ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA - The American Junior Golf Association will return to the St. Francisville, Louisiana, for the second year in a row when The Bluffs Golf Resort hosts 96 players for the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs, June 30-July 3.
Top junior golfers from around the country will travel to compete in this 54-hole stroke play event.
In 2013, Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Georgia, and Zach Tracy of Houston, each earned a victory. Tardy, a verbal commit to Georgia, has three AJGA victories and was named a 2013 Rolex Junior All-American.
Tracy, a verbal University of Houston commit, claimed his first AJGA victory at the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs.
A shotgun practice round will be held Monday, June 30, at 8 a.m. First-round play will begin Tuesday, July 1, with first- through final-round tee times running from 7:15 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at The Bluffs Golf Resort. An awards ceremony will immediately follow Thursday's final round.
Guests are welcome to attend and admission is free.
During the tournament week, some of the top juniors participating in the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs will also take part in the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament Monday, June 30. The Junior-Am will be a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start at The Bluffs Golf Resort.
Supporting golf at the grassroots level, Junior-Ams allow the AJGA to make contributions to local junior golf charities and programs in hosting communities. In 2014, proceeds of the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament will benefit the AJGA Foundation. To participate, contact AJGA South Central Regional Manager Adam Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to the event, an 18-hole AJGA Qualifier will be held Sunday, June 29, at The Bluffs Golf Resort. AJGA Qualifiers give juniors an opportunity to "play their way in" to coinciding AJGA Open tournaments or build status for entry into a future event. The AJGA Qualifier Series offers opportunities for AJGA juniors at approximately 50 AJGA Open events.
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 approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third 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 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.