AJGA Philadelphia Junior

Huntingdon Valley Country Club
Huntingdon Valley, Pa. August 4 - 6, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 39 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Will Bernstein 2014 Yale
Andy Butler 2014 Villanova
Ryan Cole 2013 James Madison
James Davis 2014 University of Richmond
Michael Davis 2014 Princeton University
Ethan DeForest 2014 Bowling Green
Lee Detmer 2015 Wake Forest
Reilly Erhardt 2015 University of Maryland
Michael Graboyes 2014 Cornell Univerisity
Jalen Griffin 2014 San Francisco
J.D. Hughes 2014 Kent State
Theo Humphrey 2014 Vanderbilt University
Willis Huynh 2014 Army
Ian Kelsey 2014 Dartmouth*
Thomas la Morte 2014 Campbell University
Blaine Lafferty 2014 University of Delaware
Isaiah Logue 2014 Liberty University
Jared Mactas 2013 Lafayette College
Roland Massimino 2015 Kansas State
Connor Messick 2014 Virginia
Armando Olivieri 2014 Colgate University
Jack Panagos 2014 Rutgers
Anthony Perrino 2015 Georgetown
Ross Robison 2014 UNC - Wilmington
Nathan Tenpas 2014 Davidson College
Ethan Wall 2013 Lehigh
Jeremy Wall 2014 Loyola University Maryland
Edric Wung 2014 Dartmouth College
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sasha Banks 2015 Brown University
Ashley Cassidy 2013 Cinncinati
Emily Mills 2014 Rutgers University
Summer Moser 2014 Loyola University Chicago
Vinh-Hop Ngo 2014 Wake Forest
Jackie Rogowicz 2015 Penn State
Alison Snakard 2014 University of Notre Dame
Khushboo Thiagaraj 2014 Radford
Brynn Walker 2016 University of North Carolina
Kelly Whaley 2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Allison Wong 2014 Pennsylvania
 
 
Local flavor: 20 players from Pennsylvania will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Brendan Bacskai Berwyn 2015
Andy Butler Lititz 2014
Michael Cook Berwyn 2015
Michael Davis Newtown Square 2014
Ryan Dornes Lancaster 2015
Jack Gregor North Wales 2014
Jalen Griffin Ambler 2014
J.D. Hughes Carlisle 2014
Isaiah Logue Fairfield 2014
Roland Massimino Lumberville 2015
Patrick McDonnell Pittsburgh 2014
Jack Quirk Glenside 2015
Vinay Ramesh Newtown 2015
Anthony Sebastianelli Clarks Summit 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Ashley Cassidy Doylestown 2013
Allison Cooper Harrisburg 2015
Jackie Rogowicz Yardley 2015
Alison Snakard Collegeville 2014
Brynn Walker St. Davids 2016
Joey Walz Pittsburgh 2015
Champion Returns
2012 AJGA Philadelphia Junior Champion Theo Humphrey is returning to defend his title and is the highest-ranked player in the Boys Division at No. 33 in the Polo Golf Rankings.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 4
2 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Monday, August 5
8 a.m. shotgun First Round
2 p.m. shotgun Second Round
 
Tuesday, August 6
7 8:39 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Theo Humphrey, Greenwich, Conn. (2014)
The defending champion, Humphrey looks to add to his impressive 2013 resume which includes top-five finishes at the Puerto Rico Junior Open sponsored by Sport Link, Western Junior Championship, Bridgestone Golf / Brandt Snedeker Music City Junior presented by Toyota and Rolex Tournament of Champions. In addition to his victory at the 2012 AJGA Philadelphia Junior, Humphrey also took the crown at the 2010 Junior All-Star at Penn State. Humphrey has verbally committed to play college golf at Vanderbilt.
Griffith earned his first career victory at the AJGA Junior at River Ridge in 2013, then followed the performance with a T11 finish at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior and T7 showing at the Bob Jones Junior Championship.
Isaiah Logue, Fairfield, Pa. (2014)
Logue recently notched a top-10 finish at the William Penn Junior Championship, placing T6 with rounds of 78-67-69. In 2012, Logue finished among the top-10 in each of the four events he competed in in the Northeast. The Liberty University verbal commit is the highest-ranked Pennsylvanian in the Boys Division.
Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley, Pa. (2015)
As the only returning participant in the Girls Division who finished among the top five in 2012, Rogowicz looks to better her fourth place finish from a year ago and earn her first career win. Recently, the 2015 grad placed third at the Ravenwood Junior Championship and posted a T8 showing at the William Penn Junior Championship. She has 12 top-10 finishes in her 14 AJGA career starts and is No. 73 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Kelly Whaley, Farmington, Conn. (2015)
Whaley has two top-10 showings in 2013 in the form of a T8 finish at the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open and T5 showing at the AJGA Huntsville Junior. The 2015 graduate looks to build on her nine top-10 career finishes and earn her first career AJGA victory.
 

2012 Results

AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Huntingdon Valley Country Club (August 5 - 8, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Theo Humphrey Greenwich, Conn. 69–69–69—207
2 Zachary Herr New Hope, Pa. 72–73–66—211
3 James Davis Cockeysville, Md. 76–69–70—215
4 Carey Bina Villanova, Pa. 70–70–76—216
5 Mark Reilly Babylon, N.Y. 72–73–72—217
 
Girls Division
1 Mackenzie Perez Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. 75–68–77—220
2 Erica Herr New Hope, Pa. 73–70–78—221
3 Aliea Clark Carlsbad, Calif. 76–72–75—223
4 Jackie Rogowicz Yardley, Pa. 76–76–76—228
5 Hana Ku Basking Ridge, N.J. 83–73–76—232
 

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Philadelphia 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 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 Pennsylvania native
Boys Division
Erick Alonso Haworth, N.J.
Sarun Arjparu (Thailand) Loves Park, Ill.
Brendan Bacskai Berwyn, Pa.
Will Bernstein New York, N.Y.
Andy Butler Lititz, Pa.
Connor Chesky Saint Helena, Calif.
Ryan Cole Mount Airy, Md.
Michael Cook Berwyn, Pa.
James Davis Cockeysville, Md.
Michael Davis Newtown Square, Pa.
Ethan DeForest Cottikill, N.Y.
Lee Detmer Washington, D.C.
Ryan Dornes Lancaster, Pa.
Reilly Erhardt Greensboro, N.C.
Michael Graboyes Watchung, N.J.
Jack Gregor North Wales, Pa.
Jalen Griffin Ambler, Pa.
J.D. Hughes Carlisle, Pa.
Theo Humphrey Greenwich, Conn.
Willis Huynh Syosset, N.Y.
Ian Kelsey Deerfield, Ill.
Charlie Kennerly Jupiter, Fla.
Nabeel Khan Westerville, Ohio
Joshua Kim Deerfield, Mass.
Thomas la Morte Haworth, N.J.
Blaine Lafferty Marlton, N.J.
Jalen Ledger Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Paul Lei Middleton, Mass.
Isaiah Logue Fairfield, Pa.
Jared Mactas Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
Roland Massimino Lumberville, Pa.
Patrick McDonnell Pittsburgh, Pa.
Connor Messick Oak Hill, Va.
Chandler Morris Southbury, Conn.
Charles Musto Sterling, Va.
Daniel O'Rourke Milford, N.J.
Armando Olivieri Greenwich, Conn.
Jack Panagos Hillsborough , N.J.
Paul Pastore Greenwich, Conn.
Anthony Perrino Mooresville, N.C.
Jack Quirk Glenside, Pa.
Vinay Ramesh Newtown, Pa.
Connor Rinoski Yorktown, Va.
Ross Robison Wilmington, N.C.
Anthony Sebastianelli Clarks Summit, Pa.
Nathan Tenpas Chevy Chase, Md.
Ethan Wall Brielle, N.J.
Jeremy Wall Brielle, N.J.
Edric Wung McLean, Va.
Chris Yeom New Hyde Park, N.Y.
 
Girls Division
Sasha Banks (Russian Federation) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Ashley Cassidy Doylestown, Pa.
Monica Chen Fremont, Calif.
Elizabeth Choi Syosset, N.Y.
Allison Cooper Harrisburg, Pa.
Casey Durant New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Amanda He (China) Windermere, Fla.
Alix Lowe Farmingdale, N.Y.
Emily Mills Farmingdale, N.J.
Summer Moser Lutz, Fla.
Vinh-Hop Ngo Newton, Mass.
Rachel Oates Rye, N.Y.
Jackie Rogowicz Yardley, Pa.
Alison Snakard Collegeville, Pa.
Khushboo Thiagaraj (India) Haymarket, Va.
Brynn Walker St. Davids, Pa.
Joey Walz Pittsburgh, Pa.
Kelly Whaley Farmington, Conn.
Allison Wong Rockville, Md.
Nancy Xu Sunnyvale, Calif.