Ladies European Tour star Amelia Lewis ambassador for inaugural tournament
Jacksonville, Fl. (Nov. 29, 2016) – The inaugural Amelia Lewis Girl’s National Championship (#ALewisHJGT) is one of largest junior golf events in the United States in both the size of field and scope for girl golfers under the age of 18.
Hosted by professional golfer Amelia Lewis and the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, the event will be contested December 3 and 4, 2016, at Champions Gate outside Orlando, Fla. The field consists of 99 participants who have either won a HJGT event or received a special invitation to compete. Contestants will be split into two different divisions, Girls 13U and Girls 14-18.
As important as the competition, the Amelia Lewis Girl’s National Championship will provide each contestant the look, feel and simulation of playing in a professional event.
“It’s exciting to host such an impressive collection of girl junior players,” said Lewis, who has played on both the LPGA and Ladies European Tour since 2011. “But more importantly, it is significant for them to experience what it is like to be on Tour while at the junior level. It’s not about winning at this age, it’s about experiences and having fun.”
With the mission to create a professional tournament atmosphere, some of golf’s greatest vendors have shown their philanthropic spirit by donating over 800 products benefiting everyone participating in this event. The two-day tournament will consist of player dining, player gifts and roped off areas for spectators and college coaches. Each division winner will have the opportunity to caddie for Lewis on a practice round day at an event in 2017.
“The HJGT is excited to be working with Amelia Lewis,” said HJGT executive director Mario Conte. “I have known the Lewis family for a very long time and their values and integrity match up with what we preach here at the HJGT. We couldn’t be more thrilled to offer our young female golfers exciting opportunities to work with Amelia.”
About Amelia Lewis:
Lewis joined both the LPGA Tour and Ladies European at age 19 and has since become a rising star with a passion for growing the game of golf. Since turning pro, Amelia has complied a combined ten top-10 finishes and a total of seventeen top-15 results on the LPGA and Ladies European Tours. A 2009 Florida First Coast Scholar Athlete, she won the 2009 107th North & South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst Resort, and was ranked No.3 in Golfweek’s Women’s Amateur ranking when she declared her professional golf status on April 6, 2010. Lewis has won over 57 titles in her junior and amateur careers. She has won many awards include being named a Rolex All-American, three-time First Coast player of the year in golf (2006, 2007 & 2008) and a Callaway PGA Junior player of the year. Her success, though, goes further than just the golf course. With a large social media following – Lewis is ranked in the top five percent of all social media users by Klear.com – she is committed to her fans and helping aspiring golfers. Lewis actively practices what she advocates by participating in junior and amateur golf clinics across the United States. With her inspiring path through the ranks, Lewis provides a unique perspective and passes along invaluable advice to younger golfers who aspire to follow in her footsteps. Lewis currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida.