Western States Junior Golf Association Alan Bennett Tournament
July 25-29, 2016 – Phoenix, AZ Aquila Golf Course
The 2016 Western States Junior Golf Association Tournament was hosted by the Desert Mashie Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona. The field consisted of 80 young golfers who played in 107° temperatures during the two-day tournament. Golfers ranged in ages from 7 to 22.
Sistas on the Links sponsored “Little Sistas” Portia Kenney in the college division, Maria Davis in the 15-17 year old girls division, and Jalyn Robinson in the 13-14 year old girls division. Over the two days of tournaments, SOTL chaperones Lynda Donahue and Eunice Coffey worked tirelessly to keep the young golfers hydrated and properly nourished.
Sadena Parks, LPGA Tour member and alumni of WSGA Junior Program in Portland, was the surprise guest. She provided the golfers with encouraging words and was available for photos.
Portia Kenney placed 1st in the College Division with scores of 80/83. MariaDavis placed 2nd in the Girls 15-17 year old Division with scores of 70/75. Jalyn Robinson placed 1st in the 13-14 year old Girls Division with scores of 95/91. This was Jalyn’s first time at the tournament.
We are very proud of our young ladies and look forward to hosting the WSGA junior tournament in 2020.
Article by Lynda Donahue