Nov. 26, 2012
The American Junior Golf Association will return to
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, Jan. 18-21, for the Puerto Rico Junior Open sponsored
by Sport Link, and for the third consecutive year, the champion will earn a
sponsor’s exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Puerto Rico Open presented by
seepuertorico.com. The tournament will be held on the Championship Course at
Trump International Golf Club, home of the PGA TOUR event.
The tournament field will consist of 72 boys and the
tournament application deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 5 p.m. ET. The tournament
is the only AJGA Open event to offer a PGA TOUR exemption to its champion.
“The AJGA is excited to return to Puerto Rico for
the third year,” said Jason Ross, vice president of tournament development. “With
the support of the Puerto Rico Golf Association and the Puerto Rico Open, we
can once again provide a unique experience for AJGA members to compete on a
In 2012, Edward Figueroa
Fla., was victorious, earning his second AJGA title and first PGA TOUR start.
“It [meant] so much in so many ways because my
family is from San Juan and we visited them every day,” said Figueroa, who
posted 72-74, one stroke shy of making the cut.
Designed by PGA Professional Tom Kite, Trump
International Golf Club is made up of two 18-hole championship courses - the
Championship and the International. The Championship Course extends along the
Atlantic Ocean and offers views of the Caribbean National Rainforest of El
The PGA TOUR selected Trump International Golf Club as one
of the top two "Best On-Site Presentations,” and the Championship Course
was ranked the 19th “Best Tour Course You Can Play” by Golfweek in 2010.
Take advantage of the chance to play in Puerto Rico and compete
for a sponsor’s exemption into a PGA TOUR event. Visit the AJGA Player Center
to apply to the Puerto Rico Junior
Open before the application closes at 5 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, Nov. 27.