SCPGA Jr. Tour Announces Partnership With Patrick Cantlay Foundation
ONTARIO, California – The Southern California PGA and the SCPGA Junior Tour are pleased to announce a two-year partnership with the Patrick Cantlay Foundation and the creation of the “Patrick Cantlay Series,” launching in the Summer of 2021. The Patrick Cantlay Series will be a series of four (4) elite junior events to be conducted on the SCPGA Junior Tour’s Toyota Tour Cup schedule for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons. 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 a three-time PGA Tour Champion, including the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2017, the Memorial Tournament in 2019, and the Zozo Championship in 2020. Cantlay is currently ranked 8th 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.
The Patrick Cantlay Series will consist of four events within the Toyota Tour Cup schedule, showcasing the top junior golfers within Southern California and the surrounding regions. The events will be among the highest-ranked events on the schedule and promise to provide elite competition and a unique and fun experience for the participants on some of the areas best courses.
“The SCPGA Junior Tour was instrumental in my development as a golfer. The competition was second to none, and some of my fondest memories are of my junior golf days competing in the SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup.”
“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.
The Patrick Cantlay Series will begin on June 28-29 at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club (Mission Viejo, CA); July 19-20 at The Saticoy Club (Somis, CA); September 11-12 at Indian Wells Resort (Indian Wells, CA); and the Series Championship on October 16-17 at La Costa Resort (Carlsbad, CA).