The Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association will host the 40th anniversary of the prestigious Girls Junior Americas Cup (GJAC) July 30 - August 3 at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada.
The opening ceremony will be held Monday, July 31, at Cascata. Butch Harmon will be the keynote speaker.
The GJAC is an annual 54-hole team competition that is held on a rotating basis throughout the western United States, Canada and Mexico, and features an international field of the finest junior girl golfers from each region. This year marks the third time the event has been held in Southern Nevada. An individual champion will also be declared. Play is scheduled to begin each day at 8 am with official competition running from August 1-3.
“We are honored to host the Girls Junior Americas Cup a and shine the spotlight on Southern Nevada and the wonderful players who will be playing here and representing their home associations,†saidd PGA of America professional Tim Sam, who also serves as president of the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association. “Southern Nevada has a deep golf history including hosting LPGA Tour major championships and the inaugural PGA Tour Tournament of Champions so this is the perfect location to celebrate and commemorate the 40th anniversary of the competition. Plus, playing the event at Reflection Bay, a Jack Nicklaus course located in Lake Las Vegas, will bring additional prestige to the festivities.”
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