Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs

The Bluffs Golf Resort
St. Francisville, La. June 24 - 27, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 30 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Brek Balentine 2014 Copiah-Lincoln
Brandon Bauman 2014 UC Santa Barbara
Beau Briggs 2015 University of Mississippi
Blake Caldwell 2014 LSU
Jake Carter 2016 FSU
Corbin Cormier 2014 Trinity University
Austin Cotton 2015 Baylor University
Ben Fernandez 2015 Kansas State
Davis Field 2014 Rhodes College
Tyler Gammill 2014 Southwestern University
Henry Gee 2014 Clayton State
Klein Klotz 2013 Sam Houston State
Brennan LeBlanc 2014 Lynn University
Avery Schneider 2014 Drexel University
Peter Thorseth 2014 Texas A&M
David Tottori 2014 University of Hawaii - Hilo
Zach Tracy 2015 University of Houston
Stephen Wall 2015 University of South Alabama
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Emma Ballard 2015 Texas Tech University
Anna Buchanan 2015 Samford University
Sydney Cavin 2014 Louisiana State University
Madeline Davis 2014 Texas Tech
Kathleen Gallagher 2015 LSU
Haley Harrington 2013 Samford
Lana Hodge 2013 Louisiana - Monroe
Kaeli Jones 2014 University of South Alabama
Katharine Patrick 2015 University of Virginia
Payton Schanen 2015 Mercer University
Bailey Tardy 2015 University of Georgia
Taylor Thompson 2013 Centenary
 
 
Local flavor: 21 players from Louisiana will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Alex Anderson Baton Rouge 2014
Brek Balentine Baton Rouge 2014
Brady Bennett Zachary 2017
Jacob Bergeron Slidell 2017
Colton Blagrove Slidell 2014
Beau Briggs Covington 2015
Blake Caldwell Ponchatoula 2014
Sam deBerardinis Shreveport 2014
Davis Field St. Francisville 2014
Zachary Ginn Denham Springs 2014
Micah Goulas New Iberia 2016
Brennan LeBlanc Baton Rouge 2014
Walker Lee Shreveport 2016
William Meyers Baton Rouge 2015
Carter Toms Shreveport 2016
Stephen Wall Madisonville 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Sydney Cavin Baton Rouge 2014
Mary Chauvin Hammond 2017
Haley Harrington St. Francisville 2013
Lana Hodge Monroe 2013
Taylor Thompson Baton Rouge 2013
A new beginning
The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour (AJGT) joined the AJGA in 2013 as title sponsor of the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs. The AJGT is a junior golf program serving the Alabama, Dallas, Florida Panhandle, Houston, Louisiana, Mississippi and Shreveport areas.
Déjà vu
The 2012 Junior All-Star at Ocala hosted by Ocala-Marion Sports Commission champion Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Ga., and runner-up Payton Schanen, an Alpharetta, Ga., native, will meet again at the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs. Tardy led or shared the lead after all three rounds en route to a wire-to-wire victory at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 24
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, June 25
7:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, June 26
7:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, June 27
7:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Peter Thorseth, Richmond, Texas (2014)
At No. 16 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Thorseth won the 2013 Goodman Networks at Traditions. He also finished second in the 2012 BilliardFactory.com Junior Championship and finished among the top 10 in each of his four AJGA showings. Thorseth has notched seven top-10 AJGA finishes in his career.
Jake Carter, Aiken, S.C. (2016)
2012 Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge champion Carter will look to add another win to his resume at The Bluffs Country Club and Resort.
Bailey Tardy, Norcross, Ga. (2015)
Tardy takes on the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs coming off a T15 finish at Rolex Girls Junior Championship and T4 finish at the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities. In 2012, she collected two victories at the AJGA Junior at River Ridge and the Junior All-Star at Ocala hosted by Ocala-Marion Sports Commission.
Payton Schanen, Milton, Ga. (2015)
Schanen finsihed T6 twice earlier this season at the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan and the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T. She also recorded two T2 finishes in 2012 at the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star and Junior All-Star at Ocala hosted by Ocala-Marion Sports Commission.

Media Accommodations

The Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs 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 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
Alex Anderson Baton Rouge, La.
Brek Balentine Baton Rouge, La.
Brandon Bauman Las Vegas, Nev.
Greg Bechtel The Woodlands, Texas
Brady Bennett Zachary, La.
Jacob Bergeron Slidell, La.
Colton Blagrove Slidell, La.
Patrick Bolton II Miami Springs, Fla.
Beau Briggs Covington, La.
Cooper Bryant Houston, Texas
Blake Caldwell Ponchatoula, La.
Joseph Cansler Clemmons, N.C.
Jake Carter Aiken, S.C.
Jae Sung Choi (South Korea) Surrey, British Columbia
Corbin Cormier Beaumont, Texas
Austin Cotton Austin, Texas
Sam deBerardinis Shreveport, La.
Knox Dobbins Houston, Texas
George Doykan Houston, Texas
Ben Fernandez Southlake, Texas
Davis Field St. Francisville, La.
Grant Filer Clarendon Hills, Ill.
Channing Flowers Mobile, Ala.
Sean Foley The Woodlands, Texas
Tyler Gammill Austin, Texas
Henry Gee Hiram, Ga.
Raj Ghosh Duluth, Ga.
Zachary Ginn Denham Springs, La.
Micah Goulas New Iberia, La.
Scott Guidotti Orinda, Calif.
Philip Heine Madison, Miss.
Trent Hill Southlake, Texas
Connor Houston Tulsa, Okla.
Michael Kirby Henderson, Nev.
Klein Klotz Austin, Texas
Brennan LeBlanc Baton Rouge, La.
Walker Lee Shreveport, La.
Payton Massey Theodore, Ala.
William Meyers Baton Rouge, La.
Jordan Noack Magnolia, Texas
Travis Ola Houston, Texas
Vinay Ramesh Newtown, Pa.
Andrew Reynolds Houston, Texas
Noah Richardson Madison, Miss.
Hudson Ross (USA Minor Outlying Islands) Austin, Texas
Avery Schneider New Albany, Ohio
Parker Sexton Germantown, Tenn.
Luke Smith Montgomery, Texas
Joshua Sokoloff Germantown, Tenn.
Nicholas Solimene Naples, Fla.
Cole Solis San Antonio, Texas
Peter Thorseth Richmond, Texas
Carter Toms Shreveport, La.
David Tottori Las Vegas, Nev.
Zach Tracy Houston, Texas
Stephen Wall Madisonville, La.
Chester Wang The Woodlands, Texas
Conner Wilkinson Laredo, Texas
Steven Wysocki Hoschton, Ga.
 
Girls Division
Emma Ballard Kingwood, Texas
Courtney Bryant Houston, Texas
Anna Buchanan Athens, Ga.
Sydney Cavin Baton Rouge, La.
Mary Chauvin Hammond, La.
Madeline Davis Houston, Texas
Elizabeth Doykan Houston, Texas
Kathleen Gallagher Greenwood, Miss.
Haley Harrington St. Francisville, La.
Lana Hodge Monroe, La.
Kaeli Jones Sumterville, Fla.
Michelle Jonika Magnolia, Texas
Chaithra Katamneni (India) Coppell, Texas
Madison Kidd Lake Jackson, Texas
Sol Lee (South Korea) Coppell, Texas
Katharine Patrick West University Place, Texas
Rachel Phillips Plano, Texas
Payton Schanen Milton, Ga.
Bailey Tardy Norcross, Ga.
Taylor Thompson Baton Rouge, La.
Kimberlee Tottori Las Vegas, Nev.
Amber Wang Sugar Land, Texas
Beryl Wang Sugar Land, Texas