FIRST ROUND CANCELED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER
Tournament to resume Sunday with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. â€” First-round play at the Ashworth Junior at Cannon Ridge was canceled Saturday after strong thunderstorms and torrential rains soaked the Beman Course. The tournament is being shortened to an 18-hole event that will include an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Sunday morning.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Ashworth Junior at Cannon Ridge is being played at Cannon Ridge Golf Club's Beman Course. The tournament consists of 84 junior golfers, ages 12-18, from 18 states and Canada, including 18 players from Virginia.
The Ashworth Junior Series was created specifically for first-time AJGA members or those members who have not yet participated in an AJGA Open event, AJGA Invitational or Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series event in the current calendar year and/or the previous calendar year. Juniors ages 12-18 are eligible for entry. For those who are eligible, participation is limited to one Preseason event and one Postseason event per calendar year as long as they have not yet participated in an AJGA Open event, AJGA Invitational or Nike Golf Junior All-Star Series event.
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 largest association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 30 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, which enters its third decade of support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Mike Weir, Charles Howell III, Jim Furyk, Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Grace Park, Cristie Kerr and Beth Bauer.
For more information on the Ashworth Junior at Cannon Ridge, contact tournament headquarters at (540) 372-9690.