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Melichova Begins NCAA Women’s Golf Championship on Friday

By: Old Dominion University

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Old Dominion senior golfer Jana Melichova will cap her magical career this weekend at the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Melichova is the first women’s golfer in ODU history to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Melichova begins play on Friday, May 20 at 4:20 p.m. EDT and continues through Sunday. The top-15 teams and top-nine individuals on non-advancing teams will advance to the final round on Monday, May 23.

A native of Pikovice, Czech Republic, Melichova tied for third at last week’s NCAA Ann Arbor Regional to advance to the NCAA Championship. She finished even par for the tournament and fired a 1-under 70 in the final round to secure her spot in Scottsdale.

Grayhawk Golf Club is a 6,384-yard par 72 course. The Tom Fazio-designed Raptor course offers thrilling challenges that commands a player’s respect through a high-stakes game of risk and reward.

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Howard University Sensational Golfer

By: Kurtis Alston

Howard University senior golfer Gregory Odom Jr. was a busy man helping the Howard University team capture the PGA Works Collegiate Championship. And the day after, he enjoyed his sponsor’s invitation to the Wells Fargo Championship.

Odom Jr. came in the Wells Fargo Championship as the top golfer at the PGA Works Collegiate Championship. He won that title just a year ago and was the first to win the award since the Howard golf team went on hiatus for 40-years.

Gregory, a native of Memphis, TN, is receiving one of the tournament’s four unrestricted sponsor exemptions into the 156-player field and will compete as an amateur.

“It’s crazy. It’s just crazy that I’m here on the PGA Tour at 21 years old and still a senior in college,” Odom said.

In the last two collegiate events, Odom Jr. finished in the top ten in Bison’s golf play. Gregory has a couple of top-five and one top-15 finish in the 2021-2022 season. Odom Jr. has one collegiate title, the PGA Works National Championship. The Championship will be at the player’s stadium course at TPC Sawgrass.

He finished second in the Tennessee State Championship his senior year at Middle College High School. In 2016 Odom Jr. earned All-State honors. Gregory was the 2017 First tee of Memphis Player of the Year and the 2017 boys high school USJGT player of the year.

Gregory might not have done as well as he hoped, but he did finish ahead of seven professional golfers. In rounds 77 and 75, Odom didn’t have the birds he needed to cut, but he still displayed what it takes for the next level. Odom Jr. had a nice tight drive of  285-305 yards. But his long iron looked like his best weapon.

Maybe Odom’s schedule played a part in him not cutting with him just playing 24 hours prior. But while being out there, he was the camera and fans’ favorite person. At every hole, you could hear fans saying, “That’s the kid from Howard.”

This time will not be the last time you hear Gregory Odom Jr.’s name, but hopefully, he will continue to rise to be the star the one’s around him know him to be.

A&T Records Three-Peat at Women’s Collegiate Championship

By: North Carolina A&T State University

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – North Carolina A&T women’s golf won the National Women’s Collegiate Championship for the third straight year after shooting a final-round 20-over 308 on Wednesday at the par-72, 6,104-yard Eagle’s Landing Country Club.

A&T senior Christyn Carr won the tournament as an individual with one of the best career rounds. She shot a 1-under 71 over her final 18 holes to finish the tournament with a 2-over 146. Wednesday marked the seventh time in program history the Aggies have won a tournament, marking Carr’s third tournament win.

A&T finished four strokes ahead of Delaware State (8-over, 152) after trailing the Hornets by six following the first round on Tuesday. Texas Southern finished third at 65-over 641.

Individually, Delaware State’s Nattavadee Khunsri finished second behind Carr (8-over, 152), followed by Texas Southern’s Rev Alcantara (11-over, 155), A&T graduate Isabella Miravite (12-over, 156) and there was a three-way tie for fifth.

Carr entered the day tied for first place with Delaware State’s Jirada Klauymaingarm, as both ladies shot a 75 on Tuesday. But on Wednesday, Carr had the lowest score of the tournament’s second round. She birdied the par-4, 416-yard third hole for the second straight day to put her at 1-under early.

After a bogey on the eighth, she ended the front nine with a birdie on the 415-yard, par-4 ninth. Carr moved back to 1-under after the first nine. She opened the back nine with three straight pars before a bogey on 13.

Carr remained consistent with four more pars before closing the tournament with a birdie on the par-5, 460 yard 18th. She birdied the hole for the second straight day and closed out the back nine at even par. Carr finished the tournament with seven birdies.

Miravite moved up nine places on Wednesday for her fourth-place finish. She shot a second-round 4-over 76. She bogeyed two of her first three holes before recording her first birdie on the day by carding a three on the 265-yard par-4 seventh. Miravite closed out her front nine with two straight pars to shoot a 37.

The back nine started with a bogey for Miravite. She then posted back-to-back birdies on the 13th and 14th got her to even par on the day. The 13th measured at 453 yards on a par-5, and the distance on the 14th was 325 yards on a par-4. However, four straight bogeys left her back nine score at 39.

Freshman Vileska Gelpi also had a top-10 finish. She recorded an 83 in Round 2 that included a birdie on the par-3, 150-yad eighth. Gelpi shot 17-over 161 for the tournament to finish 10th.

Senior Xuss Boira made the biggest jump of any Aggie, moving up 10 spots thanks to a strong back nine. She posted two birdies on the back nine, including the 168-yard par-3 11th and the 18th, to finish with a back-nine 37.

Boira shot a second-round 6-over 78, and she carded a 21-over 165 for the tournament to finish in a tie for 16th. Junior Jayla Rogers shot a 24-over 168 on Wednesday. She had a solid front nine by shooting a 39.

A&T finishes the season with a trip to Philadelphia for the PGA Works Championship from May 2-4.

Atlanta Athletic Club to Host 3 USGA Amateur Championships

By: Jonathan Coe

The Atlanta Athletic Club, in Johns Creek, Ga., has been chosen by the USGA as the host site for three future amateur championships: the 2025 U.S. Girls’ Junior, 2030 U.S. Amateur and 2035 U.S. Women’s Amateur championships. The club has previously hosted six USGA championships.

“We are thrilled to return to Atlanta Athletic Club to conduct these three USGA championships,” said Mark Hill, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “The USGA is looking forward to continuing our strong relationship with this famed club, which has been home to so many memorable USGA championships and legendary champions.”

These will be the seventh, eighth and ninth USGA championships held at Atlanta Athletic Club, including the 1976 U.S. Open, captured by Jerry Pate with a dramatic 5-iron shot on the 72nd hole. The club also hosted the 2014 U.S. Amateur (won by Gunn Yang), the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur (won by Charlie Beljan), the 1990 U.S. Women’s Open (won by Betsy King), and the 1984 U.S. Mid-Amateur (won by Michael Podolak). The club was also the host of the 1950 U.S. Women’s Amateur (won by Beverly Hanson) on its original course, which is now known as East Lake Golf Club.

Atlanta Athletic Club has also hosted the 1963 Ryder Cup, three PGA Championships (1981, 2001 and 2011) and most recently, the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, won by Nelly Korda. In 2023, the club will celebrate its 125th anniversary.

“Atlanta Athletic Club is proud to continue its tradition of hosting national championships,” said Kevin Costello, club president. “Building on our enduring relationship with the USGA, it’s an honor to showcase our golf courses to the world and play host to these prestigious championships that truly embody the spirit of the amateur game and support the next generation of golfers.”

Located 25 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta, the Atlanta Athletic Club is a private 36-hole club founded in 1898 and the home club of four USGA champions: nine-time champion Bob Jones, three-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Alexa Stirling, and U.S. Women’s Amateur champions Dot Kirby and Martha Kirouac.

The club’s Highlands Course and Riverside Course were designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., with Joe Finger assisting on the Highlands Course. Rees Jones redesigned both courses, completing his work on the Riverside Course in 2003 and the Highlands Course in 2016. The Riverside Course is currently being renovated under the guidance of Tripp Davis, work that is scheduled to be completed by the end of this summer.

The U.S. Girls’ Junior will be contested at the club July 14-19, 2025. The USGA will name a competition course at a later date. First conducted in 1949, the U.S. Girls’ Junior is open to female amateurs who have not turned 19 on or before the final day of the championship and have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 9.4. U.S. Girls’ Junior champions earn an exemption into the following year’s U.S. Women’s Open. Notable champions include Mickey Wright, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Hollis Stacy, Nancy Lopez, Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson and Ariya Jutanugarn.

Atlanta Athletic Club will host its second U.S. Amateur Aug. 12-18, 2030, which will mark the 100th anniversary of Bob Jones’ completion of the “Grand Slam” (victories in the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, British Open and British Amateur). Jones was a past president and an active member of Atlanta Athletic Club until his death in 1971.

One of the USGA’s three original championships, the U.S. Amateur is open to amateur golfers who have a Handicap Index not exceeding 2.4. A field of 312 golfers will play two 18-hole rounds of stroke play on each of the Highlands and Riverside courses before the championship is cut to 64 players for match play on the Highlands Course. The championship is decided by a 36-hole final, and the champion and runner-up are invited to the following year’s U.S. Open Championship.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur will be held on the Highlands Course from Aug. 6-12, 2035. It is also one of the USGA’s first three championships, having debuted in 1895 along with the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Open, marking the beginning of women’s competitive golf in this country. The U.S. Women’s Amateur champion and runner-up receive exemptions into the following year’s U.S. Women’s Open.

Monarchs Finish Tied for Third at C-USA Championship

By: Old Dominion University

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The Old Dominion women’s golf team shot a final-round score of 327 for a three-day total of 955 and a share of third place at the Conference USA Championship. On the individual side, Jana Melichova and Federica Torre finished in the top-10 with Melichova collecting all-tournament team honors with a T3rd finish.

The Monarchs finished alongside Charlotte, FIU and Florida Atlantic in a four-way tie for third.

“We are glad to have moved up to third place,” head coach Mallory Kane said. “Conditions today were definitely the most difficult. We hung tough, and it was great to see Federica and Jana finish top-10.”

Melichova was at even par after 14 holes and had worked her way to within a shot of leader Letizia Bagnoli of Florida Atlantic before falling victim to the PGA National Championship Course’s famed Bear Trap. She played the 15th, 16th and 17th holes at 9-over par and bogeyed her final hole as well for a final-round 82. Melichova still finished tied for third at 231 (+15) for the third top-10 finish at the C-USA Championship in her career.

Torre jumped six more spots on Tuesday behind a final-round 77 to finish tied for eighth at 234. Leah Onosato rebounded to shoot 84 and post a three-round total of 250, which was good for a share of 42nd. Pilar Muguruza closed out the tournament with an 84 and finished in 49th at 256.

Sarah Busey was substituted into the Monarchs’ lineup for the final round and carded an 85.

No. 44 North Texas edged No. 49 UTSA by a single shot to claim the team title with a 54-hole total of 935 (+71).

FAU’s Bagnoli held on to win the individual medal by seven strokes despite shooting 79 on Tuesday.

Melichova will hope to hear her name called as an individual at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals when the selection show airs at 5 p.m. on April 27.

ODU Lineup
T3. Jana Melichova – 73-76-82—231
T8. Federica Torre – 81-76-77—234
T42. Leah Onosato – 76-90-84—250
49. Pilar Muguruza – 87-85-84—256
N/A. Sarah Busey – /-/-85
N/A. Elsie Verhoeven – 77-84-/

CNU Men’s Golf Finishes Tied for Sixth at Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate to Wrap Up Regular Season

By: Christopher Newport University

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The nationally-ranked Christopher Newport men’s golf program wrapped up the regular season at the 2022 Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate on Sunday afternoon after advancing to the Gold Championship Field after two days of play. The Captains finished tied for sixth among the 12 teams playing on the Gold Course in the final round, shooting an 891 (+35) over the 54-hole tournament.

Christopher Newport fired a 286 on the Par 70 Scarlet course and added a 298 on the Gold course in the first two rounds to qualify for the championship field. In Sunday’s final round, CNU posted the fourth finest round of the day with a 307 to wrap up the event tied for sixth with Guilford just 29 strokes back of champion Methodist University (+6).

Robb Kinder (+2) led the way for Christopher Newport with a 216 (71-70-75) and finished in the top-ten. Kinder tied for seventh after a two-under finish in his first trip around the Gold course and a three-over showing the second time through the more challenging layout.

Alex Price (+5) also finished in the top 20 with a 13th place showing in the three-round tournament. He fired a two-under 68 on the Scarlet course and backed that up with a one-over 73 in the opening round on the Gold course. Price ran into a little trouble on Sunday and slipped back to 13th, but the junior southpaw continues to impress as the all-time leader in scoring at CNU. Following the final round on Sunday, Price set a new program record for scoring with a 71.8 average through 22 rounds this season, including 13 rounds under par.

All five Captains contributed scoring efforts in the 54-hole tournament. Aidan Baron and Jackson Gessaman each tied for 39th with matching 14-over 228’s. Baron went 75-79-74 while Gessaman chipped in a 72-76-80. Carrter Morris tied for 58th with a 241 (75-86-80) and finished at +27.

Christopher Newport will now wait to see if they’ve done enough to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships. The field for the championship event will be announced on May 2 at NCAA.com.

Lauren Sims Fires Second Career Round Under Par to Lead CNU Women’s Golf at Historic Triangle Invitational

By: Christopher News University

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Leading Christopher Newport to a third-place showing on the team leaderboard, junior Lauren Sims fired her second career round under par with a second-round 71 (-1) at the Historic Triangle Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. Sims joined Elena Rezac (+7) in the top-five on the player leaderboard after the Captains’ freshman scored a career-best 151 in the 36-hole tournament.

Sims shot the low round in the event which featured 36 players from nine different teams. The only sub-par round out of 72 came with just two bogeys paired with three birdies and 13 pars. She picked up her second round under par in the last three rounds played after also firing a 71 in the final round of the Jekyll Island Women’s Collegiate. With the performance, Sims joins Erica Whitehouse as the only CNU players to record multiple rounds under par during her career.

In Tuesday’s final round, Sims birdied the first hole of the day on the 332-yard Par 4 first. She added under-par holes on two of the three Par 3 holes on the front nine to go out in 34 strokes. Sims then piled up a run of six straight pars and nine of her last ten holes to close in 37 on the back.

After shaving ten strokes off her opening round score, Sims flew up to fifth on the individual leaderboard. She finished in 152 strokes (81-71) and trailed Rezac by just one for fourth place overall. Rezac recorded a 151 (75-76) with back-to-back impressive rounds.

The CNU freshman was one-over on the front and gave back just three strokes on the back to finish with a four-over 76 on day two. She birdied the 144-yard Par 3 tenth hole and edded another birdie on the 325-yard Par 4 12th. With her career-best performance in the final regular season tournament of the year, Rezac finished just four strokes off the pace set by Lynchburg’s Emily Brubaker (+3) for individual medalist honors.

Christopher Newport senior Shreya Ganta (+15) closed out the year with a 159 (81-78), good for 11th on the leaderboard. The Captains’ All-American had ten pars and birdied the 442-yard Par 5 seventh hole in the round.

Rounding out the Captains’ performance overall was Cameron Marshall (+48) and Hannah Bristow (+56). Marshall shot a 91 to tie for her third lowest round of the season while Bristow shaved six strokes off her score to finish with an even 200 (103-97). The senior wrapped up a career-year with a consisten 98.0 stroke average

Lynchburg won the team title at the tournament with a +50, edging out Bridgewater by a single stroke with a 626. CNU was 28 strokes back with a 654 (338-316) for third place while Drew (+88), Sweet Briar (+172), and Meredith (+187) rounded out the 36-hole event.

How to watch the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, Round 1: Featured Groups, live scores, tee times, TV times

By Staff ,  PGATOUR.COM

Round 1 of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard takes place from Bay Hill on Thursday. A field full of the game’s biggest names include two-time FedExCup champion and past Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Rory McIlroy and world No. 1 Jon Rahm. Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the event due to injury. Tyrrell Hatton, Marc Leishman, and FedExCup leader Hideki Matsuyama return to action, as does Scottie Scheffler.

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SETTING SAIL: A LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF

Written By:Brynn Walker

Last week, I wrote about what it is like to plan a year out on the Epson Tour. It’s our best effort to create certainty in the uncertainty. With one week ‘til I tee it up, I’m headed into the unknown and it’s just about time to let it go and set sail.

Before stepping into the smooth, bumpy, or mucky waters, I decided to write a letter to myself to read when I’m dry, when I’m clothed with more experience, wisdom, and probably slightly fatigued at the end of the year. In many ways, it’s my effort to set process goals and gain perspective before I dive in. I had no intention of sharing this, but when I read over it, I found there may be a few things other readers find valuable. So here you have it. A letter from Brynn in February of 2022 to-read December 31, 2022.

Dear Brynn,

Right now, I’m sitting on the beach. I came here to create a vision for the year. I’m looking out at the endless ocean and the water that reflects, in many ways, what I see for you in the coming months. The waves are rough and bumpy, the wind is whipping your hair into your eyes, the surface sand is brushing your calves, but the deep sand is keeping your feet grounded and protected from the scorching sun. Shocker, I am about to hit you with some metaphorical meaning of each of these.

When I arrived at the beach today, I was hoping the water would be still and the sand empty of people so I could have stillness and peace. It’s just the opposite. The waves are crashing and everyone and their brother is here. It’s so windy my curly hair is preventing my eyes from seeing clearly. The sand is creating an irritating tickling of my calves. This is probably going to happen for you this year. The circumstances aren’t going to be what you desire. In those times the only thing you will be able to control is your inner peace. I hope by now you are better at finding calmness and clarity in these moments than I currently can. I hope you didn’t let the surface sand affect you and instead relied on the heavy stuff keeping you grounded. It won’t be easy, but I hope you stayed cemented in who you are and relied on the people who know you best.

As I look out in the poor surf conditions, I’ve only seen two people plunge in. Two young girls with surfboards in hand. They are relentless. I can’t even count the number of waves that have pushed them back to shore and sugar-coated their bodies with sand. Yet, they continually get up and paddle on. Eventually, they caught a swell and rode it. This past year, I hope you kept paddling until the wave came your way. When it did – did you ride it? I mean really ride it. Did you show the world your biggest smile? The one where all your dimples flex and water fills your eyes? I hope you did because that’s worth all of your hard work.

You’re now two weeks removed from your wedding day. I can imagine there is still so much love filling your heart. Probably due to the honeymoon phase of marriage, but I hope it’s also overflowing from a year which you devoted to love. Love for the game – the game that is your craft. I hope you really loved it. With love, you carried the same passion that you did as a kid, engulfed with curiosity about how to conquer the complexity of golf. My wish is that you passed it on to others, that you loved all the people on your path. By now, you’ve traveled far and wide. In each destination, did you leave a piece of your heart? Because if you did, I’m sure there is a piece from each place you were given in return. Each piece you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

I’m imagining there is a new card in your wallet. Not one you’ll swipe at the grocery store. No, the one they’ll scan for inside the ropes access to your biggest dreams: your LPGA tour card. I don’t really want to think about it, but if it’s not there I’m sure you’re frustrated and disappointed. So, take yourself back to me right now. The girl sitting on the beach headed into uncertainty that only you can now see as memories in your past. Can you say that you have grown? That you are better now? That you are closer to your dream or goal in whatever way it has evolved? If so, relax and smile. Hold your husband’s hand and throw the other one up in the air because another chapter is about to start in this book of life.

So, fold this letter and turn the page.

Love, Brynn

LOS ANGELES SET TO HOST CONSECUTIVE LPGA TOUR EVENTS FOR FIRST TIME

By:LPGA

The LPGA Tour and Outlyr jointly announced today that Los Angeles will host back-to-back LPGA Tour events for the first time, taking place in April 2022. The JTBC LA Open returns for a fourth year at Wilshire Country Club on April 18-24, followed by the inaugural JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes, taking place as Palos Verdes Golf Club, April 25-May 1. Both events will feature fields of 144 of the world’s best female golferscompeting over 72-holes    for overall purses of $1.5 million each.

 

Tickets are on sale now for both the JTBC LA Open and the JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes. Tournament Officials also announced the “LA LPGA Dual Ticket” – a weekly grounds pass that provides access to both tournaments, marking the first time that spectators will have the opportunity to purchase one pass for back-to-back LPGA events. Tickets will be sold exclusively via the tournament’s official websites; the JTBC LA Open at www.la-open.com and the JTBCChampionship at Palos Verdes at www.jtbcchamp.com.

 

In addition, all service personnel, including military (active, retired, reserve and veteran), fire, police, and EMS and their immediate family (up to four tickets) will receive complimentary admission to both tournaments. The JTBC LA Open will once again include the Hero Outpost on the 18th green, compliments of SERVPRO. The complimentary SERVPRO Hero Outpost tickets must be downloaded in advance from www.la-open.com and proper ID is required at the main entrance. Children under 17 also will be admitted free into the tournament with a paid adult.

 

“We are very excited to expand our footprint in Los Angeles with back-to-back events in the area for the first time, adding to the Tour’s already prominent presence in Southern California,” said LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “We want to thank our friends and longtime partners at JTBC for providing us the opportunity to bring the stars of the women’s game to the heart of Los Angeles, one of the largest broadcast markets in the world.”

 

“Los Angeles has a rich history in professional golf, and we look forward to strengthening the LPGA Tour’s presence in embarking on a new spring tradition in women’s golf with these consecutive events in Los Angeles,” said Patrick Healy, executive director for the JTBC LA Open and JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes. “We look forward to working with JTBC in showcasing Wilshire Country Club and Palos Verdes Golf Club to the LPGA Tour’s global audience.”

 

 

Historic Wilshire Country Club returns as the host venue for the JTBC LA Open for a fourth  year and will welcome fans back to the championship for the first time since 2019. The tournament made its debut in 2018, marking the LPGA Tour’s return to Los Angeles in more than a decade. Brooke Henderson captured her 10th LPGA Tour win at 16-under par at the 2021 edition of the championship, contested without fans in attendance. The 2020 edition was canceled due to the pandemic. Wilshire Country Club, which opened in 1919, is one of a select few venues to host events on the LPGA, PGATOUR and PGA TOUR Champions, as well as the PGA Championship.

 

“Wilshire Country Club has been a strong proponent of women’s golf and our members are excited about the return of the game’s best players – and the return of fans – to the JTBC LA Open,” said Mark Beccaria, President of Wilshire Country Club.

 

Palos Verdes Golf Club, often referred to as a “hidden gem” in Southern California, has a rich history hosting women’sgolf events. Palos Verdes has hosted the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge women’s collegiate championship for thepast 25 years. Past individual winners include Carlota Ciganda, Natalie Gulbis, Brittany Lang, Bronte Law, Andrea Lee, Leona Maguire, Lorena Ochoa and Annie Park. The JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes will mark the first professional tournament taking place at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

 

“We are privileged to welcome the LPGA Tour for this year’s JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes,” said David Klein, President of Palos Verdes Golf Club.  “Our membership is excited to welcome back many familiar faces who competed at Palos Verdes during their collegiate careers, and we look forward to working with the LPGA Tour, JTBC and Outlyr in conducting a first-class event.”

 

Volunteer registration for both the JTBC LA Open and JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes is now open. Registration forboth tournaments is $55, which includes a polo, hat or visor, food, and beverage, and two daily tickets. For those whoregister to volunteer at the JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes, $5 will be donated to the Race to End Alzheimer’s Association. For more information on how to volunteer, visit JTBC LA Open at www.la-open.com; and the JTBCChampionship at Palos Verdes at www.jtbcchamp.com.

 

The JTBC LA Open and the JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes are owned and operated by Outlyr, a global eventmanagement, sponsorship consulting and activation agency.