JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship
Turf Valley Resort
Ellicott City, Md. • August 19 - 22, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The 2013 JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship is a 54-hole, 36-hole cut stroke play event.
- The field features 144 juniors from 19 states, Canada, China and Colombia.
- JoS. A. Bank, a leader in classic tailored and casual men's clothing, began its sponsorship of the AJGA in 2013.
- 31 Maryland natives will tee it up during the event
- This is the AJGA's first visit to Turf Valley Resort's Original Course.
|Two from Ellicott City take to the links|
|Cody Lissner, a rising senior at Mount Saint Joseph High School, is competing in his fifth career AJGA competition. Lissner's highest finish to date came at the 2012 Preseason Junior at Cripple Creek where he finished tied for tenth. Killian Casson, a rising junior at Catonsville High School, is competing in just her second AJGA competition. Earlier this year, she placed tied for eighth at the 2012 Preseason Junior at Nemacolin.|
|Welcome David Leadbetter|
|Legendary golf coach, David Leadbetter, teams up with the AJGA for the first time in 2013, sponsoring two events on the AJGA schedule. Earlier this year, Leadbetter joined with GolfPride Grips to host the Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic in ChampionsGate, Fla.|
|Wisner to continue golf career at Loyola - Maryland|
|Bennett Wisner of Hampstead, Md., has given a verbal commitment to continue his golf career at the University of Loyola - Maryland in the fall of 2014. Currently a senior at Boy's Latin School of Maryland, Wisner's highest career AJGA finish was a tie for 15th at the 2013 Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation.|
|AJGA visits Turf Valley Resort for the first time|
|Turf Valley, located in Howard County, Md., is home to two 18-hole golf courses, the Original Course and the Hialeah Course. The JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship will be played on Turf Valley's Original Course. The Original Course, the more traditional of the two, allows golfers to play through the heart of the Turf Valley.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, August 19|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, August 20|
|7:30 – 9:20 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|12:30 – 2:20 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Wednesday, August 21|
|7:30 – 9:20 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|12:30 – 2:20 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Thursday, August 22|
|7:30 – 9:50 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship 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.