Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation

Gray Plantation Golf Club
Lake Charles, La. June 10 - 13, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: Nine players from Louisiana will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Jacob Bergeron Slidell 2017
Eric Brown Lake Charles 2017
Charlie Flynn Alexandria 2018
Drew Gonzales Lafayette 2016
Walker Lee Shreveport 2016
Jacobo Santacoloma Lake Charles 2016
Hayden White Benton 2018
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Brooke Duzan Sulphur 2017
Taylor Kennedy Baton Rouge 2015
AJGA visits Gray Plantation for the first time
Located in Lake Charles, La., Golf Digest ranked Gray Plantation No. 3 on the top 100 Best New Courses in 2000.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 10
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, June 11
7:15 – 11:45 a.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, June 12
7:15 – 11:45 a.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, June 13
7:15 – 11:45 a.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2015)
DeZoort is participating in his third AJGA event of the 2013 season and the sixth Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star event of his career. His highest finish to date came at the 2012 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star where he placed T14 with scores of 70-73-75-218.
Andy Ogletree, Little Rock, Miss. (2016)
At the 2012 Preseason Junior at Sterling, Ogletree shot a 79-74-153 to take home a third-place finish. The rising high school sophomore will look to improve on his T22 finish in March at the 2013 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan.
Ty Olinger, Blacksburg, Va. (2016)
The 2013 Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation will be Olinger's seventh career AJGA event. His highest finish came at the 2012 PBE Qualifier - Ocala where he shot a 76 to finish T18.
Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas (2017)
At the 2013 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions, Papp finished T6 with scores of 75-76-72-223. Last year, at the 2012 PBE Qualifier - Norman, Papp earned medalist honors with a score of 3-under-par 69.
Megan Carter, Blackshear, Ga. (2015)
Carter finished fifth at the 2012 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star with a score of 76-74-74-224. Carter, a rising high school junior, will look to take home another top finish at the Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation.

Media Accommodations

The Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation 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.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series

The Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy 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 Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy

The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, Fla., in Howey-in-the-Hills at Bishops Gate Golf & Lakeside Community, is the world’s premier junior golf academy. In addition to the junior golf program, GGGA also features summer golf camps, winter golf camps and programs, training and golf lessons for amateurs, professionals and adults.

The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.

Gary Gilchrist, founder of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, has been recognized as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2013-2014 and as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2014. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, of which include: Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Sandra Gal and many more.

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 Louisiana native
Boys Division
Griffin Agent Madison, Miss.
Colter Baca Edmond, Okla.
Burke Barsamian Barrington Hills, Ill.
Alex Bassetto Naperville, Ill.
Dillon Baxter Austin, Texas
Sam Bennett Madisonville, Texas
Jacob Bergeron Slidell, La.
Eric Brown Lake Charles, La.
Trevor Brown Austin, Texas
Cooper Bryant Houston, Texas
Thomas Calbi South Barrington, Ill.
Owen Calvin-Smith South Pasadena, Calif.
Alex Clouse Flower Mound, Texas
Thomas DePriest III Jonesboro, Ark.
Alexander DeRosa Atlanta, Ga.
Jake DeZoort Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Hunter Dunagan Martinez, Ga.
Austin Eckroat Edmond, Okla.
Dan Erickson La Habra, Calif.
Charlie Flynn Alexandria, La.
Gregory Gionfriddo Memphis, Tenn.
Drew Gonzales Lafayette, La.
Allen Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Cole Hammer Houston, Texas
Hunter Hammett Hattiesburg, Miss.
Austin Hitt Longwood, Fla.
Kyle Hogan Cypress, Texas
Jackson Howes McKinney, Texas
Chase Ibbotson Sanford, Fla.
Brandon In Bakersfield, Calif.
Colin Kober Southlake, Texas
Tsung-Han Lee (Taiwan) Bradenton, Fla.
Walker Lee Shreveport, La.
Won Jun Lee (South Korea) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Andre' Leveque Windermere, Fla.
Matt Liddon Yazoo City, Miss.
Yuxin Lin Beijing, China
Tyler Lipscomb Carrollton, Ga.
Matthew Liston Louisville, Ky.
Charlie Miller Jackson, Miss.
Ray Navis Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Addison Nix Auburn, Ala.
Andy Ogletree Little Rock, Miss.
Ty Olinger Blacksburg, Va.
Logan Pate Richmond, Texas
Devan Prabhakar Dallas, Texas
Reese Ramsey Austin, Texas
Mark Reppe Dallas, Texas
Leo Rich Johns Creek, Ga.
Jacobo Santacoloma (Colombia) Lake Charles, La.
Carson Seals Ardmore, Okla.
Jacob Slay The Woodlands, Texas
Jake Snortland The Woodlands, Texas
Joshua Sokoloff Germantown, Tenn.
Michael Spinger Trinity, Fla.
Kade Stewart Tomball, Texas
Charles Sun Bradenton, Fla.
Kelly Sun Bradenton, Fla.
Cal Templeton Germantown, Tenn.
Hayden White Benton, La.
Sean Wilcox Frisco, Texas
Sully Zagerman Windermere, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Conner Beth Ball Madison, Miss.
Courtney Bryant Houston, Texas
Megan Carter Blackshear, Ga.
Hailee Cooper Montgomery, Texas
Cheleen Cousins Plano, Texas
Brooke Duzan Sulphur, La.
Virginia Green Fairhope, Ala.
Macy Holliday Dallas, Texas
Chloe Horton Miami, Fla.
Taylor Kennedy Baton Rouge, La.
Sol Lee (South Korea) Coppell, Texas
Brooke Nolte Melissa, Texas
Kaitlyn Papp Austin, Texas
Ana Paula Ramirez Pachuca, Mexico
Kaitleen Shee Irvine, Calif.
Emily Uhland Jacksonville, Fla.
Beryl Wang Sugar Land, Texas
Ella Woods St. Augustine, Fla.
Qingyi Symba Xu (China) Bradenton, Fla.