Puerto Rico Junior Open
Trump International Golf Club - Championship Course
Rio Grande, P.R. • January 17 - 20, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Trump International Golf Club welcomes the AJGA back for the fourth year.
- The Puerto Rico Junior Open features 72 players from 18 states, 14 countries and Puerto Rico.
- The tournament is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The champion of the event will earn a sponsor's exemption into the PGATOUR's Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com.
|Venezuela's Jorge Garcia returns to the Puerto Rico Junior Open looking to defend his 2013 title and become the first champion to repeat. Garcia used last year's tournament to kick-start a successful 2013 campaign in which he won the AJGA's Thunderbird International Junior and notched four top-10 finishes.|
|Garcia makes PGATOUR history|
|After earning a sponsor's exemption into the PGATOUR's 2013 Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com, Jorge Garcia made history as the eighth youngest player to make a cut in a professional event.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, January 17|
|1 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, January 18|
|8 – 9:50 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Sunday, January 19|
|8 – 9:50 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Monday, January 20|
|8 – 9:50 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|3:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Puerto Rico Junior Open
Coco Beach Golf & Country Club (January 18 - 21, 2013)
|1||Jorge Garcia||(Venezuela) Miami, Fla.||63–71–72—206|
|T2||Austen Truslow||New Smyrna Beach, Fla.||73–70–70—213|
|T2||Cameron Champ||Sacramento, Calif.||72–69–72—213|
|T2||Kristian Caparros||Hollywood, Fla.||71–71–71—213|
|T5||Corey Shaun||Encinitas, Calif.||67–74–73—214|
|T5||Theo Humphrey||Greenwich, Conn.||69–72–73—214|
|T7||Matt Gilchrest||Southlake, Texas||71–71–73—215|
|T7||Alvaro Ortiz||Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico||75–74–66—215|
|T7||Luis Gerardo Garza||Leon, Mexico||73–68–74—215|
|10||George Cunningham||Tucson, Ariz.||74–72–70—216|
The Puerto Rico 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 nearly 6,500 members from 49 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.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. 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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.