Davis Love III Junior Open

Sea Island Golf Club
St. Simons Island, Ga. • July 21 - 24, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 41 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Jake Carter 2016 FSU
Will Chandler 2016 University of Georgia
John Coultas 2014 Florida Southern
Jake Fendt 2015 Kennesaw State University
Blake Fiest 2015 Virginia Tech
Campbell Fisher 2015 University of Minnesota
William Gordon 2015 Vanderbilt University
Graham Gosselin 2015 Middle Tennessee State University
Alex Green 2015 The University of Alabama
John Hayden 2015 University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB)
Vasili Kartos 2014 University of Southern Mississippi
Joshua Martin 2015 University of North Carolina
Patrick Martin 2015 Vanderbilt University
Patrick McDonald 2014 University of Memphis
Will Miles 2015 University of South Carolina
Chris Navarro 2015 Maryland
Anthony Perrino 2015 Georgetown University
Trevor Phillips 2016 University of Georgia
Matthew Plunkett 2015 West Point
Greyson Porter 2016 Florida State University
Harrison Rhoades 2015 Georgetown
Stephen Saleeby 2015 UNC Wilmington
Coleman Self 2015 Clemson University
Ryan Stachler 2015 University of South Carolina
Kyle Sterbinsky 2015 Wake Forest
Scott Stevens 2015 University of South Carolina
Carter Thompson 2014 Florida State University
Gray Townsend 2014 Southern Methodist University
Samuel Uhland 2015 Jacksonville University
Thomas Walsh 2015 University of Virginia
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Carly Burkhardt 2016 Furman University
Megan Carter 2015 Boston University
Carley Cox 2015 James Madison University
Kristin Hearp 2016 Virginia Tech
Anne Taylor Hough 2015 Virginia Tech
Emilia Migliaccio 2017 Wake Forest University
Chomchana Phuchanbanchob 2015 California State University - Northridge
Payton Schanen 2015 Mercer University
Jaelyn Tindal 2015 Mercer University
Jacqueline Twitty 2015 University of Louisville
Kelly Whaley 2015 University of North Carolina
AJGA returns to the Seaside Course
This is the sixth time Sea Island Golf Club welcomes the AJGA, having opened its Seaside Course to the Polo Golf Junior Classic (2004-06) and the 2003 Wyndham Cup. The event moves to the Seaside Course after being played on the Plantation Course in 2013.
2013 results
Played on the Plantation Course, the 2013 event saw Matt Cheng of Taipei, Taiwan, came from behind to win the Boys Division title with a tournament total of 9-under-par 207. UGA rising sophomore Sammi Lee of Winter Park, Florida, won the Girls Division, carding a final-round 1-over-par 73 for a tournament total of 2-over-par 218.
Collett represents local area
Julianna Collett of St. Simons Island, Georgia, will represent the local community as she returns to the field for the second consecutive year. Collett has finished within the top 20 in all five AJGA starts, including her most recent apperance at the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star where she tied for 13th.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 21
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 22
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Wednesday, July 23
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Thursday, July 24
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Patrick Martin, Birmingham, Ala. (2015)
Fresh off his 15-shot victory at the AJGA Huntsville Junior, Martin will compete at the Davis Love III Junior Open for the first time. The two-time AJGA champion and 2013 Rolex Junior All-American has verbally committed to Vanderbilt University.
Trevor Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2016)
Phillips will compete at the Davis Love III Junior Open having just represented the United States at the Junior Open Championship in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The University of Georgia verbal commit has earned six top-10 finishes in AJGA competition and advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
Kyle Sterbinsky, Yardley, Pa. (2015)
At No. 32 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Sterbinsky is the highest-ranked boy in the field. The Wake Forest verbal commit opened the year with a sixth-place showing at the Puerto Rico Junior Open following his runner-up finish at the 2013 Jones Cup Junior Invitational. He posted top-20 showings at the FJ Invitational and Rolex Tournament of Champions and looks for his second career AJGA victory as he makes his debut at the Davis Love III Junior Open.
Scott Stevens, Chattanooga, Tenn. (2015)
Stevens will return to Sea Island Golf Club after finishing T12 in 2013. He went on to capture a runner-up showing at the Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship presented by True Temper, his best AJGA finish to date. The No. 68-ranked player opened the season with a fourth-place showing at the AJGA Junior at Spring Valley and recently placed 16th at the Western Junior Championship. Stevens has verbally committed to the University of South Carolina.
Jennifer Chang, Cary, N.C. (2018)
In just two years, Chang has captured two third-place finishes and competed in four AJGA Invitationals. After tying for 13th at the 2013 Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF, she finished within the top 25 at the 2014 Rolex Girls Junior Championship and tied for 12th at the Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts.
Emilia Migliaccio, Cary, N.C. (2017)
At No. 64 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Migliaccio is the highest-ranked girl in the field. She tied for 10th in her AJGA debut, the 2014 AJGA Junior at Spring Valley and won her second AJGA tournament, the IJGA Junior Open in June. Migliaccio has verbally commited to Wake Forest.
Kelly Whaley, Farmington, Conn. (2015)
Whaley will make her first apperance at the Davis Love III Junior Open. The UNC verbal commit won the 2013 AJGA Philadelphia Junior and has collected five top-five AJGA finishes. Highlights from 2014 include a T4 showing at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club and a T13 finish at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship.
 

2013 Results

Davis Love III Junior Open
Sea Island Golf Club (July 22 - 25, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Matt Cheng Taipei, Taiwan 70–70–67—207
2 Zachary Healy Peachtree Corners, Ga. 71–68–70—209
3 Alex Green Point Clear, Ala. 68–71–72—211
T4 Thomas Eldridge Raleigh, N.C. 70–72–70—212
T4 Harry Lambert (United Kingdom) Suwanee, Ga. 71–74–67—212
T4 Joshua Martin Pinehurst, N.C. 70–70–72—212
 
Girls Division
1 Sammi Lee Winter Park, Fla. 73–72–73—218
2 Sabrina Long Alpharetta, Ga. 70–75–79—224
3 Phyllis Tang (Singapore) Bluffton, S.C. 77–75–73—225
4 Katy Harris St. Simons Island, Ga. 74–75–77—226
5 Rei Nakatani (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C. 78–73–78—229
 

Media Accommodations

The Davis Love III Junior Open 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 Georgia native
Boys Division
Andrew Alligood Saint Johns, Fla.
Thomas Burnett Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Jake Carter Aiken, S.C.
Will Chandler Atlanta, Ga.
Max Clift Kitchener, Ontario
John Coultas Valrico, Fla.
Alexander DeRosa Atlanta, Ga.
Kase Diehl Charlotte, N.C.
Jake Fendt Suwanee, Ga.
Blake Fiest Huntersville, N.C.
Campbell Fisher Suwanee, Ga.
Kyle Flexsenhar Lake Mary, Fla.
Hunter Fry Dacula, Ga.
Salil Ghamande Evans, Ga.
Manuel Girona (Spain) Windermere, Fla.
William Gordon Davidson, N.C.
Graham Gosselin Knoxville, Tenn.
Alex Green Point Clear, Ala.
Austin Harrill Hickory, N.C.
William Harwood Columbia, S.C.
John Hayden Birmingham, Ala.
Austin Hitt Longwood, Fla.
Kanata Irei (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Vasili Kartos Birmingham, Ala.
Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin (Thailand) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Yuan Li Haikou, China
Joshua Martin Pinehurst, N.C.
Patrick Martin Birmingham, Ala.
Patrick McDonald Chattanooga, Tenn.
Will Miles Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Will Minton Raleigh, N.C.
Chandler Morris Southbury, Conn.
Charles Musto Sterling, Va.
Chris Navarro Davidsonville, Md.
Anthony Perrino Mooresville, N.C.
Trevor Phillips Inman, S.C.
Matthew Plunkett Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Greyson Porter Clearwater, Fla.
Avery Price Gastonia, N.C.
Reese Ramsey Austin, Texas
Harrison Rhoades Raleigh, N.C.
Stephen Saleeby Raleigh, N.C.
Coleman Self Greenwood, S.C.
Bill Sharpe Albany, Ga.
Benjamin Shipp Duluth, Ga.
B. Davis Smith Atlanta, Ga.
Ryan Stachler Alpharetta, Ga.
Ryan Stenmark Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Kyle Sterbinsky Yardley, Pa.
Scott Stevens Chattanooga, Tenn.
Jackson Suber Tampa, Fla.
Carter Thompson Tallahassee, Fla.
Gray Townsend Winston-Salem, N.C.
Samuel Uhland Jacksonville, Fla.
Thomas Walsh High Point, N.C.
Yidong Zhang (Canada) Orlando, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Carly Burkhardt Greenville, S.C.
Megan Carter Blackshear, Ga.
Jennifer Chang Cary, N.C.
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island, Ga.
Carley Cox China Grove, N.C.
Kristin Hearp Salem, Va.
Anne Taylor Hough Spartanburg, S.C.
Harmanprit Kaur Lawrenceville, Ga.
Auston Kim St Augustine, Fla.
Chelsea Liu Shanghai, China
Emilia Migliaccio Cary, N.C.
Chomchana Phuchanbanchob (Thailand) Bluffton, S.C.
Warissara Puangcharoen (Thailand) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Callista Rice Mars Hill, N.C.
Payton Schanen Milton, Ga.
Latanna Stone Valrico, Fla.
Jaelyn Tindal Rock Hill, S.C.
Jacqueline Twitty Chapin, S.C.
Emily Uhland Jacksonville, Fla.
Kelly Whaley Farmington, Conn.