APGA

APGA Tour Farmers Insurance® Invitational

Established in 2010, the Advocates Professional Golf Association (APGA) Tour is an inclusive non-profit organization with the mission to prepare African Americans and other minority golfers to compete and win at the highest level of professional golf, both on tour and in the golf industry. This is accomplished through professional tournaments, career development and mentoring sessions.

The fifth annual APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Invitational will again be held at Torrey Pines Golf Course in conjunction with the PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open®. The event is part of Farmers® ongoing commitment to the APGA Tour and its work to grow diversity in golf. Helping to remove the financial burden associated with the game and providing playing opportunities are top priorities for both Farmers and the APGA. The organizations are also focused on ensuring players have access to the tools and support they need, allowing them to better focus on their career path and development in the game.

Event Details

  • Dates: January 27 and 28, 2024
  • Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course, North and South Course
  • 2023 Results: Marcus Byrd birdied the last two holes to shoot the low round of the final day with a 3-over-par for a four-stroke win, securing his third career APGA Tour victory. Coming off a stellar end to the 2022 season, which saw Byrd win the APGA Tour Farmers Insurance Fall Series bonus, Byrd took home the $30,000 winner’s check and a PGA TOUR exemption into The Honda Classic.
  • 2023 Tournament Recap – https://www.apgatour.org/apga-news/2023/1/30/marcus-byrd-wins-apga-tour-farmers-insuranceinvitational
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Tournament Fact Sheet

The APGA Tour Farmers Insurance brings together 18 APGA Tour players to compete for a $100,000 purse on the North and South Courses at Torrey Pines Golf Course. The field consists of players who qualify throughout the previous year’s APGA Tour season via the Lexus Cup points list, the Farmers Insurance Fall Series standings, the APGA Collegiate Rankings, the APGA Cisco Junior Series and committee exemptions. The final round of the season-opening APGA Tour event is televised nationally on Golf Channel to showcase the APGA on a PGA TOUR venue following the conclusion of the Farmers Insurance Open.

For media inquiries, please contact: Greg Ball, BZA

Player Bios

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Daniel Augustus

  • Height: 6’ 1”
  • Weight: 250 lbs
  • Birthday:  May 22, 1987
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Paget, Bermuda
  • Current Residence: Eustis, FL
  • Home Golf Course: Black Bear Golf Club
  • College: Payne College (played for a semester)
  • Turned Pro: 2010
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Farmers Fall Series Standings
  • 2023 Season Highlights: 3 – APGA Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finale, T4 – APGA Two Man Classic with Wyatt Worthington II as his playing partner, Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finish: 6th
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Aaron Beverly

  • Height: 6’ 3”
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Birthday: August 18, 1994
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Vallejo, CA
  • Current Residence: Sacramento, CA
  • Home Golf Course: Valley Hi Country Club (Elk Grove, CA)
  • College: California State University Sacramento
  • Turned Pro: 2018
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Lexus Cup Points
  • 2023 Season Highlights: 2 – APGA Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finale, Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finish: 3rd
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Ryan Ellerbrock

  • Height: 6’ 2”
  • Weight: 195 lbs
  • Birthday: August 29, 1989
  • Birthplace/Hometown: San Diego, CA (Bonita)
  • Current Residence: San Diego, CA (Bonita)
  • Home Golf Course: San Diego Country Club
  • College:  Point Loma Nazarene
  • Turned Pro: 2013
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Lexus Cup Points
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Winner – APGA Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finale, 2 – APGA at Valhalla, 2 – APGA Farmers Insurance Austin, T3 – APGA Ascension Classic, Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finish: 2nd
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Jarred Garcia

  • Height:  5’ 9”
  • Weight:  165 lbs
  • Birthday:  April 25, 1989
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  • Current Residence:  Jacksonville, FL
  • Home Golf Course:  Bent Creek Golf Course
  • College: University of North Florida
  • Turned Pro: 2016
  • Tournament Qualification: Committee Exemption
  • 2023 Season Highlights: T2 – APGA at TPC Deere Run
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Salvador Rocha Gomez

  • Height: 5’ 9”
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Birthday: December 3, 1995
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Current Residence: Houston, TX
  • Home Golf Course: Mexico City Country Club
  • College: Northern Illinois University
  • Turned Pro: 2021
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Lexus Cup Points
  • 2023 Season Highlights: T2 – APGA at PGA Golf Club, 3 – APGA at Las Vegas, T3 – APGA Ascension Classic, Lexus Cup Finish: 5th
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John Baptiste Hakizimana

  • Height: 5’9”
  • Weight: 198lbs.
  • Birthday: July 19, 1990
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Current Residence: United States of America
  • Home Golf Course: Maidstone Golf Club (Tongaat, South Africa)
  • College: Ecole Technique Muhazi
  • Turned Pro: 2009
  • Tournament Qualification: Committee Exemption
  • 2023 Season Highlights: T3 – APGA Ascension Classic, T5 – APGA at Valhalla, T5 – Butterfield Bermuda APGA Championship
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Kevin Hall

  • Height:  5’ 8”
  • Weight:  180 lbs
  • Birthday: September 24, 1982
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
  • Current Residence: Cincinnati, OH
  • Home Golf Course:  Glenview Golf Course and Four Bridges Country Club (both in Cincinnati)
  • College: Ohio State University
  • Turned Pro: 2005
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Lexus Cup Points
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Winner – APGA Black History Month Classic, Winner –  APGA at PGA Golf Club, T2 – APGA at St. Augustine, Lexus Cup Finish: 2nd
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Christian Heavens

  • Height:  5’11”
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Birthday: May 24, 1989
  • Birthplace/Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Current Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Home Golf Course: Stonewolf Golf Club
  • College: Georgetown College
  • Turned Pro: 2011
  • Tournament Qualification: Committee Exemption
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Winner – APGA Two Man Classic with Quinn Riley as his playing partner, T5 – APGA Farmers Insurance Cincinnati, T6 – APGA Farmers Insurance Fall Series Finale
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Michael Herrera

  • Height:  6’ 0”
  • Weight:  185 lbs
  • Birthday:  April 15, 1998
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Current Residence:  Moreno Valley, CA
  • Home Golf Course:
  • College:  Riverside City College
  • Turned Pro: 2019
  • Tournament Qualification: Committee Exemption
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Earned a sponsor’s exemption for the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open | click here to view video, 2 – APGA Ascension Classic, 4 – APGA Farmers Insurance Cincinnati, 5 – APGA at TPC Deere Run, T5 – APGA Black History Month Classic, T5 – Billy Horschel APGA Invitational presented by Cisco
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Chase Johnson

  • Height: 6’ 1”
  • Weight: 180 lbs
  • Birthday: January 2, 1996
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Barberton, OH
  • Current Residence: West Palm Beach, FL
  • Home Golf Course: Lost City Golf Club
  • College: Kent State University
  • Turned Pro: 2018
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Farmers Fall Series Standings
  • 2023 Season Highlights: John Shippen Invitational winner – earned an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Rocket Mortgage Classic where he made cut and finished T64, Winner – 2023 APGA Ascension Classic – earned an exemption into the World Wide Technology Championship where he made the cut and finished T69, Earned one of only two Monday qualifying spots into the Korn Ferry Tour Astara Chile Classic, where he finished T25 to earn a spot in the Vertex Bank Championship and finished T72
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Kamaiu Johnson

  • Height:  6’ 0”
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Birthday:  June 25, 1993
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Madison, FL
  • Current Residence: Orlando, FL
  • Home Golf Course: N/A
  • College: N/A
  • Turned Pro: 2017
  • Tournament Qualification: Committee Exemption
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Winner – APGA at TPC Scottsdale, T2 – APGA Two Man Classic with Gabe Lench as his playing partner, T2 – APGA Cisco Invitational at Pebble Beach Resorts
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Gabe Lench

  • Height: 6’ 2”
  • Weight: 270 lbs
  • Birthday: March 11, 1997
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Lake Mary, FL
  • Current Residence: Tampa, FL
  • Home Golf Course: TPC Tampa Bay
  • College: Liberty University – Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Turned Pro: 2019
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Farmers Fall Series Standings
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Winner – Billy Horschel APGA Invitational presented by Cisco, T2 – APGA Two Man Classic with Kamaiu Johnson as his playing partner, T3 – APGA Black History Month Classic, T3 – APGA Ascension Classic, 3 – APGA Farmers Insurance Cincinnati
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Jayden Lizama

*Amateur – Cisco Male Jr. Winner

  • Height: 5′ 9″
  • Weight: 137 lbs
  • Birthday: October 23, 2007
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
  • Current Residence: Elk Grove, CA
  • Home Golf Course: Valley Hi Country Club
  • College:  Not committed
  • Turned Pro: N/A
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 APGA Cisco Junior Series Winner
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Grapevine Amateur T-18th/78
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Quinn Riley

  • Height:  5’ 11”
  • Weight:  165 lbs
  • Birthday:  January 28, 2000
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
  • Current Residence:  Raleigh, NC
  • Home Golf Course:  Lonnie Poole Golf Course
  • College:  Duke University
  • Turned Pro: 2022
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Lexus Cup Points
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Winner – APGA Two Man Classic with Christian Heavens as his playing partner, T3 – APGA at Valhalla, T5 – APGA at St. Augustine, T5 – APGA Black History Month Classic, Lexus Cup Finish: 3rd
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Kristopher Stiles

*Amateur – Collegiate Player

  • Height: 5’ 9”
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • Birthday: September 6, 2002
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Lancaster, CA
  • Current Residence: San Jose, CA
  • Home Golf Course: Rancho Vista Golf Club
  • College: San Jose State University
  • Turned Pro: N/A
  • Tournament Qualifications: 2023-2024 APGA Collegiate Rankings
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Competed in the APGA Black History Month Classic as an amateur (T5 finish)
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Troy Taylor II

  • Height: 6’ 1”
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Birthday: April 13, 2000
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Columbus, OH
  • Current Residence: Westerville, OH
  • Home Golf Course: York Golf Club
  • College: Michigan State University
  • Turned Pro: 2023
  • Tournament Qualification: 2022-2023 APGA Collegiate Rankings
  • 2023 Season Highlights: 4 – APGA Cisco Invitational at Pebble Beach Resorts, T5 – APGA Farmers Insurance Cincinnati
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Andrew Walker

  • Height: 6’ 2”
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Birthday: October 23, 1998
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Battle Creek, MI
  • Current Residence: Holt, MI
  • Home Golf Course: Battle Creek Country Club
  • College: Michigan State University
  • Turned Pro: May 2021
  • Tournament Qualification: Committee Exemption
  • 2023 Season Highlights: 2 – APGA Two Man Classic with Zachary Juhasz as his playing partner, T2 – Billy Horschel APGA Invitational presented by Cisco
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Wyatt Worthington II

  • Height:  5’ 11”
  • Weight:  175 lbs
  • Birthday: February 20, 1987
  • Birthplace/Hometown: Columbus, OH
  • Current Residence:  Columbus, OH
  • Home Golf Course:  N/A
  • College:  Methodist University
  • Turned Pro: 2013
  • Tournament Qualification: 2023 Lexus CupPoints
  • 2023 Season Highlights: Qualified for the second consecutive year for the PGA Championship (third time overall), Winner – APGA at Las Vegas, Winner – APGA Cisco Invitational at Pebble Beach Resorts, T4 – APGA Two Man Classic with Daniel Augustus as his playing partner, T5 – APGA Farmers Insurance Austin, Lexus Cup Finish: 4th, Jeff Dailey Award Finish: 3rd, Recipient of the 2023 APGA Tour’s Adrian Stills Award