Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands

Boyne Highlands Resort
Harbor Springs, Mich. July 1 - 4, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 63 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Zachary Adams 2014 Saginaw Valley State University
Eric Attard 2014 Madonna University
Daniel Ault 2014 Oakland University
Brady Bohl 2014 Ohio University
Garret Buckley 2014 Loyola University
Evan Dill 2014 Illinois Wesleyan
Henry Do 2013 North Carolina
Connor Dudley 2013 Butler
Adam Firavich 2013 Oakland C. C.
Patrick Flavin 2014 Miami University (Ohio)
Johnny Fortuna 2013 Bradley
Will Grimmer 2015 Ohio State
Dean Hitt 2013 Robert Morris University
Ryan Jahn 2013 Jacksonville
Nicholas Jan 2013 Ohio State
James Kneen 2014 Oakland University
Mitchell Kontak 2014 Bowling Green
Spencer Lendzion 2013 University of Detroit Mercy
Kyle Mueller 2014 University of Michigan
Diego Muñoz 2015 Instituto Cumbres Aguascalientes
Lucas Nesbitt 2014 Millikin University
Johnathan Nicholson 2014 Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Nicolas Paxson 2013 Dayton
Lucas Peterson 2014 Winona State University
Glenn Piot 2015 Michigan State University
Reid Rathburn 2014 Armstrong Atlantic
Max Rispler 2014 South Alabama
Kyle Rodes 2013 Eastern Michigan
Nicholas Ross 2013 Eastern Michigan
Andrew Sarokin 2014 Oakland University
Brody Schiller 2013 Michigan
Devan Schulert 2014 University of Detroit Mercy
Ben Silverman 2014 Duke
David Smith 2013 Kalamazoo College
Alec Spencer 2013 University of La Verne
Joseph Trim 2014 Fordham
A.J. Varekois 2014 Michigan State
Alex Waelchli 2013 Oakland University
Alex Weiss 2014 Marshall University
Matthew Zerbel 2014 University of Detroit Mercy
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Kari Bellville 2014 University of Notre Dame
Ellen Breighner 2014 Kent State University
Sarah Burnham 2014 Michigan State
Jordan Chael 2013 Nebraska
Heather Ciskowski 2014 University of Minnesota
Greer Clausen 2014 Michigan State University
Harley Dubsky 2014 UNLV
Pader Her 2014 Akron
Hailey Hrynewich 2013 Ohio
Aya Johnson 2013 Wisconsin
Madison Kerley 2015 Arizona State University
Caroline Lake 2015 Creighton
Carolyn Markley 2015 Michigan State University
Kelsey McDougall 2014 Butler University
Julia Montgomery 2013 Oakland
Ali Nageotte 2014 University of Wisconsin
Elle Nichols 2014 Oakland University
Lily Pendy 2014 Ohio University
Katelyn Reynolds 2014 Boston College
Jacqueline Setas 2014 Michigan State
Tenley Shield 2014 Princeton University*
Lexie Toth 2014 Rollins College
Amanda Walsh 2014 Central Michigan
 
 
Local flavor: 84 players from Michigan will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Zachary Adams Rochester 2014
Austin Alexander Farmington Hills 2015
Eric Attard Livonia 2014
Daniel Ault Lansing 2014
Jeremy Ball Bloomfield Hills 2014
Brandon Barrows Lake Orion 2015
Joseph Becker Grosse Pointe Farms 2013
Joe Biscaro Dearborn 2014
Jason Brandt Mason 2015
Garret Buckley Novi 2014
Michael Busse Rochester Hills 2016
Campbell Crosby East Grand Rapids 2014
Devin Deogun Orchard Lake 2017
Dylan Deogun Orchard Lake 2015
Henry Do Canton 2013
Adam Firavich Hartland 2013
Johnny Fortuna Bloomfield Hills 2013
Benjamin Glod Bloomfield Hills 2014
Joey Hildebrand Bloomfield Hills 2014
Dean Hitt Jackson 2013
Connor Jones Shelby Township 2014
John Karcher Novi 2016
Gerald Kearns Bloomfield Village 2014
Connor Kintz Brutus 2014
Alex Kleckner Commerce Twp 2014
James Kneen White Lake 2014
Christopher Kozler Plymouth 2014
Tristan Leaf Watton 2014
Silas Lee Petoskey 2016
Spencer Lendzion Rochester Hills 2013
Cameron Lippoldt Midland 2015
Domenic Mancinelli Plymouth 2014
Eric Marsh Westland 2014
Brent Marshall Rives Junction 2014
Ian Martin Saline 2014
Aaron McCoy Marshall 2014
Lucas Nesbitt Clarkston 2014
Justin Pahl White Lake 2014
Rishi Patel Bloomfield Hills 2014
Joel Pietila Rockford 2015
Glenn Piot Canton 2015
James Piot Canton 2017
Dustin Pumford St Charles 2014
Johnny Reid Beverly Hills 2014
Ryan Rieckhoff Plymouth 2013
Max Rispler Alto 2014
Austin Rivet Howell 2014
Kyle Rodes Plymouth 2013
Andrew Sarokin Novi 2014
Spencer Schab Grand Rapids 2016
Brody Schiller Freeland 2013
Manak Singh Troy 2015
David Smith Highland 2013
Joe Torres Almont 2014
Donnie Trosper Canton 2015
Andrew VanAelst Spring Lake 2013
Ben VanScoyk Grand Rapids 2014
A.J. Varekois Rockford 2014
Marcus Varlesi Haslett 2014
Alex Waelchli Clarkston 2013
Andrew Walker Battle Creek 2016
Michael Wenzl Novi 2013
Mitchell White Muskegon 2015
Nathan Yenkel Ann Arbor 2014
Matthew Zerbel St Joseph 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Ellen Breighner Harbor Springs 2014
Kharissa Carras Midland 2014
Cordelia Chan Birmingham 2015
Greer Clausen Bloomfield Hills 2014
Abby Detmar Harbor Springs 2015
Pader Her Lansing 2014
Hailey Hrynewich Muskegon 2013
Aya Johnson North Muskegon 2013
Kelsey McDougall Canton 2014
Julia Montgomery Shelby Township 2013
Samantha Moss Fenton 2014
Elle Nichols Okemos 2014
Lily Pendy Grosse Pointe Farms 2014
Jacqueline Setas East Lansing 2014
Tenley Shield Grosse Pointe Park 2014
Sarah Shipley Hastings 2016
Amanda Walsh Midland 2014
Sarah White Caledonia 2015
Jennifer Yang Troy 2014
Local talent
78 players from Michigan will compete in this year's tournament. Five players in the field have committed to play collegiate golf in the state of Michigan, including Reed Hrynewich and Brody Schiller who have signed to play for the University of Michigan.
Volunteers to the rescue
The Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands earned the AJGA's Volunteer Award in 2006 and has continued to show unmatched support in terms of volunteer help. Each year, more than 150 people donate their time to the AJGA and the event, serving as shuttle drivers, spotters, live scorers, pace of play timing station volunteers, scoreboard artists and more.
Michigan juniors looking for home town win
In the tournament's nine year history, only two Michigan natives has claimed the title of Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands Champion. Matthew Thompson of Battle Creek was the first Michigan native to win the event in 2006 when he carded tournament rounds of 70-68-75-213. In 2010, Joey Garber of Petoskey was crowned champion with scores of 69-68-73-210. The Girls Division has yet to crown a Michiganite champion. More than 50 percent of this year's field hails from Michigan.
Polo Golf Rankings
Two players in the field are in the top-100 of the Polo Golf Rankings. Reed Hrynewich ranks at No. 86 and Kari Bellville ranks at No. 85.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 1
2 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 2
7:30 – 9:09 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
Noon – 1:39 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
 
Wednesday, July 3
7:30 – 9:09 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
Noon – 1:39 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
 
Thursday, July 4
7:30 – 9:09 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
Noon – 1:39 p.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
7 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Hrynewich is the highest ranked boy in the field at No. 86 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Hrynewich has five top-10 finishes with his best finish coming at the 2012 the Memorial Junior presented by Border Energy. He is looking to beat his T7 finish in the 2012 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands. Hrynewich has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the University of Michigan.
Kyle Rodes, Plymouth, Mich. (2013)
Rodes has placed in the top-20 of each of his three AJGA career starts. His best finish came at the 2012 the Memorial Junior presented by Border Energy. In the 2012 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands, Rodes had a T14 showing. Rodes has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Eastern Michigan.
Kari Bellville, Granger, Ind. (2014)
The verbal commit to Notre Dame has 10 top-10 AJGA showings since 2008. Her best finish came at the 2012 Cleveland Junior Open where she placed T2. In last year's Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands, Bellville placed T4.
Aya Johnson, North Muskegon, Mich. (2013)
Johnson has six top-15 AJGA career finishes, including a T13 showing at the 2012 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands. She will compete for the University of Wisconsin in the fall.
 

2012 Results

Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands
Boyne Highlands Resort (July 2 - 5, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Raymond Knoll Naperville, Ill. 76–68–68—212
2 Sean Stone Evansville, Ind. 76–69–68—213
3 Max Kollin Farmington Hills, Mich. 72–71–71—214
T4 Donnie Trosper Canton, Mich. 73–72–70—215
T4 Ramsey Touchberry Bradenton, Fla. 70–73–72—215
 
Girls Division
1 *Abbey Carlson Lake Mary, Fla. 73–72–73—218
2 Jordan Chael Overland Park, Kan. 77–75–66—218
3 Carolyn Markley Maineville, Ohio 74–73–74—221
T4 Megan Kim Redondo Beach, Calif. 74–75–73—222
T4 Grace Kil (South Korea) Arlington Heights, Ill. 79–75–68—222
T4 Kari Bellville Granger, Ind. 73–76–73—222
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands 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 Michigan native
Boys Division
Ryan Adams Salem, Ohio
Zachary Adams Rochester, Mich.
Austin Alexander Farmington Hills, Mich.
Reed Aren Long Grove, Ill.
Eric Attard Livonia, Mich.
Daniel Ault Lansing, Mich.
Jeremy Ball Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Brandon Barrows Lake Orion, Mich.
Nick Barth Brecksville, Ohio
Joseph Becker Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Joe Biscaro Dearborn, Mich.
Brady Bohl Dublin, Ohio
Jason Brandt Mason, Mich.
Mickey Brick Frankfort, Ill.
Garret Buckley Novi, Mich.
Michael Busse Rochester Hills, Mich.
Sean Chung Toronto, Ontario
Campbell Crosby East Grand Rapids, Mich.
Brian Dahm Mason, Ohio
Thomas DeMarco LaSalle, Ontario
Devin Deogun Orchard Lake, Mich.
Dylan Deogun Orchard Lake, Mich.
Evan DeRoche Key West, Fla.
Evan Dill Yorkville, Ill.
Henry Do Canton, Mich.
Connor Dudley Fremont, Ohio
Adam Firavich Hartland, Mich.
Patrick Flavin Highwood, Ill.
Johnny Fortuna Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Spencer Gillig Fort Wayne, Ind.
Benjamin Glod Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Will Grimmer Cincinnati, Ohio
Joey Hildebrand Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Dean Hitt Jackson, Mich.
Nate Hopper Petersburg, Ill.
Ryan Jahn Jupiter, Fla.
Nicholas Jan Northbrook, Ill.
Garrett Johnson Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Connor Jones Shelby Township, Mich.
Jack Junge Winnetka, Ill.
John Karcher Novi, Mich.
Gerald Kearns Bloomfield Village, Mich.
Tyler Kelly Mokena, Ill.
Connor Kintz Brutus, Mich.
Alex Kleckner Commerce Twp, Mich.
James Kneen White Lake, Mich.
Kevin Ko Vaughan, Ontario
Mitchell Kontak Toledo, Ohio
Christopher Kozler Plymouth, Mich.
Tristan Leaf Watton, Mich.
Silas Lee Petoskey, Mich.
Spencer Lendzion Rochester Hills, Mich.
Cameron Lippoldt Midland, Mich.
Domenic Mancinelli Plymouth, Mich.
John Mancinotti Toledo, Ohio
Eric Marsh Westland, Mich.
Brent Marshall Rives Junction, Mich.
Ian Martin Saline, Mich.
Aaron McCoy Marshall, Mich.
Kyle Mueller Watkinsville, Ga.
Diego Muñoz Aguascalientes, Mexico
Jack Musgrave Chesterton, Ind.
Lucas Nesbitt Clarkston, Mich.
Johnathan Nicholson Newbury Park, Calif.
Justin Pahl White Lake, Mich.
Rishi Patel Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Nicolas Paxson Cincinnati, Ohio
Lucas Peterson Albert Lea, Minn.
Joel Pietila Rockford, Mich.
Glenn Piot Canton, Mich.
James Piot Canton, Mich.
Dustin Pumford St Charles, Mich.
Nicholas Quesnel Sudbury, Ontario
Reid Rathburn Alpharetta, Ga.
Johnny Reid Beverly Hills, Mich.
Ryan Rieckhoff Plymouth, Mich.
Max Rispler Alto, Mich.
Austin Rivet Howell, Mich.
Kyle Rodes Plymouth, Mich.
Nicholas Ross Dundas, Ontario
Andrew Sarokin Novi, Mich.
Ben Sattler Liberty Township, Ohio
Spencer Schab Grand Rapids, Mich.
Brody Schiller Freeland, Mich.
Devan Schulert Kingsville, Ontario
Ben Silverman Toledo, Ohio
Manak Singh Troy, Mich.
David Smith Highland, Mich.
Alec Spencer San Diego, Calif.
Connor Sullivan Crystal Lake, Ill.
Joe Torres Almont, Mich.
Joseph Trim Tampa, Fla.
Donnie Trosper Canton, Mich.
Andrew VanAelst Spring Lake, Mich.
Ben VanScoyk Grand Rapids, Mich.
A.J. Varekois Rockford, Mich.
Marcus Varlesi Haslett, Mich.
Alex Waelchli Clarkston, Mich.
Andrew Walker Battle Creek, Mich.
Alex Weiss Pickerington, Ohio
Michael Wenzl Novi, Mich.
Mitchell White Muskegon, Mich.
Nathan Yenkel Ann Arbor, Mich.
Matthew Zerbel St Joseph, Mich.
 
Girls Division
Kari Bellville Granger, Ind.
Ellen Breighner Harbor Springs, Mich.
Sarah Burnham Maple Grove, Minn.
Kharissa Carras Midland, Mich.
Jordan Chael Overland Park, Kan.
Cordelia Chan (Canada) Birmingham, Mich.
Heather Ciskowski Barrington, Ill.
Greer Clausen Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Abby Detmar Harbor Springs, Mich.
Harley Dubsky Valparaiso, Ind.
Pader Her Lansing, Mich.
Hailey Hrynewich Muskegon, Mich.
Aya Johnson North Muskegon, Mich.
Madison Kerley Scottsdale, Ariz.
Caroline Lake Madison, Wis.
Carolyn Markley Maineville, Ohio
Maria Jose Martinez Veracruz, Mexico
Kelsey McDougall Canton, Mich.
Julia Montgomery Shelby Township, Mich.
Samantha Moss Fenton, Mich.
Ali Nageotte Westlake, Ohio
Zaafina Naqvi Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Elle Nichols Okemos, Mich.
Lily Pendy Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Mariah Peters Blue Springs, Mo.
Katelyn Reynolds Los Angeles, Calif.
Jacqueline Setas East Lansing, Mich.
Tenley Shield Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Sarah Shipley Hastings, Mich.
Lexie Toth Dublin, Ohio
Amanda Walsh Midland, Mich.
Sarah White Caledonia, Mich.
Jennifer Yang Troy, Mich.
Kathryn Young Toledo, Ohio
Maddelyn Zack Poway, Calif.
Phoebe Zhao (China) Bradenton, Fla.