Preseason Junior at Vinoy

Vinoy Golf Club
St. Petersburg, Fla. February 15 - 17, 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: 34 players from Florida will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Christian Anderson Ocala 2015
Jacob Arnett Spring Hill 2015
Joshua August Boynton Beach 2015
Carl Chidambaram Wellington 2015
Darin DeLelys Tampa 2016
Kyle Flexsenhar Lake Mary 2016
Manuel Girona Windermere 2017
Eli Hendricks Tallahassee 2015
Ron Johnson Venice 2016
Justin Kim Winter Garden 2016
Sean Lanoue Tampa 2016
Ajani Liggins Tampa 2015
Alec Murawski Tampa 2015
Rhett Pooley Babson Park 2015
Josh Postlewait Orlando 2015
Gunnar Raney Tampa 2016
Hunter Rieth Sarasota 2015
Jackson Shoenfelt Boynton Beach 2015
Jackson Suber Tampa 2018
Kyler Tate Winter Garden 2015
Joseph Testerman Tampa 2014
Aaron Tobin Tampa 2016
Philippe Urreiztieta Wellington 2016
Cameron Wolfe Saint Petersburg 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Courtney Cotterill Bradenton 2015
Lorena De Antonio Weston 2016
Alexa Hammer Boynton Beach 2015
Katie Holt Clermont 2015
Sarah Noto Tampa 2016
Mariana Ocano Saint Petersburg 2016
Kayla Poff Odessa 2015
Susana Reyes Bradenton 2014
Luciana Tobia-Palza Bradenton 2015
Ashley Zagers Oldsmar 2017
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.
Vinoy Golf Club
The Vinoy Golf Club features beautifully manicured and scenic greens designed by Ron Garl to blend with the natural terrain. The course is a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, meaning it is not only beautiful, but also in-tune with the environment. With plenty of water and beautiful bunkers, it provides a challenge to golfers of all skill levels.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 15
1:30 p.m. Practice Round
 
Sunday, February 16
8 a.m. 12:30 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Monday, February 17
8 9:57 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
 

2013 Results

Preseason Junior at Vinoy
TPC Southwind (February 16 - 18, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Hanks Massey Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 73–71—144
2 Spencer Schultz Bradenton, Fla. 74–71—145
3 Jonathan Sundstrom Orlando, Fla. 73–73—146
4 Brennan Bogdanovich Suwanee, Ga. 77–71—148
T5 Kerry Sweeney Melbourne, Fla. 77–72—149
T5 Stephen Shephard Niceville, Fla. 75–74—149
 
Girls Division
1 Sarah Burnham Maple Grove, Minn. 73–73—146
2 Diana Gonzalez Bogota, Colombia 82–71—153
3 Kasidy Beckel Okatie, S.C. 82–74—156
4 Maite Erana (Mexico) Dublin, Ohio 82–76—158
5 Julia Durkin Miramar, Fla. 83–77—160
 

Past Champions

Boys Champions
2013 Hanks Massey Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 73–71—144
 
Girls Champions
2013 Sarah Burnham Maple Grove, Minn. 73–73—146

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Vinoy 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 Vinoy 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 Florida native
Boys Division
Christian Anderson Ocala, Fla.
Jacob Arnett Spring Hill, Fla.
Joshua August Boynton Beach, Fla.
Peter Bradbeer Rosemont, Pa.
Ben Burton Charleston, S.C.
Carl Chidambaram Wellington, Fla.
Landon Cottrell Collierville, Tenn.
Joe Dancsecs Murrysville, Pa.
Darin DeLelys Tampa, Fla.
Nicholas Delfico Bedford, N.Y.
E. J. Dillon Boyds, Md.
Patrick DiPasquale Pittsford, N.Y.
Brock Erwin Muldrow, Okla.
Drake Ferriter Ramsey, N.J.
Colin Fisher Timonium, Md.
Kyle Flexsenhar Lake Mary, Fla.
Manuel Girona (Spain) Windermere, Fla.
David Hanes Elma, N.Y.
Eli Hendricks Tallahassee, Fla.
Ron Johnson Venice, Fla.
Justin Kim Winter Garden, Fla.
Tyler King Pewaukee, Wis.
Sean Lanoue Tampa, Fla.
Justin Lenzini Algonquin, Ill.
Devon Liberty Edwards, Ill.
Ajani Liggins Tampa, Fla.
Thomas Luther Hoover, Ala.
Matt Marrese Bellevue, Wash.
Austin McNutt New Albany, Ohio
JD Moore Columbus, N.J.
Noah Moss Rockville, Md.
Alec Murawski Tampa, Fla.
Kyle Murray Beatrice, Neb.
Jacob Pierce Livonia, Mich.
Rhett Pooley Babson Park, Fla.
Josh Postlewait Orlando, Fla.
Brady Quakenbush Normal, Ill.
Gunnar Raney Tampa, Fla.
Cole Ray Raleigh, N.C.
Kale Reynolds Wichita, Kan.
Hunter Rieth Sarasota, Fla.
Gabriel Riveros Vicksburg, Miss.
Mitch Rostowsky Kennesaw, Ga.
Luke Schniederjans Powder Springs, Ga.
Jackson Shoenfelt Boynton Beach, Fla.
Patrick Sicula Whitefish Bay, Wis.
Niklas Steiner Boonsboro, Md.
Jackson Suber Tampa, Fla.
Gregory Szrom Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Kyler Tate Winter Garden, Fla.
Joseph Testerman Tampa, Fla.
Max Theodorakis Danbury, Conn.
Aaron Tobin Tampa, Fla.
Zach Turi Evansville, Ind.
Philippe Urreiztieta Wellington, Fla.
William Walker, III Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Justin Wick Upper Arlington, Ohio
Cameron Wolfe Saint Petersburg, Fla.
R.J. Wren Morgantown, Pa.
Andrew Young Southlake, Texas
 
Girls Division
Jennifer Ayala Bogota, Colombia
Molly Balbierz Hamburg, N.Y.
Elizabeth Caldarelli Scottsdale, Ariz.
Courtney Cotterill (New Zealand) Bradenton, Fla.
Maggie Cowart Austin, Texas
Monica Dayao Bellaire, Texas
Lorena De Antonio (Venezuela) Weston, Fla.
Emma Groom Eden Prairie, Minn.
Alexa Hammer Boynton Beach, Fla.
Valerie Hernandez Bogota, Colombia
Katie Holt Clermont, Fla.
Esha Kulkarni Dayton, Ohio
Jessica Lee Oak Brook, Ill.
Cydney Murrell Maryville, Tenn.
Sarah Noto Tampa, Fla.
Mariana Ocano (Guatemala) Saint Petersburg, Fla.
Kayla Poff Odessa, Fla.
Meagan Rachey Waconia, Minn.
Susana Reyes (Colombia) Bradenton, Fla.
Rachael Stewart Franklin, Ky.
Qiwen Tan Chengdu, China
Luciana Tobia-Palza (Bolivia) Bradenton, Fla.
Ashley Zagers Oldsmar, Fla.