Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts
The Farms Golf Club
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. • June 29 - July 1, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- This is the inaugural Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts
- All-girls, ages 12-18, 72-player field
- 54-hole, stroke play Invitational
- 11 Rolex Junior All-Americans
- 27 AJGA champions
- First-ever AJGA event at The Farms Golf Club
- The champion will receive a tournament exemption into the 2015 LPGA Tour’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
|Best girls in the world|
|As one of 13 AJGA Invitationals, the Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts includes the best players in the world. The top-54 players in the Polo Golf Rankings were offered a spot to compete in the inaugural event alongside some of the best international players from across the globe.|
|LPGA exemption on the line|
|The champion of the Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts will receive an exemption into the LPGA Tour's 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Played for the first time in 2014, the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic was won by Lydia Ko.|
|Top local talent|
|A total of 23 players from California will be represented in the 72-player field, including Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, Calif., who is ranked No. 1 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Also in the top five are Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif., and Amy Lee of Brea, Calif., at Nos. 4 and 5 respectively.|
|The Farms Golf Club|
|Tucked into the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., The Farms Golf Club is considered to be one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the state. The Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts will be the first time the club will host an AJGA event.|
|Yani gives back|
|Two-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year Yani Tseng, along with the Taiwan-based Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation, will partner with the AJGA from 2014 to 2016 to host the Yani Tseng Invitational in Southern California.|
Schedule of Events
|Sunday, June 29|
|1 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round/Sponsor Outing|
|Monday, June 30|
|7 – 8:39a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|1 – 2:39 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Tuesday, July 1|
|8 – 9:39 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony hosted by Yani Tseng|
Top Players to Watch
The Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.
After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.
For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.
About the AJGA
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 AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-18) of nearly 6,500 members from 49 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.