Las Vegas Golf Course Gets ‘US Open’ of Its Own As Nation’s Best Juniors Hit City

Image June 17, 2008–Angel Park Golf Club is the home of two, 18-hole Arnold Palmer Las Vegas golf courses, plus a lighted par 3 course, a large, lighted practice area, and an all-grass putting course. It is dubbed the "World's Most Complete Golf Experience" and this week 78 of the nation's best junior golfers will descend on the course for the playing of the 19th Annual Las Vegas American Junior Golf Association tournament. Past champions of the event include such notables as Chris Riley, Chez Reavie, Trip Kuehne, Stephanie Louden (then Keever), Christie Kerr and many others. Tiger Woods also once played in the tournament, but amazingly didn't win. Champions of the 2007 Las Vegas junior golf event were Ryan Sheffer of Arizona and the girls champion was Sarah Salvo of California. He is now playing golf at Notre Dame while she is playing golf at the University of New Mexico. Notables in this year's event include Henderson's AJ Mcinerney, California's Rachel Harris and Philip Chan, and Idaho's Tommy Higham

Angel Park Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports, a company that is committed to supporting junior golf and the community. This Las Vegas golf course has been voted as the Best Las Vegas Golf Course for a record 13 of the past 14 years by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. You, too, can play Angel Park Golf Club. Other Las Vegas golf courses managed by OB Sports include Aliante Golf Club and the Legacy Golf Club.

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Notable AJGA Las Vegas player information

AJ MCINERNEY • Henderson, Nev.                                                                                                                                      Class of 2012

This is AJ's first appearance at the AJGA Las Vegas Junior…In 2007, he was victorious at the Junior All-Star at Lake Havasu…AJ has been selected to represent the U.S. at the Evian Masters Juniors Cup in France this summer

 

RACHEL MORRIS • Carlsbad, Calif.                                                                                                                                   Class of 2010

 

Rachel is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American with four victories, her most recent coming in April at the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch…Rachel is currently ranked No. 15 in the Polo Golf Rankings

 

PHILIP CHIAN• Covina, Calif.                                                                                                                                             Class of 2009

 

Philip has one AJGA victory on his junior golf resume, the 2006 Houchens Industries Junior Open…He holds three additional career top-10 finishes

 

LINDSEY WEAVER • Scottsdale, Ariz.                                                                                                                                 Class of 2012

Lindsey has two wins in her short AJGA career, including the 2007 EFW's Defense for America Classic…She recently finished fifth at the ReBath Heather Farr Classic over Easter Weekend…This is Lindsey's first appearance in the AJGA Las Vegas Junior

 

TOMMY HIGHAM • Shelley, Idaho                                                                                                                                      Class of 2009Tommy was selected as an HP Scholastic Junior All-American in 2007…He also finished fourth at the 2007 Fidelity Investments Junior Championship at Richter Park Other local players in the field….

Tommy Darland, Kevin Collignon, Maxwell Marsico and Kevin Stratton

 

The event is 54 holes and runs June 17-19.

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