ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior
Mission Hills Country Club
Rancho Mirage, Calif. • June 17 - 20, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 40 boys and 22 girls from four states, China, Mexico and Thailand.
- Mission Hills Country Club has hosted 32 consecutive AJGA events, making it the longest-running venue to host on the AJGA schedule.
|AJGA returns to historic venue|
|Mission Hills Country Club has staged 32 consecutive AJGA events, making it the longest-running venue on the Association's schedule. The event's past champions provides a look at the current and future stars of the game. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Na, Jennifer Johnson, Brandi Burton, Emilee Klein, Kellee Booth and Grace Park won the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior during their junior careers.|
|Players, staff take ''The Jump''|
|Each year, tournament participants and AJGA staff jump into Poppie's Pond beside the No. 18 green at Mission Hills Country Club's Dinah Shore Tournament Course.|
|Six Rolex Junior All-Americans to compete|
|Six players in the 2013 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior field were named to Rolex Junior All-American teams in 2012. Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., represented the first team while Erin Choi of Torrance, Calif., and Derek Castillo of Yorba Linda, Calif., were named to the second team. Danielle Lee of La Mirada, Calif., Yu Liu of Beijing, and Hannah O'Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Ariz., were named as honorable mentions.|
|Boys Division Champion returns|
|Derek Castillo of Yorba Linda, Calif., returns to defend his 2012 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior title. Last year, Castillo held off his opponents down the stretch during the final round to join the long, impressive list of past champions at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior. Castillo scored an even-par 72 to finish 5-under-par 211 for the tournament.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 17|
|7 – 9 a.m.||Practice Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Tuesday, June 18|
|6:30 – 8:09 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Wednesday, June 19|
|6:30 – 8:09 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Thursday, June 20|
|6:30 – 8:09 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|1 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior
Mission Hills Country Club (June 18 - 21, 2012)
|1||Derek Castillo||Yorba Linda, Calif.||68–71–72—211|
|T2||Li Wang||Sammamish, Wash.||69–73–70—212|
|T2||Christopher Tuulik||San Diego, Calif.||68–71–73—212|
|T2||Jonah Texeira||Porter Ranch, Calif.||71–69–72—212|
|5||Ben Doyle||La Jolla, Calif.||70–70–73—213|
|1||Amy Lee||Brea, Calif.||67–73–70—210|
|2||Hannah O'Sullivan||Chandler, Ariz.||74–69–69—212|
|T3||Raychelle Santos||La Quinta, Calif.||72–72–70—214|
|T3||Mackenzie Raim||Palm Desert, Calif.||75–69–70—214|
|T3||Sarah Cho||San Diego, Calif.||75–70–69—214|
The ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior 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.