Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
Bellefonte Country Club
Ashland, Ky. • June 10 - 13, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 144-player field, 54-hole, 36-hole cut, stroke play tournament
- Bellefonte Country Club hosts the event for the 31st-straight year.
- Twenty players have committed to play college golf in the near future.
- Players in the field represent 17 states and five countries.
|Bellefonte Country Club|
|Bellefonte Country Club has hosted the AJGA since 1984. Champions have hailed from Kentucky 21 times, including Emma Talley (2010, 2011) and Justin Thomas (2008, 2009).|
|An award winning tournament|
|The NRP Bluegrass Junior earned the Hospitality Award in 2013. The tournament is one of the most decorated on the AJGA schedule. In 2011 and 2012 it received the Charitable Giving Award, the 2009 Tournament of the Year Award, the 2008 Junior-Am Award and the 2001 Volunteer Award.|
|Kentucky has the most players in the tournament with 39. Ohio has the second most number of players with 29.|
Schedule of Events
|Tuesday, June 10|
|7 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|5 p.m.||Junior-Am Dinner and Awards Reception|
|Wednesday, June 11|
|7:30 – 9:09 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:24 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Thursday, June 12|
|7:30 – 9:09 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:24 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Friday, June 13|
|7:30 – 9:18 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
Bellefonte Country Club (June 11 - 14, 2013)
|1||Patrick Martin||Birmingham, Ala.||66–71–70—207|
|2||Nabeel Khan||Westerville, Ohio||72–70–66—208|
|3||Cooper Musselman||Louisville, Ky.||71–71–67—209|
|4||Billy Tom Sargent||Georgetown, Ky.||69–70–72—211|
|T5||Benjamin Streepey||Nicholasville, Ky.||67–76–69—212|
|T5||Wyatt Larkin||Morganton, Ga.||67–72–73—212|
|T5||Zongfan Li||(China) Bradenton, Fla.||73–70–69—212|
|1||Haylee Harford||Leavittsburg, Ohio||71–72–75—218|
|2||Katie Page||Louisville, Ky.||72–73–74—219|
|3||Ale Walker||Paintsville, Ky.||76–72–72—220|
|4||Janet Mao||Johns Creek, Ga.||75–78–70—223|
|5||Maddie Rose Hamilton||Louisville, Ky.||78–75–72—225|
The Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior 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 nearly 6,500 members from 49 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.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. 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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.