JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship

Turf Valley Resort
Ellicott City, Md. August 19 - 22, 2013

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Tournament Storylines

College bound: 67 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Brendan Bacskai 2015 Drexel University
Mark Benevento 2015 University of Delaware
Mike Blasey 2015 Davidson College
Kevin Borowicz 2014 Greensboro College
Brent Bubes 2014 University of Maryland
Bennett Buch 2016 Univ. of Maryland
Remec Carlson 2014 University of Utah
Gilbert Chang 2015 Pomona College
Errol Clarke 2014 Virginia Commonwealth (VCU)
Michael Conforti 2015 St. John's Univeristy
Kevin Conners 2015 University of Notre Dame
Patrick Cover 2014 UNC - Wilmington
Gavin Dugas 2015 Southern New Hampshire
Erik Dulik 2014 University of Delaware
Walter Egloff 2015 Loyola University of Maryland
Andrew Eunice 2014 Valdosta State University
Stephen Franken 2015 NC State University
Ryoto Furuya 2016 University of Illinois
Joshua Goldenberg 2015 University of Pennsylvania
Austin Green 2014 Clarion University
Brandon Greenplate 2014 Coker College
Wade Hayes 2014 Navy
David Hicks 2015 College of William & Mary
Tyler Joiner 2015 Georgia Institute of Technology
Brendon Kim 2015 Iona College
Peter Knade 2016 University of Maryland
Blaine Lafferty 2014 University of Delaware
Jake Leavitt 2014 Elon
Cody Lissner 2014 Charleston Southern
Isaiah Logue 2014 Liberty University
Chad McCann 2015 College of Coastal Georgia
Mitchell Meissner 2014 Rice University
Chris Navarro 2015 University of Maryland
Spencer Papciak 2014 Davidson College
Jack Peden 2015 Occidental College
Ian Simon 2015 Muhlenberg College
Jonny Slater 2014 Manhattan College
Matt Starobin 2015 U.S. Naval Academy
Nathan Tenpas 2014 Davidson College
Blake Vogdes 2015 Temple University
Chris Yeom 2015 Seton Hall University
Christopher Zhang 2015 Swarthmore College
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Meagan Board 2014 Radford
Killian Casson 2015 University of North Carolina
Cordelia Chan 2015 Williams College
Allison Cooper 2015 Limestone College
Amy Ding 2015 Columbia University
Jacquelyn Eleey 2014 Georgetown
Elizaveta Freed 2014 Washington & Lee University
Aleana Groenhout 2014 University of Denver
Kristin Hearp 2016 Virginia Tech
Kaeli Jones 2014 University of South Alabama
Julie Luo 2015 Yale University
Emily Mills 2014 Rutgers University
Jane Moon 2014 Navy
Bryana Nguyen 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mary Bryan Owen 2015 Claremont McKenna College
Katharine Patrick 2015 University of Virginia
Lily Pendy 2014 Ohio University
Clementina Rodriguez 2015 University of Washington
Delaney Shah 2016 University of Louisville
Tenley Shield 2014 Princeton University*
Robin Tan 2014 Carnegie Mellon University
Khushboo Thiagaraj 2014 Radford
Katie Turk 2015 James Madison University
Jean Tyrrell 2015 Florida Gulf Coast University
Allison Wong 2014 Pennsylvania
Local flavor: 43 players from Maryland will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Mikey Barillo Germantown 2014
Andrew Barth Bethesda 2014
Kyle Berkshire Crofton 2015
Mike Blasey Potomac 2015
Brent Bubes North Bethesda 2014
Bennett Buch West Friendship 2016
Michael Bushman North Potomac 2014
Errol Clarke Mitchellville 2014
Carter Connelly Bethesda 2014
Anthony DeNapoli Catonsville 2014
Kevin Devine Baltimore 2014
Walter Egloff Chevy Chase 2015
Will Halamandaris Crownsville 2016
Will Haller Gaithersburg 2016
Michael Jones Potomac 2016
Peter Knade Easton 2016
Will Koras Lutherville 2018
Jake Leavitt Woodstock 2014
Cody Lissner Ellicott City 2014
Tyler Mealey Edgewater 2015
Blake Micholas Potomac 2016
Chris Navarro Davidsonville 2015
Andrew Neal Chevy Chase 2014
Edward Owen Baltimore 2015
Rij Patel Hunt Valley 2016
Brendan Peel Potomac 2014
Gavin Rickert Ijamsville 2016
William Rosenfield Baltimore 2014
Evan Santa Edgewater 2015
Luke Schaap Potomac 2016
Ian Simon Owings Mills 2015
Matt Starobin Davidsonville 2015
Nathan Tenpas Chevy Chase 2014
Sean Webber Mitchellville 2014
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Graysen Bright Rockville 2015
Killian Casson Ellicott City 2015
Lauren Kasuda Kensington 2014
Sydney Mills Severna Park 2016
Jane Moon Lutherville Timonium 2014
Bryana Nguyen Columbia 2014
Mary Bryan Owen Baltimore 2015
Delaney Shah North Potomac 2016
Allison Wong Rockville 2014
Two from Ellicott City take to the links
Cody Lissner, a rising senior at Mount Saint Joseph High School, is competing in his fifth career AJGA competition. Lissner's highest finish to date came at the 2012 Preseason Junior at Cripple Creek where he finished tied for tenth. Killian Casson, a rising junior at Catonsville High School, is competing in just her second AJGA competition. Earlier this year, she placed tied for eighth at the 2012 Preseason Junior at Nemacolin.
Welcome David Leadbetter
Legendary golf coach, David Leadbetter, teams up with the AJGA for the first time in 2013, sponsoring two events on the AJGA schedule. Earlier this year, Leadbetter joined with GolfPride Grips to host the Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic in ChampionsGate, Fla.
Wisner to continue golf career at Loyola - Maryland
Bennett Wisner of Hampstead, Md., has given a verbal commitment to continue his golf career at the University of Loyola - Maryland in the fall of 2014. Currently a senior at Boy's Latin School of Maryland, Wisner's highest career AJGA finish was a tie for 15th at the 2013 Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation.
AJGA visits Turf Valley Resort for the first time
Turf Valley, located in Howard County, Md., is home to two 18-hole golf courses, the Original Course and the Hialeah Course. The JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship will be played on Turf Valley's Original Course. The Original Course, the more traditional of the two, allows golfers to play through the heart of the Turf Valley.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 19
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
Tuesday, August 20
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
12:30 – 2:20 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
Wednesday, August 21
7:30 – 9:20 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
12:30 – 2:20 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
Thursday, August 22
7:30 – 9:50 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Jake Leavitt, Woodstock, Md. (2014)
Leavitt, the highest-ranked player in the Boys Division field at No. 185 in the Polo Golf Rankings, took home his first AJGA Championship in early July at the AJGA Annapolis Junior. In Annapolis, Leavitt recorded rounds of 68-71-70 to finish with a tournament total 7-under-par 209.
Nathan Tenpas, Chevy Chase, Md. (2014)
Tenpas, a rising senior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, finished in third at the Bubba Conlee National Junior after posting scores of 66-72-72, a tournament total of 6-under-par 210. Tenpas' highest-career finish at an AJGA event came at this year's Preseason Junior at Blue Heron Hills where he finished tied for 14th.
Mitchell Meissner, San Antonio, Texas (2014)
With two top-10 finishes in AJGA competition in 2013, Meissner is in the hunt for his first career AJGA victory. Meissner's highest-career finish came at the 2013 Preseason Junior at Cimarron Hills where rounds of 78-76--154 put him in fifth place.
Julie Luo, Centreville, Va. (2015)
Luo is the highest-ranked player in the fied at No. 58 on the Polo Golf Ranking. In 2012, Luo won the Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier after posting scores of 70-68-72, a tournament total of 210. In addition to her win, Luo has four other top-5 finishes on her AJGA resume including a third place finish at the 2012 William Penn Junior Championship.
Bryana Nguyen, Columbia, Md. (2014)
A senior at Atholton High School in Columbia, Md., and No. 75 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Nguyen has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of North Carolina in the fall of 2014. In 2012, Nguyen won the Under Armour® / Steve Marino Championship with scores of 67-77-72, a tournament total even-par 216.

Media Accommodations

The JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship 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.

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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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Maryland native
Boys Division
Connor Bacha York, Pa.
Brendan Bacskai Berwyn, Pa.
Mikey Barillo Germantown, Md.
Andrew Barth Bethesda, Md.
Owen Bates Mississauga, Ontario
Mark Benevento Somers Point, N.J.
Kyle Berkshire Crofton, Md.
Eddy Black Shrewsbury, Mass.
Mike Blasey Potomac, Md.
Kevin Borowicz Grand Island, N.Y.
Michael Braunstein Roslyn Heights, N.Y.
Dean Brown Castle Rock, Colo.
Brent Bubes North Bethesda, Md.
Bennett Buch West Friendship, Md.
Michael Bushman North Potomac, Md.
Remec Carlson Bradenton, Fla.
Gilbert Chang Smithtown, N.Y.
Errol Clarke Mitchellville, Md.
Matthew Cleary Greenville, Del.
Michael Conforti Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Carter Connelly Bethesda, Md.
Kevin Conners Downingtown, Pa.
Patrick Cover Huntersville, N.C.
Matthew Csillag Syosset, N.Y.
Anthony DeNapoli Catonsville, Md.
Kevin Devine Baltimore, Md.
Gavin Dugas Pittsfield, Maine
Erik Dulik Great Falls, Va.
Walter Egloff Chevy Chase, Md.
Luis Enriquez Howey in the Hills, Fla.
Andrew Eunice Moultrie, Ga.
Stephen Franken Raleigh, N.C.
Ryoto Furuya Alpharetta, Ga.
Joshua Goldenberg Scarsdale, N.Y.
Austin Green Fayetteville, Pa.
Brandon Greenplate York, Pa.
Jack Gregor North Wales, Pa.
Will Halamandaris Crownsville, Md.
Will Haller Gaithersburg, Md.
Wade Hayes Richmond, Va.
David Hicks Cape May Court House, N.J.
Henry Hui Shenzhen, China
Tyler Joiner Leesburg, Ga.
Michael Jones Potomac, Md.
Sam Jung (South Korea) Centreville, Va.
Pedro Junqueira (Brazil) Bradenton, Fla.
Evan Katz Washington, D.C.
Ben Keller New Providence, N.J.
Brendon Kim River Vale, N.J.
Peter Knade Easton, Md.
Will Koras Lutherville, Md.
Brett Krekorian Andover, Mass.
Blaine Lafferty Marlton, N.J.
Liam Lafferty Marlton, N.J.
Jake Leavitt Woodstock, Md.
Cody Lissner Ellicott City, Md.
Isaiah Logue Fairfield, Pa.
Chad McCann Haymarket, Va.
Kevin McInerney Natick, Mass.
Tyler Mealey Edgewater, Md.
Mitchell Meissner San Antonio, Texas
Blake Micholas Potomac, Md.
Ryan Muthiora Zion Crossroads, Va.
Chris Navarro Davidsonville, Md.
Andrew Neal Chevy Chase, Md.
Dan Neidermire Medfield, Mass.
Jake Niedosik Lansdale, Pa.
Ryan O'Sullivan (Canada) Leesburg, Va.
Ty Olinger Blacksburg, Va.
Christian Ostberg Darien, Conn.
Edward Owen Baltimore, Md.
Spencer Papciak Dunwoody, Ga.
Rij Patel Hunt Valley, Md.
Jeremy Paton Victor, N.Y.
Jack Peden Vienna, Va.
Brendan Peel Potomac, Md.
Eric Peng Zhengzhou, China
Colin Ragsdale Chesapeake, Va.
Brandon Raihl Wernersville, Pa.
Austin Renz Danville, Pa.
Gavin Rickert Ijamsville, Md.
Colin Roche Northfield, N.J.
William Rosenfield Baltimore, Md.
Evan Santa Edgewater, Md.
Michael Savitt Greenwich, Conn.
Anthony Scarcella Scarsdale, N.Y.
Luke Schaap Potomac, Md.
Ian Simon Owings Mills, Md.
Jonny Slater Old Tappan, N.J.
Tyler Sokolis Doylestown, Pa.
KeonHo Song (South Korea) Centreville, Va.
Tyler Stahle Andover, Mass.
Matt Starobin Davidsonville, Md.
Charles Sun Bradenton, Fla.
Kelly Sun Bradenton, Fla.
Nathan Tenpas Chevy Chase, Md.
Nicolas Vanegas Bogota, Colombia
Blake Vogdes Wildwood Crest, N.J.
Sean Webber Mitchellville, Md.
Steven Weingroff Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Trey Wren Suffolk, Va.
Han (Harry) Xue (China) Windermere, Fla.
Chris Yeom New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Christopher Zhang Belle Mead, N.J.
Justin Zheng Belle Mead, N.J.
Jerry Zhu (China) Lake Mary, Fla.
Girls Division
Eleanor Blum Edina, Minn.
Meagan Board Roanoke, Va.
Graysen Bright Rockville, Md.
Killian Casson Ellicott City, Md.
Cordelia Chan (Canada) Birmingham, Mich.
Allison Cooper Harrisburg, Pa.
Amy Ding Lexington, Mass.
Jacquelyn Eleey Quincy, Mass.
Elizaveta Freed Alexandria, Va.
Aleana Groenhout Redmond, Wash.
Kristin Hearp Salem, Va.
Kaeli Jones Sumterville, Fla.
Lauren Kasuda Kensington, Md.
Young Shin Kim Austin, Texas
Julianne Lee York, Pa.
Katie Lee Ringoes, N.J.
Stephanie Liu Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Julie Luo Centreville, Va.
Emily Mills Farmingdale, N.J.
Sydney Mills Severna Park, Md.
Naomi Mitchell Norfolk, Va.
Jane Moon Lutherville Timonium, Md.
Zora Moore Milford, N.J.
Bryana Nguyen Columbia, Md.
Mary Bryan Owen Baltimore, Md.
Euna Pak Irvine, Calif.
Katharine Patrick West University Place, Texas
Lily Pendy Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Clementina Rodriguez (Venezuela) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Delaney Shah North Potomac, Md.
Tenley Shield Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Robin Tan Austin, Texas
Khushboo Thiagaraj (India) Haymarket, Va.
Katie Turk Blacksburg, Va.
Jean Tyrrell Leawood, Kan.
Allison Wong Rockville, Md.