2015 ANA Champions Junior Challenge
For the fourth straight year, top California female junior golfers will be paired with LPGA legends for an inspirational round of golf on Monday, March 30 as part of ANA Inspiration week at Mission Hills CC in Rancho Mirage. The ANA Inspiration Champions Junior Challenge will reward the low junior amateur at the event with a sponsor’s invitation to play in the 2015 ANA Inspiration, one of the LPGA Tour’s five major championships, April 2-5.
The juniors participating in the ANA Inspiration Champions Junior Challenge will be chosen by a selection committee led by SCGA Youth on Course, which will also supply tournament administration and communications support for the event. The event will be played on the Arnold Palmer Course.
2014 Champions Junior Challenge winner Lilia Vu (pictured second from left) with LPGA Legend Sandra Palmer.
“It is an honor to again partner with the SCGA on such a unique event,” said Tournament Director Gabe Codding. “In the 43-year history of the Championship, 33 women have emerged as champions, 12 of whom are World Golf Hall of Fame members. Giving girls the chance to meet and be mentored by the former LPGA winners is something really special.”
Last year, Lilia Vu of Fountain Valley fired a 2-under-par 70 to win the Champions Junior Challenge after a one-hole playoff. She was coached by 19-time LPGA Tour winner Sandra Palmer. Vu went on to make the cut and finish T46 in the Championship.
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