William Penn Junior Championship

Stonewall Links
Elverson, Pa. July 22 - 25, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 50 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Andy Butler 2014 Villanova
Timothy Colanta 2015 University of Maryland
Kevin Conners 2015 University of Notre Dame
James Davis 2014 University of Richmond
Lee Detmer 2015 Wake Forest University
Reilly Erhardt 2015 University of Maryland
John Foley 2015 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Luke Graboyes 2013 Cornell*
Michael Graboyes 2014 Cornell Univerisity
Jesse Hazam 2013 Monmouth
Charles Hess 2014 Old Dominion University
Ian Hildebrand 2014 Virginia Tech
Thomas la Morte 2014 Campbell University
Blaine Lafferty 2014 University of Delaware
Isaiah Logue 2014 Liberty University
Roland Massimino 2015 Kansas State University
Matthew Naumec 2015 Boston College
Armando Olivieri 2014 Colgate University
Vincent Palazzolo 2014 George Washington University
Jack Porcelli 2014 George Washington University
Kieran Purcell 2014 University of Delaware
Reid Rathburn 2014 Armstrong Atlantic
Andrew Reynolds 2015 La Salle University
Ryan Rucinski 2015 University of Delaware
Jonathan Shaw 2014 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Kevin Slayden 2015 Mercer
Thomas Steve 2014 University of Notre Dame
Gray Townsend 2014 Southern Methodist University
John VanDerLaan 2014 Florida Southern
Blake Vogdes 2015 Temple University
Benjamin Warner 2014 Brown University*
Alex Weiss 2014 Marshall University
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Ju-Hee Bae 2014 Virginia
Shannon Brooks 2015 University of Tennessee
Ashley Cassidy 2013 Cinncinati
Allison Cooper 2015 Limestone College
Jacquelyn Eleey 2014 Georgetown
Katharine Fortin 2014 Middlebury College
Erica Herr 2014 Wake Forest
Madelein Herr 2016 Penn State
Kelly Hwang 2013 Georgetown
Erin Lo 2013 University of Pennsylvania
Julie Luo 2015 Yale University
Julia Montgomery 2013 Oakland
Christina Parsells 2015 Georgetown University
Alessandra Ricigliano 2014 Merrimack College
Jackie Rogowicz 2015 Penn State
Yeji Shin 2015 Georgia Southern University
Khushboo Thiagaraj 2014 Radford
Brynn Walker 2016 University of North Carolina
 
 
Local flavor: 30 players from Pennsylvania will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
John Abbott Hummelstown 2015
Otis Baker Wayne 2015
Max Bell Chambersburg 2014
JB Bradbeer Rosemont 2015
Andy Butler Lititz 2014
Kevin Conners Downingtown 2015
Ryan Dornes Lancaster 2015
Noah Firestone Annville 2015
John Foley Limerick 2015
Jesse Hazam Mechanicsburg 2013
Charles Hess Orefield 2014
Michael Hoare Mechanicsburg 2014
Walker Kirk Lancaster 2016
Kevin Kunkle Walnutport 2014
Michael Lamond West Chester 2015
Isaiah Logue Fairfield 2014
Roland Massimino Lumberville 2015
Paul Mauer Jr. Eagleville 2015
Christopher Pollan Wayne 2016
Andrew Reynolds Pittsburgh 2015
Robert Seebold Danville 2013
Thomas Steve Upper St. Clair 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Ashley Cassidy Doylestown 2013
Allison Cooper Harrisburg 2015
Haley Goodling Manheim 2015
Erica Herr New Hope 2014
Madelein Herr New Hope 2016
Erin Lo Philadelphia 2013
Jackie Rogowicz Yardley 2015
Brynn Walker St. Davids 2016
Stonewall Links
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.
Homegrown talent
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.
College bound
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.
Familiar faces
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

Luke Graboyes, Watchung, N.J. (2013)
The 2012 William Penn Junior Championship Champion has one additional top-five AJGA finish, fourth place at the 2011 Preseason Junior at Basking Ridge. Graboyes will play for Cornell starting this fall.
Isaiah Logue, Fairfield, Pa. (2014)
Logue returns to the William Penn Junior Championship looking to improve upon T5 finish in 2012. The rising high school senior has four top-10 AJGA finishes. He has given a verbal commitment to play for Liberty University.
Ryan Dornes, Lancaster, Pa. (2015)
Dornes enters the William Penn Junior Championship as the highest ranked boy in the field (as of 7/16/13). The rising high school junior has three top-five AJGA finishes. His best showing came with a second place finish at the 2012 Under Armour® / Steve Marino Championship.
Erica Herr, New Hope, Pa. (2014)
The Girls Division defending Champion has had 11 top-10 finishes since she began her AJGA career in 2008. The rising high school senior has given a verbal commitment to play for Wake Forest University.
Julie Luo, Centreville, Va. (2015)
Luo is the highest ranked player in both fields at No. 58 in the Polo Golf Rankings (as of 7/16/13). The rising high school senior has five top-five AJGA showings including a victory at the 2012 Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier.
Jackie Rogowicz, Yardley, Pa. (2015)
The No. 83 player in the Polo Golf Rankings(as of 7/16/13), tied for fourth in last year's tournament. Rogowicz has 11 top-10 finishes in AJGA play, including a win a the 2011 Preseason Junior at Basking Ridge.
 

2012 Results

William Penn Junior Championship
Stonewall Links (July 9 - 12, 2012)
 
Boys Division
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
 
Girls Division
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
 

Media Accommodations

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 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 Pennsylvania native
Boys Division
John Abbott Hummelstown, Pa.
Brian Bak Nutley, N.J.
Otis Baker Wayne, Pa.
John Beadle North Attleboro, Mass.
Max Bell Chambersburg, Pa.
Michael Boylan Patterson, N.Y.
JB Bradbeer Rosemont, Pa.
Michael Braunstein Roslyn Heights, N.Y.
Andy Butler Lititz, Pa.
Timothy Colanta Reunion, Fla.
Kevin Conners Downingtown, Pa.
Jack Coyne University Hts, Ohio
James Davis Cockeysville, Md.
Wesley Day Ajax, Ontario
Lee Detmer Washington, D.C.
Ryan Dornes Lancaster, Pa.
Reilly Erhardt Greensboro, N.C.
Noah Firestone Annville, Pa.
John Foley Limerick, Pa.
Luke Graboyes Watchung, N.J.
Michael Graboyes Watchung, N.J.
Arthur Griffin Lake Placid, N.Y.
Daniel Griffiths Binghamton, N.Y.
Jesse Hazam Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Charles Hess Orefield, Pa.
David Hicks Cape May Court House, N.J.
Ian Hildebrand Purcellville, Va.
Michael Hoare Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Marwan Kallal Weston, Mass.
John YounSung Kim (South Korea) Toronto, Ontario
Yoojin Kim Centreville, Va.
Walker Kirk Lancaster, Pa.
Douglas Kulikowski Pittsford, N.Y.
Kevin Kunkle Walnutport, Pa.
Thomas la Morte Haworth, N.J.
Blaine Lafferty Marlton, N.J.
Michael Lamond West Chester, Pa.
David Lee-Tolley New York, N.Y.
Daniel Levin New York, N.Y.
Isaiah Logue Fairfield, Pa.
Roland Massimino Lumberville, Pa.
Paul Mauer Jr. Eagleville, Pa.
Curren Mody Monmouth Junction, N.J.
Matthew Naumec Wilbraham, Mass.
Zach Norris McKee, Ky.
Daniel O'Rourke Milford, N.J.
Armando Olivieri Greenwich, Conn.
Vincent Palazzolo Colts Neck, N.J.
Paul Pastore Greenwich, Conn.
Christopher Pollan Wayne, Pa.
Jack Porcelli Princeton, N.J.
Kieran Purcell Nutley, N.J.
Reid Rathburn Alpharetta, Ga.
Andrew Reynolds Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wonsuk Rhee (South Korea) Vienna, Va.
Ryan Rucinski Wilmington, Del.
Michael Savitt Greenwich, Conn.
Robert Seebold Danville, Pa.
Jonathan Shaw Mill Valley, Calif.
Kevin Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Thomas Steve Upper St. Clair, Pa.
JB Thompson Jupiter, Fla.
Gray Townsend Winston-Salem, N.C.
John VanDerLaan Southbury, Conn.
Blake Vogdes Wildwood Crest, N.J.
Benjamin Warner Weston, Mass.
Alex Weiss Pickerington, Ohio
Zitong (Ezekiel) Zhao (China) Hartsdale, N.Y.
 
Girls Division
Ju-Hee Bae (South Korea) Chantilly, Va.
Shannon Brooks Vienna, Va.
Ashley Cassidy Doylestown, Pa.
Allison Cooper Harrisburg, Pa.
Casey Durant New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Jacquelyn Eleey Quincy, Mass.
Katharine Fortin Wellesley, Mass.
Haley Goodling Manheim, Pa.
Erica Herr New Hope, Pa.
Madelein Herr New Hope, Pa.
Carley Hopton Madison, N.J.
Kelly Hwang Moorestown, N.J.
Raphaella Kang Bayside, N.Y.
Erin Lo Philadelphia, Pa.
Julie Luo Centreville, Va.
Julia Montgomery Shelby Township, Mich.
Mary Bryan Owen Baltimore, Md.
Christina Parsells Bernardsville, N.J.
Alessandra Ricigliano Scarsdale, N.Y.
Jackie Rogowicz Yardley, Pa.
Yeji Shin Norwood, N.J.
Khushboo Thiagaraj (India) Haymarket, Va.
Brynn Walker St. Davids, Pa.