Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior Open

The Reserve at Spanos Park
Stockton, Calif. August 19 - 22, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 44 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Roman Aragon 2014 St. Mary's
Zack Bailey 2014 George Washington
Connor Blick 2014 St. Mary's
Grady Bourguignon 2014 University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Jesse Bratz 2014 University of California Davis
William Brueckner 2014 Gonzaga
Luis-Felipe Calderon 2014 Cal State - Northridge
Quinn Carlsen 2015 UC Davis
Henry Cassriel 2014 Yale
Sean Crocker 2014 Southern Cal
Nicholas Engelhardt 2014 Cal Poly
Bryant Evans 2014 Western Kentucky
Ryan Graf 2014 University of Fraser Valley
Ryan Gronlund 2014 Southern Methodist University
Tanner Hughes 2014 Cal - Berkeley
Gordon Hundley 2014 University of Missouri-Saint Louis
Jack Ireland 2015 Cal St. - Fullerton
Samuel Kim 2015 University of New Mexico
Peter Kyo Won Koo 2014 University of Arizona
Chad Kubes 2014 CSU Stanislaus
Alexander Lee 2015 CSU Fresno
Daniel Lopez 2014 Univeristy of San Diego
Brandon Mai 2014 UCLA
Ryan Maund 2014 TCU
Brett Robinson 2015 University of Wisconsin
Hayden Shieh 2014 Santa Clara University
Zachary Smith 2014 University of California Santa Barbara
Joshua Suh 2014 Columbia University
David Tottori 2014 University of Hawaii - Hilo
Lawrence Tu 2014 Navy
Justin Woo 2015 Cal State Monterey Bay
Brandon Wu 2015 Stanford
Edwin Yi 2015 University of Oregon
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sarah Debnekoff 2014 Morehead State
Anne Freman 2013 Santa Clara
Marianne Li 2015 University of California, Berkeley
Kathy Lim 2014 University of Michigan
Amy Matsuoka 2016 Oregon
Pailin Ruttanasupagid 2014 University of Illinois
Jayshree Sarathy 2014 Yale
Elizabeth Schultz 2014 San Jose State
Patricia Wong 2015 Pepperdine
Tiffany Yau 2014 University of Pennsylvania*
Jennifer Yu 2014 Long Beach State
Young event, strong history
The Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior Open has produced an impressive list of past champions who have gone on to find success at the junior and amateur levels. Jenny Shin of Torrance, Calif., won the inaugural event in 2008. The now LPGA professional was best known in her junior career for defeating Vicky Hurst to win the 2006 U.S. Girls' Junior. In 2010, Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo, Calif., earned his second of four AJGA career victories. The red shirt freshman at Texas most recently made headlines at the 2012 U.S. Open where he briefly held sole possession of the lead during the third round at The Olympic Club. That same year, Hannah O'Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Ariz., won the girls title. O'Sullivan became the fourth-youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open in 2012. With his win in 2012, Jacob Solomon of Dublin, Calif., captured his third consecutive title to add his name to the AJGA boys record book in a tie for most consecutive wins in a season.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 19
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 20
7:30 a.m. 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, August 21
7:30 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, August 22
7:30 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Sean Crocker, (Zimbabwe) Westlake Village, Calif. (2014)
At No. 41 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Crocker is the highest-ranked boy in the field. He received a Rolex Junior All-America honorable mention in 2012 behind the strength of three runner-up finishes. Crocker opened the 2013 season with a T12 finish at the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods. He recently advanced to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Samuel Kim, Irvine, Calif. (2015)
Kim has finished top 20 in all four AJGA starts of 2013, including a victory at the Junior All-Star at Cypress Ridge and a runner-up showing at the AJGA Junior Challenge. He has recorded three additional top-10 finishes and sits at No. 76 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Brandon Wu, Danville, Calif. (2015)
Wu returns to the field looking to best his runner-up finish in 2012. He has recorded six top-10 finishes and comes off a third-place finish at the AJGA Junior at Ruby Hill.
Marianne Li, Bellevue, Wash. (2015)
Li has recorded six top-10 finishes, including a victory at the 2012 Sunriver Junior Open. She opened the 2013 season with a T5 showing at the AJGA Junior at Diablo Grande.
Amy Matsuoka, Newport Beach, Calif. (2016)
Matsuoka is the highest-ranked girl in the field at No. 50 in the Polo Golf Rankings. She has finished top 10 in all four starts of 2013, including a victory at the Lockton Kansas City Junior.
Park has tallied eight top-15 showings, including a victory at the 2012 AJGA Junior at Robinson Ranch. The Illinois verbal commit reached the Round of 32 at the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.
 

2012 Results

Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
The Reserve at Spanos Park (August 6 - 9, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 *Jacob Solomon Dublin, Calif. 71–67–70—208
2 Brandon Wu Danville, Calif. 71–69–68—208
T3 Ryan Gronlund Pleasanton, Calif. 72–69–68—209
T3 William Brueckner Walnut Creek, Calif. 68–71–70—209
T5 Jefferson Kao Diamond Bar, Calif. 67–71–74—212
T5 Sean Yu (Taiwan) Beaumont, Calif. 68–76–68—212
 
Girls Division
1 Kathleen Scavo Benicia, Calif. 67–72–70—209
T2 Pitsinee Winyarat Bangkok, Thailand 74–71–68—213
T2 Nancy Xu Sunnyvale, Calif. 71–70–72—213
4 Brooke Graebe Yorba Linda, Calif. 73–74–70—217
5 Monica Chen Fremont, Calif. 72–70–78—220
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior Open 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 California native
Boys Division
Derek Ackerman Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Roman Aragon Mission Viejo, Calif.
Jack Atwater San Francisco, Calif.
Oscar Baek (South Korea) La Habra, Calif.
Seung Yub Baek (South Korea) Arcadia, Calif.
Zack Bailey Walnut Creek, Calif.
Connor Bell Sacramento, Calif.
Connor Blick Danville, Calif.
Devondeep Bling Ridgecrest, Calif.
Grady Bourguignon Yuma, Ariz.
Jesse Bratz Colleyville, Texas
William Brueckner Walnut Creek, Calif.
Luis-Felipe Calderon San Diego, Calif.
Charlie Cameron El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Quinn Carlsen El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Henry Cassriel Orinda, Calif.
Zi Hao Chen (China) San Leandro, Calif.
Connor Chesky Saint Helena, Calif.
Andrew Chin (Canada) Honolulu, Hawaii
Jim Coon Orinda, Calif.
Sean Crocker (Zimbabwe) Westlake Village, Calif.
Vince DePinto Shadow Hills, Calif.
Nicholas Engelhardt Los Angeles, Calif.
Bryant Evans Flower Mound, Texas
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Chase Furey Newport Beach, Calif.
Ryan Graf Ramona, Calif.
Ryan Gronlund Pleasanton, Calif.
Ari Gulugian Irvine, Calif.
Ashkaan Hakim San Ramon, Calif.
Yu-Chuan Hsiang (Taiwan) Ontario, Calif.
Tanner Hughes Livermore, Calif.
Gordon Hundley Torrance, Calif.
Benjamin Hy San Ramon, Calif.
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, Calif.
Samuel Kim Irvine, Calif.
Michael Kirby Henderson, Nev.
Tony Ko Langley, British Columbia
Ling Kun Kong (China) Arcadia, Calif.
Peter Kyo Won Koo (South Korea) Tucson, Ariz.
Chad Kubes Shingle Springs, Calif.
Eddy Lai San Jose, Calif.
Roberto Lebrija Mexico City, Mexico
Alexander Lee Sacramento, Calif.
Andy Liu Bellevue, Wash.
Kaiwen Liu (China) San Diego, Calif.
Daniel Lopez Los Angeles, Calif.
Logan Lowe Grass Valley, Calif.
Anthony Madrid Stockton, Calif.
Brandon Mai Poway, Calif.
Ryan Maund Pleasanton, Calif.
David Na Oakland, Calif.
Paul Park La Crescenta, Calif.
Brett Robinson Tustin, Calif.
Isaiah Salinda South San Francisco, Calif.
Austen Sandoval Sacramento, Calif.
Hayden Shieh Fremont, Calif.
Zachary Smith Pleasanton, Calif.
Jino Sohn Chandler, Ariz.
Joshua Suh La Canada, Calif.
David Tottori Las Vegas, Nev.
Shawn Tsai (Taiwan) Ontario, Calif.
Brandon Tsujimoto Pomona, Calif.
Lawrence Tu Irvine, Calif.
Justin Woo San Diego, Calif.
Alex Wrenn Lake Oswego, Ore.
Brandon Wu Danville, Calif.
Sam Wu (China) San Diego, Calif.
Christopher Yang Yorba Linda, Calif.
Edwin Yi Beaumont, Calif.
Michael Zhang San Diego, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Ty Akabane Danville, Calif.
Sydney Babiak Martinez, Calif.
Madeline Chou Santa Ana, Calif.
Sarah Debnekoff Rancho Cordova, Calif.
Anne Freman Las Vegas, Nev.
Keilyn Ing Honolulu, Hawaii
Melissa Leo La Canada, Calif.
Marianne Li Bellevue, Wash.
Kathy Lim Langley, British Columbia
Amy Matsuoka Newport Beach, Calif.
Pailin Ruttanasupagid (Thailand) San Diego, Calif.
Amanjoty Sangha San Mateo, Calif.
Jayshree Sarathy Palo Alto, Calif.
Elizabeth Schultz Lafayette, Calif.
Tyra Tonkham Arleta, Calif.
Alexa Tsay Los Angeles, Calif.
Kailie Vongsaga Walnut, Calif.
Mabel Wong Oakdale, Calif.
Patricia Wong Walnut, Calif.
Tiffany Yau Porter Ranch, Calif.
Jennifer Yu Huntington Beach, Calif.
Katherine Zhu San Jose, Calif.