News and Notes: Preseason Junior at Oak Valley

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By: Allison Cottrell
and Caitlin Davis, AJGA Com
munications

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Preseason
Junior at Oak Valley is a 36-hole stroke play competition played on the par-72
course at Oak Valley Golf Club. The event features 63 boys and 21 girls, ages
12-18, from 10 states, and two countries. The Boys Division is playing the
course at 6,595 yards while the Girls Division is playing the course at 5,684
yards.

AJGA returns to Oak
Valley Golf Club

For the fifth straight year, Oak Valley Golf Club is playing
host to the Preseason Junior event. Past winners of the Preseason Junior at Oak
Valley include Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif. (2009), Lilia Vu of Fountain
Valley, Calif. (2010) and Anthony Cecere of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.  (2012).

Home to a phenom

Yani Tseng, Rolex Women’s World Golf No. 3 ranked-player,
has long considered Oak Valley Golf Club her home course. Oak Valley Golf Club
is where the five-time major champion worked on her game en route to becoming
the world’s No. 1 golfer. Oak Valley’s golf instructors helped coached Tseng in
the early years of her career and assisted the phenom in becoming the youngest
female golfer to win five major championships.

Beau(mont)-tiful views

Located in Beaumont, Calif., Oak Valley Golf Club features
views of sprawling mountain ranges. The course opened in 1992 and has been
recognized nationally as a top course, including being named one of the “Best
Places to Play” by Golf Digest in
2004.

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California by the
numbers

California golfers are well-represented at the Preseason
Junior at Oak Valley, with 57 juniors from the Golden State making up the field
of 84. The Los Angeles-area is home to 31 of the juniors and Kaiwen Liu is a
local from Beaumont. Another popular area is San Diego, which five golfers call
home.

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