AJGA Annapolis Junior
Old South Country Club
Lothian, Md. • July 8 - 11, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA Annapolis Junior is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The field includes 63 boys and 22 girls from 16 states, Washington, D.C., Argentina, Australia and Canada.
- Old South Country Club is a first-time AJGA host, having hosted numerous state level tournaments in the past.
|18 players from the Old Line State will compete in the AJGA Annapolis Junior. Lauren Kim, in a tie for the 437th spot in Polo Golf Ranking, is the highest ranked Maryland native in the field. Kim, of Woodstock, finished in seventh at the 2012 Under Armour® / Steve Marino Championship after rounds of 76-78-75. The highest ranked player in the Boys Division to call Maryland home is Chris Navarro of Davidsonville. Navarro recorded three top-10 finishes in AJGA competition in 2012, highlighted by a tie for fifth at the Preaseason Junior at Cripple Creek.|
|Lauren Gros, of Windermere, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to continue her golf career at Georgetown University. Located less than hour west of Annapolis, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. adds a player to their roster that has nine top-10 AJGA finishes on her resume. Most recently, after rounds of 74-72-75 for a tournament total 221, Gross finished T6 at the 2013 Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open.|
|AJGA heads to Old South Country Club for the first time|
|Old South Country Club is the AJGA's first stop in the state of Maryland in the 2013 season. While the AJGA Annapolis Junior is the first AJGA tournament to be hosted at the club, Old South Country Club is no stranger to hosting competitions. The host of countless professional and amateur events and qualifiers, the Mid-Atlantic Tournament of Champions, the Maryland Men's Open and the Maryland Men's Senior Open highlight the list of past events the club has held.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 8|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 9|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 10|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 11|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The AJGA Annapolis Junior 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.