Preseason Junior at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Golf Club
Beaumont, Calif. January 18 - 20, 2014

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 •

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Tournament Storylines

IMG Academy Preseason Series
The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
Oak Valley Golf Club
Nestled at the base of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges, Oak Valley Golf Club provides natural rolling terrain and picturesque views. The course features well-manicured bunkers, native grass areas and a touch of water to provide difficulty and beauty. This year marks the sixth straight year the AJGA has held an IMG Academy Preseason Series event at Oak Valley.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 18
Noon shotgun Practice Round
Sunday, January 19
8 – 9:57 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
Monday, January 20
8 – 9:57 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony

2013 Results

Preseason Junior at Oak Valley
Oak Valley Golf Club (April 12 - 14, 2013)
Boys Division
1 Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, Calif. 75–68—143
2 Griffin Peters Fountain Hills, Ariz. 75–73—148
T3 Joseph Kuehn Eugene, Ore. 74–75—149
T3 Clarence De Vera Long Beach, Calif. 74–75—149
T3 Connor Bell Sacramento, Calif. 72–77—149
T3 Gregory Gildea Lakewood, Wash. 72–77—149
T3 Karick Brown Newport Beach, Calif. 71–78—149
T3 Taylor Bibbs San Diego, Calif. 75–74—149
Girls Division
1 Meridith Hirsch Fremont, Calif. 71–76—147
2 Jiyoon Jang (South Korea) Rancho Mirage, Calif. 73–77—150
3 Yubin Huh (South Korea) San Diego, Calif. 81–71—152
T4 Hanna Atkins Phoenix, Ariz. 74–79—153
T4 Jamie Harada Costa Mesa, Calif. 78–75—153

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley 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.

Golf Performance Center Preseason Series

The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley is one of 13 events held as part of the Golf Performance Center Preseason Series. The Golf Performance Center Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.

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.