Three IJGA Alumnae to Compete in 2016 Olympics

The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is pleased to announce three alumnae—Shanshan FengMariajo Uribe and Stephanie Meadow— will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Last year, Guangzhou, China native Feng became the first player from China to win the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit after capping off her season with a victory at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

Shanshan Feng

Shanshan Feng during her days at IJGA

Bucaramanga, Colombia native Uribe was the first Colombian to ever win a USGA title when she won the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

At the University of Alabama, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland native Meadow was the Crimson Tide’s first four-time first-team All-American.

Stephanie Meadow

Stephanie Meadow

“We are so proud to have alumni representing two, potentially three, different countries in this year’s Olympics,” said IJGA CEO Ryley Hendry. “Now that golf is back in the Games, we hope to have alumni in the Olympics for years to come.”

Golf is making its first appearance in the Olympics since 1904 and will feature 120 of the best male and female golfers in the world competing in a 72-hole stroke play format. The women’s competition will take place on August 17-20, 2016 at Barra da Tijuca.

According to the International Golf Federation (IGF), the players were determined by an Olympic Golf Ranking list based on the players’ official world golf rankings. To view the complete women’s roster, click here.

Congratulate Feng, Meadow and Uribe on social media using #IJGAtoRio on Twitter and Instagram or by posting well wishes on our Facebook page!

Junior golfers who want to receive the same training as Feng, Meadow and Uribe can sign up for IJGA Summer Camp, which runs through August 15, or apply to the Academy year-round program.

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