Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts

The Farms Golf Club
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. • June 29 - July 1, 2014

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Ceman • (661) 406-3407 • chris.ceman@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 40 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
  Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Mia Ayer 2016 Notre Dame
Kaylee Benton 2015 UNLV
Alivia Brown 2014 Washington State Universtity
Jocelyn Chia 2014 Boston College
Sarah Cho 2014 Northwestern
Lydia Choi 2014 UCLA
Aliea Clark 2014 UCLA
Gabriela Coello 2016 University of Georgia
Mai Dechathipat 2015 Auburn University
Ariadna Fonseca 2015 University of Kansas
Morgan Gonzales 2015 University of Virginia
Brooke Graebe 2015 TCU
Maddie Rose Hamilton 2015 University of Notre Dame
Muni He 2017 USC
Rong Ji 2015 University of Southern California
Chaithra Katamneni 2015 University of Nevada, Reno
Madison Kerley 2015 Arizona State University
Cheyenne Knight 2015 University of Alabama
Stephanie Lau 2015 Northwestern University
Amy Lee 2015 University of Southern California
Andrea Lee 2016 Stanford University
Ailin Li 2015 Boston College
Shu-Lin Lin 2014 Academy of Art University
Maddie Luitwieler 2015 The University of Texas
Janet Mao 2015 Northwestern University
Emilia Migliaccio 2017 Wake Forest University
Haley Moore 2016 University of Arizona
Katharine Patrick 2015 University of Virginia
Jennifer Peng 2014 Yale
Maddy Rayner 2014 Houston
Robynn Ree 2015 University of Southern California
Ana Ruiz 2014 Oklahoma University
Alexis Sadeghy 2014 Oklahoma State
Radi Sauro 2014 Dartmouth College
Jacqueline Setas 2014 Michigan State
Natalie Srinivasan 2016 Furman University
Lilia Vu 2015 University of Calfornia Los Angeles-UCLA
Brynn Walker 2016 University of North Carolina
Kelly Whaley 2015 University of North Carolina
Bethany Wu 2015 UCLA
 
 
Local flavor: 25 players from California will compete.
  Hometown Grad
Alyaa Abdulghany Newport Beach 2017
Jocelyn Chia La Crescenta 2014
Sarah Cho San Diego 2014
Lydia Choi Beverly Hills 2014
Madeline Chou Santa Ana 2016
Aliea Clark Carlsbad 2014
Brooke Graebe Yorba Linda 2015
Muni He Rancho Santa Fe 2017
Jiyoon Jang Rancho Mirage 2016
Rong Ji Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Nastasia Kossacky San Diego 2016
Stephanie Lau Fullerton 2015
Amy Lee Brea 2015
Andrea Lee Hermosa Beach 2016
Beth Lillie Fullerton 2017
Jessica Mangrobang San Diego 2016
Haley Moore Escondido 2016
Jennifer Peng San Diego 2014
Robynn Ree Redondo Beach 2015
Kaitleen Shee Irvine 2016
Kailie Vongsaga Walnut 2019
Lilia Vu Fountain Valley 2015
Elizabeth Wang San Marino 2018
Bethany Wu Diamond Bar 2015
Angel Yin Arcadia 2017
Best girls in the world
As one of 13 AJGA Invitationals, the Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts includes the best players in the world. The top-54 players in the Polo Golf Rankings were offered a spot to compete in the inaugural event alongside some of the best international players from across the globe.
LPGA exemption on the line
The champion of the Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts will receive an exemption into the LPGA Tour's 2015 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Played for the first time in 2014, the inaugural Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic was won by Lydia Ko.
Top local talent
A total of 23 players from California will be represented in the 72-player field, including Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, Calif., who is ranked No. 1 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Also in the top five are Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar, Calif., and Amy Lee of Brea, Calif., at Nos. 4 and 5 respectively.
The Farms Golf Club
Tucked into the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., The Farms Golf Club is considered to be one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the state. The Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts will be the first time the club will host an AJGA event.
Yani gives back
Two-time LPGA Tour Player of the Year Yani Tseng, along with the Taiwan-based Swinging Skirts Golf Foundation, will partner with the AJGA from 2014 to 2016 to host the Yani Tseng Invitational in Southern California.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 29
1 p.m. shotgun Practice Round/Sponsor Outing
 
Monday, June 30
7 – 8:39a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
1 – 2:39 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Tuesday, July 1
8 – 9:39 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony hosted by Yani Tseng

Top Players to Watch

Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif. (2016)
The No. 1-ranked girl in the Polo Golf Rankings, Lee is a three-time Rolex Junior All-American verbally committed to play at Stanford. Lee is still looking for her first AJGA win, but has ammassed 12 top-10 showings in AJGA Invitationals. Lee finished second in both the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions and the 2014 Thunderbird International Junior, and represented the United States in the 2013 PING Junior Solheim Cup. Lee most recently qualified for the 2014 U.S. Women's Open; she was one of two current AJGA players to make the cut.
Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif. (2015)
Wu, a UCLA verbal commit, won back-to-back titles at the ANNIKA Invitational in 2013-14, becoming the first repeat winner in tournament history. She currently holds the No. 4 spot in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Amy Lee, Brea, Calif. (2015)
Lee, a three-time Rolex Junior All-American, is currently No. 5 in the Polo Golf Rankings. The USC verbal commit is coming off a second-place showing at the 2014 Rolex Girls Junior Championship, her best AJGA Invitational finish. Lee won the 2013 Junior PGA Championship.
Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif. (2018)
Wang, coming off her first AJGA Invitational victory at the 2014 Rolex Girls Junior Championship, sits just outside the top 10 in the Polo Golf Rankings at No. 13. Earlier this year, Wang won the AJGA Junior at River Ridge and earned a top-10 finish at the ANNIKA Invitational.
Lilia Vu, Fountain Valley, Calif. (2015)
One of four future UCLA Bruins in the field, Vu is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American with three AJGA victories to her name. Her first two wins came at the 2010 Preseason Junior at Oak Valley and the 2011 Junior All-Star at River Ridge. Her most recent win came at the 2013 AJGA Junior at Robinson Ranch, where she fired rounds of 69-69-71--209 to win by five.

Media Accommodations

The Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts 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 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 California native
Alyaa Abdulghany Newport Beach, Calif.
Alison Armstrong Tampa, Fla.
Mia Ayer Waco, Texas
Kaylee Benton Buckeye, Ariz.
Alivia Brown Gig Harbor, Wash.
Jennifer Chang Cary, N.C.
Ya Chun Chang Taiwan, Taiwan
Chih Min Chen New Taipei City, Taiwan
Minjou Chen Taipei, Taiwan
Yu Ju Chen Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Ssuchia Cheng Taipei City, Taiwan
Jocelyn Chia La Crescenta, Calif.
Sarah Cho San Diego, Calif.
Jayna Choi Collierville, Tenn.
Lydia Choi Beverly Hills, Calif.
Madeline Chou Santa Ana, Calif.
Yitsen Chou KAOSIUNG, Taiwan
Youngin Chun Austin, Texas
Aliea Clark Carlsbad, Calif.
Gabriela Coello (Venezuela) Winter Garden, Fla.
Mai Dechathipat (Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Pauline Del Rosario Las Pinas City, Philippines
Ariadna Fonseca (Venezuela) Winter Garden, Fla.
Meiqi Gao Shanghai, China
Morgan Gonzales Chandler, Ariz.
Brooke Graebe Yorba Linda, Calif.
Maddie Rose Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Muni He (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Yu Sang Hou Taipei City, Taiwan
Yu-Chiang Hou New Taipei City, Taiwan
Jiyoon Jang (South Korea) Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Rong Ji (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Alice Jo Shanghai, China
Chaithra Katamneni (India) Coppell, Texas
Madison Kerley Scottsdale, Ariz.
Cheyenne Knight Aledo, Texas
Nastasia Kossacky (Poland) San Diego, Calif.
Yiting Lai Taipei, Taiwan
Stephanie Lau Fullerton, Calif.
Amy Lee Brea, Calif.
Andrea Lee Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Ailin Li (China) Windermere, Fla.
Beth Lillie Fullerton, Calif.
Shu-Lin Lin New Taipei City, Taiwan
Yang Liu Shanghai, China
Maddie Luitwieler Katy, Texas
Jessica Mangrobang San Diego, Calif.
Janet Mao Johns Creek, Ga.
Lingchieh Mao Taipei, Taiwan
Emilia Migliaccio Cary, N.C.
Haley Moore Escondido, Calif.
Benyapa Niphatsophon Samutprakarn, Thailand
Katharine Patrick West University Place, Texas
Jennifer Peng San Diego, Calif.
Maddy Rayner Southlake, Texas
Robynn Ree Redondo Beach, Calif.
Ana Ruiz (Mexico) Hilton Head Island, SC, Mexico
Alexis Sadeghy Edmond, Okla.
Radi Sauro Lake Worth, Fla.
Jacqueline Setas East Lansing, Mich.
Kaitleen Shee Irvine, Calif.
Natalie Srinivasan Spartanburg, S.C.
Maria Vesga Piedecuesta, Colombia
Kailie Vongsaga Walnut, Calif.
Lilia Vu Fountain Valley, Calif.
Brynn Walker St. Davids, Pa.
Elizabeth Wang San Marino, Calif.
Kelly Whaley Farmington, Conn.
Bethany Wu Diamond Bar, Calif.
Chih Yun Wu Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Angel Yin Arcadia, Calif.
Han Hsuan Yu Taoyuan County, Taiwan