Junior All-Star at Talbot

Talbot Country Club
Easton, Md. July 22 - 25, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 13 players from Maryland will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Eric Hall Harwood 2016
Graham Hutchinson Bethesda 2017
Michael Jones Potomac 2016
Peter Knade Easton 2016
Tyler Mealey Edgewater 2015
Tyler Olmsted Boyds 2015
Rij Patel Hunt Valley 2016
Gavin Rickert Ijamsville 2016
Jack Rolle Bethesda 2017
Steven Segrist Glenwood 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Killian Casson Ellicott City 2015
Sydney Mills Severna Park 2016
Delaney Shah North Potomac 2016
AJGA visits Talbot Country Club for the first time
Talbot Country Club, the oldest club on the Delmarva Peninsula, is hosting an AJGA event for the first time.

Schedule of Events

2 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 23
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, July 24
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, July 25
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
 
6 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Charlie Kennerly, Jupiter, Fla. (2016)
Kennerly, a sophomore at The Benjamin School, finished tied for third at the 2013 AJGA Annapolis Junior, his highest career AJGA finish to date. In Annapolis, Kennerly shot rounds of 67-74-71 to finish with a tournament total 4-under-par 212.
Gunnar Doyle, Pittsford, N.Y. (2016)
At the 2013 Preseason Junior at Blue Heron Hills, Doyle's rounds of 78-72, a tournament total 150, was good for a tie for second. Doyle has recorded two additional top-25 AJGA finishes, a tie for 24th at the 2012 PBE Qualifier- Boston and a tie for sixteenth at the 2013 Ravenwood Junior Championship.
Lauren Kim, Austin, Texas (2017)
In three career AJGA starts, Kim has finished in the top-10 twice. In 2012, Kim fired rounds of 76-78-75-229 to finish in seventh at the Under Armour® / Steve Marino Championship, her first career AJGA event. Kim recently finished in third at the 2013 AJGA Annapolis Junior with rounds of 74-76-74-224.
Ana Paula Ramirez, Pachuca, Mexico (2016)
Ramirez has three top-10 finishes on her AJGA resume, all from the 2013 season, her first competing with the AJGA. Her top finish came in May at the 2013 Preseason Junior at Blue Heron Hills where she finished in third.

Media Accommodations

The Junior All-Star at Talbot 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.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series

The Junior All-Star at Talbot is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy

The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, Fla., in Howey-in-the-Hills at Bishops Gate Golf & Lakeside Community, is the world’s premier junior golf academy. In addition to the junior golf program, GGGA also features summer golf camps, winter golf camps and programs, training and golf lessons for amateurs, professionals and adults.

The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.

Gary Gilchrist, founder of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, has been recognized as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2013-2014 and as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2014. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, of which include: Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Sandra Gal and many more.

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 Maryland native
Boys Division
Joshua Allen Wilson, N.C.
Garrett Barber West Palm Beach, Fla.
Burke Barsamian Barrington Hills, Ill.
Alex Bassetto Naperville, Ill.
Brandon Berry Great Falls, Va.
Patrick Brown Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Andrew Chin (Canada) Honolulu, Hawaii
Nathan Chuwait Herndon, Va.
Justin Clark New Canaan, Conn.
Max Clift Kitchener, Ontario
Griffin Colvin Media, Pa.
Harrison Corbin Inman, S.C.
Kevin Crone Floyds Knobs, Ind.
Jeffrey Cunningham West Palm Beach, Fla.
Devin Deogun Orchard Lake, Mich.
Gunnar Doyle Pittsford, N.Y.
Josef Dransfeld Huntington, W.Va.
Colin Dubnik Rochester, N.Y.
Robert Eisch Tampa, Fla.
Vishal Giri Chantilly, Va.
Kyle Gorospe Mississauga, Ontario
Eric Hall Harwood, Md.
Allen Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Ryan Hicks Clearwater, Fla.
Austin Hitt Longwood, Fla.
Teddy Hoffmann Virginia Beach, Va.
Graham Hutchinson Bethesda, Md.
Matthew Jacobs West Bloomfield, Mich.
Kyle Jarrett Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Michael Jones Potomac, Md.
Sam Jung (South Korea) Chantilly, Va.
Evan Katz Washington, D.C.
Charlie Kennerly Jupiter, Fla.
Brandon Kewalramani Simi Valley, Calif.
Derek Kim Irvine, Calif.
Peter Knade Easton, Md.
Justin Lane Woodstock, N.Y.
Matthew Liston Louisville, Ky.
Hamilton Long West Palm Beach, Fla.
Nicholas Maff Bethlehem, Pa.
Winston Margaritis Collierville, Tenn.
Lucas Marin Bogota, Colombia
Tyler Mealey Edgewater, Md.
Nate Menon Wyomissing, Pa.
Gus Minkin York, Pa.
Austin Murphy Morgan Hill, Calif.
Ethan Ng New York, N.Y.
Tyler Olmsted Boyds, Md.
John Pak Scotch Plains, N.J.
Jack Parrott Columbia, S.C.
Rij Patel Hunt Valley, Md.
Ben Pirro Wesley Chapel, Fla.
John Racciatti Jr Fairhope, Ala.
Gavin Rickert Ijamsville, Md.
Jack Rolle Bethesda, Md.
Chase roswall Bristol, Tenn.
Chip Savarie Winnetka, Ill.
Steven Segrist Glenwood, Md.
Jake Snortland The Woodlands, Texas
Alejandro Soto Newton, Mass.
Andrew Spiegler Abingdon, Va.
Michael Spinger Trinity, Fla.
Noah Steele Kingston, Ontario
James Sugg Pinehurst, N.C.
Kyle Suppa Honolulu, Hawaii
Will Tamplin Asheville, N.C.
Otto Voettiner Haymarket, Va.
Charlie Watson Toronto, Ontario
John Weiss Columbia, S.C.
Dylan Wojcik Wheeling, W.Va.
Brandon Yoon Brambleton, Va.
 
Girls Division
Killian Casson Ellicott City, Md.
Madeline Chou Santa Ana, Calif.
Audrey Clawson Sarver, Pa.
Siena Ferrick Vienna, Va.
Madeleine Garay La Jolla, Calif.
Allyson Geer Brighton, Mich.
Kristin Hearp Salem, Va.
Lauren Kim Austin, Texas
Amber Liu Vienna, Va.
Ashley Mangan Clermont, Fla.
Sydney Mills Severna Park, Md.
Ashley Nguyen Tustin, Calif.
Ana Carola Ramirez Pachuca, Mexico
Ana Paula Ramirez Pachuca, Mexico
Alexandra Sazhin (Russian Federation) Old Greenwich, Conn.
Delaney Shah North Potomac, Md.
Kelly Sim (South Korea) Edgewater, N.J.
Lauren Thibodeau Hampstead, N.H.
Jaelyn Tindal Rock Hill, S.C.
Linda Wang Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
Hannah Wilczynski Washington, D.C.
Stella Woo (South Korea) Tenafly, N.J.
Ella Woods St. Augustine, Fla.