Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship
Gainey Ranch Golf Club - Arroyo & Lakes Courses
Scottsdale, Ariz. • June 10 - 13, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 78 boys and girls (ages 12-18) from 12 states, China and Japan
- 54-hole stroke play event
- 1 player ranked in the top 100 of the Polo Golf Rankings
- 7 players have signed a National Letter of Intent
|Back home in Arizona|
|The Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship is returning to Arizona after moving from the PGA Golf Club in Florida and Squire Creek Country Club in Louisiana. The Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship began its run on the AJGA schedule in 2010, the Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Arizona. This year's event will be held at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club.|
|During her time with the AJGA, Hurst compiled seven first-place finishes including a victory at the Polo Golf Junior Classic, The PING Invitational and the McDonald’s Betsy Rawls Girls Championship en route to 2007 Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors. The following year, Hurst won five titles on the Duramed FUTURES Tour, earning her 2008 Player of the Year honors. Upon joining the LPGA full time in 2009, Hurst has notched seven top-10 finishes and led the Tour in driving distance in 2009.|
|The Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship will be the third time in two years that the Gainey Ranch Golf Club will host an AJGA event. Previous events at Gainey Ranch were the 2012 PBE Qualifier - Scottsdale and the 2012 Junior All-Star at Gainey Ranch.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 10|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 11|
|6:30 – 8:18 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, June 12|
|6:30 – 8:18 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Thursday, June 13|
|6:30 – 8:18 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|1 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship
Squire Creek Country Club (April 27 - 29, 2012)
|1||Rigel Fernandes||(India) Bradenton, Fla.||71–72—143|
|T2||Matthew Rushton||(South Africa) Bluffton, S.C.||70–76—146|
|T2||Maxime Blandin||(Martinique (French)) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.||71–75—146|
|T2||Sam Burns||Shreveport, La.||74–72—146|
|T5||Blake Cannon||Scottsdale, Ariz.||74–73—147|
|T5||Thadd Obecny II||Wheeling, W.Va.||74–73—147|
|1||Mika Liu||Beverly Hills, Calif.||67–80—147|
|T2||Lakareber Abe||Angleton, Texas||77–77—154|
|T2||Harley Dubsky||Valparaiso, Ind.||79–75—154|
|4||Sara Scarlett||Woodland, Calif.||80–75—155|
|T5||Alexandra Harkins||Crystal Lake, Ill.||79–78—157|
|T5||Summar Roachell||Conway, Ark.||78–79—157|
The Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst 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.