Preseason Junior at Château Élan

Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. May 24 - 26, 2014

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (678) 425-1788 • tjackman@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 33 players from Georgia will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
John David Chambers Augusta 2016
Connor Coffee Peachtree City 2016
Kelson Dunn Buford 2016
Sutton Dunwoodie Milton 2016
Daniel Fienemann Peachtree City 2017
Thomas Gerard Johns Creek 2017
Jake Haggerty Woodstock 2015
Ryan Joiner Roswell 2016
Brady Keran Canton 2017
Barrett Kulik Marietta 2016
Andrew Lafferty Milton 2017
Austin Mancilla Lawrenceville 2016
Grant Manning Suwanee 2015
Alex Markham Dacula 2017
Connor McKinnon Johns Creek 2017
Winston Meshad Atlanta 2017
Adam Morris Acworth 2015
Christian Pickerel Hull 2015
Bradley Plaziak Alpharetta 2017
Fredrick Port Peachtree City 2016
Drew Smith Decatur 2016
Case Thompson Roswell 2015
Peter Trask Dunwoody 2015
Desmond Turner McDonough 2016
Garrett Wright Atlanta 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Abigail Bolt Woodstock 2017
Megan Boswell Danielsville 2014
Christyn Carr Duluth 2018
Tyler Dawson Woodstock 2015
Keagan Dunn Buford 2018
Hannah Gasaway McDonough 2016
Hannah Jones Sandy Springs 2017
Meghan Nay Canton 2015
IMG Academy Preseason Series
The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
Château Élan - Château Course
The Château Course displays features any golfer will enjoy. From elevation changes to meandering streams, the Château Course brings challenging elements and turns them into picturesque obstacles. Each hole is expertly crafted to challenge golfers of all skill levels while rewarding those who take a few risks.
Native Georgians
Thirty-five players from the state of Georgia will compete in their home state. Tennessee has the second most players competing with 11.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 24
11:20 a.m. – 2:47 p.m. Practice Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, May 25
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Monday, May 26
8 a.m. shotgun Final Round
1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan 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.

IMG Golf Academy Preseason Series

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan is one of 13 events held as part of the IMG Academy Preseason Series. The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.

IMG Academies

IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.

The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries.

IMG Academy is housed within the IMG Performance division of IMG Worldwide.

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 Georgia native
Boys Division
Christian Baliker Simpsonville, S.C.
Hector Barnetche Obregon, Mexico
Andrew Bernard Charlotte, N.C.
Zachary Bishop Travelers Rest, S.C.
Dustin Blank Elon, N.C.
Walter Brinker Sanford, N.C.
Tanner Burks Shelbyville, Tenn.
Brandon Carpenter Coldwater, Miss.
Daniel Castleberry Greer, S.C.
John Hilliard Catanzaro Gadsden, Ala.
John David Chambers Augusta, Ga.
Daniel Chi Maple Grove, Minn.
Zac Ciesla Lake Charles, La.
Connor Coffee Peachtree City, Ga.
Grayson Davis Franklin, Tenn.
Kelson Dunn Buford, Ga.
Sutton Dunwoodie Milton, Ga.
Stephen Ferrante Jr. Peabody, Mass.
Michael Ferrer Covington, La.
Daniel Fienemann Peachtree City, Ga.
Dylan Fisher Charlotte, N.C.
Juan Gaitan Bogota, Colombia
Brayden Garrison Nolensville, Tenn.
Thomas Gerard Johns Creek, Ga.
Aaron Graham Asheville, N.C.
Bo Gwynne Lebanon, Tenn.
Spencer Hackert Brandenburg, Ky.
Jake Haggerty Woodstock, Ga.
Lake Johnson Chattanooga, Tenn.
Ryan Joiner Roswell, Ga.
Drew Jurs Gastonia, N.C.
Brady Keran Canton, Ga.
Travis Koocher Newburyport, Mass.
Nakarin Kornpatlerdsin (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Barrett Kulik Marietta, Ga.
Andrew Lafferty Milton, Ga.
Zehao Liu (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Matt Lorenz Gulf Shores, Ala.
Angelo Malacapay Martin, Tenn.
Austin Mancilla Lawrenceville, Ga.
Grant Manning Suwanee, Ga.
Alex Markham Dacula, Ga.
Connor McKinnon Johns Creek, Ga.
Winston Meshad Atlanta, Ga.
Adam Morris Acworth, Ga.
Ryan Moseley Greenville, S.C.
Sam Musch Rapid City, S.D.
Takahiro Nojima (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Cole Peevy Collierville, Tenn.
Christian Pickerel Hull, Ga.
Bradley Plaziak Alpharetta, Ga.
Fredrick Port Peachtree City, Ga.
Candler Rice Asheville, N.C.
Andy Ring Glenside, Pa.
Drew Smith Decatur, Ga.
Zach Smith Trophy Club, Texas
Turner South Knoxville, Tenn.
Will Straub Huntersville, N.C.
Thomas Tan La Quinta, Calif.
Case Thompson Roswell, Ga.
Peter Trask Dunwoody, Ga.
Desmond Turner McDonough, Ga.
Frankie Wade Hoover, Ala.
thomas weaver St. Louis, Mo.
Evan White Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Larken Whittemore Lafayette, Tenn.
Nick Willis Cowpens, S.C.
Garrett Wright Atlanta, Ga.
Alan Xu (Canada) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Cameron Yeary Knoxville, Tenn.
 
Girls Division
Sarah Boden Dry Ridge, Ky.
Abigail Bolt Woodstock, Ga.
Megan Boswell Danielsville, Ga.
Christyn Carr Duluth, Ga.
Natalie Cleveland Huntersville, N.C.
Tyler Dawson Woodstock, Ga.
Keagan Dunn Buford, Ga.
Hannah Gasaway McDonough, Ga.
Peyton Gillespie Greenville, S.C.
Victoria Huskey Greenville, S.C.
Saebom Jeon Chino, Calif.
Hannah Jones Sandy Springs, Ga.
Bibilani Liu Cupertino, Calif.
Ashton Maddaloni Eclectic, Ala.
Alyssa Montgomery Knoxville, Tenn.
Carlee Nanney Fulton, Miss.
Meghan Nay Canton, Ga.
Chandler Rosholt Cedar Park, Texas
Mariah Smith Clarksville, Tenn.
Judianne Speach Nicholasville, Ky.
Blair Stockett Jackson, Miss.
Ashley Strong Gamaliel, Ky.
Jacqueline Twitty Chapin, S.C.