Preseason Junior at Winnetka

Winnetka Golf Club
Winnetka, Ill. April 25 - 27, 2014

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Tim Jackman (678) 425-1788 tjackman@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 48 players from Illinois will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Tyler Aldrich Wilmette 2015
Joseph Batliner Barrington 2015
Chris Bell Oak Park 2015
Billy Bizub Hinsdale 2015
Ian Bleuher Glen Ellyn 2015
Griffin Brown Naperville 2015
Jason Chobar Shorewood 2014
Ciaran Conroy Naperville 2015
Jack Costello Hinsdale 2016
Daniel DePrey Cary 2014
Scott Dunsire Naperville 2015
Jeremy Edelson Northbrook 2014
Michael Fuehne Belleville 2014
Grant Gavin Arlington Heights 2015
Alex Georges Lake Forest 2015
Eric Gilpin Bloomington 2015
Jason Gohde Buffalo Grove 2015
Joey Gray Long Grove 2015
Ronnie Griggs St. Charles 2015
Nick Iserloth Winnetka 2016
John Kavanagh Arlington Heights 2015
Jonathan Kenter Winnetka 2016
Gary King St Charles 2015
Pete Kuhl Morton 2016
Skylar Le Vine Morton Grove 2016
Kevin McEneany Lemont 2015
Jason Miller Western Springs 2016
Ryan Miller Frankfort 2016
Knox Montgomery Chicago 2015
Tyler Mulier Northbrook 2015
Matt Murlick Winnetka 2016
Mason Potts Mansfield 2015
Ethan Schmitt Winnetka 2016
Naman Shah Skokie 2015
Drew Shepherd Hinsdale 2016
Andrew Sigurdson Glencoe 2015
Trey Tussey Metamora 2016
Tyler Vincent Lisle 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Lauren Anderson Batavia 2015
Annalee Dannegger Wheaton 2017
Gianna Furrie St Charles 2017
Erica Jackson Chicago 2016
Louise McCulloch Wilmette 2016
Emilyee McGiles Orland Hills 2017
Ciara Rattana Western Springs 2014
Francesca Saban Orland Park 2015
Raquel Simpson Chicago 2020
Reena Sulkar Barrington Hills 2017
Winnetka Golf Club
Winnetka Golf Club has everything a golfer could ask for. With beautiful woodland areas, creeks, ponds and an abundant amount of wildlife, golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing. Winnetka works the natural elements into the course to provide challenges and offer opportunities to the adventurous golfer.
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.
Illinois players in the field
Of the 84 players in the field, 49 of them are from the state of Illinois. This means almost 60 percent of the field is from the host state.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 25
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, April 26
8 - 10:13 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Sunday, April 27
8 - 10:00 a.m. Final Rounds off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Winnetka 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 Winnetka 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 Illinois native
Boys Division
Tyler Aldrich Wilmette, Ill.
Jackson Bahr Cannon Falls, Minn.
Joseph Batliner Barrington, Ill.
Chris Bell Oak Park, Ill.
Billy Bizub Hinsdale, Ill.
Ian Bleuher Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Aidan Brown Loveland, Ohio
Griffin Brown Naperville, Ill.
Jack Burlison Salinas, Calif.
Jason Chobar Shorewood, Ill.
Ciaran Conroy Naperville, Ill.
Tyler Cormier Collingwood, Ontario
Jack Costello Hinsdale, Ill.
Brad Currier Oakville, Ontario
Daniel DePrey Cary, Ill.
Scott Dunsire Naperville, Ill.
Jeremy Edelson Northbrook, Ill.
Mitchel Elkin Bettendorf, Iowa
Drew Faust Ballwin, Mo.
Dane Firhoj Georgetown, Ontario
Michael Fuehne Belleville, Ill.
Grant Gavin Arlington Heights, Ill.
Alex Georges Lake Forest, Ill.
Jake Gilkison Springboro, Ohio
Eric Gilpin Bloomington, Ill.
Jason Gohde Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Christian Grande Oakville, Ontario
Joey Gray Long Grove, Ill.
Ronnie Griggs St. Charles, Ill.
Carter Haskins Wyoming, Minn.
Marc Holzhauer (Germany) Clarence Center, N.Y.
Nick Iserloth Winnetka, Ill.
Garret Jensen Gilbert, Iowa
John Kavanagh Arlington Heights, Ill.
Jonathan Kenter Winnetka, Ill.
Gary King St Charles, Ill.
Tripp Kinney West Des Moines, Iowa
Pete Kuhl Morton, Ill.
Skylar Le Vine Morton Grove, Ill.
Connor Littlefield Waukee, Iowa
Nicholas Ludka Saginaw, Mich.
Domenic Maricocchi Loveland, Ohio
Kevin McEneany Lemont, Ill.
Jason Miller Western Springs, Ill.
Ryan Miller Frankfort, Ill.
Knox Montgomery Chicago, Ill.
Tyler Mulier Northbrook, Ill.
Matt Murlick Winnetka, Ill.
Grant O'Donnell Evansville, Wis.
Jorge Orihuela (Mexico) San Diego, Calif.
Mason Potts Mansfield, Ill.
Jack Quirke Waterloo, Ontario
Connor Riley Oakville, Ontario
Thomas Schick Clear Lake, Iowa
Ethan Schmitt Winnetka, Ill.
Naman Shah Skokie, Ill.
Drew Shepherd Hinsdale, Ill.
Chang Shi (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Andrew Sigurdson Glencoe, Ill.
Trey Tussey Metamora, Ill.
Alex Vegh Gahanna, Ohio
Tyler Vincent Lisle, Ill.
 
Girls Division
Alyssa Akiyama Terrace Park, Ohio
Lauren Anderson Batavia, Ill.
Morgan Brown Lafayette, Ind.
Annalee Dannegger Wheaton, Ill.
Lilia Everson Edina, Minn.
Gianna Furrie St Charles, Ill.
Sophia Hill Medford, Minn.
Ashley Hisa Huntington Beach, Calif.
Erica Jackson Chicago, Ill.
Naomi Lee Menlo Park, Calif.
Sarah Lewis Chesterfield, Mo.
Louise McCulloch Wilmette, Ill.
Emilyee McGiles Orland Hills, Ill.
Ciara Rattana Western Springs, Ill.
Francesca Saban Orland Park, Ill.
Raquel Simpson Chicago, Ill.
Britta Snyder Ames, Iowa
Raelyn Spears Plymouth, Minn.
Reena Sulkar Barrington Hills, Ill.
Liza Weisman Bexley, Ohio
Elizabeth Werner Indianapolis, Ind.