Junior All-Star at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford

Forest Lake Country Club
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. August 5 - 8, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 17 players from Michigan will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Kitwana Ashford Farmington Hills 2015
Nicholas Bonema Troy 2016
Michael Busse Rochester Hills 2016
Devin Deogun Orchard Lake 2017
Matthew Jacobs West Bloomfield 2015
Victor Nistor West Bloomfield 2015
James Piot Canton 2017
Imaad Qureshi Bloomfield Hills 2017
Zachary Rosendale Saint Johns 2017
Andrew Walker Battle Creek 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Jennifer Cui Troy 2016
Julia Dean Brighton 2017
Allyson Geer Brighton 2017
Veronica Haque Rochester Hills 2017
Jami Laude Ann Arbor 2017
Jordan Michalak Birmingham 2016
Sarah Shipley Hastings 2016
AJGA heads to Forest Lake Country Club
Redesigned by Arthur Hills, Forest Lake Country Club, located in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., provides a challenge for golfers of all levels. A site for Michigan Open Qualifiers in the past, this is Forest Lake's first time to host an AJGA event.
Bloomfield Hills native in field
Imaad Qureshi, a rising freshman at DCDS, and native of Bloomfield Hills, is competing in just his second AJGA event. His first-career event was the 2012 Preseason Junior at Prairie Landing.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 5
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 6
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, August 7
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, August 8
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Varun Chopra, Champaign, Ill. (2017)
The highest-ranked player in the field at No. 81 on the Polo Golf Rankings, Chopra already has two AJGA wins under his belt. In 2012, Chopra took home the top honors at the Junior All-Star at Penn State and earlier this year won the 2013 AJGA Junior at Quad Cities with scores of 71-71-73--215.
Andrew Walker, Battle Creek, Mich. (2016)
Walker, from two hour west in Battle Creek, has had an impressive showing in 2013 AJGA competition. In three events this year, Walker has recorded two top-10 finishes in addition to his win at the 2013 Junior All-Star at Red Tail. At 14-years-old, Walker became the fifth youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Amateur.
Competing in his second AJGA season, Mayhew, a rising sophomore, has recorded two career top-10 finishes in AJGA competition. Mayhew's top-10 finishes came at the 2012 Junior All-Star at Ocala hosted by Ocala-Marion Sports Commission and the 2013 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan.
Allyson Geer, Brighton, Mich. (2017)
Competing in her first AJGA season, Geer finished second in June's Junior All-Star at Red Tail. At the event, Geer shot rounds of 71-74-74 to finish with a tournament total 219.
Maya Walton, Austin, Texas (2016)
Walton is competing in just her second career AJGA event. At her first event, the 2013 Junior All-Star at Red Tail, Walton put together rounds of 73-79-78 for a tournament total 230 and a fifth place finish.

Media Accommodations

The Junior All-Star at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford 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 Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford 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 Michigan native
Boys Division
Joshua Allen Wilson, N.C.
Kitwana Ashford Farmington Hills, Mich.
Michael Banas Lake Forest, Ill.
Alex Bassetto Naperville, Ill.
Brandon Berry Great Falls, Va.
Nicholas Bonema Troy, Mich.
Mickey Brick Frankfort, Ill.
Cullan Brown Eddyville, Ky.
Michael Busse Rochester Hills, Mich.
Varun Chopra Champaign, Ill.
Jason Chan Young Chung Thornhill, Ontario
Matthew Clark Westchester, Ill.
Max Clift Kitchener, Ontario
Thomas Code Dorchester, Ontario
Ricky Costello Homer Glen, Ill.
Jeffrey Cunningham West Palm Beach, Fla.
Devin Deogun Orchard Lake, Mich.
Thomas DePriest III Lake City, Ark.
Ethan Farnam Crystal Lake, Ill.
Matthew Galluzzo Plantation, Fla.
Salil Ghamande Evans, Ga.
Jake Goldman Leawood, Kan.
Noah Goodwin Corinth, Texas
Kyle Gorospe Mississauga, Ontario
Daniel Griffiths Binghamton, N.Y.
Jake Grula Winter Park, Fla.
Will Gunst Elmhurst, Ill.
Allen Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Austin Hitt Longwood, Fla.
Andrew Huber Winnetka, Ill.
Matthew Jacobs West Bloomfield, Mich.
David Keane Wauwatosa, Wis.
Graydon Kent Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Derek Kim Irvine, Calif.
Jay Kirchdorfer Louisville, Ky.
Spencer Klimek Columbia City, Ind.
Jake Kuwitzky McKinney, Texas
Gil Lanoue Belle River, Ontario
Timothy Lim Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Matthew Liston Louisville, Ky.
Kyle MacDonald Oakville, Ontario
Russell Matos Lombard, Ill.
Victor Nistor West Bloomfield, Mich.
Jonathan Nocek Bloomingdale, Ill.
Mason Nome Houston, Texas
Michael O'Keefe II Olivette, Mo.
Kevin Paek Glenview, Ill.
James Piot Canton, Mich.
Imaad Qureshi Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
John Racciatti Jr Fairhope, Ala.
Carlos Riascos Bogota, Colombia
Quinn Richardson Caledon, Ontario
Max Rohwedder Prospect Heights, Ill.
Zachary Rosendale Saint Johns, Mich.
Carson Seals Ardmore, Okla.
Parker Sexton Germantown, Tenn.
Brendan Seys Port Lambton, Ontario
Andy Spencer Prairie Village, Kan.
Noah Steele Kingston, Ontario
Charles Sun Bradenton, Fla.
Kelly Sun Bradenton, Fla.
Brian Terlesky Youngstown, Ohio
Frankie Thomas St. Louis, Mo.
Matias Torra (Argentina) Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Andrew Walker Battle Creek, Mich.
Liam Warner Barrington, Ill.
John Weiss Columbia, S.C.
Dylan Wojcik Wheeling, W.Va.
 
Girls Division
Abby Burditt St. Augustine, Fla.
Felicia Chang La Habra Heights, Calif.
Megan Chao Fullerton, Calif.
Lauren Comegys Lakeway, Texas
Jennifer Cui Troy, Mich.
Julia Dean Brighton, Mich.
Megan Furtney South Elgin, Ill.
Madeleine Garay La Jolla, Calif.
Allyson Geer Brighton, Mich.
Veronica Haque Rochester Hills, Mich.
Harmanprit Kaur Lawrenceville, Ga.
Jami Laude Ann Arbor, Mich.
Diana McDonald Kingston, Ontario
Jordan Michalak Birmingham, Mich.
Katherine Muzi Walnut, Calif.
Zaafina Naqvi Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Kory Nielsen Kent, Ohio
Eun-Won Park (South Korea) Tenafly, N.J.
Ariana Saenz Porter, Texas
Chelsea Sedlar Merrimack, N.H.
Sarah Shipley Hastings, Mich.
Maya Walton Austin, Texas