Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship

Rivercut Golf Course
Springfield, Mo. July 21 - 24, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 11 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Preston Fleenor 2015 Missouri
Kory Franks 2015 Missouri State University
Tripp French 2014 Xavier University
Travis McInroe 2016 Baylor University
Robert Rickard 2016 Texas Tech University
Brian Rogers 2014 Missouri State University
Cody Troutman 2014 University of Central Oklahoma
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sun young Jung 2015 Southern Illinois University
Katie Kim 2015 Boston College
Ashley Kimbrough 2014 Florida Gulf Coast
Sara Riascos 2014 Rollins College
 
 
Local flavor: 24 players from Missouri will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Crimson Callahan Chesterfield 2017
Brett Darland St. Louis 2015
Matt Echelmeier Columbia 2015
Drew Faust Ballwin 2016
Kory Franks Jefferson City 2015
Matt Henderson Des Peres 2016
Tripper Jensen Mount Vernon 2015
Walker Kesterson Hartsburg 2016
Mitchell Kiser Springfield 2015
Jack Litzelfelner III Jackson 2016
Michael O'Keefe II Olivette 2016
Tanner Owen Parkville 2016
John Quitno Nevada 2017
Michael Rackers University City 2017
Austin Schettler Wildwood 2016
Nicholas Walz Springfield 2016
Baron Weaver Springfield 2015
Brett Windsor Boonville 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Sarah Bell Jackson 2018
Taylor Black Warrensburg 2017
Ashley Childers Mt. Vernon 2015
Taylor Hayes Lake Ozark 2015
Sun young Jung Springfield 2015
Samantha Stout Joplin 2015
19 Missouri natives to compete
Out of the 84 players competing in the event, 19 juniors will be represent their home state at the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship.
AJGA returns to the Rivercut Golf Course
This annual tournament is in its eighth year and will return to Springfield, yet again, for the 54-hole, stroke play tournament. Rivercut Golf Course has been the sole host of this event since its inaugural year in 2007.
A stacked field
In the Girls Division, six players are ranked within the top 200 in the Polo Golf Rankings, including two juniors who are within the top 65. The Boys Division includes two players who are ranked within the top 200 in the Polo Golf Rankings. The field features eight AJGA champions, including the 2013 champions from the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship.
Back for more
The 2013 champions at the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship are returning to defend their titles. Last year, Derick Kelting of Amarillo, Texas, shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 for a tournament-total 213. Alison Armstrong of Tampa, Florida, shot a final-round 8-over-par 80 for a tournament-total 225 to win the Girls Division.

Schedule of Events

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

Top Players to Watch

Preston Fleenor, Mission Hills, Kan. (2015)
At No. 157 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Fleenor is the highest-ranked boy in the field. The 17-year-old began playing AJGA events in 2012 and has accumulated eight top-20 finishes in national competition. Fleenor has verbally committed to Missouri.
Crimson Callahan, Chesterfield, Mo. (2017)
Currently No. 164 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Callahan is the second highest-ranked player in the Boys Division. The 15-year-old is in his second year playing in AJGA events and has amassed four top-20 finishes, including a win at the 2014 Junior All-Star at Kokopelli.
Madeline Chou, Santa Ana, Calif. (2016)
Chou is the highest-ranked girl in the field at No. 46 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Since 2013, the 15-year-old has accumulated eight top-10 finishes, including wins at the 2014 Killington Junior Golf Championship and 2014 Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village.
Youngin Chun, Austin, Texas (2018)
Chun is currently No. 62 in the Polo Golf Rankings making her the second highest-ranked player in the Girls Division. The 14-year-old has amassed six top-10 finishes in her two-year career with the AJGA.
 

2013 Results

Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Rivercut Golf Course (July 29 - August 1, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Derick Kelting Amarillo, Texas 74–71–68—213
T2 Tripp French Dayton, Ohio 77–70–70—217
T2 A. Alexander Hughes Tulsa, Okla. 72–72–73—217
T4 Wyatt Larkin Morganton, Ga. 75–72–71—218
T4 Raymund Gonzales (Philippines) Mission Viejo, Calif. 74–68–76—218
T4 Andrew Beckler Topeka, Kan. 76–71–71—218
T4 Jackson Wendling Effingham, Ill. 69–77–72—218
 
Girls Division
1 Alison Armstrong Tampa, Fla. 75–70–80—225
T2 Chandler Gallagher Kansas City, Mo. 71–72–84—227
T2 Anna Kim Broken Arrow, Okla. 76–77–74—227
4 Zijun Yin Shenzhen, China 78–73–77—228
5 Sun young Jung (South Korea) Springfield, Mo. 81–72–77—230
 

Media Accommodations

The Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart 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 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 Missouri native
Boys Division
Pierce Aichinger Cherry Hills, Colo.
Colter Baca Edmond, Okla.
Blake Berry Tahlequah, Okla.
Cullan Brown Eddyville, Ky.
Crimson Callahan Chesterfield, Mo.
Drew Castleberry Searcy, Ark.
Alex Clouse Flower Mound, Texas
Brandon Coale Siloam Springs, Ark.
Kyle Covington Jonesboro, Ark.
Brett Darland St. Louis, Mo.
Wesley Day Ajax, Ontario
Cole Dillon Manhattan, Kan.
Peyton Dix Bartlett, Tenn.
Brian Dolehide Hinsdale, Ill.
Matt Echelmeier Columbia, Mo.
Jacob Eklund Carbondale, Ill.
William Esrey Mission Hills, Kan.
Andy Fain Overland Park, Kan.
Drew Faust Ballwin, Mo.
Preston Fleenor Mission Hills, Kan.
Kory Franks Jefferson City, Mo.
Tripp French Dayton, Ohio
Jake Goldman Leawood, Kan.
Alexander Graf Wichita, Kan.
Everton Hawkins Irvine, Calif.
James Henderson Overland Park, Kan.
Matt Henderson Des Peres, Mo.
Justin Howard Overland Park, Kan.
Garret Jensen Gilbert, Iowa
Tripper Jensen Mount Vernon, Mo.
Derick Kelting Amarillo, Texas
Walker Kesterson Hartsburg, Mo.
Christian Khachaturian Champaign, Ill.
Mitchell Kiser Springfield, Mo.
Jack Litzelfelner III Jackson, Mo.
Winston Margaritis Collierville, Tenn.
Payton Massey Theodore, Ala.
Logan McAllister Oklahoma City, Okla.
Travis McInroe Plano, Texas
Michael Mounce El Paso, Ill.
Mark Nichting Omaha, Neb.
Michael O'Keefe II Olivette, Mo.
Tanner Owen Parkville, Mo.
John Quitno Nevada, Mo.
Michael Rackers University City, Mo.
Carlos Riascos Bogota, Colombia
Robert Rickard Austin, Texas
Kolbe Rodemich Quincy, Ill.
Brian Rogers Trophy Club, Texas
Goodman Rudolph Cordova, Tenn.
Austin Schettler Wildwood, Mo.
Ty Stites Sallisaw, Okla.
Cody Troutman Edmond, Okla.
Carter Tumminia Leawood, Kan.
Lane Wallace Yukon, Okla.
John Walsh Des Moines, Iowa
Nicholas Walz Springfield, Mo.
Baron Weaver Springfield, Mo.
Cooper Williamson Tulsa, Okla.
Brett Windsor Boonville, Mo.
 
Girls Division
Alison Armstrong Tampa, Fla.
Sarah Bell Jackson, Mo.
Taylor Black Warrensburg, Mo.
Alison Chang Walnut, Calif.
Anabelle Chang Walnut, Calif.
Lauren Chappell Charleston, Ill.
Ashley Childers Mt. Vernon, Mo.
Madeline Chou Santa Ana, Calif.
Youngin Chun Austin, Texas
Jenna Eidem (Germany) Bella Vista, Ark.
Emma Fisher Bloomington, Ind.
Taylor Hayes Lake Ozark, Mo.
Aubree Jones Covington, Tenn.
Sun young Jung (South Korea) Springfield, Mo.
Katie Kim Riverwoods, Ill.
Ashley Kimbrough Clearwater Beach, Fla.
Brooke Matthews Rogers, Ark.
Sara Riascos Bogota, Colombia
Samantha Stout Joplin, Mo.
Athena Yang Winter Haven, Fla.
Zijun Yin Shenzhen, China