Preseason Junior at Diablo Grande

Diablo Grande Golf & Country Club
Patterson, Calif. March 28 - 30, 2014

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Amanda Herrington • (678) 425-1789 • aherrington@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 57 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Andrew Arnheiter El Macero 2016
Shane Barreira San Clemente 2016
Gavin Broughton Encinitas 2015
Nick Bublitz Newbury Park 2015
Chase Cameron Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Caleb Cater Salinas 2015
Bray Caverly Pacific Palisades 2016
Raj Chekuri Pleasanton 2017
Joshua Diaz Brentwood 2015
Mitch DiRaimondo Lafayette 2016
Adam Domingue San Jose 2015
Austin Fischer Orinda 2016
Daniel Furman Santa Monica 2016
Michael Gloriani Laguna Niguel 2015
Tyler Gunderson El Dorado Hills 2015
Samuel Hsieh Alamo 2016
Henry Hughes Palo Alto 2016
Chuck Isgar Los Angeles 2016
Rashad Jaymes Foster City 2016
Kent Kao Pinole 2015
Drew Karren Orinda 2016
Austin Lin Cupertino 2015
Carson Mandic Beverly Hills 2016
Drake Mendenhall Granite Bay 2017
Kyle Morris San Jose 2015
Seiichiro Nakai San Rafael 2016
Nelson Pang San Ramon 2016
Evan Peterson Clovis 2015
Connor Philpott Newbury Park 2016
Joson Ralph Sunnyvale 2016
Luke Renish Newbury Park 2015
Nicklaus Rivera Seaside 2015
Luis Emilio Ruiz Pebble Beach 2015
Robert Stehlin La Canada 2015
Mark Valentine Morgan Hill 2014
Kevin Velo Danville 2015
Jack Williamson Foothill Ranch 2015
Sam Yamauchi Davis 2016
Robert Young Orinda 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Carolyn Almeida El Dorado Hills 2015
Maria Davis Vallejo 2016
Cynthia Guo Arcadia 2016
Andrea Han La Crescenta 2016
Addison Hemming Rocklin 2015
Tori Hoff Orinda 2014
Chloe Belle Hooton Del Mar 2015
Megan Hou Rowland Heights 2016
Dahyun Jeong Dublin 2016
Dawon Jeong Dublin 2015
Yoonhee Kim San Ramon 2016
Halie Lasken Laguna Niguel 2015
Claire Malley Fresno 2015
Brittany Park Fullerton 2017
Julia Peters Chico 2014
Emily Sumner North Tustin 2017
Melissa Yao Alameda 2015
Angela Zhang Danville 2015
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.
10 years at Diablo Grande
In 2014, Diablo Grande celebrates 10 years as an AJGA venue. The Patterson, Calif., course has hosted a variety of AJGA events, including the spring Preseason event, an Open event, and in 2012, Diablo Grande hosted the Under Armour® / Gary Woodland Championship.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 28
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, March 29
7:30 a.m. – Noon First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, March 30
7:30 – 9:40 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Diablo Grande 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.

IMG Golf Academy Preseason Series

The Preseason Junior at Diablo Grande is one of 13 events held as part of the IMG Academy Preseason Series. The IMG Academy 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.

IMG Academies

IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.

The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries.

IMG Academy is housed within the IMG Performance division of IMG Worldwide.

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 California native
Boys Division
Andrew Arnheiter El Macero, Calif.
Jay Babu Reno, Nev.
Shane Barreira San Clemente, Calif.
Cam Bourque Victoria, British Columbia
Gavin Broughton Encinitas, Calif.
Nick Bublitz Newbury Park, Calif.
Chase Cameron Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Caleb Cater Salinas, Calif.
Bray Caverly Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Raj Chekuri Pleasanton, Calif.
Seo Ho Choi (South Korea) Surrey, British Columbia
Diego De La Torre Brush Prairie, Wash.
Joshua Diaz Brentwood, Calif.
Mitch DiRaimondo Lafayette, Calif.
Adam Domingue San Jose, Calif.
Drew Dotson Jasper, Ga.
Austin Fischer Orinda, Calif.
Eric Frazier Albuquerque, N.M.
Daniel Furman Santa Monica, Calif.
Michael Gloriani Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Tyler Gunderson El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Eric Hagen Aberdeen, Wash.
Samuel Hsieh Alamo, Calif.
Henry Hughes Palo Alto, Calif.
Chuck Isgar Los Angeles, Calif.
Christian James Las Vegas, Nev.
Rashad Jaymes Foster City, Calif.
Kent Kao Pinole, Calif.
Drew Karren Orinda, Calif.
Joe Klemencic Seattle, Wash.
Cooper Langston Anthem, Ariz.
Nicholas Lewis West Vancouver, British Columbia
Kevin Liao Littleton, Colo.
Austin Lin Cupertino, Calif.
Carson Mandic Beverly Hills, Calif.
Drake Mendenhall Granite Bay, Calif.
Aleksandar Mikalacki Scottsdale, Ariz.
Josh Miller Victoria, British Columbia
Kyle Morris San Jose, Calif.
Seiichiro Nakai (Japan) San Rafael, Calif.
Alex Nelson North Bend, Wash.
Nathan Nulliner Yakima, Wash.
Matt O'Brien Seattle, Wash.
Nelson Pang San Ramon, Calif.
Evan Peterson Clovis, Calif.
Connor Philpott Newbury Park, Calif.
Jake Quast Ashland, Ore.
Joson Ralph Sunnyvale, Calif.
Luke Renish Newbury Park, Calif.
Nicklaus Rivera Seaside, Calif.
Luis Emilio Ruiz (Mexico) Pebble Beach, Calif.
Charlie Schneider Lone Tree, Colo.
Daniel Starzinski Phoenix, Ariz.
Robert Stehlin La Canada, Calif.
Mark Valentine Morgan Hill, Calif.
Kevin Velo Danville, Calif.
Marcello Verdolin (Italy) Lerma, Mexico
Jack Williamson Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Sam Yamauchi Davis, Calif.
Robert Young Orinda, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Carolyn Almeida El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Maria Davis Vallejo, Calif.
Sara El Baissi (Morocco) Bradenton, Fla.
Allison Gaskill Reno, Nev.
Cynthia Guo Arcadia, Calif.
Andrea Han La Crescenta, Calif.
Hannah Haythorne Bradenton, Fla.
Addison Hemming Rocklin, Calif.
Tori Hoff Orinda, Calif.
Chloe Belle Hooton Del Mar, Calif.
Megan Hou Rowland Heights, Calif.
Dahyun Jeong Dublin, Calif.
Dawon Jeong Dublin, Calif.
Alyssa Kerry Bend, Ore.
Yoonhee Kim San Ramon, Calif.
Halie Lasken Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Hannah Lee Surrey, British Columbia
Claire Malley Fresno, Calif.
Brittany Park Fullerton, Calif.
Julia Peters Chico, Calif.
Emily Sumner North Tustin, Calif.
Melissa Yao Alameda, Calif.
Angela Zhang Danville, Calif.