Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open

Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club
Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas July 8 - 11, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 58 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Wes Artac 2014 Texas Tech
Braden Bailey 2015 Baylor
Benjamin Baxter 2014 Southern Methodist University
Grant Bennett 2013 Wichita State
Cole Buck 2013 TCU
Collin Bumpass 2014 West Texas A&M
Davis Chung 2015 New Mexico State University
Michael Cotton 2014 University of North Texas
Fernando Cruz Valle 2013 Louisiana - Lafayette
Pontus Dahlstrom 2014 Newman University
Wade Davis 2014 Stephen F Austin State University
Christian De La Cruz 2014 University of Texas - San Antonio
Dylan Godfrey 2015 University of Texas- San Antonio
Jake Greenspoon 2014 UT - Arlington
Ryan Grider 2017 Southern Methodist University
Preston Harrington 2013 UNC Wilmington
Joey Hearn 2013 Colorado - Colorado Springs
Jackson Heazel 2013 Baylor
Jake Hendrix 2014 University of New Mexico
Barrett Hennington 2013 Schreiner University
Michael Hodson 2015 University of Texas- Arlington
Clarke Hudgins 2014 Abilene Christian University
Corbin Kasten 2013 Texas Tech
Klein Klotz 2013 Sam Houston State
Nick Louy 2014 Iowa Western Community College
Zander Lozano 2014 University of Texas - San Antonio
Marshall Martin 2015 St. Mary’s
Mitchell Meissner 2014 Rice University
Maxwell Miller 2015 Texas A&M
William Mullins 2014 Midwestern State
Alvaro Ortiz 2014 University of Arkansas
Zach Partin 2014 University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
Andrew Paysse 2014 Texas A&M
Michael Perras 2014 Houston
Josh Radcliff 2013 Texas - Arlington
Jordan Sanders 2014 Texas Tech
Austin Stadeli 2014 Arizona
Cody Troutman 2014 University of Central Oklahoma
Jonathan Vasquez 2014 Arkansas Tech University
Tyler Walsh 2014 McLennan Community College
Mason Weld 2015 Sam Houston State University
Johan Werge 2014 Denver
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Klara Castillo 2014 Wyoming
Annika Clark 2015 Texas Christian University
Taylor Coleman 2015 Arizona State
Ali Cowan 2013 Texas State
Maria Fassi 2016 University of Arkansas
Emily Gillman 2014 University of Nebraska
Kristen Gillman 2016 University of Alabama
Kallie Gonzales 2014 University of Kansas
Allison Kuntz 2013 Winthrop
Nikki Long 2014 University of Texas-San Antonio
Maddie Luitwieler 2015 University of Texas
Leah Meza 2014 Angelo State University
Marijosse Navarro 2014 Texas A&M
Maddie Szeryk 2014 Texas A&M
Robin Tan 2014 Carnegie Mellon University
Libby Thomas 2013 Texas - San Antonio
Local flavor
93 players from the Lone Star State will compete in the 2013 Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open. Three players, Jamee Jorgensen, Tyler Walsh and Zander Lozano call Fair Oaks Ranch home.
2012 Champion returns to defend her title
Marijosse Navarro of nearby San Antonio won the 2012 Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open with rounds of 66-73-70 for a tournament total 209, a two-stroke win over her nearest competitor. Navarro, who also won the event in 2009 and 2010 will look to take home her fourth win on Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club's Live Oak Course.
Thomas signs with near by UTSA
Libby Thomas, a 2013 graduate of Lee High School in Midland will continue her golf career at the the University of Texas - San Antonio in the fall. This is Thomas' third time competing at the Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open. Her highest finish was in 2011 when rounds of 75-75-77 had her finish in ninth place.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 8
1 p.m. Junior-Am Awards and Lunch Reception
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 9
7:45 - 9:25 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
12:30 - 2:10 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
 
Wednesday, July 10
7:45 - 9:25 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
12:30 - 2:10 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
 
Thursday, July 11
7:45 - 9:45 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Jonathan Vasquez, Bryan, Texas (2014)
The highest ranked player in the Boys Division field at No. 46 in the Polo Golf Ranking, Vasquez is looking to take home his first AJGA Championship. Vasquez shot rounds of 71-71-72 to tie for second at the 2013 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions, his highest AJGA finish to date.
Alvaro Ortiz, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico (2014)
Ortiz has recorded matching ties for seventh place in his two 2013 AJGA tournaments, the Puerto Rico Junior Open sponsored by Sport Link and the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods. In 2011, Ortiz won the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship with rounds of 67-72-69, a tournament total 208.
Marijosse Navarro, (Mexico) San Antonio, Texas (2014)
A senior at Blessed Hope Academy, Navarro is returning to the Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open for the fifth time. Navarro took home wins at the event in 2009, 2010, and 2012, she finished tied for second in 2011. In addition to her three wins, Navarro won the 2009 Junior All-Star at Aspen. The 2012 Rolex Junior All-American, Navarro placed tied for 10th at the 2013 Rolex Girls Junior Championship.
Kristen Gillman, Austin, Texas (2016)
Gillman, who has been competing in AJGA events since 2010, has nine top-10 AJGA finishes on her resume. In 2012, Gillman finished second at both the Sooner Junior All-Star and the Goodman Networks Junior at Timarron. Already in 2013, Gillman, who is still looking for her first AJGA victory, placed third at both the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions and the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open.
Taylor Coleman, San Antonio, Texas (2015)
A future member of the Arizona State Sun Devil women's golf team, Coleman has four AJGA victories under her belt. In June, Coleman won the 2013 AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T with rounds of 65-70-75 for a tournament total of 210. Coleman also took home wins at the 2010 Stars of Texas Junior All-Star and 2011's Laredo Energy Junior at Traditions and Harvey Penick Junior All-Star.
Maddie Szeryk, Allen, Texas (2014)
Szeryk is looking to improve on her fourth place finish at the 2012 Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open. In April, Szeryk, who has given a verbal commitment to Texas A&M, put together two matching rounds of 1-over-par 73 to take second at the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship.
 

2012 Results

Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open
Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club (July 9 - 12, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Matt Gilchrest Southlake, Texas 70–67–70—207
2 Luis Medina Jalisco, Mexico 68–71–69—208
3 Raul Hernandez (Venezuela) League City, Texas 66–73–71—210
T4 Carter Patterson The Woodlands, Texas 71–70–71—212
T4 Frederick Wedel Houston, Texas 72–70–70—212
T4 Jonathan Vasquez Bryan, Texas 69–72–71—212
T4 Brandon Pierce Covington, La. 69–71–72—212
 
Girls Division
1 Marijosse Navarro (Mexico) San Antonio, Texas 66–73–70—209
2 Alexandra Rossi Austin, Texas 72–67–72—211
3 Lakareber Abe Angleton, Texas 71–70–73—214
4 Maddie Szeryk Allen, Texas 70–75–71—216
5 Christine Lin Austin, Texas 73–69–75—217
 

Media Accommodations

The Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas 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 Texas native
Boys Division
Chad Ahn Richardson, Texas
Chase Ambrose Katy, Texas
Joaquin Arguelles Oaxtepec, Mexico
Wes Artac Kingwood, Texas
Braden Bailey Groves, Texas
Benjamin Baxter Flower Mound, Texas
Grant Bennett Prosper, Texas
Scott Bennett Dallas, Texas
Conner Bjugstad San Antonio, Texas
Cole Buck Pampa, Texas
Parker Buck New Braunfels, Texas
Collin Bumpass San Antonio, Texas
Eduardo Carrete Queretaro, Mexico
Jose Cervantes Jalisco, Mexico
Li Chen (China) Westminster, Colo.
Davis Chung Las Cruces, N.M.
Miguel Collado Xalapa, Mexico
Michael Cotton Katy, Texas
Fernando Cruz Valle The Woodlands, Texas
Pontus Dahlstrom (Sweden) The Woodlands, Texas
Wade Davis Carthage, Texas
Christian De La Cruz San Antonio, Texas
Philip Delisi Tokyo, Japan
Matt Digoy Sugar Land, Texas
Evan Doherty The Woodlands, Texas
George Gardner Southlake, Texas
Pedro Gil Mexico City, Mexico
Nick Gillihan Las Cruces, N.M.
Dylan Godfrey College Station, Texas
Eduardo Gonzalez San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Jack Graham Argyle, Texas
Mason Greenberg Southlake, Texas
Jake Greenspoon Houston, Texas
Ryan Grider Lewisville, Texas
Preston Harrington Dallas, Texas
Joey Hearn Austin, Texas
Jackson Heazel Atlanta, Ga.
Jake Hendrix Austin, Texas
Barrett Hennington Seabrook, Texas
Michael Hodson Amarillo, Texas
Clarke Hudgins Amarillo, Texas
Rafael Jáuregui Miami,Fl
Jarred Jeter College Station, Texas
Ryan Johnson Trophy Club, Texas
Corbin Kasten Southlake, Texas
Klein Klotz Austin, Texas
Won Jun Lee (South Korea) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Angelo Leyvani San Antonio, Texas
Andrew Liu Austin, Texas
Nick Louy Argyle, Texas
Zander Lozano Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Marshall Martin San Antonio, Texas
Jose Luis Martinez Nuñez Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico
Sean Meehan San Antonio, Texas
Mitchell Meissner San Antonio, Texas
Kade Miller Lorena, Texas
Maxwell Miller College Station, Texas
Andrew Minton Houston, Texas
Joshua Montoya Lubbock, Texas
Matthew Mulkey Spring Branch, Texas
William Mullins Mansfield, Texas
Chandler Muscat Seabrook, Texas
Joseph Nacewski Spring, Texas
Tobin Niblett Austin, Texas
Travis Ola Houston, Texas
Henrik Olsson Austin, Texas
Alvaro Ortiz Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Preston Parker Temple, Texas
Zach Partin Lewisville, Texas
Carter Patterson The Woodlands, Texas
Andrew Paysse Temple, Texas
Michael Perras Pasadena, Texas
Chase Phillips Austin, Texas
Kevin Pourasef San Antonio, Texas
Brady Price The Woodlands, Texas
Noah Purvis Katy, Texas
Josh Radcliff Coppell, Texas
Andrew Reynolds Houston, Texas
Reed Russ Dallas, Texas
Jordan Sanders Cedar Park, Texas
Jassem Setayesh Plano, Texas
Austin Shaw The Woodlands, Texas
Cole Solis San Antonio, Texas
Austin Stadeli Scottsdale, Ariz.
Cody Troutman Edmond, Okla.
Levi Valadez San Antonio, Texas
Jonathan Vasquez Bryan, Texas
Eric Ver Duin Coppell, Texas
Tyler Walsh Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Tyler Ware Georgetown, Texas
Mason Weld Helotes, Texas
Johan Werge San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Conner Wilkinson Laredo, Texas
Nick Winborn Austin, Texas
Jon Ybarra Mission, Texas
 
Girls Division
Evelyn Arguelles Oaxtepec, Mexico
Natalia Azcue Mexico City, Mexico
Maria Balcazar Tuxtla gutierrez, Mexico
Ana Sofia Benavides Lerma, Mexico
Klara Castillo Albuquerque, N.M.
Alisa Chong Carrollton, Texas
Annika Clark Highlands, Texas
Taylor Coleman San Antonio, Texas
AnaLaura Collado Diaz Xalapa, Mexico
Lauren Comegys Lakeway, Texas
Kelly Contreras San Antonio, Texas
Hailee Cooper Montgomery, Texas
Ali Cowan Victoria, Texas
Shelby DeVore The Woodlands, Texas
Elsa Maria Diaz San Antonio, Texas
Monica Dibildox Saltillo, Mexico
Elizabeth Doykan Houston, Texas
Maria Fassi Pachuca Hidalgo, Mexico
Emily Gillman Austin, Texas
Kristen Gillman Austin, Texas
Kallie Gonzales Montgomery, Texas
Allison Kuntz Austin, Texas
Nikki Long San Antonio, Texas
Maddie Luitwieler Katy, Texas
Leah Meza Southlake, Texas
Addison Mitchell Fort Smith, Ark.
Marijosse Navarro (Mexico) San Antonio, Texas
Rachel Phillips Plano, Texas
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith Nonthaburi, Thailand
Maddie Szeryk Allen, Texas
Robin Tan Austin, Texas
Pascalle Tego Mexico, Mexico
Nicole Tego Contreras Mexico, Mexico
Libby Thomas Midland, Texas
Brielle Ward Frisco, Texas