For the fifth straight year SCGA Junior, with the help of the SCGA’s Rules & Competitions and Communications staff, teamed up with the LPGA’s ANA Inspiration to give junior girls the opportunity of a lifetime. At the newly named ANA Junior Inspiration, 39 girls were teamed up with LPGA legends for an inspirational round of golf, with the low amateur earning the final spot in last week’s ANA Inspiration, the LPGA’s first major of the year.
After shooting a bogey-free round of 5-under par 67 on Monday at Mission Hills CC, SCGA Junior member Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach earned the coveted spot, earning herself a second invite to the ANA Inspiration field after accepting a sponsor’s invitation last year. Andrea, who won the SCGA’s inaugural Women’s Southern California Amateur Championship last July, teed it up in the ANA Inspiration last Thursday and Friday, where she shot rounds of 76 and 74.
In addition to being an LPGA qualifier, the ANA Junior Inspiration also includes a one-of-a-kind coaching and mentoring opportunity. Thirteen of the LPGA’s greatest golfers accompany the girls during their round, providing golf tips as well as life advice. The legends involved include SCGA Hall of Famer Amy Alcott, World Golf Hall of Famers Pat Bradley, Betsy King and Donna Caponi as well as SoCal native Nancy Lopez, who amassed 48 wins during her professional career. We are honored that Lopez will be the guest speaker at this year’s SCGA Junior Annual Golf Tournament. To reserve your spot in the event, click here.
For a video interview, recap and full results from the ANA Junior Inspiration, click here. SCGA Junior also received $5,000 from the ANA Inspiration for its involvement with the event.