AJGA Girls Championship

The Furman Golf Club
Greenville, S.C. August 30 - September 2, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 57 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
  Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Shannon Aubert 2014 Stanford University
Emma Ballard 2015 Texas Tech University
Alexis Biedrzycki 2015 Michigan State
Shannon Brooks 2015 University of Tennessee
Sierra Brooks 2016 University of Florida
Carly Burkhardt 2016 Furman
Sydney Cavin 2014 Louisiana State University
Alice Chen 2014 Furman
Chloe Corriveau 2015 University of Washington
Rachel Dai 2015 Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Claudia De Antonio 2014 LSU
Isabella DiLisio 2015 University of Notre Dame
Nicolette Donovan 2015 Virginia Tech
Harley Dubsky 2014 UNLV
Dree Fausnaugh 2015 University of Central Florida
Allyson Geer 2017 Michigan State
Madison Glennie 2014 Drake
Kallie Gonzales 2014 University of Kansas
Morgan Gonzales 2015 University of Virginia
Lauren Gros 2014 Georgetown
Anna Hack 2015 University of Kentucky
Maddie Rose Hamilton 2015 University of Notre Dame
Anne Taylor Hough 2015 virginia Tech
Tatum Jackson 2014 Rutgers University
Kaeli Jones 2014 University of South Alabama
Kayla Jones 2014 Florida State University
Dylan Kim 2015 Baylor University
Naomi Ko 2015 North Carolina State University
Stephanie Lau 2015 Northwestern University
Danielle Lee 2015 University of Arizona
Ailin Li 2015 Boston College
Sabrina Long 2015 Yale
Julie Luo 2015 Yale
Ashley Malinchak 2014 Texas A&M
Janet Mao 2015 Northwestern University
Emmy Martin 2014 Texas Christian University
Rinko Mitsunaga 2015 Georgia
Elsa Moberly 2015 Mississippi State
Anna Newell 2014 University of Tennessee
Michaela Owen 2015 Auburn
Madison Pacheco 2015 University of Florida
Kaitlyn Papp 2017 University of Texas
Katharine Patrick 2015 University of Virginia
Sabina Pena 2015 Texas Christian University
Anna Redding 2015 University of Virginia
Ana Ruiz 2014 Oklahoma University
Alexis Sadeghy 2014 Oklahoma State
Thamonpat Siriko 2014 Indiana University
Natalie Srinivasan 2016 Furman University
Lauren Stephenson 2015 Clemson
Taylor Tomlinson 2014 Florida
Ana Paula Valdes 2016 Clemson University
Lauren Waller 2015 Penn St University
Kelly Whaley 2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patricia Wong 2015 Pepperdine
Allison Woodward 2014 Virginia Tech
Alaina Yeatts 2014 UNC - Wilmington
Furman's future
Two players in the field have verbally committed to compete at Furman University and will play on their future home course. Alice Chen of Princeton, N.J., and Reona Hirai of Summerville, S.C., will join the Paladins in fall of 2014. Lauren Stephenson of Lexington, S.C., a 2015 graduate, has verbally committed to nearby Clemson University.
Betsy Rawls Award
The Betsy Rawls Award is annually awarded during the Legacy Dinner at the AJGA Girls Championship. The award honors 55-time LPGA Tour champion Betsy Rawls and the legacy she has provided women's golf. Rawls was honored with the inaugural award in 2009 and Betsy King (2010), Cindy Davis (2011) and Nancy Lopez (2012) have all received the award. Former LPGA Commissioner Charlie Mechem will receive the 2013 Betsy Rawls Award.

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 30
Noon shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, August 31
8 – 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Sunday, September 1
8 – 10 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Monday, September 2
9 a.m. shotgun Final Round
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Sierra Brooks, Sorrento, Fla. (2016)
A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Brooks has collected eight top-five finishes in national competition and three career AJGA victories. Her 2013 season is highlighted by a T5 showing at the Junior PGA Championship and runner-up finishes at the Brian Harman Junior Championship and the Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic. Brooks, who sits at No. 41 in the Polo Golf Rankings, has verbally committed to Florida.
Rachel Dai, Milton, Ga. (2015)
Dai has tallied 11 top-five showings including victories at the 2010 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star and the 2013 Bubba Conlee National Junior. At No. 44 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Dai has finished top 10 in four of eight starts this season. In 2012, she received a Rolex Junior All-America honorable mention.
Rinko Mitsunaga, Roswell, Ga. (2015)
A three-time AJGA champion, Mitsunaga returns to the AJGA Girls Championship after posting T4 and sixth-place finishes in 2012 and 2011, respectively. The Georgia verbal commit sits at No. 27 in the Polo Golf Rankings after recording five top-20 showings in national competition this season.
At No. 21 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Scavo is the highest-ranked player in the field. She has finished top 15 in all starts of 2013, including a T3 finish at the AJGA Junior at Diablo Grande. Scavo made her debut in AJGA Invitationals this year, posting T10 and T15 showings at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and Rolex Tournament of Champions, respectively. She also made her first appearance representing the West at the Wyndham Cup, where she posted a 1-0-3 record.
Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C. (2015)
A Clemson verbal commit, Stephenson returns to the AJGA Girls Championship after finishing third in 2012. She has recorded four AJGA wins, including two this season: the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan and the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open. A 2012 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American, Stephen is ranked No. 26 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
 

2012 Results

AJGA Girls Championship
The Furman Golf Club (August 31 - September 3, 2012)
 
1 Simin Feng (China) Windermere, Fla. 74–70–66—210
2 Ashlan Ramsey Milledgeville, Ga. 70–72–70—212
3 Lauren Stephenson Lexington, S.C. 75–73–65—213
T4 Rinko Mitsunaga Roswell, Ga. 72–72–70—214
T4 Katelyn Dambaugh Goose Creek, S.C. 73–70–71—214
6 Bethany Wu Diamond Bar, Calif. 71–69–76—216
T7 Hannah O'Sullivan Chandler, Ariz. 74–75–68—217
T7 Rachel Dai Milton, Ga. 75–71–71—217
T9 Sloan Shanahan Suwanee, Ga. 72–75–72—219
T9 Yueer Cindy Feng (China) Orlando, Fla. 71–71–77—219
 

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Girls 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.

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 South Carolina native
Evelyn Arguelles Oaxtepec, Mexico
Catherine Ashworth Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
Shannon Aubert (France) Champions Gate, Fla.
Maria Balcazar (Mexico) Bradenton, Fla.
Emma Ballard Kingwood, Texas
Alexis Biedrzycki New Lenox, Ill.
Shannon Brooks Vienna, Va.
Sierra Brooks Sorrento, Fla.
Carly Burkhardt Greenville, S.C.
Sydney Cavin Baton Rouge, La.
Jennifer Chang Cary, N.C.
Alice Chen Princeton, N.J.
Monica Chen Fremont, Calif.
Chloe Corriveau Pebble Beach, Calif.
Rachel Dai Milton, Ga.
Jordan Daniel Sharpsburg, Ga.
Claudia De Antonio (Venezuela) Weston, Fla.
Isabella DiLisio Hatfield, Pa.
Nicolette Donovan Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Teri Doss Paducah, Ky.
Harley Dubsky Valparaiso, Ind.
Dree Fausnaugh Maitland, Fla.
Isabella Fierro Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
Hana Furuichi Orlando, Fla.
Allyson Geer Brighton, Mich.
Madison Glennie Clearwater, Fla.
Kallie Gonzales Montgomery, Texas
Morgan Gonzales Chandler, Ariz.
Lauren Gros Windermere, Fla.
Anna Hack Murray, Ky.
Maddie Rose Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Anne Taylor Hough Spartanburg, S.C.
Tatum Jackson Mountain Brook, Ala.
Kaeli Jones Sumterville, Fla.
Kayla Jones Milton, Ga.
Fai Khamborn (Thailand) Cincinnati, Ohio
Dylan Kim Winter Garden, Fla.
Gina Kim Chapel Hill, N.C.
Naomi Ko Victoria, British Columbia
Stephanie Lau Fullerton, Calif.
Anna Grace Lavy Fayetteville, Ark.
Binny Lee Frisco, Texas
Danielle Lee La Mirada, Calif.
Sydney Legacy Lexington, S.C.
Ailin Li (China) Windermere, Fla.
Diane Lim Norcross, Ga.
Mika Liu Bradenton, Fla.
Sabrina Long Alpharetta, Ga.
Julie Luo Centreville, Va.
Ashley Malinchak Parkland, Fla.
Jessica Mangrobang San Diego, Calif.
Janet Mao Johns Creek, Ga.
Emmy Martin Odessa, Fla.
Jordan McKelvin Westminster, Md.
Rinko Mitsunaga Roswell, Ga.
Elsa Moberly Science Hill, Ky.
Madison Moosa Charlotte, N.C.
Rei Nakatani (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Anna Newell Tampa, Fla.
Michaela Owen Suwanee, Ga.
Madison Pacheco Pensacola, Fla.
Kaitlyn Papp Austin, Texas
Katharine Patrick West University Place, Texas
Sabina Pena (Mexico) Mission, Texas
Anna Redding Concord, N.C.
Ana Ruiz (Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico
Alexis Sadeghy Edmond, Okla.
Thamonpat Siriko Bangkok, Thailand
Natalie Srinivasan Spartanburg, S.C.
Lauren Stephenson Lexington, S.C.
Taylor Tomlinson Gainesville, Fla.
Ana Paula Valdes (Mexico) Bluffton, S.C.
Lauren Waller Canonsburg, Pa.
Kelly Whaley Farmington, Conn.
Patricia Wong Walnut, Calif.
Allison Woodward Unicoi, Tenn.
Alaina Yeatts Durham, N.C.