Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior Open
The Reserve at Spanos Park
Stockton, Calif. • August 19 - 22, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 54-hole, stroke play event
- 96 boys and girls, ages 12-18, from seven states, Canada and Mexico
- Two Rolex Junior All-Americans: Anne Freman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sean Crocker of Westlake Village, Calif.
- This marks the sixth year The Reserve at Spanos Park will host the AJGA.
|Young event, strong history|
|The Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior Open has produced an impressive list of past champions who have gone on to find success at the junior and amateur levels. Jenny Shin of Torrance, Calif., won the inaugural event in 2008. The now LPGA professional was best known in her junior career for defeating Vicky Hurst to win the 2006 U.S. Girls' Junior. In 2010, Beau Hossler of Mission Viejo, Calif., earned his second of four AJGA career victories. The red shirt freshman at Texas most recently made headlines at the 2012 U.S. Open where he briefly held sole possession of the lead during the third round at The Olympic Club. That same year, Hannah O'Sullivan of Paradise Valley, Ariz., won the girls title. O'Sullivan became the fourth-youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open in 2012. With his win in 2012, Jacob Solomon of Dublin, Calif., captured his third consecutive title to add his name to the AJGA boys record book in a tie for most consecutive wins in a season.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, August 19|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, August 20|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, August 21|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, August 22|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior All-Star
The Reserve at Spanos Park (August 6 - 9, 2012)
|1||*Jacob Solomon||Dublin, Calif.||71–67–70—208|
|2||Brandon Wu||Danville, Calif.||71–69–68—208|
|T3||William Brueckner||Walnut Creek, Calif.||68–71–70—209|
|T3||Ryan Gronlund||Pleasanton, Calif.||72–69–68—209|
|T5||Jefferson Kao||Diamond Bar, Calif.||67–71–74—212|
|T5||Sean Yu||(Taiwan) Beaumont, Calif.||68–76–68—212|
|1||Kathleen Scavo||Benicia, Calif.||67–72–70—209|
|T2||Nancy Xu||Sunnyvale, Calif.||71–70–72—213|
|T2||Pitsinee Winyarat||Bangkok, Thailand||74–71–68—213|
|4||Brooke Graebe||Yorba Linda, Calif.||73–74–70—217|
|5||Monica Chen||Fremont, Calif.||72–70–78—220|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior Open 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.