DURHAM- Andie Smith, new recruit to Duke women’s golf, will host the Atlantic Cup June 11-12 at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Atlantic Cup benefits Charity Water and the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) ACE grant program. The Atlantic Cup is part of the AJGA Leadership Links State Cup Series. These events inspire junior golfers to raise funds and support both the golf community and communities around the world.
Smith, a native of Hobe Sound, Fla., is a six-time AJGA winner and is the reigning Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 2021 4-1A State Champion. She boasts 21 top 10s, 15 top five and 22 top 20s on the AJGA since 2018.
“I’m so excited to see how this year’s Atlantic Cup will bring hope and prosperity to so many more people around the world,” Smith said.
In 2021, the inaugural Atlantic Cup raised $70,000.
AJGA’s ACE Grant Program provides financial assistance to junior golfers aspiring to win college golf scholarships as well as Charity Water, which provides clean water and basic sanitation to people in developing countries. . Clean water keeps children in school longer and brings hope, health and longevity to their communities. Funds raised from the inaugural Atlantic Cup in 2021 enabled Charity Water to construct two wells in Sierra Leone with hand pumps, bringing clean water to nearly 400 people.
On Saturday, June 11, golfers will play at 9:30 a.m. the 18-hole best ball, then at 3 p.m. a 9-hole alternate shot competition. Sunday, June 12 will feature 18-hole singles matches. A banquet for the Atlantic Cup will be held on Saturday evening.
By accepting the invitation to participate in the Atlantic Cup, each golfer commits to raising at least $1,000 for Charity Water and the AJGA’s ACE grant program.