Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF

Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Norman, Okla. October 11 - 14, 2013

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

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Defending champion returns
Philip Barbaree of Shreveport, La., won the 2012 Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF with a three-stroke victory over his nearest competitor. A 2017 graduate, Barbaree's victory was the second on his AJGA resume following a win at the 2011 Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge. The highest-ranked boy in the field at No. 36 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Barbaree placed in the top-10 twice in 2013, including a tie for second at the David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior.
Zhou looking for fifth AJGA victory in 2013
In 2013, Anna Zhou of Palo Alto, Calif., the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 27 in the Polo Golf Rankings won the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities, the AJGA Junior at Penn State, the AJGA Junior at Tedesco, and the Junior All-Star at Centennial. Prior to her wildly successful summer, Zhou had recorded six top-10 finishes in AJGA competition.
Walker looking for second AJGA victory after memorable summer
Andrew Walker of Battle Creek, Mich., made headlines this summer when, at 14 years, 8 months and 29 days, he became the fifth-youngest player in history to qualify for the 2013 U.S. Amateur. In addition to his appearance at the U.S. Amateur, Walker won his first AJGA tournament at the 2013 Junior All-Star at Red Tail. In addition, Walker tallied five top-10 AJGA finishes in as many starts.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 11
1 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Saturday, October 12
8 – 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
Sunday, October 13
8 – 10 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
Monday, October 14
8 – 10 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch


2012 Results

Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Mission Inn Resort & Club (October 5 - 8, 2012)
Boys Division
1 Philip Barbaree Shreveport, La. 71–69–69—209
2 Eddy Lai San Jose, Calif. 71–72–69—212
3 Luis Gerardo Garza Leon, Mexico 70–71–72—213
4 Jacob Solomon Dublin, Calif. 75–71–69—215
T5 Tiger Lee (Hong Kong) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 71–73–72—216
T5 Ben Albin Santa Fe, N.M. 68–71–77—216
Girls Division
1 Karen Arimoto (Japan) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 70–75–74—219
T2 Mai Dechathipat (Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 73–77–73—223
T2 Brooke McDougald The Woodlands, Texas 75–72–76—223
4 Courtney Dow Frisco, Texas 79–76–70—225
T5 Abbey Carlson Lake Mary, Fla. 78–75–76—229
T5 Oi Lam Michelle Yan Hong Kong, China 74–77–78—229
T5 Dree Fausnaugh Maitland, Fla. 76–73–80—229

Media Accommodations

The Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF 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.