Lockton Kansas City Junior
Creekmoor Golf Club
Raymore, Mo. • July 22 - 25, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 96 boys and girls, ages 12-18
- 54-hole stroke play event
- 18 states, China and Thailand represented
- 15 local players from Missouri will compete
- One player has signed a National Letter of Intent and five have verbally committed to play golf in college
- Alexandra Harkins is the sole Rolex Junior All-American in the field
|A new scene|
|The American Junior Golf Association will head to Creekmoor Golf Club in Raymore, Mo., for the first time when 96 of the nation’s top junior golfers compete in the 54-hole stroke play event, July 22-25. The Lockton Kansas City Junior is celebrating its 15th year with the AJGA.|
|A committed sponsor|
|Lockton Companies, one of the largest insurance brokerage firms, has played a vital role in supporting the Kansas City area AJGA event since 2003. In 2012, Lockton was commended as one of 15 "Champions of Business" by the Kansas City Business Journal. The annual program recognizes companies for sustained excellence in innovation, growth and community involvement. Additionally, KCBJ added Lockton to its Hall of Champions, for companies that have been honored three years.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 22|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 23|
|7:30 - 9:31 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Wednesday, July 24|
|7:30 - 9:31 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Thursday, July 25|
|7:30 - 9:31 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Mission Hills Country Club (July 23 - 26, 2012)
|1||Preston Fleenor||Mission Hills, Kan.||71–73–65—209|
|T2||Fred Allen Meyer||Nicholasville, Ky.||72–72–67—211|
|T2||Kristian Caparros||Hollywood, Fla.||69–68–74—211|
|4||Ryan Medhaug||Veblen, S.D.||69–75–70—214|
|5||Donald Stimble||Shell Knob, Mo.||71–70–74—215|
|1||Alexandra Harkins||Crystal Lake, Ill.||72–69–68—209|
|T2||Jordan Lippetz||Bradenton, Fla.||75–66–73—214|
|T2||Alexandra Farnsworth||Nashville, Tenn.||71–72–71—214|
|4||Alice Chen||Princeton, N.J.||70–79–71—220|
|T5||Jordan Chael||Overland Park, Kan.||78–75–72—225|
|T5||Kari Bellville||Granger, Ind.||74–79–72—225|
The Lockton Kansas City 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 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.