Preseason Junior at Nemacolin

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, Pa. May 30 - June 1, 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: 25 players from Pennsylvania will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
J.T. Barker Bethlehem 2015
Brian Crowley Pittsburgh 2015
Nicklaus Cuny Cranberry Twp 2015
Thomas Dzwonczyk North Abington Twp 2016
Robert Falconer Mechanicsburg 2016
Nicholas Geiman York 2015
Terry Hurst South Abington 2015
Brendan Kelly Jefferson Hills 2016
Nicholas Licata New Kensington 2015
Ryan Lountzis Reading 2015
Cole McCook Chester Springs 2015
Mark Miller Downingtown 2015
Thomas Moran Marietta 2016
Anthony Muscato Gibsonia 2015
Gabriel Nass Pittsburgh 2016
Jesse Ottaway Hollidaysburg 2015
Ryan Podufal Erie 2015
Richard Riva Lancaster 2015
Zack Taylor Pittsburgh 2015
Gregory Welsh Ambler 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Gillian Alexander Rices Landing 2015
Adelyn Deery Lancaster 2016
Caprian Kan Boothwyn 2017
Mia Kness Venetia 2017
Olivia Zambruno Mt Pleasant 2017
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.
The Links Course
The Links provides a first-rate golfing experience sculpted through the Laurel Highlands where rocks and water naturally come into play on several holes. Deep woods, high rough and lakes surround the beautiful fairways with majestic views of Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands.
Native Pennsylvanians
Pennsylvania has the most players in the field with 27. Ohio has the second most with 10.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 30
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, May 31
8 a.m. shotgun First Round
 
Sunday, June 1
8 a.m. shotgun Final Round
1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Nemacolin 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 Nemacolin 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 Pennsylvania native
Boys Division
Henry Angier Frenchtown, N.J.
Sam Asbury Atlanta, Ga.
J.T. Barker Bethlehem, Pa.
Avery Benvissuto Berkley, Mass.
Brian Birnie Rome, N.Y.
Jordan Bobb Rockville, Md.
Matthew Budz Northboro, Mass.
Samuel Coon Columbus, Ohio
Cooper Criswell Martinsville, Ohio
Brian Crowley Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nicklaus Cuny Cranberry Twp, Pa.
Daniel Doran Oradell, N.J.
Thomas Dzwonczyk North Abington Twp, Pa.
Robert Falconer Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Christopher Gay Bronxville, N.Y.
Nicholas Geiman York, Pa.
Edward Gleeson Falls Church, Va.
Adam Gray Potomac, Md.
Tyler Hatton Southborough, Mass.
Matt Hoffman Westerville, Ohio
Justin Huang Mahwah, N.J.
Terry Hurst South Abington, Pa.
Kyle Johnston Shelburne, Ontario
Brendan Kelly Jefferson Hills, Pa.
Carter Kelly Kingston, Ontario
Cameron Kenworthy Falls Church, Va.
Leonard Lee Wyckoff, N.J.
Nicholas Licata New Kensington, Pa.
Ryan Lountzis Reading, Pa.
Owen Mann Katy, Texas
Cole McCook Chester Springs, Pa.
Jake Miles Spotsylvania, Va.
Mark Miller Downingtown, Pa.
Thomas Moran Marietta, Pa.
Anthony Muscato Gibsonia, Pa.
Gabriel Nass Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jesse Ottaway Hollidaysburg, Pa.
Jose Xavier Perez de Anda Quito, Ecuador
Ryan Podufal Erie, Pa.
Sameer Qader Fredericksburg, Va.
Mark Richardson South Berwick, Maine
Richard Riva Lancaster, Pa.
Chris Robinson Clarksville, Md.
Jack Rosenberg Laurel Hollow, N.Y.
Max Rosenthal Clarksville, Md.
Cody Smith Forest Hill, Md.
Riley Spear Acton, Ontario
Joshua Stein Plymouth, Mich.
Jared Swick Gaithersburg, Md.
Forrest Swisher Titusville, N.J.
Chance Taylor Kettering, Ohio
Zack Taylor Pittsburgh, Pa.
Brian Tucci Rocky River, Ohio
Andrew Warfield Southborough, Mass.
Gregory Welsh Ambler, Pa.
Blake Weltmann Potomac, Md.
John Widman Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Austin Williams Bridgeport, W.Va.
Matt Wininger Westerville, Ohio
Paul Young McLean, Va.
 
Girls Division
Gillian Alexander Rices Landing, Pa.
Adelyn Deery Lancaster, Pa.
Lilly Dunning Wilmington, Ohio
Kristin Glesne San Antonio, Texas
Madeline Jin Belle Mead, N.J.
Devyani Kalra (India) Short Hills, N.J.
Caprian Kan Boothwyn, Pa.
Eunbbie Kim Potomac, Md.
Mia Kness Venetia, Pa.
Jessie Kweon Little Neck, N.Y.
Rosey Li Belle Mead, N.J.
Katie Posto Prospect, Ky.
Jennifer Rosenberg Laurel Hollow, N.Y.
Alexandra Velez Vega Alta, P.R.
Sirena Walsh Chantilly, Va.
Sarah Willis Eaton, Ohio
Olivia Zambruno Mt Pleasant, Pa.