Preseason Junior at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Golf Club
Beaumont, Calif. January 18 - 20, 2014

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Tim Jackman (678) 425-1788 tjackman@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 63 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Rami Abdou Walnut 2016
Blake Abercrombie Rocklin 2014
Isaiah Aguirre Santa Ana 2016
Adam Agustin El Dorado Hills 2016
David Aires Del Mar 2016
Brett Bass Woodland Hills 2016
Robert Beard Coto de Caza 2015
Anirudh (Andy) Bhushan Irvine 2015
Austin Bishop Glendora 2015
Brandon Bueno Santa Monica 2016
Austin Byers San Marcos 2015
Eric Byers San Marcos 2016
Russell Caletena Glendale 2016
Derek Chi San Diego 2015
Joseph Chun Irvine 2017
Devrath Das Santa Clara 2016
Matt Fry Laguna Niguel 2016
Sergio Guzman San Diego 2016
Marc Hansen San Diego 2016
Dan Helms Dove Canyon 2015
David Holeman La Crescenta 2017
Albert Im Sunnyvale 2016
Bradley Keller Menlo Park 2015
Gavin Kester Hidden Hills 2016
Benjamin Krieger Los Angeles 2016
Matt Lloyd San Jose 2017
Jordan McBrayer Carlsbad 2015
Quinn McGinley Pacific Palisades 2016
Max Meltzer Corralitos 2017
Warren Miller Bakersfield 2016
Alex Millet Thousand Oaks 2016
Nicholas Moreno Hawthorne 2015
Trent Nishimura Fresno 2014
Tanner Podres Laguna Niguel 2016
Chris Reck Rancho Santa Margarita 2015
Cody Renfro La Crescenta 2015
Brandon Resnick Oak Park 2015
Mason Schulze Poway 2016
Joshua Sedeno Roseville 2016
Justin Sheparovich Irvine 2016
Michael Sun Camarillo 2017
Austin Trcka Orange 2014
Michael Valentine Morgan Hill 2016
Dylan VanderVeer El Dorado Hills 2016
Randy Vergel de Dios Trabuco Canyon 2017
Grant Zralka Carlsbad 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Hana Bradshaw San Diego 2015
Annika Chickering San Diego 2016
Sophia Hui Dublin 2015
Nastasia Kossacky San Diego 2016
Lauren Lee Murrieta 2015
Lichi Liu Palm Desert 2016
Marni Murez Manhattan Beach 2016
Evelyn Nguyen Orange 2016
Sharon Oh Lake Forest 2015
Catharine Roddy Trabuco Canyon 2015
Brianna Steger Altadena 2016
Ysabel Tran Rancho Santa Margarita 2015
Jacqueline Wang Torrance 2016
Ke Yang Beaumont 2019
Janet Yeo Los Angeles 2015
Morgan Yurosek Irvine 2016
Jenny Zhang San Diego 2015
IMG Academy Preseason Series
The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
Oak Valley Golf Club
Nestled at the base of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges, Oak Valley Golf Club provides natural rolling terrain and picturesque views. The course features well-manicured bunkers, native grass areas and a touch of water to provide difficulty and beauty. This year marks the sixth straight year the AJGA has held an IMG Academy Preseason Series event at Oak Valley.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 18
Noon shotgun Practice Round
 
Sunday, January 19
8 9:57 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Monday, January 20
8 9:57 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony
 

2013 Results

Preseason Junior at Oak Valley
Oak Valley Golf Club (April 12 - 14, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, Calif. 75–68—143
2 Griffin Peters Fountain Hills, Ariz. 75–73—148
T3 Clarence De Vera Long Beach, Calif. 74–75—149
T3 Gregory Gildea Lakewood, Wash. 72–77—149
T3 Joseph Kuehn Eugene, Ore. 74–75—149
T3 Karick Brown Newport Beach, Calif. 71–78—149
T3 Connor Bell Sacramento, Calif. 72–77—149
T3 Taylor Bibbs San Diego, Calif. 75–74—149
 
Girls Division
1 Meridith Hirsch Fremont, Calif. 71–76—147
2 Jiyoon Jang (South Korea) Rancho Mirage, Calif. 73–77—150
3 Yubin Huh (South Korea) San Diego, Calif. 81–71—152
T4 Hanna Atkins Phoenix, Ariz. 74–79—153
T4 Jamie Harada Costa Mesa, Calif. 78–75—153
 

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley 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.

IMG Golf Academy Preseason Series

The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley is one of 13 events held as part of the IMG Academy Preseason Series. The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.

IMG Academies

IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.

The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries.

IMG Academy is housed within the IMG Performance division of IMG Worldwide.

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 California native
Boys Division
Rami Abdou Walnut, Calif.
Blake Abercrombie Rocklin, Calif.
Isaiah Aguirre Santa Ana, Calif.
Adam Agustin El Dorado Hills, Calif.
David Aires Del Mar, Calif.
Brett Bass Woodland Hills, Calif.
Robert Beard Coto de Caza, Calif.
Anirudh (Andy) Bhushan Irvine, Calif.
Austin Bishop Glendora, Calif.
Brandon Bueno Santa Monica, Calif.
Austin Byers San Marcos, Calif.
Eric Byers San Marcos, Calif.
Russell Caletena Glendale, Calif.
James Chang Vancouver, British Columbia
Derek Chi San Diego, Calif.
Joseph Chun (South Korea) Irvine, Calif.
Devrath Das Santa Clara, Calif.
Zach Evens Mercer Island, Wash.
Matt Fry Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Sergio Guzman (Mexico) San Diego, Calif.
Marc Hansen San Diego, Calif.
Austin Hardman Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Dan Helms Dove Canyon, Calif.
David Holeman La Crescenta, Calif.
Albert Im Sunnyvale, Calif.
Dylan Johnson Tualatin, Ore.
Bradley Keller Menlo Park, Calif.
Gavin Kester Hidden Hills, Calif.
Benjamin Krieger Los Angeles, Calif.
Trevor Lampson Gilbert, Ariz.
Kaishun Liu Shenzhen, China
Matt Lloyd San Jose, Calif.
Luke Logan Boulder City, Nev.
Shawn Lu Honolulu, Hawaii
Evan Macias El Paso, Texas
Jordan McBrayer Carlsbad, Calif.
Quinn McGinley Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Max Meltzer Corralitos, Calif.
Warren Miller Bakersfield, Calif.
Alex Millet Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Nicholas Moreno Hawthorne, Calif.
Trent Nishimura Fresno, Calif.
Alex Park Vancouver, British Columbia
Tanner Podres Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Chris Reck Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Cody Renfro La Crescenta, Calif.
Brandon Resnick Oak Park, Calif.
Mason Schulze Poway, Calif.
Joshua Sedeno Roseville, Calif.
Justin Sheparovich Irvine, Calif.
Michael Sun Camarillo, Calif.
Austin Trcka Orange, Calif.
Maxwell Valencia Las Vegas, Nev.
Michael Valentine Morgan Hill, Calif.
Dylan VanderVeer El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Henry Venuta Stillwater, Minn.
Randy Vergel de Dios Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Logan Yanick Courtenay, British Columbia
Grant Zralka Carlsbad, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Hana Bradshaw San Diego, Calif.
Ashley Cai (China) Vancouver, British Columbia
Annika Chickering San Diego, Calif.
Sydney Colwill Tucson, Ariz.
Riley Corona Cave Creek, Ariz.
Sophia Hui Dublin, Calif.
Nastasia Kossacky (Poland) San Diego, Calif.
Lauren Lee Murrieta, Calif.
Lichi Liu (Taiwan) Palm Desert, Calif.
Ashley Lonergan Scottsdale, Ariz.
Marni Murez Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Evelyn Nguyen Orange, Calif.
Sharon Oh Lake Forest, Calif.
Ciara Petronzio Scottsdale, Ariz.
Catharine Roddy Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Brianna Steger Altadena, Calif.
Ysabel Tran Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Jacqueline Wang Torrance, Calif.
Natalie Yamamoto Henderson, Nev.
Ke Yang (China) Beaumont, Calif.
Janet Yeo Los Angeles, Calif.
Morgan Yurosek Irvine, Calif.
Jenny Zhang San Diego, Calif.