AJGA Junior at Bethesda

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

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 11 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Timothy Colanta 2015 University of Maryland
Lee Detmer 2015 Wake Forest
Reilly Erhardt 2015 University of Maryland
Justin Feldman 2015 University of Maryland
Chad McCann 2015 Coastal Georgia
Chris Navarro 2015 Maryland
Edric Wung 2014 Dartmouth College
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Shannon Brooks 2015 University of Tennessee
Kristin Dahee Chung 2015 Columbia University in the City of New York
Julie Luo 2015 Yale
Brynn Walker 2016 University of North Carolina
 
 
Local flavor: 29 players from Maryland will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Andrew Barth Bethesda 2014
Kyle Berkshire Crofton 2015
Walter Egloff Chevy Chase 2015
Justin Feldman Rockville 2015
Adam Gray Potomac 2016
Will Halamandaris Crownsville 2016
Eric Hall Harwood 2016
Graham Hutchinson Bethesda 2017
Michael Jones Potomac 2016
Peter Knade Easton 2016
Davis Lamb Potomac 2016
Ben Lieberman Potomac 2015
Nicholas Mejia Woodstock 2017
Noah Moss Rockville 2016
Chris Navarro Davidsonville 2015
Dylan Rotter Potomac 2018
Jeffrey Samit Bethesda 2017
Evan Santa Edgewater 2015
Luke Schaap Potomac 2016
Matt Starobin Davidsonville 2015
Teagan Stephenson Frederick 2016
Jordan Weitz Rockville 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Lena Capoccia Bethesda 2018
Hanna Jia Potomac 2015
Sydney Mills Severna Park 2016
Mary Bryan Owen Baltimore 2015
Delaney Shah North Potomac 2016
Charlotte Simpson Towson 2017
Krystal Sung Derwood 2016
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

Timothy Colanta, Reunion, Fla. (2015)
At No. 44 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Colanta is the highest-ranked boy in the field. He has played AJGA events since 2009 and put together seven top-10 finishes, including victories at the 2010 Aldila Junior All-Star and the 2014 AJGA St. Louis Junior. The University of Maryland verbal commit also finished ninth at the 2014 Junior PGA Championship.
John Pak, Scotch Plains, N.J. (2017)
Pak is the second highest-ranked boy in the field and comes off a victory at the AJGA Annapolis Junior in July. The 15 year old has put together four top-10 finishes in AJGA tournaments as well as a T17 showing at the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Shannon Brooks, Vienna, Va. (2015)
At No. 32 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Brooks is the highest-ranked player in the field. In five years at AJGA events, she has put together eight top-10 finishes including victories at the 2013 William Penn Junior Championship and the 2014 JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Junior Championship. The University of Tennessee verbal commit also played on the 2014 East Wyndham Cup Team with a record of 3-1-0.
Julie Luo, Centreville, Va. (2015)
Luo is the second highest-ranked girl in the field and comes off a top-10 showing at the JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship. She has a total of 10 top-10 finishes in AJGA events, including wins at the 2013 JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship and the 2012 Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier. The 17-year-old was also named a 2013 HP Scholastic Junior All-American.

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 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 Maryland native
Boys Division
Jamie Agnew Fairfax, Va.
Brendan Bacskai Berwyn, Pa.
Andrew Barth Bethesda, Md.
Kyle Berkshire Crofton, Md.
Brandon Berry Great Falls, Va.
JB Bradbeer Rosemont, Pa.
Peter Bradbeer Rosemont, Pa.
Trevor Brown Austin, Texas
Stephen Cerbara Langhorne, Pa.
Nathan Chuwait Herndon, Va.
Ryan Cleary Greenville, Del.
Timothy Colanta Reunion, Fla.
Lee Detmer Washington, D.C.
Robert Diforio White Plains, N.Y.
Walter Egloff Chevy Chase, Md.
Jonny Emmerman Scarsdale, N.Y.
Reilly Erhardt Greensboro, N.C.
Justin Feldman Rockville, Md.
Nicholas Geiman York, Pa.
Ryan Gerard Raleigh, N.C.
Kurtis Grant Herndon, Va.
Adam Gray Potomac, Md.
Scott Guidotti Orinda, Calif.
Will Halamandaris Crownsville, Md.
Eric Hall Harwood, Md.
Everton Hawkins Irvine, Calif.
Graham Hutchinson Bethesda, Md.
Kevin Jackson Atlanta, Ga.
Cole Johnson Parrish, Fla.
Michael Jones Potomac, Md.
Evan Katz Washington, D.C.
Yoojin Kim Centreville, Va.
Peter Knade Easton, Md.
Davis Lamb Potomac, Md.
John Lazor Westwood, Mass.
Wanjoo Lee (South Korea) Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Paul Lei Middleton, Mass.
Ben Lieberman Potomac, Md.
Harrison Mahon Plano, Texas
Paolo Matti Union, N.J.
Chad McCann Haymarket, Va.
Nicholas Mejia Woodstock, Md.
Matthew Modelo Chula Vista, Calif.
Noah Moss Rockville, Md.
Charles Musto Sterling, Va.
Chris Navarro Davidsonville, Md.
Jake Niedosik Lansdale, Pa.
Ty Olinger Blacksburg, Va.
John Pak Scotch Plains, N.J.
Greyson Porter Clearwater, Fla.
Ashton Radvansky Houston, Texas
Jake Reilly Hershey, Pa.
Dylan Rotter Potomac, Md.
Jeffrey Samit Bethesda, Md.
Evan Santa Edgewater, Md.
Luke Schaap Potomac, Md.
Gregory Sibick Williamsville, N.Y.
Kevin Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Will Snyder Clifton, Va.
Paul Stankey Eden Prarie, Minn.
Matt Starobin Davidsonville, Md.
Teagan Stephenson Frederick, Md.
Van Thomas Las Vegas, Nev.
Jordan Weitz Rockville, Md.
Thomas Winters Marble Falls, Texas
Fitz Woodrow IV Charlottesville, Va.
Edric Wung McLean, Va.
 
Girls Division
Hana Bradshaw San Diego, Calif.
Shannon Brooks Vienna, Va.
Lena Capoccia Bethesda, Md.
Kristin Dahee Chung (South Korea) Buena Park, Calif.
Allison Cooper Harrisburg, Pa.
Emily Corrigan Irvington, N.Y.
Shiyang Fan (China) Carlsbad, Calif.
Ami Gianchandani Short Hills, N.J.
Claire Hernandez Palgrave, Ontario
Yubin Huh (South Korea) San Diego, Calif.
Hanna Jia Potomac, Md.
Anina Ku Basking Ridge, N.J.
Julianne Lee York, Pa.
Julie Luo Centreville, Va.
Megan McLean Lebanon, N.J.
Sydney Mills Severna Park, Md.
Naomi Mitchell Norfolk, Va.
Mary Bryan Owen Baltimore, Md.
Esther Park Wilmington, Del.
Christina Parsells Bernardsville, N.J.
Delaney Shah North Potomac, Md.
Charlotte Simpson Towson, Md.
Krystal Sung Derwood, Md.
Brynn Walker St. Davids, Pa.