Ryan Moore Junior Championship
RMG Club at Oakbrook
Lakewood, Wash. • June 30 - July 3, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 96 boys and girls, ages 12-18
- 54 holes, stroke play
- Nine states, Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea represented
- 36 players from Washington will compete
- Three-time AJGA champion and PGA TOUR player Ryan Moore will host the event for the second consecutive year at RMG Club at Oakbrook.
- Moore is one of 17 PGA TOUR players to support an AJGA event in 2014.
|Washington represents in 2013|
|After returning to Washington for the first time since 2010, the 2013 inaugural event featured home-state victories. Ashley Fitzgibbons of Sammamish, Wash., shot a tournament-total 3-under-par 207 to earn a wire-to-wire victory, while Frank Garber of Kirkland, Wash., carded a tournament-total 4-under-par 206 to secure the win. Fitzgibbons will return in 2014 to defend her title.|
|Ryan Moore Junior Golf Clinic|
|Moore will host a junior golf clinic after Tuesday's first round from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the driving range.|
|Moore support for the AJGA|
|A native of Washington, Ryan Moore partnered with the AJGA in 2013 to provide more playing opportunities for juniors in the northwest region. "The AJGA provided an incredible tournament schedule, top-level, national competition and professionally-run events that really prepared me for my next step into collegiate and amateur competition. It was only natural for me to want to provide the same opportunity for juniors to come to my home course and enjoy the same opportunities I had growing up in the AJGA," Moore said.|
|Moore's AJGA legacy|
|A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Moore recorded five top-10 finishes and three AJGA victories. His biggest win came at the 2001 Thunderbird International Junior, where he carded rounds of 67-68-68 for a tournament total of 202, the second-lowest in tournament history. Moore, who competed at UNLV, boasted a successful amateur record which included winning the U.S. Amateur (2004), the Western Amateur (2004) and the U.S. Amateur Public Links (2002 and 2004). In 2004, he became the 15th AJGA alum to win the NCAA Championship individual title.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 30|
|10:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.||Practice Round off No. 1 tee|
|Tuesday, July 1|
|6:30 – 11:40 a.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 2|
|6:30 – 11:40 a.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 3|
|6:30 – 11:40 a.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|4 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Ryan Moore Junior Championship
RMG Club at Oakbrook (July 1 - 4, 2013)
|1||Frank Garber||Kirkland, Wash.||68–71–67—206|
|2||Gregory Gildea||Lakewood, Wash.||69–69–69—207|
|3||RJ Manke||Lakewood, Wash.||65–73–70—208|
|4||Jefferson Kao||Diamond Bar, Calif.||66–70–73—209|
|T5||Peyton Hastings||North Salt Lake, Utah||73–69–68—210|
|T5||Sean Yu||(Taiwan) Beaumont, Calif.||66–73–71—210|
|1||Ashley Fitzgibbons||sammamish, Wash.||69–69–69—207|
|T2||Sierra Kersten||Spokane, Wash.||69–76–67—212|
|T2||Alice Jo||Toyama, Japan||73–70–69—212|
|4||Meiqi Gao||Shanghai, China||74–70–70—214|
|5||Janet Zhang||Richmond, British Columbia||69–73–74—216|
The Ryan Moore Junior Championship 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 more than 6,300 members from 48 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.
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 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.