KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open
Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club
Rogers, Ark. • June 17 - 20, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 96-player field, 54-hole stroke play tournament
- Rolex Junior All-Americans: Cheyenne Knight and Summar Roachell
- Players will hail from 16 states, Argentina, Canada and Mexico, including 19 golfers from Arkansas
- Five players have committed to play college golf in the near future
- AJGA alumna Stacy Lewis will host the tournament for the second time
- The second-annual KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open will be contested at Lost Springs Golf & Athletic Club for the first year
|Return in the Girls Division|
|Cheyenne Knight of Aledo, Texas, will return as the defending champion in 2013, while Arkansas-native Summar Roachell of Conway, Ark., is also coming back after a third-place finish in 2012. In the boys draw, Arjun Reddy of Tulsa, Okla., will seek a top finish after placing T12 last year.|
|Protecting the house|
|Four players will represent the Rogers area during the national competition. Trevor Barton of Rogers High School posted a third-place finish at the 2012 7A State Championships, adding All-Conference and All-State honors to his resume. Garrett Kelly, Zach Leisenring, Cameron Mckinney and Javier Prensa will all seek titles in their hometown.|
|The 2012 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open earned the AJGA's Newcomer of the Year Award. Local organizers of the event were honored as the first-year tournament that displayed the complete tournament experience in its inaugural year.|
|AJGA alumna Stacy Lewis gives back to her roots|
|Stacy Lewis, who entered into a sponsor relationship with KPMG in March of 2012, is now the No. 1-ranked American and the No. 2-ranked player in the world. During a decorated amateur career, she was a four-time All-American at the University of Arkansas where she won 12 times including the NCAA Championship. As a professional on the LPGA Tour, Lewis was a member of the 2011 US Solheim Cup team, and has seven career victories, including a breakthrough major win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2011. Lewis played in eight AJGA events during her junior years, with her best finish coming at the 2002 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior when she finished T4.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 17|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 18|
|7:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, June 19|
|7:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, June 20|
|7:15 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open
Bella Vista Village (July 2 - 5, 2012)
|1||Max Mcgreevy||Edmond, Okla.||69–72–72—213|
|T2||Anthony Murdaca||West Hindmarsh SA, Australia||82–67–70—219|
|T2||Brendon Jelley||Tulsa, Okla.||71–73–75—219|
|4||Grant Hirschman||Collierville, Tenn.||71–76–73—220|
|5||Connor Murphy||Searcy, Ark.||78–75–68—221|
|1||Cheyenne Knight||Aledo, Texas||70–75–71—216|
|2||Binny Lee||Frisco, Texas||75–71–73—219|
|3||Summar Roachell||Conway, Ark.||78–72–73—223|
|4||Madison Talley||Dover, Ark.||78–73–75—226|
|5||Lindsey McCurdy||Kyle, Texas||82–75–72—229|
The KPMG Stacy Lewis 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 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.