Team Arizona places fourth against elite international field at the 2017 Girls Junior America’s Cup

Team Southern California won the 39th annual Junior America’s Cup held at Reflection Bay Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada, July 30-August 3.

Winning by 28 strokes, Southern California shot a final-round team score of 11-under par 205 to finish the championship at 35-under par overall as a team. Team Northern California finished in second place at 7-under par, and team Mexico rounded out the top-3 at even par overall.

Similar to a collegiate event, the Junior America’s Cup features 18 teams of four girls representing their state, province or country. The competition is held over 54-holes with each team counting its best three scores each round.

Team Arizona – made up of Ashley Menne of Surprise, Toni St John of Gilbert, Madeleine Laux of Goodyear and Jenny Bae of Chandler – finished in fourth place at 4-over-par 218. Individually, Menne finished in fourth place overall at 6-under par and St. John finished T19 at 4-over par for the tournament. Laux finished T23 (+6), and Bae finished 61st (+30).

“Our Arizona girls played great all week at Reflection Bay,” said team Arizona Capitan, Peggy Briggs.“There’s many strong teams with great players so finishing 4th at the Girls Junior America’s Cup is a great accomplishment.”