AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes

Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
Garden City, Kan. June 3 - 6, 2013

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

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

AJGA visits Buffalo Dunes
Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, in Garden City, Kan., will host an AJGA event for the first time in 2013. Opened in 1976, Buffalo Dunes is one of the host golf courses to the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am every August. Players such as Steve Jones, Lee Janzen, Tom Weiskopf and Stewart Cink have all played at the course.
Presidents Leadership Award recipient in the field
Divya Manthena of Camarillo, Calif., is a recipient of the 2013 USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award. Manthena organized a golf tournament for the Special Olympics of Southern California (Ventura County) that raised $13,000. Manthena has also planned and executed charity golf tournaments to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the American Red Cross. Along with the the male recipient Patrick Cover, Manthena will accept the award at the Rolex Dinner of Champions in Lancaster, Pa. on July 10.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 3
1 p.m. Junior-Am Lunch and Awards Reception sponsored by Clarion Inn of Garden City
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Tuesday, June 4
7:15 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
Wednesday, June 5
7:15 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
Thursday, June 6
7:15 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes 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.