Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior

Abilene Country Club
Abilene, Texas • July 15 - 18, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 40 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Travis Benson 2013 NMSU
Grady Bourguignon 2014 University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Cole Buck 2013 TCU
Collin Bumpass 2014 West Texas A&M
Joshua Delo 2014 The Master's College
Tyler Dunbar 2013 Paris Junior College
Emilio Gonzalez Ramirez 2016 CCH Naciones Unidas
Tanner Gore 2014 The University of Texas at Arlington
Aaron Guanlao 2014 UT - Arlington
Nick Heinen 2014 Oklahoma State
Jake Hendrix 2014 University of New Mexico
Jackson Howes 2016 McKinney Boyd
Clarke Hudgins 2014 Abilene Christian University
Sam Humphreys 2014 University of Tulsa
Klein Klotz 2013 Sam Houston State
Santiago Lopez 2014 Rollins College
Nick Louy 2014 Iowa Western Community College
Mitchell Meissner 2014 Rice University
Price Murphree 2013 Henderson State University
Tanner Napier 2014 Arkansas State University
Griffin Pierce 2014 Oklahoma
Zach Tracy 2015 University of Houston
Diego Trevino 2013 Baylor
Michael Valletti 2013 Loyola - Chicago
Charles Wang 2014 Northwestern
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Emma Ballard 2015 Texas Tech University
Klara Castillo 2014 Wyoming
Annika Clark 2015 Texas Christian University
Cheleen Cousins 2015 springcreek academy
Alejandra Farias 2014 Lawrence Technical University
Maria Regina Gonzalez 2015 Bachillerato Multicultural CCH Naciones Unidas
Vanessa Ha 2014 San Francisco
Rylee Pedigo 2014 University of Oklahoma
Kirsten Pike 2013 Dallas Baptist
Katelyn Reynolds 2014 Boston College
Sara Riascos 2014 Rollins College
Alexis Sadeghy 2014 Oklahoma State University
Abigail Shaddix 2014 North Texas
Isabella Skinner 2014 Georgia
Libby Thomas 2013 Texas - San Antonio
Bob Estes supports AJGA in hometown
Bob Estes, an AJGA alum and two-time Rolex All-American, joined the AJGA to sponsor an event in his hometown in 2006. This event is the third-oldest on the AJGA schedule. The PGA TOUR professional has four career wins in the professional circuit.
Defending Champion returns
Sarah Moore, champion of the 2012 Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior, is returning to Abilene Country Club to defend her title. In 2012, Moore attributed her win to strong short game play, and finished with a 5-over-par 221.
Local flavor
Eighty of the 144 players in the field call the Lonestar State home. Two players, Bear Bailey and Riley Casey are representing Abilene.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 15
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 16
7:45 – 9:24 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (First Wave)
12:15−1:54 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Second Wave)
 
Wednesday, July 17
7:45 – 9:24 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (First Wave)
12:15 – 1:54 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (Second Wave)
 
Thursday, July 18
7:45 – 9:33 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Philip Delisi, Tokyo, Japan (2015)
A junior at Yokota High School, Delisi has three top-25 finishes in 2013 AJGA competition. Delisi's highest AJGA finish in 2013 came at the BilliardFactory.com Junior Championship where he shot rounds of 75-72-73 for a tournament total 220 and a T3 showing.
Nick Heinen, Edmond, Okla. (2014)
In 2011, Heinen claimed medalist honors at the Preseason Junior at Brookhaven, his best AJGA showing. The rising high school senior, who has given a verbal commitment to continue his golf career at Oklahoma State, fired rounds of 73-70 at the 2013 Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship to finish T5.
Isabella Skinner, Cumming, Ga. (2014)
Skinner took home her first AJGA victory at the 2011 Junior All-Star at Hilton Head where rounds of 71-71-78 gave her a tournament total 220. In 2012, Skinner took home three top-5 finishes in AJGA competition, placing third at both the Hank Haney IJGA Junior Open and the CorseMax / Philadelphia Runner Junior and second at the McArthur Towel and Sports Future Legends. Skinner, a rising high school senior, will continue her golf career at Georgia in the fall of 2014.
Emma Ballard, Kingwood, Texas (2015)
Ballard recorded her best-career finish at this year's Preseason Junior at Cimarron Hills, posting scores of 80-78--158 and earning medalist honors. In 2013, Ballard also placed in the top-10 in both the BilliardFactory.com Junior Championship and the Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs.
 

2012 Results

Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Abilene Country Club (July 16 - 19, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Alexander Levy Austin, Texas 73–71–68—212
2 William Martinez Austin, Texas 75–66–73—214
3 Chase Hanna Leawood, Kan. 67–75–73—215
4 Preston Harrington Dallas, Texas 75–73–68—216
T5 Philip Delisi Tokyo, Japan 75–69–73—217
T5 Pachara Sakulyong Bangkok, Thailand 76–70–71—217
T5 Peter Thorseth Richmond, Texas 72–73–72—217
 
Girls Division
1 Sarah Moore Burkburnett, Texas 75–74–72—221
2 Alexandra White Fort Worth, Texas 76–72–74—222
3 Marcella Pranovia (Indonesia) Santa Ana, Calif. 72–80–72—224
4 Emily Gillman Austin, Texas 73–77–75—225
5 Giovana Maymon Huixquilucan, Mexico 78–76–73—227
 

Past Champions

Boys Champions
2012 Alexander Levy Austin, Texas 73–71–68—212
2011 *Vincent Whaley McKinney, Texas 69–65–66—200
2010 Austen Fuller Edmond, Okla. 73–72–68—213
2009 Curtis Reed Castroville, Texas 72–71–69—212
2008 Brian Swanson Katy, Texas 72–73–68—213
2007 Brock Wilson Beaumont, Texas 71–71–71—213
2006 Cory Whitsett Houston, Texas 74–67–70—211
2005 William Johnson Longview, Texas 73–70–67—210
2004 Cole Moreland Austin, Texas 71–71–69—211
2003 Jeff Gerlich Austin, Texas 74–65–64—203
2002 Jeremy Frye Palestine, Texas 66–64–64—194
2001 Brandon Destefano Bryan, Texas 68–67–72—207
2000 Jeff Bell Plano, Texas 65–64–67—196
1999 Jeff Bell Plano, Texas 72–66–72—210
1998 Benoit Beisser Scottsdale, Ariz. 66–70–70—206
1997 Doug McKeever Plano, Texas 67–63–71—201
1996 Cory Driskill Lubbock, Texas 73–71–68—212
1995 Aaron Hickman Palestine, Texas 70–72–68—210
1994 Ty Cox Abilene, Texas 71–67–69—207
1993 John Gaddy Wilmington, Del. 70–74–72—216
1992 Patrick Barley Bedford, Texas 68–71–75—214
1991 Dirk Mitchell Richardson, Texas 69–74–70—213
1990 Chris Edgmon Edmond, Okla. 79–69—148
1989 Jason Hill Rockwall, Texas 73–69—142
1988 John-Paul Herbert Houston, Texas 35–34—69
1987 Phil Michelson San Diego, Calif. 72–69—141
1986 Craig Reed Gillette, Wyo. 74–66—140
1985 Craig Kanada Lake Oswego, Ore. 78–75—153
1984 Blair Manesse Plano, Texas 78–72—150
1983 Ed Pfister Marilla, N.Y. 74–76—150
1982 Scott Verplank Dallas, Texas 72–74—146
1981 Scott Verplank Dallas, Texas 79–76—155
 
Girls Champions
2012 Sarah Moore Burkburnett, Texas 75–74–72—221
2011 Alexandra White Honolulu, Hawaii 73–69–66—208
2010 Alicia Malagon Tampico, Mexico 70–67–70—207
2009 Kaylin Terry Austin, Texas 75–74–71—220
2008 Lauren Weaver Scottsdale, Ariz. 72–69–75—216
2007 *Kaira Martin Paradise Valley, Ariz. 77–77–74—228
2006 Diane Kwon Fremont, Calif. 74–71–73—218
2005 Megan O'Connell Odessa, Texas 75–77–74—226
2004 Meredith McMahan San Antonio, Texas 76–74–70—220
2003 Lauren Espinosa Hickory Creek, Texas 68–69–67—204
2002 Christa Spedding Granbury, Texas 74–75–71—220
2002 *Christa Spedding Granbury, Texas 74–75–71—220
2001 Cindy Shin Coppell, Texas 75–69–69—213
2000 Whitney Welch Las Vegas, Nev. 74–70–71—215
1999 Nicole Melton San Antonio, Texas 70–70–74—214
1998 Kristin Dufour Austin, Texas 74–71–76—221
1997 Randi Meadows San Antonio, Texas 70–72–70—212
1996 Randi Meadows San Antonio, Texas 72–74–77—223
1995 Stacy Swell Dallas, Texas 76–75–77—228
1994 Stacy Rambin Tulsa, Okla. 80–76–74—230
1993 Kelli Kuehne Dallas, Texas 67–73–73—213
1992 Kelli Kuehne Dallas, Texas 75–74–72—221
1991 Heather Bowie Edmond, Okla. 75–73–71—219
1990 Emilee Klein Studio City, Calif. 86–74—160
1989 Jennifer Holt Las Vegas, Nev. 74–74—148
1988 Stephanie Davis Bainbridge Island, Wash. 36–38—74
1987 *Debbie Koyama Monterey Park, Calif. 74–73—147
1986 Kathy Highfill Monroe, Calif. 75–75—150
1985 Cathy Mockett Newport Beach, Calif. 76–74—150
1984 Cheryl Morley Winter Park, Fla. 74–77—151
1983 Kathy McCarthy Fresno, Calif. 76–84—160
1982 Melissa McNamara Fresno, Calif. 77–80—157
1981 Donna Kay Linder Seguin, Texas 86–77—163
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior 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 Texas native
Boys Division
Joaquin Arguelles Oaxtepec, Mexico
Bear Bailey Abilene, Texas
Jon Beck Texarkana, Texas
Cade Bennett Colleyville, Texas
Scott Bennett Dallas, Texas
Travis Benson Granbury, Texas
Grady Bourguignon Yuma, Ariz.
Tyler Bryan Big Spring, Texas
Cole Buck Pampa, Texas
Parker Buck New Braunfels, Texas
Collin Bumpass San Antonio, Texas
JC Campbell Dallas, Texas
Zachary Campbell Benbrook, Texas
Eduardo Carrete Queretaro, Mexico
Riley Casey Abilene, Texas
Tanner Choate Acampo, Calif.
Charlie Click Dallas, Texas
Miguel Collado Xalapa, Mexico
Jack Connor Southlake, Texas
Camden DeBonis Allen, Texas
Philip Delisi Tokyo, Japan
Joshua Delo Mesa, Ariz.
Drew Dewald Copperas Cove, Texas
Tyler Dunbar Lufkin, Texas
Cole Ernst Plano, Texas
Ben Fernandez Southlake, Texas
Jason Fitzgerald Wichita Falls, Texas
Sean Foley The Woodlands, Texas
Tyler Gammill Austin, Texas
David Gao Bradenton, Fla.
George Gardner Southlake, Texas
Pedro Gil Mexico City, Mexico
Hunter Glenn Trophy Club, Texas
Dylan Godfrey College Station, Texas
Emilio Gonzalez Ramirez San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Noah Goodwin Corinth, Texas
Tanner Gore El Paso, Texas
Mason Greenberg Southlake, Texas
Aaron Guanlao Haslet, Texas
Colin Hamilton Westlake, Texas
Jalen Heald Topeka, Kan.
Nick Heinen Edmond, Okla.
Jake Hendrix Austin, Texas
Trent Hill Southlake, Texas
Michael Hodson Amarillo, Texas
Jackson Howes McKinney, Texas
James Hubicz, Jr. Baton Rouge, La.
Clarke Hudgins Amarillo, Texas
Sam Humphreys Edmond, Okla.
Jarred Jeter College Station, Texas
Hunter Johnson Mansfield, Texas
Colton Katzen Argyle, Texas
Derick Kelting Amarillo, Texas
Brendon Kim River Vale, N.J.
Charles Kim (South Korea) Cedar Park, Texas
Sean Kim Frisco, Texas
Klein Klotz Austin, Texas
Colin Kober Southlake, Texas
Kinley Lee Clyde, Texas
Maxwell Linden Houston, Texas
Santiago Lopez Boca Del Rio, Mexico
Nick Louy Argyle, Texas
Turner Maclean Fort Worth, Texas
Harrison Mahon Plano, Texas
Marshall Martin San Antonio, Texas
Clark McCollum Austin, Texas
Travis McInroe Plano, Texas
Mitchell Meissner San Antonio, Texas
Joshua Montoya Lubbock, Texas
Jorge Morillo (Venezuela) Southlake, Texas
Price Murphree Camden, Ark.
Chandler Muscat Seabrook, Texas
Tanner Napier Paris, Texas
Jordan Noack Magnolia, Texas
Chase Phillips Austin, Texas
Griffin Pierce Edmond, Okla.
Tyson Reeder Edmond, Okla.
Patrick Rhodes Cypress, Texas
Lance Roden Argyle, Texas
Brian Rogers Trophy Club, Texas
Jassem Setayesh Plano, Texas
Dalton Smith Tecumseh, Okla.
Cole Solis San Antonio, Texas
Sutherland Stith San Antonio, Texas
Grant Studdard Lantana, Texas
Kyle Suppa Honolulu, Hawaii
James Thompson Dallas, Texas
Zach Tracy Houston, Texas
Diego Trevino (Mexico) The Woodlands, Texas
Drake Turnbull Dallas, Texas
Pedro Usabiaga Celaya, Mexico
Michael Valletti Plano, Texas
Charles Wang (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Chester Wang The Woodlands, Texas
Preston Woodard Mansfield, Texas
 
Girls Division
Evelyn Arguelles Oaxtepec, Mexico
Mia Ayer Waco, Texas
Natalia Azcue Mexico City, Mexico
Emma Ballard Kingwood, Texas
Ana Sofia Benavides Lerma, Mexico
Margaret Byers San Antonio, Texas
Klara Castillo Albuquerque, N.M.
Annika Clark Highlands, Texas
AnaLaura Collado Diaz Xalapa, Mexico
Kelly Contreras San Antonio, Texas
Cheleen Cousins Plano, Texas
Camille Enright Plano, Texas
Alejandra Farias Saltillo, Mexico
Maria Regina Gonzalez San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Vanessa Ha (Canada) Allen, Texas
Macy Holliday Dallas, Texas
Anna Kim Broken Arrow, Okla.
Sol Lee (South Korea) Coppell, Texas
Nikki Long San Antonio, Texas
Marisa Marquez Amarillo, Texas
Sarah Moore Burkburnett, Texas
Rylee Pedigo Fort Worth, Texas
Kirsten Pike Ovilla, Texas
Katelyn Reynolds Los Angeles, Calif.
Sara Riascos Bogota, Colombia
Kesaree Rojanapeansatith Nonthaburi, Thailand
Alexis Sadeghy Edmond, Okla.
Abigail Shaddix Garden City, Kan.
Isabella Skinner Cumming, Ga.
Pascalle Tego Mexico, Mexico
Nicole Tego Contreras Mexico, Mexico
Libby Thomas Midland, Texas
Amber Wang Sugar Land, Texas
Brielle Ward Frisco, Texas
Tanner Wilson Mansfield, Texas
Megan Woods Spring Branch, Texas