AJGA Annapolis Junior

Old South Country Club
Lothian, Md. July 8 - 11, 2013

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

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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
Thomas Allen 2013 Newman
Sam Aronoff 2014 Louisiana Lafayette
Mike Blasey 2015 Davidson College
Bennett Buch 2016 Univ. of Maryland
Andy Butler 2014 Villanova
Marcus Byrd 2015 Middle Tennessee State University
Thomas Calbi 2017 University of Wisconsin
Nathan Chuwait 2016 University of Virginia
Lee Detmer 2015 Wake Forest University
Walter Egloff 2015 Loyola University of Maryland
Lucas Farmer 2013 George Washington
Campbell Fisher 2015 University of Minnesota
Clayton Forren 2013 Longwood
Stephen Franken 2015 NC State University
Michael Graboyes 2014 Cornell Univerisity
Brandon Greenplate 2014 Coker College
Matt Holuta 2014 Rutgers University
Charlie Kennerly 2016 Wake Forest University
Davis Kiger 2015 High Point University
Peter Knade 2016 University of Maryland
Joe LaHorgue 2014 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Jake Leavitt 2014 Elon
Jake Leffew 2015 Yale University
Will Long 2013 Auburn
William Martinez 2014 Sam Houston State
Connor Messick 2014 Virginia
James Mishoe IV 2015 University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Jose Montano 2014 Xavier University
Chris Navarro 2015 University of Maryland
Vincent Palazzolo 2014 George Washington University
Jack Panagos 2014 Rutgers
Jack Peden 2015 Occidental College
Matthew Plunkett 2015 United States Military Academy
Harrison Rhoades 2015 Georgetown University
Josh Rinehart 2014 Penn State University
Sam Rosenberg 2014 University of Pennsylvania"
Steven Segrist 2015 Elon University
Matt Starobin 2015 U.S. Naval Academy
Blake Vogdes 2015 Temple University
Edric Wung 2014 Dartmouth College
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Allie Andersen 2014 Colorado State University
Ju-Hee Bae 2014 Virginia
Ansley Bowman 2015 Georgia Southern University
Shannon Brooks 2015 University of Tennessee
Julia Calbi 2015 Dartmouth College
Cordelia Chan 2015 Williams College
Elizaveta Freed 2014 Washington & Lee University
Lauren Gros 2014 Georgetown
Maddie Rose Hamilton 2015 University of Notre Dame
Sarah Harrison 2015 Seminole State College of Florida (NJCAA)
Hana Ku 2013 Princeton
Jane Moon 2014 Navy
Vinh-Hop Ngo 2014 Wake Forest
Katie Turk 2015 James Madison University
Lauren Waller 2015 Pennsylvania State University
Shannon Weber 2014 Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Tatiana Wijaya 2014 Pepperdine
Allison Wong 2014 Pennsylvania
Local flavor
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.
Georgetown bound
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

Competing in just his second AJGA event in 2013, Obecny recently finished in the top-10 at the Western Junior Championship with rounds of 72-71-70-69 for a tournament total 6-under-par 282. This University of Central Florida verbal commit's top AJGA finish came at the 2011 AJGA Northern Virginia Junior where he placed third after rounds of 74-71-72 for a tournament total 217.
Will Long, Gastonia, N.C. (2013)
This future Auburn Tiger's AJGA career is highlighted by a tie for fifth at the 2012 Webb Simpson Junior Championship. At that event, Long, who is No. 110 on the Polo Golf Rankings, shot rounds of 69-66-72 for a tournament total 207.
William Martinez, Austin, Texas (2014)
Still in the hunt for his first AJGA victory, Martinez came close at the 2012 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior, where rounds of 75-66-73 and a tournament total 214 gave him sole possession of second place. Martinez also took home a third place finish at the 2012 Harvey Penick Junior.
Hana Ku, Basking Ridge, N.J. (2013)
The highest ranked player in the Girls Division at No. 56 in the Polo Golf Ranking, Ku is competing in her first AJGA event of 2013. A recent graduate of Ridge High School, Ku will play golf at Princeton University in the fall. In 2012, Ku recorded second place finishes at both the William Penn Junior Championship and The Peninsula Junior Classic. Ku's AJGA career is highlighted by a win at the 2010 Preseason Junior at Rochester presented by Wegmans LPGA.
Tatiana Wijaya, (Indonesia) Perth, Australia (2014)
Wijaya finished in the top-10 in two AJGA tournaments in 2012. Rounds of 71-75-72 put her in a tie for seventh at the 2012 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior, and rounds of 72-70-71 gave her a fifth place finish at the 2012 AJGA Junior Challenge.
Lauren Waller, Canonsburg, Pa. (2015)
Last year, Waller took home her first AJGA Championship at the 2012 Junior All-Star at Penn State. In State College, Waller's rounds of 74-72-71, tournament total 217, gave her a 7-shot victory over the nearest competitor. The high school junior also finished in the top-10 at the 2012 Junior All-Star Invitational.

Media Accommodations

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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Maryland native
Boys Division
Thomas Allen Dallas, Texas
Sam Aronoff Santa Monica, Calif.
Andrew Barth Bethesda, Md.
Max Bell Chambersburg, Pa.
Mike Blasey Potomac, Md.
Nicholas Bruner Virginia Beach, Va.
Bennett Buch West Friendship, Md.
Andy Butler Lititz, Pa.
Marcus Byrd Dunwoody, Ga.
Thomas Calbi South Barrington, Ill.
Jonathan Carr Rockville, Md.
Nathan Chuwait Herndon, Va.
Addison Coll Arlington, Va.
Lee Detmer Washington, D.C.
Walter Egloff Chevy Chase, Md.
Lucas Farmer Highland, Md.
Campbell Fisher Suwanee, Ga.
Clayton Forren Rustburg, Va.
Stephen Franken Raleigh, N.C.
Michael Graboyes Watchung, N.J.
Brandon Greenplate York, Pa.
Jacob Gurock West Windsor, N.J.
Eric Hall Harwood, Md.
Matt Holuta Indiana, Pa.
Michael Jones Potomac, Md.
Charlie Kennerly Jupiter, Fla.
Davis Kiger Harrisburg, N.C.
Peter Knade Easton, Md.
Joe LaHorgue Kentfield, Calif.
Joey Lawrence Augusta, Ga.
Jake Leavitt Woodstock, Md.
Jake Leffew Vero Beach, Fla.
Sasha Lobel Pittsburgh, Pa.
Will Long Gastonia, N.C.
Eamon Marone Belvidere, N.J.
Daniel Martinez Austin, Texas
William Martinez Austin, Texas
Tyler Mealey Edgewater, Md.
Connor Messick Oak Hill, Va.
James Mishoe IV Cary, N.C.
Jose Montano (Bolivia) Bradenton, Fla.
Harrison Murphy McKinney, Texas
Sean Murphy Decatur, Ga.
Jack Musgrave Chesterton, Ind.
Nick Musshafen Fairport, N.Y.
Charles Musto Sterling, Va.
Chris Navarro Davidsonville, Md.
Andrew Neal Chevy Chase, Md.
Ethan Ng New York, N.Y.
Ryan O'Sullivan (Canada) Leesburg, Va.
Ty Olinger Blacksburg, Va.
Vincent Palazzolo Colts Neck, N.J.
Jack Panagos Hillsborough , N.J.
Rij Patel Hunt Valley, Md.
Jack Peden Vienna, Va.
Toks Pedro Bowie, Md.
Matthew Plunkett Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Harrison Rhoades Raleigh, N.C.
Josh Rinehart York, Pa.
Sam Rosenberg Dallas, Texas
Evan Santa Edgewater, Md.
Luke Schaap Potomac, Md.
Steven Segrist Glenwood, Md.
Matthew Shubley Whitby, Ontario
Matt Starobin Davidsonville, Md.
Tyler Tsay Los Angeles, Calif.
Blake Vogdes Wildwood Crest, N.J.
Colin Warren Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Edric Wung McLean, Va.
Girls Division
Allie Andersen The Woodlands, Texas
Ju-Hee Bae (South Korea) Chantilly, Va.
Ansley Bowman St. Augustine, Fla.
Shannon Brooks Vienna, Va.
Julia Calbi South Barrington, Ill.
Cordelia Chan (Canada) Birmingham, Mich.
Elizaveta Freed Alexandria, Va.
Sally Fridström Ängelholm, Sweden
Lauren Gros Windermere, Fla.
Maddie Rose Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Sarah Harrison Martinez, Ga.
Sofia Idoyaga Buenos Aires, Argentina
Young Shin Kim Austin, Texas
Anina Ku Basking Ridge, N.J.
Hana Ku Basking Ridge, N.J.
Jane Moon Lutherville Timonium, Md.
Vinh-Hop Ngo Newton, Mass.
Adrienne Schmidt McLean, Va.
Angella Then Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Katie Turk Blacksburg, Va.
Lauren Waller Canonsburg, Pa.
Shannon Weber Kutztown, Pa.
Tatiana Wijaya (Indonesia) Perth, Australia
Allison Wong Rockville, Md.