Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company

Coosa Country Club
Rome, Ga. October 11 - 14, 2013

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

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Tournament Storylines

Coming back for more
Four of the top-five finishers of the 2012 event will return in hopes of capturing this year's prize. Runner-up finishers Sophia Schubert of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Michaela Owen of Suwanee, Ga., lost in a four-hole sudden death playoff to 2012 champion Madison Lellyo of Windermere, Fla., who will not return to the field this year. Jordan Daniel of Newnan, Ga. (4th), and Dree Fausnaugh of Maitland, Fla. (5th), will also make appearances at Coosa Country Club this year. In the Boys Division, Ryan Stachler of Alpharetta, Ga., looks to claim his first AJGA title after tying for third at the 2012 tournament.
State Mutual Insurance continues support for junior golf
State Mutual Insurance extends its sponsorship of the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic. The Rome, Ga., based insurance company has been involved since 2006.
Burgett H. Mooney, Jr.’s memory honored in annual tournament
Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic is named after the former publisher of the Rome News-Tribune, which has provided extensive coverage of the tournament.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11
1 p.m. Junior-Am Lunch and Awards Reception
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Saturday, October 12
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
Sunday, October 13
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
Monday, October 14
9 a.m. Final Round shotgun
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch


2012 Results

Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company
Coosa Country Club (June 11 - 14, 2012)
Boys Division
1 Justin Connelly McDonough, Ga. 70–68–65—203
2 Jared Bettcher Auburn, Ala. 64–70–72—206
T3 Ben Schlottman Advance, N.C. 70–74–65—209
T3 Clay Brown Davidson, N.C. 70–67–72—209
T3 Ryan Stachler Alpharetta, Ga. 72–68–69—209
T3 David Mackey Bogart, Ga. 71–66–72—209
Girls Division
1 *Madison Lellyo Windermere, Fla. 71–71–76—218
2 Sophia Schubert Oak Ridge, Tenn. 72–72–74—218
3 Michaela Owen Suwanee, Ga. 73–70–75—218
4 Jordan Daniel Sharpsburg, Ga. 75–76–71—222
5 Dree Fausnaugh Maitland, Fla. 75–75–73—223
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company 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.