Srixon Qualifier Series
Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Ariz. • April 4, 2007

Zhang fires low round to take medalist honors in Girls Division

MESA, Ariz. —  Chun-Ji Kim of Chandler, Ariz., took home top honors in the Srixon Qualifier for the ReBath Heather Farr Classic Wednesday when he fired a personal best 4-under-par 67. Nicole Zhang of Calgary, Alberta, sealed the top spot in the Girls Division after finishing with a 1-under-par 70.

The ReBath Heather Farr Classic Srixon Qualifier, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, featured 80 boys and 20 girls — ages 12-18 — wishing to “play their way in” to the ReBath Heather Farr Classic. The event was staged on the par-71, 6,866-yard Longbow Golf Club (Girls Division played at 5,966 yards).

SRIXON Sports USA, Inc., based in Lawrenceville, Ga., has been distributing premium golf balls and equipment in the U.S. since 1997 and is a subsidiary of SRI Sports Limited. SRI Sports Limited is the number one golf club manufacturer in the world's second largest market, Japan, and is one of the world's leading patent holders in golf ball technology. SRIXON golf balls earned 26 tournament victories on multiple professional tours around the world in 2006.

Kim, a veteran of Longbow Golf Club, was all smiles after shaving three strokes off his personal best score. Kim carded six birdies on the par-71 course. Kim said his putting was one key to his solid play.

“My condition was good today,” Kim said. “The greens were fast, but I putted well and will be relying on my putting for good tournament play.”

Also qualifying for the tournament running April 6-8 were: Brendan Doyle of Beverly Hills, Calif., Richie Kernagis of Mesa, Ariz., Alexander Choi of Beverly Hills, Calif., Niall Platt of Santa Barbara, Calif., Kevin Lim of Las Vegas, Dillon Hakes of Coronado, Calif., and Ryan Sheffer of Tucson, Ariz.

Matt Paterini of Saline, Mich., and Fletcher Sams of La Canada, Calif., both qualified but opted to take a Tournament Exemption in lieu of playing in this week's event.

Zhang, who is a first-time visitor to Longbow Golf Club, carded three birdies on her round and also said her putting was what set her up for success.

“The course is beautiful, the greens are fast and I putted well,” Zhang said.

Zhang knows to play well in the tournament she must keep focused and know the course.

“For this course you must have distance control and know where you are going to go,” Zhang said.

Rounding out the top three of the Girls Division and qualifying for the tournament were Cheyenne Hickle of Gilbert, Ariz., and Bethany Glassford of Henderson, Nev., both finishing with 1-over-par 72s.

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 an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 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 is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.

For more information about the ReBath Heather Farr Classic, please contact tournament headquarters at (480) 807-5400.

Premier Partners
Official Partners
Media Partners
Association Partner
Twitter Facebook AJGA Blog AJGA on Instagram AJGA on YouTube
Member Logins
Player, Coach and Alumni Login
Member ID:
Forgot your password?
Don't have a password?
Forgot your Member ID?
Not A Member or Need to Renew?
What every member should know
Learn the basics
Performance Based Entry
Leadership Links
ACE Grant financial aid
Polo Golf Rankings
1. Chun-an Yu
Taoyuan, --
2. Philip Barbaree
Shreveport, LA
3. Eugene Hong
Sanford, FL
4. Spencer Soosman
Westlake Village, CA
5. Davis Shore
Knoxville, TN
1. Hannah O'Sullivan
Chandler, AZ
2. Angel Yin
Arcadia, CA
3. Sierra Brooks
Sorrento, FL
4. Nelly Korda
Bradenton, FL
5. Mika Liu
Beverly Hills, CA
Complete Rankings

The Foundation

The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
Donate Now
Planned Giving Program
Endow an ACE Grant
Annual Fund
ACE Grant


The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.

Leadership Links

What is Leadership Links?

Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.

Weekly Results
Polo Golf Junior Classic
S.M. Lee
Won Jun Lee
Matthew Wolff
Mariel Galdiano
Andrea Lee
Maria Hoyos
FJ Live Scoring
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.