AJGA Junior at Bethesda

Bethesda Country Club
Bethesda, Md. August 18 - 21, 2014

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • crichards@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Eight players make college commitments
Five boys and three girls have made commitments to play college golf in the near future, including three players who have made verbal commitments to play at the University of Maryland.
Local players to compete
Twenty-one of the 96 players in the field are from the state of Maryland; this is eight more than Virginia, the runner-up, with 13 players.
Bethesda Country Club
With rolling terrain and beautifully manicured greens, the par-70 Bethesda Country Club is a sight to behold. The holes were cut with particular attention to the contours of the natural terrain and a recently enlarged lake provides beauty and a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
AJGA Champions in the field
Six players in the field have won an AJGA event in their junior career, including five players who have won an event in 2014.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 18
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 19
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, August 20
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, August 21
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Junior at Bethesda 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.