JGAA Hosts 43rd-Annual Junior America’s Cup July 26-30 At Pine Canyon Club

18 Teams Representing 12 States, Mexico And Canada Compete In Prestigious Junior Golf Tournament

PHOENIX — The Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is hosting the 43rd-annual Junior America’s Cup July 26-30 at Pine Canyon Club in Flagstaff, Ariz.

The competition brings together an elite international field of 18 teams made up of the top four boys representing 12 Western States, Mexico and Canada (teams and rosters below).

“We are honored to host the 2015 Junior America’s Cup,” said Scott McNevin, Executive Director of the JGAA. “It’s a storied event with a long history that includes many of the top professionals on tour today. Pine Canyon Club is an incredible venue that will set up very well for this event.”

Team results for the 54-hole tournament are determined by the three lowest scores (gross) of each four-player team. Players will also be competing for the Sally Pini award, which recognizes the individual medalist.

Past Participants
Many former participants have gone on to become successful professional golfers such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Ricky Barnes, Notah Begay, John Cook, Peter Jacobson, Steve Jones, Anthony Kim, Ryan Moore and Kevin Na.

About The Junior America's Cup
The Junior America's Cup first started in 1959 as matches between Mexico, Alberta and the Southern California Junior Golf Associations with each association hosting the event every three years. Since 2001, the competition annually brings together an elite international field of 18, four-player teams featuring the top boys representing 12 western states, two Canadian provinces and Mexico. To learn more about the Junior America’s Cup, visit www.junioramericascup.net or contact Scott McNevin, JGAA Executive Director, smcnevin@jgaa.org, 602-944-6168.

About Pine Canyon Club
Located adjacent to the Coconino National Forest, Pine Canyon is a 600-acre, private, luxury golf course community in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition to the par-72, 7,223-yard championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish, Pine Canyon boasts stunning views of the San Francisco Peaks, an award-winning 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, a second recreation-focused amenity building, and a number of other family-oriented offerings.

For more information on Pine Canyon, call 866.779.5700 or visit www.pinecanyon.net

About the JGAA
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate, motivate and inspire Arizona’s youth through golf and all of the valuable lessons and life skills inherent to the game. In addition to hosting competitive events, the JGAA develops programs for local schools, assists golf courses with their junior programs, conducts college prep seminars and etiquette clinics.

The Junior Ambassador and Guest Speaker Programs give JGAA students the opportunity to learn, develop and adopt successful habits and practices – both on and off the golf course – from a collection of prominent, civic-minded community and business leaders. The JGAA also awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships. The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation has guided the organization for more than 30 years and is instilled in all of its members.

For more information JGAA, visit www.jgaa.org or call 602-944-6168.

State/Country/Province                                        Team Roster                                                    
Alberta                              Logan Carver, Brendan MacDougall, Landon Stellingweff, Michael Martin    

Arizona                              Mason Andersen, Brock Goyen, Briggs Duce, David Ricciardelli

British Columbia                 Roy Kang, Alex Park, Diego San Pedro, Sy Lovan

Colorado                            Aj Ott, Coby Welch, Jackson Solem, Davis Bryant

Hawaii                               Kyosuke Hara, Kyle Suppa, Andrew Chin, Junho Won

Idaho                                 Connor Johnstone, Carson Barry, Josh Gliege, Andrew Hess

Mexico # 1                          Luis Garza, Jorge Villar, Camilo Mexsen, Eduardo Carrete

Mexico # 2                          Luis Carrera, Juan Padilla, Isidro Benitez, Andre Becerra

Montana                              Ryggs Johnston, Caleb Stetzner, Joey Moore, Jonny Cielak

Nevada                                Jack Trent, Scott Rescigno, George Kim, Jay Babu

Northern California                Matt Lloyd, Bryan Baumgarten, Matt Robinson, Christopher Ebster

Oregon                                 Bryce Wortman, Spencer Tibbits, Kevin Geniza, Reese Fisher

San Diego                             Cullen Plousha, Everton Hawkins, Hunter Reed, Noah Henderson

Southern California                Justin Kim, Chase Furey, Sam Choi, Joseph Chun

Sun Country                          Sean Moore, Slater Sivage, Richy Silva, Patrick McCarthy

Utah                                     Carson Lundell, Cole Ponich, Brock Stanger, Elijah Turner

Washington                            Sam Warkentin, Alvin Kwak, Nick Nolan, Ryan Jame

Wyoming                                Jordan Costello, Easton Paxton, Brock Ehlers, Jared Edeen