Davis Love III Junior Open
Sea Island Golf Club
St. Simons Island, Ga. • July 21 - 24, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 78 player field, boys and girls (ages 12-18)
- 54-hole, stroke play event
- Field features players from 12 states, Canada, China, Japan and Thailand.
- 32 players have committed to play golf in college
- AJGA alum and former National Chairman Davis Love III returns as tournament host for the second year
|AJGA returns to the Seaside Course|
|This is the sixth time Sea Island Golf Club welcomes the AJGA, having opened its Seaside Course to the Polo Golf Junior Classic (2004-06) and the 2003 Wyndham Cup. The event moves to the Seaside Course after being played on the Plantation Course in 2013.|
|Played on the Plantation Course, the 2013 event saw Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan, came from behind to win the Boys Division title with a tournament total of 9-under-par 207. UGA rising sophomore Sammi Lee of Winter Park, Florida, won the Girls Division, carding a final-round 1-over-par 73 for a tournament total of 2-over-par 218.|
|Collett represents local area|
|Julianna Collett of St. Simons Island, Georgia, will represent the local community as she returns to the field for the second consecutive year. Collett has finished within the top 20 in all five AJGA starts, including her most recent apperance at the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star where she tied for 13th.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 21|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 22|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, July 23|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Thursday, July 24|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Davis Love III Junior Open
Sea Island Golf Club (July 22 - 25, 2013)
|1||Matt Cheng||Taipei, Taiwan||70–70–67—207|
|2||Zachary Healy||Peachtree Corners, Ga.||71–68–70—209|
|3||Alex Green||Fairhope, Ala.||68–71–72—211|
|T4||Thomas Eldridge||Raleigh, N.C.||70–72–70—212|
|T4||Harry Lambert||(United Kingdom) Suwanee, Ga.||71–74–67—212|
|T4||Joshua Martin||Pinehurst, N.C.||70–70–72—212|
|1||Sammi Lee||Winter Park, Fla.||73–72–73—218|
|2||Sabrina Long||Alpharetta, Ga.||70–75–79—224|
|3||Phyllis Tang||(Singapore) Bluffton, S.C.||77–75–73—225|
|4||Katy Harris||St. Simons Island, Ga.||74–75–77—226|
|5||Rei Nakatani||(Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.||78–73–78—229|
The Davis Love III Junior Open 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.