McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends

The Legend at Brandybrook
Wales, Wis. July 9 - 12, 2013

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 58 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Michael Abrahamson 2014 University of Wisconsin
Scott Chudacoff 2014 University of Rochester
Johnny Decker 2014 University of Wisconsin
Henry Do 2013 North Carolina
Michael Doherty 2014 Valparaiso University
Max Donohue 2014 University of Arizona
Wilson Furr 2017 University of Alabama
Trevor Gold 2015 University of Illinois
Jonathan Goldstein 2013 DePaul
Jace Guthmiller 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jordan Hahn 2015 University Wisconsin, Madison
Daniel Hudson 2014 Kansas
Jonathan Hudson 2015 Iowa State University
Jack Junge 2015 Trinity College
Ian Kelsey 2014 Dartmouth*
J.D. Kiesewetter 2014 Air Force Academy
Colin Kober 2016 Baylor University
Dan Lensing 2014 Bradley University
Sam Madsen 2014 Georgetown
Ian Mankoff 2013 Pepperdine
Charlie Netzel 2013 Michigan State
Brian Ohr Jr. 2014 Miami University
Harrison Ott 2017 Vanderbilt University
Tanner Owen 2016 University of Nebraska
Spencer Papciak 2014 Davidson College
Dylan Patscot 2014 Charleston Southern
Reese Ramsey 2017 Texas A&M University
Brett Robinson 2015 University of Wisconsin
Kolbe Rodemich 2015 Drury University
Alex Shattuck 2014 College of William and Mary
Benjamin Skogen 2013 Wisconsin
Andrew Spilman 2015 University of California, Riverside
Jake Staiano 2015 Colorado State University
Kaylor Steger 2014 University of Missouri St. Louis
Michael Suazo 2015 Carthage College
Payton Taylor 2014 Wisconsin
Trevor Thomas 2014 Marquette University
A.J. Varekois 2014 Michigan State
Derrick Villarreal 2015 Charleston Southern University
Jackson Wendling 2015 University of Nebraska
Zachary Zwitter 2015 Armstrong State University
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Leighann Cabush 2013 Memphis
Abigail Cantwell 2015 Tulane University
Sienna Chapman 2014 Brown University*
Grace Dunn 2015 Drake University
Dana Gattone 2014 University of Illinois
Tess Hackworthy 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison
Anika Hitt 2015 University of Cincinnati
Aya Johnson 2013 Wisconsin
Chaithra Katamneni 2015 University of Nevada, Reno
Jennifer Kim 2014 University of Illinois-Chicago
Katie Kim 2015 Boston College
Jordy LaBarbera 2014 University of Arkansas
Caroline Lake 2015 Creighton University
Nikki Marquardt 2014 University of Tulsa
Jessica Reinecke 2015 Wisconsin-Madison
Riley Rennell 2017 University of Georgia
Jessica Staed 2014 Loyola University - Chicago
Back for more
Now in its eighth year, the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends will return to The Legend at Brandybrook for the first time since 2008. The unique Wisconsin course boasts 300 acres of greens and open space. McArthur Towel & Sports, a top manufacturer of licensed terry products, began its title sponsorship in 2009 and every towel given out by the AJGA is a McArthur towel.
2013 AJGA Junior at Quad Cities champion Varun Chopra and runner-up Charlie Netzel will meet again in Wales, Wis. In the final round of the event, Chopra teed off No. 18 tied with Netzel; both were 1-under-par. Chopra sealed the victory with a nearly 15-foot putt for par. Chopra and Netzel are ranked first and second in the boys' field respectively.
Future Badgers to compete
Six University of Wisconsin-Madison commits will compete in the 2013 McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends. Aya Johnson and Benjamin Skogen have signed National Letters of Intent with the Badgers while Michael Abrahamson, Johnny Decker, Jordan Hahn and Payton Taylor are verbally committed.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 9
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Practice Round off No. 1 tee
Wednesday, July 10
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
Thursday, July 11
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
Friday, July 12
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Max Donohue, Sioux Falls, S.D. (2014)
Falling short by a single stroke at the 2012 McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends to Matthew Weber, Donohue returns to The Legend at Brandybrook to claim the 2013 title. The victory would be his second AJGA career win along with a first-place finish at the 2011 AJGA Junior at Quad cities. Donohue is verbally committed to play golf with the Wildcats at the University of Arizona.
Charlie Netzel, Western Springs, Ill. (2013)
Finishing T2 at the 2013 AJGA Junior at Quad Cities, Netzel looks to secure his first AJGA career win at The Legend at Brandybrook. Netzel is currently ranked No. 165 in the Polo Golf Rankings and has signed a National Letter of Intent with Michigan State.
Jordy LaBarbera, Allen, Texas (2014)
Currently ranked No. 83 in the Polo Golf Rankings, LaBarbera is the highest seed in the girl's division. She finished T3 at the 2013 Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship and 2013 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open. LaBarbera hopes to claim her first AJGA victory at The Legend at Brandybrook.
Aya Johnson, North Muskegon, Mich. (2013)
Currently ranked No. 168 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Johnson looks to claim her first AJGA title at the 2013 McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends. She finished T3 at the 2012 Women's Western Junior and has two top-10 finishes in AJGA competition. Johnson has signed a National Letter of Intent with Wisconsin.

2012 Results

McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends
The Legend at Bristlecone (July 10 - 13, 2012)
Boys Division
1 Matthew Weber Saint Charles, Ill. 69–70–73—212
2 Max Donohue Sioux Falls, S.D. 70–71–72—213
T3 Ryan Medhaug Veblen, S.D. 71–72–71—214
T3 Nicholas Jan Northbrook, Ill. 70–71–73—214
T3 Henry Klongland Stoughton, Wis. 72–70–72—214
Girls Division
1 Samantha Stewart Oklahoma City, Okla. 72–74–75—221
T2 Alexandra Harkins Crystal Lake, Ill. 73–71–79—223
T2 Isabella Skinner Cumming, Ga. 74–71–78—223
4 Jordan Lippetz Bradenton, Fla. 73–76–75—224
5 Jordy LaBarbera Allen, Texas 75–80–71—226

Media Accommodations

The McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends 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 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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Wisconsin native
Boys Division
Michael Abrahamson Chicago, Ill.
Reed Aren Long Grove, Ill.
Sarun Arjparu (Thailand) Loves Park, Ill.
Ross Baker Wales, Wis.
Drew Barrett Lake Forest, Ill.
Daniel Burger Superior, Wis.
Scott Chudacoff Glencoe, Ill.
Clayton Crawford Aspen, Colo.
Wesley Day Ajax, Ontario
Johnny Decker Verona, Wis.
Henry Do Canton, Mich.
Michael Doherty Lisle, Ill.
Max Donohue Sioux Falls, S.D.
Wilson Furr Jackson, Miss.
Trevor Gold Eureka, Ill.
Jonathan Goldstein Northbrook, Ill.
Charles Goode Tucson, Ariz.
Jack Gradoville Des Moines, Iowa
Jace Guthmiller Yankton, S.D.
Jordan Hahn Spring Grove, Ill.
Tyler Hazlewood Colleyville, Texas
Daniel Hudson Western Springs, Ill.
Jonathan Hudson Western Springs, Ill.
Michael John Hultquist Wilmette, Ill.
Michael Immekus Greendale, Wis.
Phillip Johnson Colgate, Wis.
Jack Junge Winnetka, Ill.
George Kawell Collierville, Tenn.
Ian Kelsey Deerfield, Ill.
Austin Kendziorski Sussex, Wis.
J.D. Kiesewetter Katy, Texas
Colin Kober Southlake, Texas
Carter Koen Flower Mound, Texas
Jake Kunz Lake Forest, Ill.
Dan Lensing Spring Park, Minn.
Kenneth Li Westmont, Ill.
Sam Madsen Pompano Beach, Fla.
Charles Maleki Mequon, Wis.
Ian Mankoff Lake Forest, Ill.
Russell Matos Lombard, Ill.
Adam Miller Lodi, Wis.
Martin Montagne Lake Forest, Ill.
Charlie Netzel Western Springs, Ill.
Christopher Nolan Winnetka, Ill.
Brian Ohr Jr. Northbrook, Ill.
Harrison Ott Brookfield, Wis.
Tanner Owen Parkville, Mo.
Spencer Papciak Dunwoody, Ga.
Dylan Patscot Wales, Wis.
Reese Ramsey Austin, Texas
Brett Robinson Tustin, Calif.
Kolbe Rodemich Quincy, Ill.
Daniel Romero Pewaukee, Wis.
Riley Schank Anthem, Ariz.
Alex Shattuck Sioux Falls, S.D.
Benjamin Skogen Onalaska, Wis.
Jack Spellman Long Grove, Ill.
Andrew Spilman Simi Valley, Calif.
Jake Staiano Cherry Hills, Colo.
Kaylor Steger Sturtevant, Wis.
Michael Suazo Wheaton, Ill.
Payton Taylor Vero Beach, Fla.
Trevor Thomas Junction City, Wis.
A.J. Varekois Rockford, Mich.
Derrick Villarreal (Puerto Rico) Hartland, Wis.
Donald Wasoff Safety Harbor, Fla.
Jackson Wendling Effingham, Ill.
Ryan Wolfe Bartlett, Ill.
Jeff Yoo Oak Brook, Ill.
Zachary Zwitter Roswell, Ga.
Girls Division
Leighann Cabush Waukesha, Wis.
Abigail Cantwell Scottsdale, Ariz.
Claire Carlin Keller, Texas
Sienna Chapman Racine, Wis.
Grace Dunn Brookfield, Wis.
Dana Gattone Addison, Ill.
Tess Hackworthy Madison, Wis.
Anika Hitt Mequon, Wis.
Aya Johnson North Muskegon, Mich.
Chaithra Katamneni (India) Coppell, Texas
Jennifer Kim Palatine, Ill.
Katie Kim Riverwoods, Ill.
Jiayu Kong (China) Arcadia, Calif.
Jordy LaBarbera Allen, Texas
Caroline Lake Madison, Wis.
Nikki Marquardt Long Grove, Ill.
Kathleen Marsh Fargo, N.D.
Kelli Ono Highland Park, Ill.
Lauren Reeg Hartland, Wis.
Jessica Reinecke Verona, Wis.
Riley Rennell Columbia, Tenn.
Jessica Staed Green Bay, Wis.
Jennifer Yang Troy, Mich.