TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Watters Creek

The Courses at Watters Creek
Plano, Texas June 9 - 12, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

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Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 52 players from Texas will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Sam Bennett Madisonville 2018
Spencer Bennett Dallas 2017
Mathew Chairuangdej Allen 2018
Brian Choe Coppell 2017
Sean Cleland Houston 2017
Alex Clouse Flower Mound 2017
Benjamin Constancio Pflugerville 2017
Max Copello Houston 2017
Kyle Cox Carrollton 2018
Thomas Critch Cedar Park 2018
Major Gammill Austin 2017
Junior Hernandez Houston 2018
Brandon Hoff Austin 2018
Turner Hosch Dallas 2019
Andre Jacobs League City 2018
Francois Jacobs League City 2018
Rishi Kejriwal Austin 2017
Samuel Kim Carrollton 2019
Cade Kiser Katy 2017
Jake Kuwitzky McKinney 2018
Robert Lahrman Dallas 2019
Andrew Lindberg Coppell 2017
Andy Lopez Dallas 2017
McClure Meissner San Antonio 2017
Jeff Murphy Allen 2017
Mason Nutt Prosper 2016
Forrest Park Irving 2019
William Paysse Temple 2018
Mark Reppe Dallas 2017
Jenson Rogenes Frisco 2019
Carson Smith Lakeway 2017
Austin Tran Fort Worth 2017
Travis Vick Houston 2019
Holden Wisener Dallas 2019
Jake Wittschiebe Fair Oaks Ranch 2018
Andy Yang Sugar Land 2018
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Anne Chen Sugar Land 2020
Grace Do Coppell 2017
Macy Fox Marble Falls 2020
Hillary Hernandez Kyle 2017
Macy Holliday Dallas 2017
Hailey Jones Dallas 2019
Lauren Kim Austin 2017
Binny Lee Frisco 2017
Grace Ni Houston 2019
Amber Park Allen 2017
Jennie Park Carrollton 2019
Chandler Rosholt Cedar Park 2018
Ariana Saenz Porter 2017
Ellie Szeryk Allen 2020
Kaylee Vesely Austin 2020
Maddie White Fort Worth 2017
The Courses at Waters Creek to host first AJGA event
The Plano, Texas, facility is a collection of three courses. The par-72 Traditions Course will play host to 96 of the world's best junior golfers in its first-ever AJGA event.
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series
The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series is designed specifically for juniors ages 12-15. The series features 14 events across the United States and wraps up with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF in October. This event recognizes all series champions and features the top contenders from the series throughout the year.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 9
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, June 10
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off the No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, June 11
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Second Round off the No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, June 12
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Final Round off the No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

David Giandomenico, Boynton Beach, Fla. (2018)
Coming off his first-ever AJGA victory at the Junior All-Star at Château Élan with tournament rounds of 67-70-73--210, Giandomenico looks to continue his strong 2014 campaign. The 14-year-old Floridian has one other top-10 finish to date, a tie for ninth at the 2013 Junior All-Star at Mira Vista.
Sam Bennett, Madisonville, Texas (2018)
Bennett has played in three AJGA events in his first two seasons, finishing in the top-15 each time. In his first event, the 2013 Junior All-Star at Gray Plantation, Bennett fired rounds of 72-69-72--213 to earn a tie for fourth. In 2013, Bennett finished T15 at the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions and T2 at the Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village.
Yujeong Son, (South Korea) Norman, Okla. (2019)
Son, the highest ranked player in the field at No. 130 in the Polo Golf Rankings, recorded top-10 finishes in both of her previous AJGA tournaments. Son finished T3 in the 2013 Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLf and finished eighth in her first event of 2014, the Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village.
Binny Lee, Frisco, Texas (2017)
Lee, who is starting her fourth AJGA season, has compiled six top-10 finishes in her career. She has two runner-up finishes, first at the 2012 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open and again at the 2014 Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village.

Media Accommodations

The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Watters Creek 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.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series

The TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Watters Creek is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy

The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, Fla., in Howey-in-the-Hills at Bishops Gate Golf & Lakeside Community, is the world’s premier junior golf academy. In addition to the junior golf program, GGGA also features summer golf camps, winter golf camps and programs, training and golf lessons for amateurs, professionals and adults.

The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.

Gary Gilchrist, founder of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, has been recognized as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2013-2014 and as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2014. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, of which include: Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Sandra Gal and many more.

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 Texas native
Boys Division
Colter Baca Edmond, Okla.
Carlos Becerra Floridablanca, Colombia
Rajvir Bedi San Jose, Calif.
Sam Bennett Madisonville, Texas
Spencer Bennett Dallas, Texas
Robert Bentley Jr Milton, Ga.
Mitchell Bowlin Cordova, Tenn.
Rex Bryant III Shreveport, La.
Prescott Butler Old Westbury, N.Y.
Jonathon Cachon Weston, Fla.
Mathew Chairuangdej Allen, Texas
Brian Choe Coppell, Texas
Lukas Clark Holland, Pa.
Sean Cleland Houston, Texas
Alex Clouse Flower Mound, Texas
Benjamin Constancio Pflugerville, Texas
Max Copello Houston, Texas
Daniel Core (Canada) Sorrento, Fla.
Kyle Cox Carrollton, Texas
Thomas Critch Cedar Park, Texas
Parker Daily Jackson, Miss.
Callum Davison (Canada) La Quinta, Calif.
Amadeo Figus Port St Lucie, Fla.
Austin Fulton Villa Rica, Ga.
Major Gammill Austin, Texas
David Giandomenico Boynton Beach, Fla.
Matthew Giombetti Los Angeles, Calif.
Keaton Gudz Victoria, British Columbia
Mack Hancock Kingston, Ontario
Junior Hernandez Houston, Texas
Brandon Hoff Austin, Texas
Turner Hosch Dallas, Texas
Andre Jacobs League City, Texas
Francois Jacobs League City, Texas
Justin Johns South Fulton, Tenn.
Rishi Kejriwal Austin, Texas
Samuel Kim Carrollton, Texas
Cade Kiser Katy, Texas
Jake Kuwitzky McKinney, Texas
Robert Lahrman Dallas, Texas
Edward Lee (South Korea) Canton, Miss.
Andrew Lindberg Coppell, Texas
Andy Lopez Dallas, Texas
Logan McAllister Oklahoma City, Okla.
McClure Meissner San Antonio, Texas
Drake Mendenhall Granite Bay, Calif.
Zack Mendez Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Jeff Murphy Allen, Texas
Mason Nutt Prosper, Texas
Christian Olsen Louisville, Ky.
Alrik Pan West Covina, Calif.
Forrest Park Irving, Texas
William Paysse Temple, Texas
Caleb Picker Moscow Mills, Mo.
John Racciatti Jr Fairhope, Ala.
Mark Reppe Dallas, Texas
Karim Richani Granite Bay, Calif.
Kyle Robinson Fayetteville, Ark.
Jenson Rogenes Frisco, Texas
B. Davis Smith Atlanta, Ga.
Carson Smith Lakeway, Texas
Austin Tran Fort Worth, Texas
Ethan Uken Edwards, Ill.
Travis Vick Houston, Texas
thomas weaver St. Louis, Mo.
Hayden White Benton, La.
Holden Wisener Dallas, Texas
Jake Wittschiebe Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Patrick Wu (Taiwan) Winter Garden, Fla.
Roshon Yamani Woodland Hills, Calif.
Andy Yang Sugar Land, Texas
Harrison Yu La Quinta, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Alison Chang Walnut, Calif.
Anne Chen (Australia) Sugar Land, Texas
Grace Do Coppell, Texas
Annika Espino Honolulu, Hawaii
Macy Fox Marble Falls, Texas
Hillary Hernandez Kyle, Texas
Macy Holliday Dallas, Texas
Hailey Jones Dallas, Texas
Lauren Kim Austin, Texas
Binny Lee Frisco, Texas
Naomi Lee Menlo Park, Calif.
Ashley Mayhall Valencia, Calif.
Kaitlin Milligan Norman, Okla.
Grace Ni Houston, Texas
Amber Park Allen, Texas
Jennie Park Carrollton, Texas
Chandler Rosholt Cedar Park, Texas
Ariana Saenz Porter, Texas
Bella Setio (Indonesia) San Marino, Calif.
Brittany Shin Cape Coral, Fla.
Yujeong Son (South Korea) Norman, Okla.
Ellie Szeryk Allen, Texas
Kaylee Vesely Austin, Texas
Maddie White Fort Worth, Texas