February 23, 2024
Marcus Byrd after his APGA win at Torrey Pines in 2023. Picture credit score: Courtesy, APGA Tour

The sphere has been set for the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance coverage Invitational, going down at the side of the Farmers Insurance coverage Open, which begins Wednesday.

This 36-hole occasion kicks-off the APGA Tour’s 2024 season, with a subject of 18 of golf’s high minority gamers competing on the Torrey Pines North Course on Jan. 27 and the South Course on Jan. 28, after completion of the Open.

The mission of the Advocates Skilled Golf Affiliation (APGA) Tour, a non-profit group, is to organize minority golfers to compete and win on the highest stage {of professional} golf.

The purse will once more pay $100,000, with $30,000 for the event winner.  Sunday’s spherical additionally shall be broadcast stay on Golf Channel for the third consecutive yr. 

“The expertise of competing on a world-class golf course in PGA Tour circumstances is invaluable for our gamers, together with the training alternatives that include interacting with tour gamers all through the week,” stated APGA Tour Co-Founder Ken Bentley. “We look ahead to showcasing our product as soon as once more and bringing to mild the superb tales of the gamers on this yr’s subject.” 

They embody a San Diegan (and a Level Loma Nazarene College alum), Ryan Ellerbrock, and Michael Herrea, of Moreno Valley:

  • Troy Taylor II, the highest participant within the season-ending 2022-23 Bridgestone APGA Collegiate Rating.
  • Kevin Corridor, Quinn Riley, Wyatt Worthington II, Salvador Rocha Gomez, Ellerbrock and Aaron Beverly, the highest six eligible gamers from the ultimate 2023 Lexus Cup factors checklist.
  • Chase Johnson, Daniel Augustus and Gabe Lench, the highest three eligible gamers from the ultimate 2023 Farmers Fall Collection standings.
  • Kristopher Stiles, the highest participant within the 2023-2024 Bridgestone APGA Collegiate Rating.
  • Jayden Lizama, the highest participant from the 2023 APGA Cisco Junior Collection and Cameron Champ Basis closing rating.
  • Kamaiu Johnson, John-Baptiste Hakizimana, Herrera, Christian Heavens, Andrew Walker and Jarred Garcia, six APGA Tour gamers nominated and authorized by the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance coverage Invitational exemption committee.

The APGA Tour was established in 2010. Along with internet hosting and working skilled golf tournaments, the tour gives participant improvement and mentoring packages to introduce the sport to younger folks.