE: Phoenix Metro March Schedule

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Tucson Conquistadores Charity Raffle


LPGA Junior Golf Extravaganza


LPGA*USGA Girls Golf


JGAA Alumni

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Rules Clinic Schedule

Ariana Macioce

Jack McDevitt

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Phoenix Metro Junior Championship Boys 10 & Under: 1. Bryan Beyer 2. Nicklas Nuez 3. Jeffrey Huether 4. Chase Gorder 5. Rylan Johnson

Girls 10 & Under: 1. Aaryanna Morris 2. Abbey Schutte 3. Makenna Cabardo 4. Mary Beth Doss 5. Lauren Garcia

Boys 11-12: 1. Noah Allen 2. Daniel Thompson 3. Joseph Kennedy 4. Ethan Klose 5. Ethan Adam


Girls 11-12: 1. Ashley Menne 2. Lauren Metcalf 3. Toni St John 4. Alexandria Schmunk 5. Alexandra Manalang

Boys 13-14: 1. Andrew Proctor 2. Aaron Ramos 3. Danny Johnson 4. Zach Burkholder 5. Brian Seo

Girls 13-14: 1. Eve Worden 2. Katelyn Allen 3. Isabella Cantwell 4. Annabelle Huether 5. Sloane Van Zanen


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Boys 15-18: 1. Chase Wicklund 2. Steven Jordan 3. Tristen Gonder 4. Grant Froman 5. Matthew Topilko

Girls Championship: 1.

Kaylee Benton


Sydney Colwill


Emily Mahar

Boys Championship: 1.

Mason Andersen


Trevor Lampson


Frankie Wu

The weekend of February 15-16, the JGAA held its annual Phoenix Metro Junior Championship at Dobson Ranch G.C., Ken McDonald G.C., and Bear Creek G.C. Sponsor of the event this year, Van's Golf Shops, was generous enough to provide the entire field with lunch after the first round, a sleeve of golf balls, and a $10 gift card. In addition, Van's Golf Shops also provided $150 and $100 gift certificates towards a pair of FootJoy golf shoes to the champions and 2nd place finishers in each division, respectively. With almost 200 juniors participating in the field that weekend, this required the much needed help of the JGAA's many dedicated volunteers. We would like to give a huge thanks to the volunteers who continue to support our organization along with the event's sponsor, Van's Golf Shops. None of what we do would be possible without their support. For full field results, click here.

For event photos, click here.

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FORE JR GOLF SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: March 1-2: JGAA—Thunderbird Invitational March 8: LPGA Girls Golf—Spring Fling Tournament March 9: LPGA Girls Golf—Future Stars Academy Camp (Ocotillo G.C.) March 14: LPGA Girls Golf—Itty Bitty Girls Rock March 15: Boys Golf Club—Shamrock Classic March 22: LPGA Junior Golf Extravaganza! March 29-30: JGAA—Desert Mashie Spring Championship March 29: LPGA Girls Golf—Two Girl Best Ball Event


April 5-6: Tucson Conquistadores Spring Classic

UPCOMING REGISTRATION DEADLINES: March 5: Boys Golf Club—Shamrock Classic March 5: LPGA Girls Golf—Future Stars Academy Camp (Ocotillo G.C.) March 19: JGAA—Desert Mashie Spring Championship March 21: LPGA Girls Golf—Two Girl Best Ball Event March 26: Tucson Conquistadores Spring Classic April 2: Boys Golf Club—Spring Tee


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Tucson Conquistadores Charity Raffle The Tucson Conquistadores are holding their annual Charity Raffle for a BRAND NEW 2014 Cadillac ATS! Tickets are $10 each. And the best part is $8 of the ticket donation will be donated back to the JGAA! The Grand Prize drawing will be held Sunday evening, April 13, 2014 at The EVENT at La Encantada. (Winner need not be present.) Please contact the JGAA Office at (602) 944-6168 to purchase your raffle tickets today!

LPGA Junior Golf Extravaganza

Please click the above link to register your child for the upcoming junior golf activity at the 2014 LPGA Founders Cup. Participation in the junior activities is FREE and open to the public. Register early! Advanced registration is suggested as space is limited. The deadline to register online for these events is Monday, March 17, 2014. Junior Activity Schedule Girls Golf Scavenger Hunt & Tin Cup Crafts—Wednesday, March 19 - Sunday, March 23 Girls Golf Booth: 8AM-4PM Champions Breakfast—Saturday, March 22 18th Hole Skybox: 9:30AM—10:30AM Radio Disney Rock’n Road Show—Saturday, March 22 Kids Zone: 10AM-12:30PM LPGA Junior Golf Clinic hosted by LPGA*USGA Girls Golf—Saturday, March 22 Driving Range: 2PM - 3:30PM Ice Cream Social Presented by Dippin’ Dots—Sunday, March 23 18th Green: 3PM - 3:30PM

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LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix LPGA*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix Happenings: Spring is here and things are under full swing with the LPAG*USGA Girls Golf of Phoenix. In February, we hosted our Sweetheart Tournament with a fun mustache/lips theme and it was super fun for everyone! This past Saturday, we had almost 60 girls participate in our Spring Fling Tournament at Rolling Hills. It was a beautiful day for golf! Upcoming tournaments include a Two Girl Best Ball on 3/29 and our Easter event on 4/19! You don't want to miss these fun events! Check out the web {} for complete schedule details. What's going on in the Girls Golf INSTRUCTION world? We have a new class for 3,4 & 5 year olds called Itty Bitty Girls Rock and the FIRST ONE is this Friday, 3/14! Also, on April 19th we have These Girls Rock! Clinic in conjunction with The First Tee of Phoenix – this is a FREE class held monthly for girls 5-17. Lastly, have you heard about the Futures Stars Academy? This is a chance for your girlie to take her game to the next level with small group specialized and focused instruction! The next Future Stars event is on 4/27. For any instructional questions please email Kathy at FOUNDERS CUP: We are so lucky to help and support the LPGA Founders Cup that will be held on 3/20-3/23 at WildFire GC. We have some fun events and opportunities that ANYONE can participate in – visit our web for a sign up link and schedule of events. FACEBOOK: Have you supported us {liked our page} on Facebook yet? We will post reminders, updates, links, pictures and more to keep you in the loop with all of our happenings! Thank you & See you soon! Cori Alberdi {Director –}


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JGAA Alumni Finishing Strong at Tour Events The Junior Golf Association of Arizona would like to congratulate its JGAA Alumni on their fantastic finishes at Tour events this month. First, congratulations to Cheyenne Woods on her outstanding win at the Australian Ladies Masters in Gold Coast, Australia! On the men’s side, Charlie Beljan earned a respectable T-12 finish at Cheyenne Woods the Northern Trust Open held at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, California on February 13-16. For the mini-tours, the Symetra Tour recently held it’s season opener, the Visit Mesa Gateway Classic, locally at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, AZ. Top JGAA Alumni finishers were Sara Brown and Margarita Ramos at Charlie Beljan T8, and Cheyenne Woods at T14.

JGAA Rules Clinic Schedule The JGAA now has its Rules Clinic schedule posted and available for registration. The 2014 JGAA Rules Clinics are mandatory for all members in all age groups who intend to play in any JGAA Summer events (i.e. Any event after June 3, 2014). Please do not procrastinate in registering for rules clinics, as there are only a limited number of clinics available. JGAA members will also be required to take and pass an online Rules Quiz before they will be allowed to participate in any JGAA Summer events. Rules quizzes will not be given at the rules clinics. Quizzes may only be taken and graded online. The rules clinic and quiz must be completed and passed prior to June 3, 2014. Failure to pass the quiz with an acceptable score will prevent you from participating in any JGAA tournaments.


Rules Clinic


March 6

Starfire @ Scottsdale CC

Scottsdale, AZ

March 10 The Golf Club at Chaparral Pines

Payson, AZ

March 12 Boccieri Golf

Scottsdale, AZ

March 19 Alta Mesa CC

Mesa, AZ

March 26 Dobson Ranch GC

Mesa, AZ

March 29 Encanto GC

Phoenix, AZ

April 5

Silverbell GC

Tucson, AZ

April 10

Palm Valley GC

Goodyear, AZ

April 12

Las Colinas GC

Queen Creek, AZ

April 16

Legend @ Arrowhead

Glendale, AZ

April 23

Cave Creek GC

Phoenix, AZ

May 7

Bocceri Golf

Scottsdale, AZ

May 14

Cave Creek GC

Phoenix, AZ

May 17

Desert Hills GC

Yuma, AZ

May 21

ASU Karsten GC

Tempe, AZ

May 22

Boccieri Golf

Scottsdale, AZ

May 29

Randolph Golf Complex

Tucson, AZ


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