Bear Creek Hosts Girls Jr. Americas Cup

The 2019 Girls Junior Americas Cup, featuring golf associations from the United States, Canada and Mexico, will be contested at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta on July 28-Aug. 1.

The event will be hosted by the Southern California PGA Junior Tour for the first time since 2001.

“We are excited to host the 2019 Girls Junior Americas Cup at Bear Creek Golf Club,” said Junior Tour Director Kevin Smith of the Southern California PGA. “Not only is it a real honor to host this championship once every 18 years, but to do so on a challenging Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course is going to make for a terrific golf tournament.

“This event serves as a wonderful opportunity for these young girls to not only showcase their talents on the golf course, but also to create long-lasting friendship with their team members and other participants as well.”
The GJAC Championship is a 54-hole stroke-play team event that was founded in 1978.

Among those who have played in the event who have gone on to compete on the LPGA Tour include three-time individual champion Lorena Ochoa, Pat Hurst, Brandie Burton, Dawn Coe-Jones, Tiffany Joh, Kim Saiki, Pearl Sinn, Dana Lofland, Joan Pitcock, Leta Lindley, Amy Fruhwirth, Christy Erb, Dorothy Delasin, Jenny Park, Elizabeth Bowman. Christy Erb, E.J. Eathorne, Lisa Kiggens, Allison Hanna, Sharon Barrett, Jean Zedlitz, and Kellee Booth.

The Southern California team has won the event each of the last three years (and a record 20 times overall), after Mexico won three times in a row for a total of seven. Northern California has claimed the title on nine occasions.

Related Articles

Stay Connected


Latest Articles