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Quintero Golf Club to Host Junior Golf Association of Arizona’s 21st Annual Quintero Cactus Cup
By Kwyn Johnson - Friday Apr 29, 2022
Quintero Golf Club, an award-winning, one-of-a-kind course nestled in the desert hills of Peoria, Arizona, is thrilled to host the highly-acclaimed 21st Annual Quintero Cactus Cup. Featuring some of the top-ranked junior boys and girls golfers in the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) program, the Quintero Cactus Cup will be played on April 30 and May 1. It is one of the few junior golf events in the state that adopts the Ryder Cup / Solheim Cup-Style Matches.

“This event really embraces the concept of team play and riding on the popularity of Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup-style competition, the players relish in the competitive and team format of this event,” said Scott McNevin, executive director of the JGAA. “Couple that with the incredible job Mike Poe and his staff at Quintero 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. Featured players on this year’s Quintero Cactus Cup include nine high school seniors who will be playing golf this fall: Rylan Johnson (Oregon State), Mahanth Chirravuri (USC), George Rubelsky (Columbia), Kyle Wandel (University of Mary Hardin Baylor), Aaryanna Morris (Seattle University), Celia Schrecker (Palm Beach Atlantic University), McKenzie McRee (Ohio University), Marley Moncada (New Mexico State) and Kendall Hayward (Montana). The rest of the field includes Anawin Pikulthong, Adam Miller, Charlie Palmer, Wyatt Chapman, Carlos Astiazaran, Dallin Delgado, Jennifer Seo, Gracie McGovern, Annie Dawson, Sammie Olson and Raegan Capizzi.

“All of us at Quintero Golf Club enjoy watching the stars of the future compete on our golf course,” said Mike Poe, general manager at Quintero. “The JGAA does an exemplary job in providing competitive outlets for the youngsters in Arizona and the Quintero Cactus Cup is a true test of golf. I know all the players enjoy the Ryder Cup-Style Matches and we look forward to this year's talent.”

Quintero Golf Club has been consistently ranked as a top golf course in Arizona, earning accolades from numerous national golf magazines, such as Golfweek and Golf Digest.

For more information on the 2022 Quintero Cactus Cup, contact the Junior Golf Association of Arizona office at (602) 944-6168 or visit the JGAA web site at

About Quintero Golf Club

Quintero Golf Club near Phoenix is a destination for any passionate golfer. The course was designed by master architect Rees Jones, in the tradition of preeminent courses in the world – and goes a step beyond. Carved out of a piece of lush Arizona desert, Quintero offers golfers the ultimate in seclusion, style, and service. Quintero has been ranked as #1 Best Public Golf Course by both Golf Digest and Golf Weekly Magazine and ranked #1 in Arizona by Golf Advisor.

Junior Golf Association of Arizona

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a charity, and relies on fund-raising activities and donations given to the association by clubs, corporations and individuals. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The JGAA governs and promotes junior golf in the State of Arizona. It introduces non-golfing juniors to the game, establishes golf programs at schools, assists golf courses with their Junior programs, conducts major junior golf tournaments in the state, and administers the Tres Arnold and John Wolfinger Scholarship Fund's.