U.S. GIRLS' JUNIOR

Fast Facts for 2024 U.S. Girls' Junior

By David Shefter, USGA

| Oct 18, 2023 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

Fast Facts for 2024 U.S. Girls' Junior

 

   
Championship Venue El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana, Calif.
Dates of Championship July 15-20
Opened 1957
Architect William H. Johnson (Re-designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1963 (Restoration by Rees Jones in 2021)
Field 156 competitors
Yardage/Par 6,347 yards/Par 71
Course and Slope Rating 76.9/137
Entries Accepted 1,576
Eligibility Open to any female amateur players who have not reached the age of 19 by July 20 and whose Handicap Index® does not exceed 5.4.
Qualifying Qualifying, over 18 holes, will be conducted at 42 sites between May 20 and June 24.
Exempt Players (48) Vanessa Borovilos (Top 50 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Frances Brown (Winner of 2024 Alabama Girls State Junior)
Samantha Brown (Qualified for 2024 U.S. Women's Open)
Emree Cameron (Winner of 2024 Missouri Junior Match Play Championship)
Evyn Cannon (Winner of 2024 Alabama Girls State Junior)
Larissa Carrillo (Winner of 2024 LXIII Campeonato Nacional)
Ashley Chang (Winner of 2024 Colorado Junior State Championship)
Yuchu Chen (Top 50 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Leigh Chien (2023 U.S. Girls' Junior semifinalist, Top 50 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Gianna Clemente (2022 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up, Top 20 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of March 20, Top 50 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Lucy Cook (Winner of 2024 Mississippi Junior Amateur)
Aphrodite Deng (Winner of 2024 New Jersey Junior Girls' Championship)
Caroline Gao (Winner of 2024 California Junior Girls State Championship)
Kathryn Ha (Winner of 2024 Virginia State Golf Association Girls' Championship)
Sarah Hammett (Top 50 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Hailey Han (Winner of 2024 Georgia Girls' Championship)
Sophie Han (Top 50 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Amelia Harris (Top 50 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Caroline Hawkins (Winner of 2024 South Carolina Golf Association Junior Girls Championship)
Claire Henson (Winner of 2024 Tennessee Girls' Junior Championship)
Julia Karmazin (Winner of 2024 Nebraska Girls' Amateur)
Jenna Kim (Winner of 2024 Carolina Junior Girls' Championship)
Jasmine Koo (Top 20 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of March 20, Top 100 age-eligible points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Chloe Kovelesky (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8()
Arianna Lau (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Jacinda Lee (Winner of 2024 Oregon Junior Girls Amateur)
Alena Li (Winner of 2024 Michigan Girls' Junior Championship)
Sophia Li (Winner of 2024 New York State Girls' Junior Amateur Championship)
Sarah Lim (2024 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball champion)
Eden Lohrbach (Winner of 2024 Iowa Girls' Junior Amateur)
Rianne Malixi (2023 U.S. Girls' Junior runner-up; (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Emma McKoan (Winner of 2024 Florida Girls' Junior Championship)
Raya Nakao (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Kinsley (Zixin) Ni (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Nikki Oh (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Eileen Park (2023 Canadian Junior Girls champion)
Avani Prashanth (Low 8 individual finisher in 2023 Women's World Amateur Team Championship)
Lexi Ray (Winner of 2024 Indiana Girls State Junior Championship)
Pimpisa Rubrong (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)
Emerie Schartz (Winner of 2024 Kansas Girls Junior Amateur)
Katie Sowers (Winner of 2024 Pennsylvania Junior Girls' Championship)
Asterisk Talley (2024 U.S. Women's Open qualifier, 2024 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball champion, Winner of 2024 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8, 2023 Rolex Girls Junior champion)
Clarisa Temelo (2023 U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinalist)
Hallie Wilson (Winner of 2024 North Carolina Junior Girls' Championship)
Natalie Yen (2023 Oregon Junior Amateur champion, Winner of 2024 Annika Invitational)
Amelie Zalsman (2024 U.S. Women's Open qualifier)
Alice Ziyi Zhao (Top 50 points leaders in Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking as of May 8)   
2023 Championship Kiara Romero, 17, of San Jose, Calif., converted a 7-foot par putt on the 36th hole to hold off Rianne Malixi, of the Philippines, 1 up, in the championship match at the United States Air Force Academy Eisenhower Golf Club (Blue Course) in Colorado Springs, Colo. To read more, click here.
Quotable “My heart was racing. I didn't really think about how it was going to be determining the match and stuff, I just tried to focus on putting a good stroke on it.” -- Kiara Romero
What Champion Receives -A gold medal
-Custody of the Glenna Collett Vare Trophy for one year
-Exemptions into all future U.S. Girls' Junior Championships for which she is age-eligible
-Exemption into the 2025 U.S. Women's Open Championship
-Exemptions into the 2024 and 2025 U.S. Women's Amateur Championships
-Invitation to the 2025 Augusta National Women's Amateur
Hole by hole EL CABALLERO COUNTRY CLUB
Hole 1:
500 yards (Par 5)
Hole 2: 400 yards (Par 4)
Hole 3: 372 yards (Par 4)
Hole 4: 379 yards (Par 4)
Hole 5: 344 yards (Par 4)
Hole 6: 174 yards (Par 3)
Hole 7: 498 yards (Par 5)
Hole 8: 158 yards (Par 3)
Hole 9: 426 yards (Par 4)
OUT: 3,251 yards (Par 36)
Hole 10:
141 yards (Par 3)
Hole 11: 402 yards (Par 4)
Hole 12: 527 yards (Par 5)
Hole 13: 360 yards (Par 4)
Hole 14: 366 yards (Par 4)
Hole 15: 371 yards (Par 4)
Hole 16: 152 yards (Par 3)
Hole 17: 387 yards (Par 4)
Hole 18: 390 yards (Par 4)
IN: 3,096 yards (Par 35)
TOTAL: 6,347 yards (Par 71)
U.S. Girls' Juniors in California (7) 1952: Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Pebble Beach (Mickey Wright)
1967: Hacienda Golf Club, Hacienda Heights (Elizabeth Story)
1976: Del Rio Golf & Country Club, Modesto (Pilar Dorado)
1986: Peachtree Golf & Country Club, Marysville (Pat Hurst)
1993: Mesa Verde Country Club, Costa Mesa (Kellee Booth)
2012: Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City (Minjee Lee)
2018: Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach (Yealimi Noh)
Previous notable events held at El Caballero C.C. 2002 LPGA Office Depot Championship (Se Ri Pak)
2003 LPGA Office Depot Championship (Annika Sorenstam)
2004 LPGA Office Depot Championship (Annika Sorenstam)
2018 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball (Katrina Prendergast/Ellen Secor)
Notable U.S. Girls' Junior Champions Mickey Wright (1952); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1956); Hollis Stacy (1969-71); Nancy Lopez (1972, 1974); Amy Alcott (1973); Pat Hurst (1986); Michelle McGann (1987); Brandie Burton (1989); Kelli Kuehne (1994); Beth Bauer (1997); Inbee Park (2002); Julieta Granada (2004); I.K. Kim (2005); Lexi Thompson (2008); Ariya Jutanugarn (2011); Minjee Lee (2012); Eun Jeong Seong (2015-16), Rose Zhang (2021)
Notable U.S. Girls' Junior Runners-Up Mickey Wright (1950); Barbara McIntire (1951, 1952); JoAnne Gunderson Carner (1955); Amy Alcott (1971); Vicki Goetze (1990); Grace Park (1996); Candie Kung (1997); Inbee Park (2003, 2005); Jane Park (2004); Kimberly Kim (2009); Alison Lee (2012)
Fast Fact El Caballero Country Club is named for the creek that runs through the property. 
Did You Know? Amy Alcott, the 1973 U.S. Girls' Junior champion who went on to win the 1980 U.S. Women's Open in a Hall-of-Fame career, is an honorary member of El Caballero Country Club. She is a native Southern Californian.
Schedule of Play Monday, July 15 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Tuesday, July 16 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Wednesday, July 17 (Round of 64, match play)
Thursday, July 18 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Friday, July 19 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Saturday, July 20 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers will advance to match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to cut down to 64 players. 
Broadcast Schedule (All Times EDT) TBD
Future Sites
2025: Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course), Johns Creek, Ga./July 14-19
2026: Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham, N.C./July 13-18
2027: Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland, Ohio/July 12-17
2030: The Country Club, Brookline, Mass./July 15-20
2031: Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas/July 14-19
2034: Sand Valley Resort, Nekoosa, Wis./July 17-22
2035: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD
2038: Oakland Hills Country Club (South Course), Bloomfield Hills, Mich./July 12-17
2045: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore./Dates TBD