AJGA Girls Championship
The Furman Golf Club
Greenville, S.C. • August 30 - September 2, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 54-hole, stroke play
- 78 girls, ages 12-18, from 21 states,Canada, Mexico and Thailand
- Eight Rolex Junior All-Americans
- 17 girls are ranked within the top 100 of the Polo Golf Rankings
- 16 girls have committed to play at the collegiate level
- Marks the fifth year of the event and fifth time The Furman Golf Club has hosted
|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
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|
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 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.