Rolex Tournament of Champions

Lancaster Country Club
Lancaster, Pa. July 8 - 12, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 110 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Benjamin Arnett 2014 University of Houston
Blake Barens 2013 Notre Dame
Zachary Bauchou 2015 Oklahoma State University
Sam Burns 2015 LSU
Harold Calubid 2014 Fresno State University
Brian Carlson 2014 Purdue University
Nick Carlson 2015 Michigan
Derek Castillo 2016 UNLV
Cameron Champ 2014 Texas A&M
Ryan Cole 2013 James Madison
Justin Connelly 2013 Mercer
Patrick Cover 2014 UNC - Wilmington
Sean Crocker 2014 Southern Cal
George Cunningham 2014 Arizona
Brad Dalke 2016 Oklahoma
Daniel De La Garza 2013 Harvard
Robert Deng 2013 Harvard*
Brendon Doyle 2014 Indiana University
Noah Edmondson 2015 Arkansas
Preston Fleenor 2015 Missouri
Victor Fox 2013 Maryland
Luis Gagne 2015 Louisiana State university
Jorge Garcia 2015 Florida
Doug Ghim 2014 University of Texas
Matt Gilchrest 2013 Auburn
Luke Graboyes 2013 Cornell*
Benjamin Griffin 2014 North Carolina
Peter Griffith 2015 Northwestern University
Jonathan Hardee 2014 Alabama
Franklin Huang 2014 Stanford
Theo Humphrey 2014 Vanderbilt University
Jacob Joiner 2014 Georgia Tech
Raymond Knoll 2013 Iowa
Joo-Young Lee 2013 Xavier
Tae Wan Lee 2013 Florida
J.D. Lehman 2013 Louisville
Santiago Lopez 2014 Rollins College
Matthew Lowe 2014 Richmond
Jimmy Makloski 2013 Colorado State
Joshua Martin 2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dylan Meyer 2014 University of Illinois
Collin Morikawa 2015 UC Berkeley
Andrew Novak 2013 Wofford
Danny Ochoa 2013 Southern California
James Park 2013 Yale*
Christopher Petefish 2014 Georgia Tech
William Register 2014 University of North Carolina
Davis Riley 2015 Alabama
Stephen Saleeby 2015 UNC Wilmington
Scott Scheffler 2014 University of Texas
Nicholas Scrymgeour 2013 Missouri - Kansas City
Joshua Seiple 2014 University of Mississippi
Connor Smith 2014 Middle Tennessee State University
Jacob Solomon 2015 Auburn University
Kyle Sterbinsky 2015 Wake Forest
Jonah Texeira 2014 Southern California
Peter Thorseth 2014 Texas A&M
Danny Walker 2014 Virginia
Matthew Weber 2014 Indiana University
Chris Williams 2013 Coastal Carolina
Adam Wood 2014 Duke
Yechun (Carl) Yuan 2015 Duke University
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Karen Arimoto 2015 University of Oklahoma
Sierra Brooks 2016 University of Florida
Abbey Carlson 2016 Vanderbilt
Sophia Chen 2013 Penn*
Erin Choi 2014 UCLA
Lydia Choi 2014 UCLA
Karen Chung 2013 Southern California
Aliea Clark 2014 UCLA
Rachel Dai 2015 Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Casey Danielson 2013 Stanford
Claudia De Antonio 2014 LSU
Mai Dechathipat 2015 Auburn University
Evelyn Dole 2013 Virginia
Harley Dubsky 2014 UNLV
Madelin Gedeon 2013 Rutgers
Cindy Ha 2014 Vanderbilt
Haylee Harford 2015 Furman
Alexandra Harkins 2014 University of North Carolina
Erica Herr 2014 Wake Forest
Alexandra Kaui 2013 Oklahoma
Cheyenne Knight 2015 Alabama
Naomi Ko 2015 North Carolina State University
Alison Lee 2013 UCLA
Amy Lee 2015 USC
Andrea Lee 2016 Stanford University
Ailin Li 2015 Boston College
Marianne Li 2015 University of California, Berkeley
Maria Fernanda Lira 2014 Central Arkansas
Julie Luo 2015 Yale
Brooke McDougald 2015 TCU
Rinko Mitsunaga 2015 Georgia
Haley Moore 2016 University of Arizona
Nicole Morales 2014 Alabama
Bryana Nguyen 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hannah O'Sullivan 2016 USC
Mackenzie Perez 2014 University of Missouri
Chayanid Prapassarangkul 2014 University of Illinois
Krystal Quihuis 2014 University of Arizona
Robynn Ree 2015 USC
Ana Ruiz 2014 Oklahoma University
Kathleen Scavo 2015 University of Oregon
Sophia Schubert 2014 Auburn University
Gabriella Then 2013 University of Southern California
Kuriko Tsukiyama 2014 Arizona
Lilia Vu 2015 UCLA
Samantha Wagner 2015 Florida
Patricia Wong 2015 Pepperdine
Bethany Wu 2015 UCLA
Playing at the next level
Lancaster Country Club, home of the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions, will also host the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open, foreshadowing future U.S. Women’s Open participants. The AJGA will be heavily represented at the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open with nine current members in the field and six alternates. The Rolex Tournament of Champions field includes four junior girls who have qualified and two alternates who will get a sneak peak of the course this week. Rolex Tournament of Champions participants have gone on to compete in the U.S. Women’s Open including 2003 Rolex Tournament of Champions winner Inbee Park, who won the 2008 U.S. Women’s Open.
Championship history
As the longest-running tournament on the AJGA schedule, it’s no surprise to find some of golf’s biggest names on the list of past champions. Former champions have gone on to succeed not only at the amateur and collegiate levels but at the professional level as well. The 2013 U.S. Open field included 36 participants who have played in the Rolex Tournament of Champions, including past champion of both events, Webb Simpson. Notable alumni joining Simpson in the Open are Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Jim Furyk. Furyk is also a member of Lancaster Country Club, host of the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Collegiate success
Former champions have gone on to succeed at the amateur and collegiate levels. Several Rolex Tournament of Champions winners have earned All-America nods, All-Conference accolades and National Championships, including Jamie Lovemark, Heather Bowie and Charles Howell III, while Beth Bauer won the U.S. Girls’ Amateur in 1997. The 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions field boasts 76 players who have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
USGA/AJGA President's Leadership Award
Divya Manthena of Camarillo, Calif. and Patrick Cover of Huntersville, N.C., will compete on an exemption after being named the 2013 President’s Leadership Award winners. Manthena and Cover will be honored and formally presented their awards during the Rolex Tournament of Champions, Wednesday, July 10.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 8
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 9
7 – 8:30a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave - GIRLS)
Noon – 1:50 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave - BOYS)
 
Wednesday, July 10
7 – 8:50 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave - BOYS)
12:10 – 1:40 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave - GIRLS)
 
Thursday, July 11
7 – 8:30 a.m. Third Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave - GIRLS)
Noon – 1:50 p.m. Third Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave - BOYS)
 
Friday, July 12
7 – 9 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Brad Dalke, Hobart, Okla. (2016)
Ranked No. 2 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Dalke won the 2013 HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American finished four strokes behind Matthew NeSmith for second place at the 2012 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Jorge Garcia, (Venezuela) Miami, Fla. (2015)
Playing in his first Rolex Tournament of Champions, Garcia is coming off wins at the Puerto Rico Junior Open sponsored by Sport Link and the Thunderbird International Junior. Garcia's victory at the Puerto Rico Junior Open earned him a sponsor's exemption into the PGA TOUR's Puerto Rico Open. He currently sits at No. 3 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Alison Lee, Valencia, Calif. (2013)
The five-time Rolex Junior All-American is No. 1 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Lee has six AJGA victories under her belt, including three Invitational wins at the 2012 ANNIKA Invitational, 2012 The PING Invitational and most recently, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. This will be one of her last events before playing college golf for UCLA in the fall.
Nicole Morales, South Salem, N.Y. (2014)
2013 Thunderbird International Junior champion Morales will look to add another win to her resume at Lancaster Country Club. She wrapped up 2012 carding four top-three finishes including a victory at the Genesis Junior Open. She qualified for the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur and is currently No. 2 in the Polo Golf rankings.
Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. (2013)
Chung won the 2013 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions and quickly moved to No. 3 in the Polo Golf Rankings. She returns to the Rolex Tournament of Champions after falling short on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff in 2012 against Jaye Marie Green. Coming off a runner-up finish at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship, she will join the Trojans in the fall to play collegiate golf at the University of Southern California.
 

2012 Results

Rolex Tournament of Champions
Capital City Club (June 25 - 29, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Matthew NeSmith North Augusta, S.C. 68–67–66–70—271
2 Brad Dalke Hobart, Okla. 68–70–66–71—275
T3 Jordan Niebrugge Mequon, Wis. 70–68–67–71—276
T3 Brandon Pierce Covington, La. 72–66–69–69—276
T5 Andy Shim (South Korea) Duluth, Ga. 69–70–69–69—277
T5 Taylor Moore Edmond, Okla. 71–72–68–66—277
T5 Lee McCoy Clarkesville, Ga. 69–68–72–68—277
 
Girls Division
1 *Jaye Marie Green Boca Raton, Fla. 70–68–67–72—277
2 Karen Chung Livingston, N.J. 69–70–68–70—277
3 Casey Danielson Osceola, Wis. 70–69–72–67—278
4 Yu Liu Beijing, China 71–69–70–70—280
5 Esther Lee Norwalk, Calif. 73–67–71–72—283
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Rolex Tournament of Champions 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 Pennsylvania native
Boys Division
Benjamin Arnett Houston, Texas
Blake Barens Villa Park, Calif.
Zachary Bauchou Forest, Va.
Sam Burns Shreveport, La.
Andres Caballero Mexico City, Mexico
Harold Calubid Long Beach, Calif.
Brian Carlson Madison, Conn.
Nick Carlson Hamilton, Mich.
Derek Castillo Yorba Linda, Calif.
Cameron Champ Sacramento, Calif.
Ryan Cole Mount Airy, Md.
Justin Connelly McDonough, Ga.
Patrick Cover Huntersville, N.C.
Sean Crocker (Zimbabwe) Westlake Village, Calif.
George Cunningham Tucson, Ariz.
Brad Dalke Hobart, Okla.
Daniel De La Garza Monterrey, Mexico
Robert Deng Irvine, Calif.
Evan DeRoche Key West, Fla.
ZeCheng Dou Beijing, China
Brendon Doyle Louisville, Ky.
Noah Edmondson Davidson, N.C.
Preston Fleenor Mission Hills, Kan.
Victor Fox Delmar, N.Y.
Luis Gagne Orlando, Fla.
Jorge Garcia (Venezuela) Miami, Fla.
Doug Ghim Arlington Heights, Ill.
Matt Gilchrest Southlake, Texas
Luke Graboyes Watchung, N.J.
Benjamin Griffin Chapel Hill, N.C.
Peter Griffith Westlake Village, Calif.
Jonathan Hardee Greer, S.C.
Franklin Huang Poway, Calif.
Theo Humphrey Greenwich, Conn.
Cheng Jin (China) Beijing, Singapore
Jacob Joiner Leesburg, Ga.
Walker Kirk Lancaster, Pa.
Raymond Knoll Naperville, Ill.
Joo-Young Lee Hilliard, Ohio
Tae Wan Lee (South Korea) Orlando, Fla.
J.D. Lehman Bluffton, S.C.
Santiago Lopez Boca Del Rio, Mexico
Matthew Lowe Farmingdale, N.Y.
Jimmy Makloski Pueblo, Colo.
Joshua Martin Pinehurst, N.C.
Joshua McCarthy Danville, Calif.
Dylan Meyer Evansville, Ind.
Collin Morikawa La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
Andrew Novak Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Danny Ochoa San Diego, Calif.
James Park Deerfield, Mass.
Christopher Petefish Danville, Calif.
William Register Burlington, N.C.
Davis Riley Hattiesburg, Miss.
Stephen Saleeby Raleigh, N.C.
Scott Scheffler Dallas, Texas
Nicholas Scrymgeour Cochrane, Alberta
Joshua Seiple Castle Rock, Colo.
Masaya Shibata Otsu, Japan
Connor Smith Birmingham, Ala.
Jacob Solomon Dublin, Calif.
Kyle Sterbinsky Yardley, Pa.
Jonah Texeira Porter Ranch, Calif.
Peter Thorseth Richmond, Texas
Danny Walker Bradenton, Fla.
Matthew Weber Saint Charles, Ill.
Chris Williams Scott Depot, W.Va.
Adam Wood Zionsville, Ind.
Yechun (Carl) Yuan (China) Lake Mary, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Karen Arimoto (Japan) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Sierra Brooks Sorrento, Fla.
Abbey Carlson Lake Mary, Fla.
Sophia Chen Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Erin Choi Torrance, Calif.
Lydia Choi Beverly Hills, Calif.
Karen Chung Livingston, N.J.
Aliea Clark Carlsbad, Calif.
Rachel Dai Milton, Ga.
Casey Danielson Osceola, Wis.
Claudia De Antonio (Venezuela) Weston, Fla.
Mai Dechathipat (Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Evelyn Dole Raleigh, N.C.
Harley Dubsky Valparaiso, Ind.
Yueer Cindy Feng (China) Orlando, Fla.
Madelin Gedeon Roseville, Calif.
Cindy Ha Demarest, N.J.
Haylee Harford Leavittsburg, Ohio
Alexandra Harkins Crystal Lake, Ill.
Erica Herr New Hope, Pa.
Alexandra Kaui Las Vegas, Nev.
Megan Khang Rockland, Mass.
Cheyenne Knight Aledo, Texas
Naomi Ko Victoria, British Columbia
Alison Lee Valencia, Calif.
Amy Lee Brea, Calif.
Andrea Lee Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Ailin Li (China) Windermere, Fla.
Marianne Li Bellevue, Wash.
Maria Fernanda Lira Mexico City, Mexico
Mika Liu Bradenton, Fla.
Julie Luo Centreville, Va.
Divya Manthena Moorpark, Calif.
Brooke McDougald The Woodlands, Texas
Brogan McKinnon Mississauga, Ontario
Rinko Mitsunaga Roswell, Ga.
Haley Moore Escondido, Calif.
Nicole Morales South Salem, N.Y.
Bryana Nguyen Columbia, Md.
Hannah O'Sullivan Chandler, Ariz.
Eri Okayama Shijyonawate, Japan
Mackenzie Perez Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Chayanid Prapassarangkul Bangkok, Thailand
Krystal Quihuis Tucson, Ariz.
Robynn Ree Redondo Beach, Calif.
Ana Ruiz (Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico
Kathleen Scavo Benicia, Calif.
Sophia Schubert Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Samantha Stewart Oklahoma City, Okla.
Gabriella Then Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Kuriko Tsukiyama West New York, N.J.
Lilia Vu Fountain Valley, Calif.
Samantha Wagner Windermere, Fla.
Elizabeth Wang San Marino, Calif.
Ziyi Wang Beijing, China
Patricia Wong Walnut, Calif.
Bethany Wu Diamond Bar, Calif.