By: Alexis Witman & Jenna Galloway, AJGA Communications
IN HONOR OF: Longmont, Colo. is located just 40 miles north of Aurora, Colo., the location of the movie theatre shooting on July 20, 2012. Several participants of the tournament this week have black ribbons pinned to their hats and bags in honor of those lost and injured in the tragedy.
THE EVERGREEN STATE: Catherina Li, Marianne Li, and Jordan Ferreira make up the final group of the Girls Division. What makes this group unique is that all three players hail from Washington State. The AJGA has 70 members from the state of Washington, meaning that the group of Catherina, Marianne, and Jordan represent 4.3 % of their state’s AJGA membership.
LOVELY LONGMONT: Longmont, located just a short drive outside of Denver, is named for Longs Peak. Longs Peak, named for explorer Stephen Long, is clearly visible in the mountains that surround the city.
JUST LIKE PHIL: In the final round, the 8:50 pairing is made up of three left handed players. While it’s hard to know exactly how many left-handed people there are in the United States, it is estimated that around 10% of Americans favor their left hand.