Preseason Junior at Marshallia Ranch

Marshallia Ranch Golf Course
Vandenberg AFB, Calif. April 5 - 7, 2013

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Amanda Herrington (678) 425-1789 aherrington@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 71 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Grant Amerson Goleta 2014
Jeffrey Aronson Los Angeles 2015
Jack Atwater San Francisco 2015
Justin Avery Clovis 2014
Jack Avrit Arroyo Grande 2017
Adrian Berger Los Angeles 2015
Jack Biwer Westlake Village 2016
Briggs Boss Santa Barbara 2015
Landon Brown Santa Maria 2013
Tyler Burnes Bakersfield 2015
Reid Buzby San Francisco 2015
Quinn Carlsen El Dorado Hills 2015
Henry Cassriel Orinda 2014
Kevin Chen Arcadia 2015
Anson Cheng Palo Alto 2014
Mark Cobey Woodland 2014
Tim de Silva Palos Verdes Estates 2014
Tanner Dice Corona 2013
Nicholas Engelhardt Los Angeles 2014
Roy Feng Covina 2015
James Frahm Laguna Niguel 2014
Everton Hawkins Irvine 2016
Derek Kim Irvine 2018
Chad Kubes Shingle Springs 2014
Austin Kwon Pebble Beach 2014
Joseph Ladd San Francisco 2015
Joe LaHorgue Kentfield 2014
Chris Laub Tiburon 2014
Logan Lowe Grass Valley 2015
Matthew Mangawang Newbury Park 2016
Joshua Matz Agoura Hills 2015
Kyle McLay Oxnard 2014
Adam Mistretta Livermore 2014
Scott Mitchell Santa Rosa 2016
Matthew Modelo Chula Vista 2016
James Morton Santa Barbara 2013
Johnathan Nicholson Newbury Park 2014
William Oetojo Arcadia 2015
Nicholas Ounesavath Fresno 2014
Kaden Page Murrieta 2016
Justin Phi Orange 2015
Jackson Polakov La Quinta 2015
Tyler Quast Yorba Linda 2015
Alex Roxas Millbrae 2016
Kush Sikand San Luis Obispo 2014
Ashton Silk Hillsborough 2014
Ryan Slater Gilroy 2015
David Stitt Simi Valley 2014
Jirasuddhi Tarn Suvarnasuddhi Brea 2014
Mark Anthony Vogel San Mateo 2015
Justin Woo San Diego 2015
Jeffrey Yamaguchi Fresno 2014
Evan Zytowski Long Beach 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Sophie Bergland Palos Verdes Estates 2014
Stephanie Cho Irvine 2015
Erin Costes Irvine 2014
Sarah Debnekoff Rancho Cordova 2014
Kristin Diep Oxnard 2014
Brigitte Dunne Camarillo 2015
Jamie Harada Costa Mesa 2014
Tarah Kubes Shingle Springs 2014
Tiffany Kuroki West Covina 2014
Kristin Lee Irvine 2014
Kayli Lujan Pleasanton 2015
Natalie Mattison Cypress 2014
Lauren Molin Pacific Grove 2014
Natalie Mu Rancho Palos Verdes 2013
Ashley Nguyen Tustin 2015
Joan Park Diamond Bar 2015
Lisa Sasaki Hillsborough 2015
Haley Tygret Gardena 2015
Local talent dominates the field
In the Boys Division, 51 participants are natives of Calif., while in the Girls Division, 12 competitors call California home.
Canadian Contenders
British Columbia is the second most represented region among the participants, with five hailing from the Canadian province.
IMG Academy Preseason Series
The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 5
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, April 6
7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, April 7
7:45 - 9:42 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Marshallia Ranch will have AJGA communications representatives on hand to assist media throughout the week. Prior to the tournament the AJGA will provide information about the event and its participants, as well as assist with player interviews.

After each round, media officials on-site will write a recap with the day's results. These will be emailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors may be conducted before or after tournament rounds.

For more information about the AJGA and tournaments, please refer to ajga.org. Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.

IMG Golf Academy Preseason Series

The Preseason Junior at Marshallia Ranch is one of 13 events held as part of the IMG Academy Preseason Series. The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.

IMG Academies

IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.

The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries.

IMG Academy is housed within the IMG Performance division of IMG Worldwide.

About the AJGA

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates California native
Boys Division
Pierce Aichinger Cherry Hills, Colo.
Grant Amerson Goleta, Calif.
Jeffrey Aronson Los Angeles, Calif.
Jack Atwater San Francisco, Calif.
Justin Avery Clovis, Calif.
Jack Avrit Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Adrian Berger Los Angeles, Calif.
Jack Biwer Westlake Village, Calif.
Briggs Boss Santa Barbara, Calif.
Landon Brown Santa Maria, Calif.
Tyler Burnes Bakersfield, Calif.
Michael Butler Sammamish, Wash.
Reid Buzby San Francisco, Calif.
Quinn Carlsen El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Henry Cassriel Orinda, Calif.
Kevin Chen Arcadia, Calif.
Anson Cheng Palo Alto, Calif.
Mark Cobey Woodland, Calif.
Tim de Silva Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Tanner Dice Corona, Calif.
Nicholas Engelhardt Los Angeles, Calif.
Roy Feng Covina, Calif.
James Frahm Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Charles Goode Tucson, Ariz.
Peyton Hastings North Salt Lake, Utah
Everton Hawkins Irvine, Calif.
Derek Kim Irvine, Calif.
Jae Hoon Ian Kim (South Korea) Surrey, British Columbia
Chad Kubes Shingle Springs, Calif.
Austin Kwon Pebble Beach, Calif.
Joseph Ladd San Francisco, Calif.
Joe LaHorgue Kentfield, Calif.
Chris Laub Tiburon, Calif.
Kevin Li Burnaby, British Columbia
Logan Lowe Grass Valley, Calif.
Matthew Mangawang Newbury Park, Calif.
Joshua Matz Agoura Hills, Calif.
Kyle McLay Oxnard, Calif.
Adam Mistretta Livermore, Calif.
Scott Mitchell Santa Rosa, Calif.
Matthew Modelo Chula Vista, Calif.
James Morton Santa Barbara, Calif.
Johnathan Nicholson Newbury Park, Calif.
William Oetojo Arcadia, Calif.
Nicholas Ounesavath Fresno, Calif.
Kaden Page Murrieta, Calif.
Nathan Pajutee Sisters, Ore.
Justin Phi Orange, Calif.
Jackson Polakov La Quinta, Calif.
Tyler Quast Yorba Linda, Calif.
Alex Roxas Millbrae, Calif.
Kush Sikand San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Ashton Silk Hillsborough, Calif.
Ryan Slater Gilroy, Calif.
David Stitt Simi Valley, Calif.
Jirasuddhi Tarn Suvarnasuddhi Brea, Calif.
Patrick Tan Vancouver, British Columbia
Ryan Tinney Manchester, Conn.
David Tottori Las Vegas, Nev.
Mark Anthony Vogel San Mateo, Calif.
Justin Woo San Diego, Calif.
Jeffrey Yamaguchi Fresno, Calif.
Evan Zytowski Long Beach, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Sophie Bergland Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Stephanie Cho Irvine, Calif.
Erin Costes Irvine, Calif.
Sarah Debnekoff Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Kristin Diep Oxnard, Calif.
Brigitte Dunne Camarillo, Calif.
Vanessa Ha (Canada) Allen, Texas
Jamie Harada Costa Mesa, Calif.
Michelle Kim Surrey, British Columbia
Tarah Kubes Shingle Springs, Calif.
Tiffany Kuroki West Covina, Calif.
Kristin Lee Irvine, Calif.
Kayli Lujan Pleasanton, Calif.
Natalie Mattison Cypress, Calif.
Lauren Molin Pacific Grove, Calif.
Natalie Mu Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Ashley Nguyen Tustin, Calif.
Joan Park Diamond Bar, Calif.
Lisa Sasaki Hillsborough, Calif.
Haley Tygret Gardena, Calif.
Janet Zhang Richmond, British Columbia