Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open

Butte Creek Country Club
Chico, Calif. August 11 - 14, 2014

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Amanda Herrington (678) 425-1789 aherrington@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 15 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Tyler Burnes 2015 University of the Pacific
Miguel Delgado 2015 Notre Dame
Davis Holman 2014 Northern Illinois University
Gordon Hundley 2014 University of Missouri-Saint Louis
Jefferson Kao 2015 UC Irvine
Alexander Lee 2015 CSU Fresno
Jarvis Lu 2017 California College of the Arts
Brett Robinson 2015 University of Wisconsin
CJ Sitton 2014 Oregon State
Issei Tanabe 2017 USC
Matthew Wolff 2017 USC
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sydney Babiak 2015 Yale
Alexandra Cooper 2015 San Jose State
Michelle Duan 2015 Univeristy of Nevada - Reno
Joo Youn Seo 2014 UC Irvine
 
 
Local flavor: 76 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Isaiah Aguirre Santa Ana 2016
Jake Andl Westlake Village 2015
Jeffrey Aronson Los Angeles 2015
Landon Azevedo Hilmar 2015
Seung Yub Baek Arcadia 2015
Jack Burlison Salinas 2015
Tyler Burnes Bakersfield 2015
Reid Buzby San Francisco 2015
Michael Cenni San Francisco 2017
Raj Chekuri Pleasanton 2017
Brendon Choe Orinda 2017
William Choi Dublin 2015
C.J. Coleman Manhattan Beach 2015
Seamus Comerford Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Miguel Delgado Novato 2015
Daniel Dimaculangan Irvine 2015
Rei Echizenya Dublin 2016
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades 2015
Elias Gross Calabasas 2016
Ashkaan Hakim San Ramon 2017
Davis Holman Yorba Linda 2014
Hayden Hui Dublin 2016
Gordon Hundley Torrance 2014
Brendan Hy San Ramon 2019
Carter Irwin Dove Canyon 2015
Ryan Johnson Saint Helena 2016
Bennett Juwvipart Encinitas 2016
Jefferson Kao Diamond Bar 2015
Kent Kao Pinole 2015
Bradley Keller Menlo Park 2015
Brandon Kewalramani Simi Valley 2017
Christopher Kim Cerritos 2016
Derek Kim Irvine 2018
Eddy Lai San Jose 2017
Newport Laparojkit Montebello 2015
Alexander Lee Sacramento 2015
Derrick Liu Palm Desert 2019
William Liu Saratoga 2019
Logan Lowe Grass Valley 2015
Jarvis Lu San Diego 2017
Scott Mitchell Santa Rosa 2016
Kyle Morris San Jose 2015
Adam Navigato Solana Beach 2016
Noah Norton Chico 2017
Evan Peterson Clovis 2015
Caleb Ramirez Blythe 2015
Brett Robinson Tustin 2015
Nickolas Robinson Palos Verdes Estates 2016
Koichiro Sato Irvine 2016
Brad Skenderian Coto De Caza 2015
Andrew Spilman Simi Valley 2015
Issei Tanabe Huntington Beach 2017
Marc Toma San Diego 2015
Jeremy Villafuerte Newark 2017
Mark Anthony Vogel San Mateo 2015
Travis Winn Hollister 2015
Matthew Wolff Agoura Hills 2017
Noah Woolsey Pleasanton 2017
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Sydney Babiak Martinez 2015
Felicia Chang La Habra Heights 2016
Alexandra Cooper San Clemente 2015
Kelly Fang Foster City 2015
Samantha Gong San Francisco 2016
Sophia Hui Dublin 2015
Bibilani LIu Cupertino 2017
Jessica Luo San Jose 2017
Katherine Muzi Walnut 2018
Jacqueleine Ngo Friant 2016
Yealimi Noh Concord 2019
Joo Youn Seo Laguna Niguel 2014
Joan Soewondo Laguna Niguel 2017
Kailie Vongsaga Walnut 2019
Michelle Xie Palo Alto 2015
Melissa Yao Alameda 2015
Anna Zhou Palo Alto 2015
Katherine Zhu San Jose 2018
A trip to Chico
The AJGA travels to Chico, Calif., for the first time as 96 of the top-ranked players in the world head to the prestigious Butte Creek Country Club for the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open.
Winning in 2014
In the 96-player field, there are seven players who have already collected victories in 2014 including the top-ranked Boys Division and Girls Division players, Alexander Lee of Sacramento, Calif., and Anna Zhou of Palo Alto, Calif.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 11
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 12
7 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, August 13
7 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, August 14
7 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Alexander Lee, Sacramento, Calif. (2015)
Lee, a champion at the 2014 AJGA Junior at Serrano,is in the midst of his third AJGA season. Lee has compiled six top-10 finishes, four of which have come in 2014.
Eddy Lai, San Jose, Calif. (2017)
Lai, a northern California native, took home his first AJGA championship this year at the AJGA Junior at Mayacama with tournament rounds of 72-76-66-214.
Anna Zhou, Palo Alto, Calif. (2015)
Zhou, the most decorated player in the field with five victories under her belt, was a 2013 HP Scholastic All-American and Rolex All-American honorable mention.
Jessica Luo, San Jose, Calif. (2017)
A champion at the 2014 Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Centennial, Luo has amassed four top-10 finishes in her five career AJGA starts.

Media Accommodations

The Bishops Gate Golf Academy 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 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
Isaiah Aguirre Santa Ana, Calif.
Jake Andl Westlake Village, Calif.
Jeffrey Aronson Los Angeles, Calif.
Landon Azevedo Hilmar, Calif.
Seung Yub Baek (South Korea) Arcadia, Calif.
Jack Burlison Salinas, Calif.
Tyler Burnes Bakersfield, Calif.
Reid Buzby San Francisco, Calif.
Michael Cenni San Francisco, Calif.
Raj Chekuri Pleasanton, Calif.
Daniel Chi Maple Grove, Minn.
Brendon Choe Orinda, Calif.
William Choi Dublin, Calif.
C.J. Coleman Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Seamus Comerford Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Mitchell Cornell Incline Village, Nev.
Ryan DeCastilhos Bend, Ore.
Miguel Delgado Novato, Calif.
Daniel Dimaculangan Irvine, Calif.
Rei Echizenya Dublin, Calif.
J. Michiel Eyre Salem, Ore.
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Elias Gross Calabasas, Calif.
Ashkaan Hakim San Ramon, Calif.
Davis Holman Yorba Linda, Calif.
Hayden Hui Dublin, Calif.
Gordon Hundley Torrance, Calif.
Brendan Hy San Ramon, Calif.
Carter Irwin Dove Canyon, Calif.
Ryan Johnson Saint Helena, Calif.
Bennett Juwvipart Encinitas, Calif.
Jefferson Kao Diamond Bar, Calif.
Kent Kao Pinole, Calif.
Bradley Keller Menlo Park, Calif.
Brandon Kewalramani Simi Valley, Calif.
Christopher Kim Cerritos, Calif.
Derek Kim Irvine, Calif.
Eddy Lai San Jose, Calif.
Newport Laparojkit Montebello, Calif.
Alexander Lee Sacramento, Calif.
Derrick Liu Palm Desert, Calif.
William Liu Saratoga, Calif.
Luke Logan Boulder City, Nev.
Logan Lowe Grass Valley, Calif.
Jarvis Lu (China) San Diego, Calif.
Charlie Magruder Las Vegas, Nev.
Scott Mitchell Santa Rosa, Calif.
Kyle Morris San Jose, Calif.
Adam Navigato Solana Beach, Calif.
Noah Norton Chico, Calif.
Evan Peterson Clovis, Calif.
Brady Price The Woodlands, Texas
Jake Quast Ashland, Ore.
Caleb Ramirez Blythe, Calif.
Brett Robinson Tustin, Calif.
Nickolas Robinson Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Koichiro Sato Irvine, Calif.
CJ Sitton West Linn, Ore.
Brad Skenderian Coto De Caza, Calif.
Brandon Smith Las Vegas, Nev.
Andrew Spilman Simi Valley, Calif.
Issei Tanabe (Japan) Huntington Beach, Calif.
Marc Toma San Diego, Calif.
Jeremy Villafuerte Newark, Calif.
Mark Anthony Vogel San Mateo, Calif.
Travis Winn Hollister, Calif.
Matthew Wolff Agoura Hills, Calif.
Noah Woolsey Pleasanton, Calif.
Jeremy Wu Medford, Ore.
Perry Xin Vancouver, British Columbia
 
Girls Division
Sydney Babiak Martinez, Calif.
Kathrine Chan Richmond, British Columbia
Felicia Chang La Habra Heights, Calif.
Alexandra Cooper San Clemente, Calif.
Elizabeth Doykan Houston, Texas
Michelle Duan Reno, Nev.
Kelly Fang Foster City, Calif.
Samantha Gong San Francisco, Calif.
Sophia Hui Dublin, Calif.
Bibilani LIu Cupertino, Calif.
Jessica Luo San Jose, Calif.
Katherine Muzi Walnut, Calif.
Cynthia Navis Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Jacqueleine Ngo Friant, Calif.
Yealimi Noh Concord, Calif.
Kiana Oshiro Medford, Ore.
Joo Youn Seo (Canada) Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Joan Soewondo Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Kailie Vongsaga Walnut, Calif.
Michelle Xie Palo Alto, Calif.
Melissa Yao Alameda, Calif.
Janet Zhang Richmond, British Columbia
Anna Zhou Palo Alto, Calif.
Katherine Zhu San Jose, Calif.