William Penn Junior Championship
Elverson, Pa. • July 22 - 25, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 96 player field (boys and girls, ages 12-18)
- 54-hole, stroke play tournament
- Represented in the field: 17 states, Canada and the District of Columbia
- Two players are in the top 100 of the Polo Golf Rankings (as of 7/16/13).
|In its second year, the William Penn Junior Championship will return to the North Course at Stonewall Links. The North Course’s claim to fame is the complex and contouring greens. Set back in the farmlands of Pennsylvania, Stonewall Links transports visitors back in time. The cart barn adorned with a 13-star American flag is just one of the ways Stonewall Links transports visitors back in time.|
|Twenty-six players from Pennsylvania will compete in the field. Isaiah Logue of Fairfield and Ryan Dornes of Lancaster lead the Boys Division. Atop of the Girls Division are Erica Herr of New Hope and Jackie Rogowicz of Yardley.|
|Eleven players look to play golf at the next level. Five players have signed National Letters of Intent. The remaining six have given verbal commitments. One player looks to stay in state with Erin Lo's verbal commitment to Penn State University.|
|Both the boys and girls 2012 William Penn Junior Classic champions, Luke Graboyes and Erica Herr, return to defend their titles. Isaiah Logue and Curren Mody look to improve on their 2012 T5 finish. In the girls division, Julie Luo (T3) and Jackie Rogowicz (T4) will also look for a victory this year.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 22|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 23|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 24|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 25|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
William Penn Junior Championship
Stonewall Links (July 9 - 12, 2012)
|1||Luke Graboyes||Watchung, N.J.||70–73–69—212|
|2||Ryan Cole||Mount Airy, Md.||70–69–74—213|
|3||Erick Alonso||Haworth, N.J.||70–75–69—214|
|4||Evan Notaro||Bath, Pa.||71–72–72—215|
|T5||Isaiah Logue||Fairfield, Pa.||71–75–70—216|
|T5||Charlie May||Topsfield, Mass.||74–71–71—216|
|T5||Jeffrey Lang||Lexington, Mass.||74–68–74—216|
|T5||Curren Mody||Monmouth Junction, N.J.||75–72–69—216|
|1||Erica Herr||New Hope, Pa.||68–73–72—213|
|2||Hana Ku||Basking Ridge, N.J.||69–74–75—218|
|3||Julie Luo||Centreville, Va.||76–74–74—224|
|T4||Alessandra Liu||Bala Cynwyd, Pa.||78–78–73—229|
|T4||Jackie Rogowicz||Yardley, Pa.||75–78–76—229|
The William Penn Junior Championship 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.