JGAA announces Quintero Cactus Cup
The highly-acclaimed Quintero Cactus Cup has played host to some of Arizona’s finest junior golfers for the past nine years. Featuring some of the finest junior boy’s and girl’s golfers in the Junior Golf Association of Arizona program, the 11th annual Quintero Cactus Cup will be played on April 30 & May 1 at Quintero Golf and Country Club in Peoria, Arizona. It is one of the few junior golf events’ in the state that adopts the Ryder Cup-Style Matches. Inspired by the Junior Golf Association of Arizona and further enhanced by Tom Wilcox the Director of Golf at Quintero G&CC, the Quintero Cactus Cup is thoroughly enjoyed by the golfers and their families. “This event, really embraces the concept of team play and riding on the popularity of Ryder Cup-style competition, the players relish in the competitive and team format of this event,” said Tom Cunningham, Executive Director of the Junior Golf Association of Arizona. “Couple that with the incredible job Tom Wilcox and his staff do for the event, it is truly an exceptional tournament.” There will be two mixed team matches on Saturday, better-ball and alternate shot, and singles matches, boys against boys and girls against girls on Sunday. The morning rounds will begin at 8:00 AM both days. Featured players on this year’s Quintero Cactus Cup include Beau Bremer, Blake Cannon, Clarissa Collins, Katie Dunaway. Chris Felix, Dana Finkelstein, Nick Hool, Melissa Olson, Shelby Phillips, Anthony Quezada, Caston Roberts, Cassidy Sanchez, Darian Spivey, Charatta Thongbai, Colton West, Brett Wilson and Zach Wright. “All of us at Quintero Golf & Country Club, especially the members and staff at the Q enjoy watching the stars of the future compete on our wonderful golf course and look forward to this year’s matches. The JGAA does an exemplary job in providing competitive outlets for the youngsters in Arizona and the Quintero Cactus Cup is definitely a true test of golf and I know all of the players truly enjoy the Ryder Cup-style matches,” said Tom Wilcox, Director of Golf at Quintero G & CC. Quintero Golf and Country Club has been consistently ranked as a top golf course earning accolades from numerous national golf magazines. including, Top 20 Golfweek Magazine Best Residential Golf Course Communities since 2002; Top 20 best course in State by Golf Digest Panel since 2003, #13 in 2007-2008; Selected 3rd favorite Private Club Course in Arizona by local PGA Professionals in Desert Golf Magazine 2006-2008; Named in 2007 Golf Digest Index as one of America’s Top 50 modern Golf Clubs. For more information on the 2011 Quintero Cactus Cup, contact the Junior Golf Association of Arizona office at (602) 944-6168 or visit the JGAA web site at www.jgaa.org.