AJGA tournament coming to Southpointe next month

Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 12:26 PM

A popular youth golf tournament is coming to Washington County on July 8-12.

The American Junior Golf Association tournament, sponsored by DICK’S Sporting Goods, will be hosted by Southpointe Golf Club near Canonsburg.

The 54-hole national tournament, for players ages 12 to 19, will consist of 96 boys and girls from around the world.

AJGA alumni include Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis and Lexi Thompson.

Franklin Regional senior Palmer Jackson, South Fayette’s Luke Lestini and Central Catholic’s Jimmy Meyers and Neal Shipley played in an AJGA event at Columbus, Ohio that ended Thursday.

Paul Schofield is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Paul by email at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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