The ninth Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational will take place May 18-19 at Mesa Country Club in Mesa, Ariz.
Two-time defending girls champion Ashley Menne, currently ranked No. 10 in the world, will attempt to become the first player in the history of the Golfweek Junior Tournament Series presented by USA Today to win three times.
Players ranked in the top 200 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings earn automatic acceptance into the field as do various qualifiers. Any player who registers will be placed on a wait list pending review by the Golfweek Tournament Selection Committee.
The registration and information portal can be reached by clicking here.
Anyone who would like more information about the tournament or the Golfweek Junior Tournament Series presented by USA Today should send inquiries to Carlton Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational has been a staple of junior golf for the past decade and has annually attracted among the top 40 fields among ranked events. The tournament is nationally ranked by Golfweek/Sagarin and Junior Golf Scoreboard.
For 2019, the AJGA is granting PBE status in the girls division on the following basis:
- Champion: 8 Stars
- Top 3: 4 Stars
- Top 5: 1 Star
Past Champions of the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational:
- 2011: Michael Moorhead, Paige Lee
- 2012: Ki Taek Lee, Saki Ida
- 2013: Rafael Barnoya, Jiyoon Jang
- 2014: Shawn Tsai, Madeline Chou
- 2015: Bradley Reeves, Ashley Kim
- 2016: Peter Wan, Angelina Kim
- 2017: Jackson Rivera, Ashley Menne
- 2018: Benjamin Hong, Ashley Menne
Here is a list of players currently registered to compete in the 2019 Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational:
- Cade Anderson, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Alejandro de Zavala, Chandler, Ariz.
- Carson Enright, Longboat Key, Fla.
- Trysten Ewolhin, San Jose, Calif.
- Benjamin Hong, Brea, Calif.
- Logan Kenly, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
- Riley Klingelberg, Murrieta, Calif.
- Ethan Korock, Lodi, Calif.
- Gregory Lee, San Jose, Calif.
- Ross Leveque, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Noah MacFawn, Henderson, Nev.
- Anton Ouyang, San Jose, Calif.
- Charlie Palmer, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
- Abhinav Ramesh, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Will Stribling, Santa Ana, Calif.
- Luke Tedford, Lake Forest, Ill.
- Dominic Wade, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Maya Benita, Tucson, Ariz.
- Sydney Bryan, Mesa, Ariz.
- Gianna Clemente, Warren, Ohio
- Angelica Kusnowo, Chino Hills, Calif.
- Chloe Lam, Fountain Valley, Calif.
- Madeleine Laux, Goodyear, Ariz.
- Ashley Menne, Surprise, Ariz.
- Abbey Schutte, Goodyear, Ariz.
- Sydney Seigel, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Bailee Tayles, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Caroline Wales, La Quinta, Calif.