Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Abilene Country Club
Abilene, Texas • July 15 - 18, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The 2013 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The tournament field features 144 players from 12 states, Colombia, Japan and Mexico.
- The third oldest event on the AJGA schedule, this is the 33rd year the event has been contested.
- Abilene Country Club is hosting the event for the 20th straight year.
|Bob Estes supports AJGA in hometown|
|Bob Estes, an AJGA alum and two-time Rolex All-American, joined the AJGA to sponsor an event in his hometown in 2006. This event is the third-oldest on the AJGA schedule. The PGA TOUR professional has four career wins in the professional circuit.|
|Defending Champion returns|
|Sarah Moore, champion of the 2012 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior, is returning to Abilene Country Club to defend her title. In 2012, Moore attributed her win to strong short game play, and finished with a 5-over-par 221.|
|Eighty of the 144 players in the field call the Lonestar State home. Two players, Bear Bailey and Riley Casey are representing Abilene.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 15|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 16|
|7:45 – 9:24 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (First Wave)|
|12:15−1:54 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Second Wave)|
|Wednesday, July 17|
|7:45 – 9:24 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (First Wave)|
|12:15 – 1:54 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Second Wave)|
|Thursday, July 18|
|7:45 – 9:33 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Abilene Country Club (July 16 - 19, 2012)
|1||Alexander Levy||Austin, Texas||73–71–68—212|
|2||William Martinez||Austin, Texas||75–66–73—214|
|3||Chase Hanna||Leawood, Kan.||67–75–73—215|
|4||Preston Harrington||Dallas, Texas||75–73–68—216|
|T5||Philip Delisi||Tokyo, Japan||75–69–73—217|
|T5||Pachara Sakulyong||Bangkok, Thailand||76–70–71—217|
|T5||Peter Thorseth||Richmond, Texas||72–73–72—217|
|1||Sarah Moore||Burkburnett, Texas||75–74–72—221|
|2||Alexandra White||Fort Worth, Texas||76–72–74—222|
|3||Marcella Pranovia||(Indonesia) Santa Ana, Calif.||72–80–72—224|
|4||Emily Gillman||Austin, Texas||73–77–75—225|
|5||Giovana Maymon||Huixquilucan, Mexico||78–76–73—227|
The Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene 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.