Girls’ Junior Americas Cup
Team Washington tees it up this week in Helena, MT for the annual Girls’ Junior Americas Cup (GJAC)!
GJAC was established in 1978 under the leadership of WJGA founder Joan Teats. The first tournament was held at Tumwater Valley Golf Course in Olympia, Washington with eleven teams participating in the inaugural event. GJAC today includes 18 teams and each team consists of the top four girls from each state/country. These golfers exemplify not only outstanding skill and experience, but also true sportsmanship, discipline, courtesy and strength of character.
Representing Washington at this year’s tournament will be Amber Li, Emma Wong, Nicole Kato and Taylor Mularski, with Patty Curtiss serving as team captain. The event is being played at Green Meadow Country Club with the Montana State Golf Association serving as host association. Live scoring can be found at the Girls’ Junior Americas Cup webpage (www.gjac.org) or this direct link HERE.
The tournament is a 54-hole competition with teams counting three scores and throwing out the team’s highest score. The event also includes a practice round, opening and closing ceremonies, a tournament banquet and a social event. Being chosen to represent your state/country to play in the Girls Junior America’s Cup is one of the highest honors in girls’ junior golf.