Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star
WindStone Golf Club
Ringgold, Ga. • June 3 - 6, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 72 boys and 24 girls from 17 states, Canada, Kazakhstan and Mexico.
- The event is one of 12 in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star series.
- 2013 is the 11th year the event has been contested in Ringgold, Ga.
|Junior All-Star of the Year|
|The 2012 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star was recognized by the AJGA as the Junior All-Star of the Year. Last year, tournament title sponsor Ringgold Telephone Company created a special No. 1 tee experience by supplying telephones to serve as tee markers. After the first round, participants took part in a social activity that included lob shot, closest-to-the-hole and marshmallow long-drive competitions.|
|The 2012 Junior All-Star of the Year Award marked the fourth tournament award for the event. The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star won the Hospitality Award in 2003, the Media Award in 2004 and the Volunteer Award in 2010.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 3|
|7:30 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|6:30 p.m.||Junior-Am Awards & Reception|
|Tuesday, June 4|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, June 5|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, June 6|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star
WindStone Golf Club (June 4 - 7, 2012)
|1||Braden Thornberry||Olive Branch, Miss.||67–69–70—206|
|T2||Jalen Ledger||Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.||70–65–74—209|
|T2||Issei Tanabe||(Japan) Huntington Beach, Calif.||69–71–69—209|
|T4||Reid Rathburn||Alpharetta, Ga.||72–71–67—210|
|T4||Eric Bae||Pinehurst, N.C.||71–66–73—210|
|1||Jordan Daniel||Sharpsburg, Ga.||70–73–72—215|
|2||Payton Schanen||Milton, Ga.||73–71–74—218|
|3||Kaitlyn Papp||Austin, Texas||78–72–71—221|
|4||Kaho Monica Matsubara||San Diego, Calif.||71–78–73—222|
|5||Megan Carter||Blackshear, Ga.||76–74–74—224|
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star 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.
Junior All-Star Series
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 15 events in the Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Junior All-Star Series events.
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 more than 6,300 members from 48 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
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 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.