AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T
Steelwood Country Club
Loxley, Ala. • June 3 - 6, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 96-player field, 54-hole stroke play tournament
- Players will travel from 12 states, Colombia and the Dominican Republic. Seventeen players hail from Alabama.
- Four players have been recognized as Rolex Junior All-Americans
- Fourteen players have committed to playing college golf in the near future.
- Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala., will host the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T for the sixth year.
|Returning for more|
|Davis Riley of Hattiesburg, Miss., looks to finish atop the leaderboard at Steelwood Country Club after tying for second at the 2012 event. Ryan Celano of Naples, Fla., took fifth in last year's event, Dillon Woods of Jacksonville, Fla., finished sixth, and Alex Green of Fairhope, Ala., took eighth and each will return to this year's field. In the Girls Division, Tatum Jackson of Mountain Brook, Ala., is coming back to represent her home state after finishing 13th in 2012.|
|Past player makes Masters debut|
|Before Guan Tianlang qualified for the 2013 Masters in lieu of winning the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, he competed in the 2012 AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T. Tianlang tied for 11th at Steelwood Country Club after posting rounds of 75-71-75--221. He was the youngest Masters competitor ever at 14 years, six months.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 3|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|6:30 p.m.||Junior-Am Awards Reception|
|Tuesday, June 4|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, June 5|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, June 6|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T
Steelwood Country Club (June 4 - 7, 2012)
|1||Brendon Jelley||Tulsa, Okla.||76–69–68—213|
|T2||Brandon Pierce||Covington, La.||73–70–71—214|
|T2||Davis Riley||Hattiesburg, Miss.||76–65–73—214|
|4||Tzu-Wei Lin||(Taiwan) Palmetto, Fla.||74–71–70—215|
|5||Ryan Celano||Naples, Fla.||76–73–67—216|
|1||*Aliea Clark||Carlsbad, Calif.||78–67–72—217|
|2||Cheyenne Knight||Aledo, Texas||71–77–69—217|
|T3||Anna Sophia Bohmer||Cali, Colombia||72–76–70—218|
|T3||Grace Choi||Dallas, Texas||74–72–72—218|
|5||Shawn Rennegarbe||Addieville, Ill.||76–72–73—221|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T 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.
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.