Host of the 2014 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship
July 21 – 26, 2014
Arizona’s Home for USGA Championships
About the championship
Forest Highlands Golf Club was honored to host the 2014 U.S. Girl’s Junior Championship on its Meadow Course this July 21 – 26. This was the 66th Girls’ Junior Championship, and the third USGA Championship held at Forest Highlands Golf Club, reflecting the high quality golfing experience the participants expect. This year that experience was even more enhanced through television coverage by the Golf Channel. We welcomed the 2014 participants and with the support of our Members, Patrons, Staff and Volunteers, we know this was a memorable event.
Play began on Saturday, July 19th with the full field of 156 players playing practice rounds followed by two rounds of stroke play. The field was cut to 64 players who began match play on Wednesday, July 23rd and continued through a 36-hole final on Saturday, July 26th. Spectators were allowed to attend at no charge. We at Forest Highlands and the USGA Officials welcomed all Contestants and their families and friends attending the 2014 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship here in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship was established in 1949 and has a rich history that has helped launch the careers of such outstanding players as Mickey Wright, who won in 1952 and later captured four U.S. Women’s Open Championships, and JoAnne Gunderson Carner, who won the first of her eight USGA titles in the 1956 Girls’ Junior. Nancy Lopez won in 1972 and 1974, interrupted in 1973 by Amy Alcott, who went on to win the Women’s Open in 1980. The U.S. Junior Amateur is among the most difficult of all USGA championships to win, because of the age limit and the number of fine young players who enter each year.
We congratulate this year’s winner, Princess Mary Superal, and hope to watch her career for many years to come!
Forest Highlands is proud to have hosted the 1996 U.S. Boys’ Junior Amateur and the 2006 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships