Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf Mountain Resort
Carrabassett Valley, Maine July 28 - 31, 2013

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 48 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Eric Austin 2014 Fairfield University
Brendan Bacskai 2015 Drexel University
Mike Blasey 2015 Davidson College
Patrick Bridges 2014 Wofford
Brent Bubes 2014 University of Maryland
Brian Carlson 2014 Purdue University
Gilbert Chang 2015 Pomona College
Gavin Dugas 2015 Southern New Hampshire
Bryant Falconello 2015 Air Force Academy
Bryce Gorrell 2015 Robert Morris University
Athan Goulos 2013 Saint Leo University
Brandon Greenplate 2014 Coker College
Evan Grenus 2014 Wofford College
Scott Guidotti 2015 Middlebury College
Patrick Hallisey 2014 Boston College
Bryan Hong 2015 Brown University
Drake Hull 2015 University of Kansas
Gordon Hundley 2014 University of Missouri-Saint Louis
Thomas Kaczan 2015 California State University- Bakersfield
Christopher Krebs 2014 University of Rhode Island
Steven LaMay 2014 Birmingham Southern College
Phil Leahy 2014 Berry College
Turner Maclean 2015 Texas Christian University
Roland Massimino 2015 Kansas State University
Patrick Mills 2015 Oglethorpe University
Spencer Papciak 2014 Davidson College
Jack Porcelli 2014 George Washington University
Ric Reynolds 2015 The College of Wooster
Robert Rickard 2016 Texas Tech University
Matthew Schiller 2014 Fordham University
Ian Simon 2015 Muhlenberg College
Jonathan Spicci 2015 St. John's University
Zachary Staub 2013 Coastal Carolina
Michael VanDerLaan 2015 Florida Southern College
Charlie Watson 2015 Santa Clara University
Joshua Wingardner 2013 Mcallister
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Mia Ayer 2016 Notre Dame
Samantha Barker 2014 Grand Canyon University
Amy Ding 2015 Columbia University
Chloe DiPetrillo 2015 Washington University in St. Louis
Sophie DiPetrillo 2015 University of Richmond
MacKenzie Hawkes 2015 Northwestern University
Ashley Kimbrough 2014 Florida Gulf Coast
Summer Kitahara 2014 Carnegie Mellon Universtiy
Julie Luo 2015 Yale University
Radi Sauro 2014 Dartmouth College
Christine Schmitt 2014 Georgetown University
Electra Washburn 2015 Hamilton College
Local flavor: Nine players from Maine will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
George Doolan South Freeport 2015
Gavin Dugas Pittsfield 2015
Cavan Hagerty Bangor 2016
Will Kannegieser Minot 2015
James Matel Round Pond 2014
Reese McFarlane Cape Elizabeth 2015
Drew Powell Bangor 2017
Daulton Wickenden Rockport 2015
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Kelsie Dessent Fairfield 2015
First-time host
The inaugural Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf is the second event on the AJGA schedule sponsored by Coca-Cola. The host course, Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, has been named the No. 1 golf course in Maine by Golf Digest 29 times.
Sister act
Oi Lam Michelle Yan of Bradenton, Fla., is the second highest-ranked player in the Girls Division at No. 86 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Yan is coming off a win at the Junior All-Star at Red Tail in June. The 2016 grad has eight-career top-10 AJGA finishes. Her sister, Hiu Lam Vanessa Yan, who is also in the field has posted seven-career top-10 AJGA finishes.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, July 28
2 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Monday, July 29
7 – 8:39 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (1st wave)
11:30 a.m. – 1:09 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (2nd wave)
Tuesday, July 30
7 – 8:39 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (1st wave)
11:30 a.m. – 1:09 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (2nd wave)
Wednesday, July 31
7 – 8:39 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Brian Carlson, Madison, Conn. (2014)
Brian Carlson of Madison, Conn., is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 82 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Carlson has four top-10 finishes with the AJGA including a win at the 2012 Killington Junior Golf Championship. The Purdue University verbal commitment was the runner-up at the 2013 installment of the Vermont event and most recently finished 14th at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Turner Maclean, Fort Worth, Texas (2015)
Turner MacLean of Ft. Worth, Texas, the No. 292 player in the Polo Golf Rankings earned medalist honors at the 2013 Preseason Junior at Cimarron Hills. MacLean finished T13 at the KPMG Stacey Lewis Junior Open in June.
Jiayu Kong, (China) Arcadia, Calif. (2016)
Jiayu Kong of Arcadia, Calif., is currently T167 in the Polo Golf Rankings off back-to-back third-place finishes at this year's AJGA Junior at Penn State and the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends. She has eight top-15 AJGA finishes in as many starts with the AJGA.
Mia Ayer, Waco, Texas (2016)
Mia Ayer of Waco, Texas, is coming off a second place finish at the Aaron's/Bob Estes Abilene Junior after posting scores of 70-68-72--210. She finished sixth at the Harvey Penick Junior All-Star earlier this year. She has a total of eight top-20 AJGA finishes.

Media Accommodations

The Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf 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 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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Maine native
Boys Division
Parth Ahuja Monmouth Junction, N.J.
Jesse Atlas Palo Alto, Calif.
Eric Austin Northford, Conn.
Brendan Bacskai Berwyn, Pa.
Austin Bailey Pennington, N.J.
Mike Blasey Potomac, Md.
Patrick Bridges Atlanta, Ga.
Matthew Brinkman Oranjestad, Aruba
Brent Bubes North Bethesda, Md.
Christopher Byrne Waban, Mass.
Brian Carlson Madison, Conn.
Justin Chae Summit, N.J.
Nicholas Chakalis Hingham, Mass.
Gilbert Chang Smithtown, N.Y.
Jeffery Cheung Coto de Caza, Calif.
Caleb Chodosh Salt Lake City, Utah
Sean Chung Toronto, Ontario
John Collins Wilton, Conn.
Matt Collins Duluth, Ga.
Matthew Cowgill Weston, Mass.
Thomas Dandrea Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Jack Dayton Long Lake, Minn.
Garrett deFisser Gilbert, Ariz.
Nathaniel Dong Glastonbury, Conn.
George Doolan South Freeport, Maine
Conor Dore Chicago, Ill.
Gavin Dugas Pittsfield, Maine
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Sean Farren Brielle, N.J.
Erick Foglio Whitinsville, Mass.
Bryce Gorrell Tiffin, Ohio
Athan Goulos Peabody, Mass.
Brandon Greenplate York, Pa.
Evan Grenus Glastonbury, Conn.
Riley Griffin Barrington, R.I.
Scott Guidotti Orinda, Calif.
Nathan Guzman Washington, D.C.
Cavan Hagerty Bangor, Maine
Patrick Hallisey Wethersfield, Conn.
Lee Hammerschmidt Armonk, N.Y.
Jackson Harrower Armonk, N.Y.
Thomas Hixon Rye, N.H.
Bryan Hong Newport Coast, Calif.
Drake Hull Rutland, Vt.
Gordon Hundley Torrance, Calif.
Brent Ito Ardsley, N.Y.
Matt Johnson Hopkinton, Mass.
Thomas Kaczan Clark, N.J.
Marwan Kallal Weston, Mass.
Sangin Kang (South Korea) San Diego, Calif.
Will Kannegieser Minot, Maine
Christopher Krebs Vernon Hills, Ill.
Ethan Ladue Brewster, Mass.
Steven LaMay Parkland, Fla.
Ross Lazar Okemos, Mich.
Phil Leahy Waterloo, Ontario
Anteng Li (China) Lake Mary, Fla.
Walker Lohrey West Simsbury, Conn.
Turner Maclean Fort Worth, Texas
Roland Massimino Lumberville, Pa.
James Matel Round Pond, Maine
Jon Mayer-Brant Hyannis, Mass.
Connor McCarthy Danvers, Mass.
Shawn McDole Bedminster, N.J.
Reese McFarlane Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Scott McKean Chester Springs, Pa.
Matthew Michaud Waltham, Mass.
Patrick Mills Tampa, Fla.
Philippe Morin Canton, Conn.
Robert Newhouse New York, N.Y.
Jake Niedosik Lansdale, Pa.
Christopher Nolan Winnetka, Ill.
Edward Owen Baltimore, Md.
Spencer Papciak Dunwoody, Ga.
Gregory Piper Oakville, Ontario
Ben Pirro Lake Mary, Fla.
Christopher Pollan Wayne, Pa.
Jack Porcelli Princeton, N.J.
Drew Powell Bangor, Maine
Ric Reynolds Westerville, Ohio
Robert Rickard Austin, Texas
Colin Roche Northfield, N.J.
Johnathan Roscoe Kanata, Ontario
Joseph Rueter Rydal, Pa.
Matthew Schiller Cincinnati, Ohio
Connor Sheehan Quarryville, Pa.
Ian Simon Owings Mills, Md.
Brad Skenderian Coto De Caza, Calif.
Jonathan Spicci Ridgefield, Conn.
Zachary Staub Middleton, Mass.
Chase Stoops Prairie Village, Kan.
Justin Theilig Hurley, N.Y.
Ryan Tinney Manchester, Conn.
Michael VanDerLaan Southbury, Conn.
Charlie Watson Toronto, Ontario
Brian Weaver Sinking Spring, Pa.
Steven Weingroff Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Christopher White Garden City, N.Y.
Daulton Wickenden Rockport, Maine
Joshua Wingardner Boxford, Mass.
James Wolfangel Flemington, N.J.
Alex Yu Needham, Mass.
Victor Zhou New Britain, Conn.
Girls Division
Mia Ayer Waco, Texas
Samantha Barker Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Madeline Chou Santa Ana, Calif.
Jennifer Cui Troy, Mich.
Anna Dailey Wellesley, Mass.
Helen Dailey Wellesley, Mass.
Kelsie Dessent Fairfield, Maine
Amy Ding Lexington, Mass.
Chloe DiPetrillo Dover, Mass.
Sophie DiPetrillo Dover, Mass.
MacKenzie Hawkes Madison, Conn.
Belinda Hu San Ramon, Calif.
Lina Kim Weston, Mass.
Ashley Kimbrough Clearwater Beach, Fla.
Summer Kitahara Greenwich, Conn.
Jiayu Kong (China) Arcadia, Calif.
Katie Lee Ringoes, N.J.
Julie Luo Centreville, Va.
Alyssa Poentis Honolulu, Hawaii
Radi Sauro Lake Worth, Fla.
Alexandra Sazhin (Russian Federation) Old Greenwich, Conn.
Christine Schmitt Pittsford, N.Y.
Nattcha Treevichaphan Nonthaburi, Thailand
Electra Washburn New York, N.Y.
Hiu Lam Vanessa Yan Hong Kong, China
Oi Lam Michelle Yan Hong Kong, China
Caroline Zhao Greenwich, Conn.