David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Southern Trace Country Club
Shreveport, La. • July 22 - 25, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The 2013 David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The tournament field features 96 players from 12 states, Canada and Colombia.
- The David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior is the third AJGA event to take place in the state of Louisiana in 2013.
|Shreveport native finds success with AJGA|
|Philip Barbaree, a freshman at Byrd High School, won his first AJGA event, the 2011 Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge, in 2011. In 2012, Barbaree followed up his win at Eagle Ridge with a win at the Junior All-Star Invitational, where rounds of 71-69-69 and a tournament total of 7-under-par 209 gave him a three stroke victory over his nearest competitor. Barbaree has one top-10 finish so far in the 2013 AJGA season, a tie for sixth at the Harvey Penick Junior All-Star.|
|David Toms Foundation returns as sponsor|
|The David Toms Foundation helps underprivileged, abused and abandoned children to boost their character, self-esteem and career possibilities. This is the second year that the Foundation has partnered with the AJGA to host a tournament in Louisiana.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 22|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 23|
|7:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 24|
|7:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 25|
|7:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior
Southern Trace Country Club (July 23 - 26, 2012)
|1||Eric Ricard||Shreveport, La.||71–68–70—209|
|T2||Vasili Kartos||Birmingham, Ala.||74–73–68—215|
|T2||Philip Barbaree||Shreveport, La.||72–72–71—215|
|4||Peter Thorseth||Richmond, Texas||74–71–72—217|
|5||James Clark, III||Columbus, Ga.||73–74–71—218|
|1||Elizabeth Doty||Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.||73–74–70—217|
|2||Madison Kerley||Scottsdale, Ariz.||73–74–76—223|
|T3||Kathleen Gallagher||Greenwood, Miss.||74–75–77—226|
|T3||Brooke McDougald||The Woodlands, Texas||78–74–74—226|
|5||Madison Kidd||Lake Jackson, Texas||77–76–76—229|
The David Toms Foundation Shreveport 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.