Media Release:PATRICK CANTLAY FOUNDATION SERIES FINALE CONCLUDES AT VIRGINIA COUNTRY CLUB
LONG BEACH, California – December 19th, 2022 The Southern California PGA and the SCPGA Junior Tour’s partnership with the Patrick Cantlay Foundation for the “Patrick Cantlay Series” concluded today with the season finale event where Jasmine Koo of Cerritos and Adam Anderson of Ventura were crowned as the 2022 Patrick Cantlay Foundation Series Champions.
The Patrick Cantlay Series hosted eight total events within the Toyota Tour Cup schedule during the 2021-2022 seasons, showcasing the top junior golfers within Southern California and the surrounding regions. These events were among the highest-ranked events on the schedule and provided elite competition and a unique and fun experience for the participants on some of the area’s best courses, with the finale hosted at Patrick’s home facility, Virginia Country Club.
“It is a privilege for Virginia Country Club to host this event. We have had a longtime relationship with Patrick, having coached him since he was a junior golfer growing up at the Club to become one of the best players in the world. It is so wonderful to see him giving back to our thriving Southern California golf community,” said Virginia Country Club CEO & Patrick’s Coach, Jamie Mulligan, PGA, the 2021 PGA of America Teacher & Coach of the Year.
Patrick Cantlay participated in the SCPGA Junior Tour from 2002-2010, and has become one of the most successful alumni of the program. He is an eight-time PGA TOUR Champion, including the 2021 FedEx Cup Champion and the PGA Tour Player of the Year. Cantlay is currently ranked 4th in the Official World Golf Rankings and is considered one of the top stars on Tour with his consistency and tenacity. Cantlay had a successful amateur career and was the number one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 55 weeks.
“I am extremely grateful to be able to partner with the SCPGA to host the Patrick Cantlay Foundation Junior Golf Series. I have many wonderful memories playing junior golf. Having the best junior golfers in Southern California compete in the series finale on the course I grew up playing, Virginia Country Club, is truly an honor. I look forward to continuing to work with the SCPGA to promote junior golf and provide more playing opportunities for our talented juniors.” said Patrick Cantlay.
The final event at Virginia Country Club saw Patrick and Jamie conduct a private clinic on the 10th tee after the conclusion of play on day one. During the final round Patrick was on the first tee to meet and wish each player good luck as they teed off, while also personally congratulating each winner during the awards ceremony.
“For a player of Patrick’s caliber to recognize the importance of giving back to his community, and to the junior program he enjoyed, is to be commended. We are fortunate to have many alumni who have achieved great success both in the professional ranks and within the community, and we are always grateful for their support. The level of support Patrick has committed to, is the largest to date from any of our alumni or donors. We are thrilled with his commitment and his continued support in seeing the SCPGA Junior Tour continue to thrive”, said Nikki Gatch, Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Executive Director for the SCPGA.
Special thanks to Patrick Cantlay and event partners, Toyota, ADP, BOSS, Titleist, Footjoy, Goldman Sachs, plus host facilities Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club (Mission Viejo, CA), The Saticoy Club (Somis, CA), Indian Wells Resort (Indian Wells, CA), Victoria Club (Riverside), and Virginia Country Club (Long Beach, CA).
Nikki Gatch, PGA, SCPGA Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Executive Director, 951-845-4653, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bryce Seiver, SCPGA Communications & Marketing Director, 951-845-4653, email@example.com
About the Southern California PGA Junior Tour
Established in 1948, the Southern California PGA now hosts one of the largest and most respected junior golf programs in the country. The SCPGA Junior Tour is a three-tiered program featuring the Toyota Tour Cup, the Players Tour and the Junior Development Tour. Together, these three tours administer over 290 tournaments annually for kids of all ages and skill-levels. These events provide playing opportunities throughout Southern California, many of which are hosted by PGA facilities. The Junior Tour boasts countless alumni including Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Lizette Salas, Rickie Fowler, Danielle Kang, Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff, Angel Yin, Xander Schauffele, Haley Moore, and many more.
About the Patrick Cantlay Foundation
The Patrick Cantlay Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that is honored to partner with initiatives that support the game of junior golf and help with programs that assist and advocate on behalf of first-responders. As an American professional golfer, Cantlay’s foundation efforts focus on places that he has called home or that have held significance to him during his career. Please visit www.PatrickCantlay.com to learn more.