AJGA Junior at Robinson Ranch
Robinson Ranch Golf Club
Santa Clarita, Calif. • June 23 - 26, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 96 boys and girls, ages 12-18. 54 holes, stroke play event.
- Nine states, Canada, China, Singapore and Thailand represented. Seventy players from California will compete.
|Journey to success|
|Wins in 2012 helped champions Thomas Lim of Moorpark, Calif., and Grace Park of San Jose, Calif., find success. Behind the strength of three top-10s and his victory at Robinson Ranch, Lim collected first-team Rolex Junior All-America honors. Park, who returns in 2013 to defend her title, went on to finish top-10 at the 2012 Junior All-Star Invitational and earned a berth to the 2013 Rolex Girls Junior Championship.|
|Defending their home state|
|Since the AJGA began hosting an event at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in 2006, there has only been one champion from outside the state of California. The 2013 field features 70 players from California in the 2013 field.|
Schedule of Events
|Sunday, June 23|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Monday, June 24|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Tuesday, June 25|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, June 26|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|4 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
AJGA Junior at Robinson Ranch
Robinson Ranch Golf Club (August 13 - 16, 2012)
|1||Thomas Lim||Moorpark, Calif.||69–66–69—204|
|2||Sean Crocker||(Zimbabwe) Westlake Village, Calif.||70–67–68—205|
|3||Collin Morikawa||La Canada Flintridge, Calif.||72–67–70—209|
|T4||Cheng Jin||Beijing, China||72–71–69—212|
|T4||Kyle de Silva||Orange, Calif.||70–73–69—212|
|T4||Franklin Huang||Poway, Calif.||69–73–70—212|
|1||Grace Park||(South Korea) San Jose, Calif.||74–67–70—211|
|2||Anne Cheng||Torrance, Calif.||71–72–72—215|
|3||Sophia Chen||Thousand Oaks, Calif.||75–71–71—217|
|T4||Kaitlin Park||Tustin Ranch, Calif.||71–73–74—218|
|T4||Alice Jeong||Gardena, Calif.||71–73–74—218|
|T4||Ziyi Wang||Beijing, China||73–72–73—218|
The AJGA Junior at Robinson Ranch 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.