TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Palm Harbor, Fla. • February 14 - 16, 2014

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Ceman • (661) 406-3407 • chris.ceman@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 25 players from Florida will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Jeffrey Cunningham West Palm Beach 2017
Robert Eisch Tampa 2017
Matthew Galluzzo Plantation 2016
David Gao Bradenton 2017
David Giandomenico Boynton Beach 2018
Jake Grula Winter Park 2017
Zhijie (Tony) Jiang Bradenton 2016
Andrew Kozan Palm Beach Gardens 2017
Zongfan Li Bradenton 2016
Hamilton Long West Palm Beach 2016
Alberto Martinez Weston 2018
Kritsarin Oukosavanna Boca Raton 2017
Anton Serafini Lake Mary 2016
Spenser Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach 2017
Brandon Wang Bradenton 2017
Han (Harry) Xue Winter Garden 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Hannah Berman Ponte Vedra Beach 2016
Abby Burditt St. Augustine 2016
Haydyn Gibson Clearwater 2016
Kendall Griffin Sebring 2017
Jintong Hou Winter Garden 2018
Annie Kim Winter Garden 2019
Valeria Sofia Pacheco Hallandale Beach 2018
Latanna Stone Valrico 2019
Qingyi Symba Xu Bradenton 2017
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series is designed specifically for juniors ages 12-15. The series features 14 events across the United States and wraps up with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF in October. This event recognizes all series champions and features the top contenders from the series throughout the year.
AJGA Innisbrook relationship
The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star is the 31st AJGA event played at one of the Innisbrook Resort courses. Innisbrook was the host of the Polo Golf Junior Classic for 12 consecutive years from 1978-1989. In 2014, the course will host three AJGA events.

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 14
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, February 15
8:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, February 16
8:15 – 10:05 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Philip Barbaree, Shreveport, La. (2017)
An 2013 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American, Barbaree looks to continue his success with the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. After taking the title at the 2011 Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge, he won the 2012 Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF.
The winner of the 2013 Harvey Penick Junior All-Star with tournament rounds of 73-68-72, Lee looks to build on 2013 success and once again make a push towards the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF in October. Lee also tied for second at the 2013 David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior.
Youngin Chun, Austin, Texas (2018)
Playing in just her second season with the AJGA, Chun looks to build on her momentum from 2013, which included three top-10 finishes in five AJGA events. Chun's AJGA career-best finish came at the Junior All-Star at Galloping Hill where she finished runner-up.
Ashley Fitzgibbons, Sammamish, Wash. (2016)
With five top-15 finishes, Fitzgibbons in one of the most experienced players in the Girls Division. In 2013, Fitzgibbons claimed her first AJGA victory at the Ryan Moore Junior Championship.

Media Accommodations

The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star 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 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star is 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 Florida native
Boys Division
Dougan Annan Avondale Estates, Ga.
Ashwin Arasu San Diego, Calif.
Philip Barbaree Shreveport, La.
Burke Barsamian Barrington Hills, Ill.
Jacob Bayer Lawrenceville, Ga.
Isidro Benitez Puebla Mexico, Mexico
Jacob Bergeron Slidell, La.
Patrick Brown Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Trevor Brown Austin, Texas
Guillermo Casares Puebla, Mexico
Nicholas Costello Austin, Texas
Kevin Crone Floyds Knobs, Ind.
Jeffrey Cunningham West Palm Beach, Fla.
Cooper Dossey Austin, Texas
Austin Eckroat Edmond, Okla.
Robert Eisch Tampa, Fla.
Dan Erickson Whittier, Calif.
Matthew Galluzzo Plantation, Fla.
David Gao Bradenton, Fla.
David Giandomenico Boynton Beach, Fla.
Noah Goodwin Corinth, Texas
Jake Grula Winter Park, Fla.
Allen Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Cole Hammer Houston, Texas
Reagan Harrell Guntersville, Ala.
Brent Ito Ardsley, N.Y.
Zhijie (Tony) Jiang (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Sam Jung (South Korea) Chantilly, Va.
Justin Kim Rome, Ga.
Andrew Kozan Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Sachin Kumar Valsayn North, Trinidad and Tobago
Chia-Tse Lee Taipei, Taiwan
Zongfan Li (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Matthew Liston Louisville, Ky.
Jack Litzelfelner III Jackson, Mo.
Hamilton Long West Palm Beach, Fla.
Winston Margaritis Collierville, Tenn.
Alberto Martinez Weston, Fla.
Mike May Auburn, N.Y.
Jake Milanowski Peachtree City, Ga.
Charlie Miller Jackson, Miss.
Ray Navis Nipomo, Calif.
Kaito Onishi (Japan) Irvine, Calif.
Kritsarin Oukosavanna Boca Raton, Fla.
Kenny Park (South Korea) Cumming, Ga.
Tim Rotermund Madison, Conn.
Christian Salzer Sumter, S.C.
Chip Savarie Winnetka, Ill.
Luke Scealf Knoxville, Tenn.
Anton Serafini Lake Mary, Fla.
Ryan Skae Old Tappan, N.J.
Spenser Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Kyle Spencer Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Andrew Spiegler Abingdon, Va.
Brandon Wang Bradenton, Fla.
Liam Warner Barrington, Ill.
John Weiss Columbia, S.C.
Trey Winstead Baton Rouge, La.
Andrew Wood Zionsville, Ind.
Han (Harry) Xue (China) Winter Garden, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Hannah Berman Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Abby Burditt St. Augustine, Fla.
Bethany Burns Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Anne Chen (Australia) Sugar Land, Texas
Youngin Chun Austin, Texas
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island, Ga.
Isabella Fierro Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
Ashley Fitzgibbons Sammamish, Wash.
Haydyn Gibson Clearwater, Fla.
Kendall Griffin Sebring, Fla.
Jintong Hou (China) Winter Garden, Fla.
Harmanprit Kaur Lawrenceville, Ga.
Annie Kim (South Korea) Winter Garden, Fla.
Kayley Marschke Suwanee, Ga.
Sydney Mills Severna Park, Md.
Valeria Sofia Pacheco Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Brooke Sansom Pike Road, Ala.
Ivy Shepherd Peachtree City, Ga.
Simar Singh Los Altos, Calif.
Latanna Stone Valrico, Fla.
Kimberlee Tottori Las Vegas, Nev.
Diana Camila Velez Vega Alta, P.R.
Haeley Wotnosky Wake Forest, N.C.
Qingyi Symba Xu (China) Bradenton, Fla.