Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star

WindStone Golf Club
Ringgold, Ga. June 2 - 5, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 23 players from Georgia will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
JonErik Alford Roswell 2017
Austin Fulton Villa Rica 2017
Justin Hickman Chickamauga 2017
Luka Karaulic Lawrenceville 2018
Brady Keran Canton 2017
Justin Kim Rome 2017
Davis Kirk Dalton 2017
Andrew Lafferty Milton 2017
Tyler Lipscomb Carrollton 2019
Alex Markham Dacula 2017
Connor McKinnon Johns Creek 2017
Connery Meyer Marietta 2020
Jake Milanowski Peachtree City 2017
Andrew Mora Douglasville 2017
Bradley Plaziak Alpharetta 2017
Jordan Rodriguez Buford 2018
Luke Schniederjans Powder Springs 2016
Owen Sertl Marietta 2017
B. Davis Smith Atlanta 2017
Preston Topper Suwanee 2019
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island 2016
McKenzie Frizzell Ringgold 2018
Ivy Shepherd Peachtree City 2018
Award-winning event
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star has amassed four different tournament awards in its history: the 2003 Hospitality Award, the 2004 Media Award, the 2010 Volunteer Award and the 2012 Junior All-Star of the Year Award.
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 2
7:30 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
6:30 p.m. Junior-Am Awards & Reception
 
Tuesday, June 3
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, June 4
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, June 5
8 – 10:01 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas (2017)
At No. 95 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Ryan Grider is the highest-ranked player in the Boys Division. Grider, a verbal commit to Southern Methodist University, notched four top-10 showings in 2013 and has added two more in 2014 at the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship and the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions.
Trent Phillips, Inman, S.C. (2018)
Phillips is off to a fast start in 2014, recording top-five finishes in his first two events. Phillips had a T4 finish at the AJGA Junior at Spring Valley with rouds of 71-76--147 and a third place finish at the Junior All-Star at Château Élan with rounds of 70-73-73--216.
Oi Lam Michelle Yan, Hong Kong, China (2016)
Yan began her 2014 season with a top-10 finish at the Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village. In 2013, Yan earned her first AJGA victory at the Junior All-Star at Red Tail with tournament rounds of 69-74-75. Throughout her AJGA career, Yan has accrued six top-five finishes.
Morgan Baxendale, Windermere, Fla. (2017)
Baxendale, playing her first AJGA season, has collected two top-10 finishes in her first three events. Bacendale finished in fourth at the Junior All-Star at Château Élan and sixth at the Junior All-Star at Nemacolin.

Media Accommodations

The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star 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.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series

The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy

The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, Fla., in Howey-in-the-Hills at Bishops Gate Golf & Lakeside Community, is the world’s premier junior golf academy. In addition to the junior golf program, GGGA also features summer golf camps, winter golf camps and programs, training and golf lessons for amateurs, professionals and adults.

The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.

Gary Gilchrist, founder of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, has been recognized as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2013-2014 and as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2014. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, of which include: Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Sandra Gal and many more.

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 Georgia native
Boys Division
Simms Abney Madison, Miss.
JonErik Alford Roswell, Ga.
Jack Brea Charlotte, N.C.
Cullan Brown Eddyville, Ky.
Eric Brown Lake Charles, La.
Prescott Butler Old Westbury, N.Y.
Frankie Capan Phoenix, Ariz.
Graham Corbin Inman, S.C.
Harrison Corbin Inman, S.C.
Kyle Cottam Knoxville, Tenn.
Garrett deFisser Gilbert, Ariz.
Josef Dransfeld Huntington, W.Va.
Austin Fulton Villa Rica, Ga.
David Gao Bradenton, Fla.
Parker Gillam Cary, N.C.
Noah Gillard Greenwood, Ind.
Noah Goodwin Corinth, Texas
Ryan Grider Lewisville, Texas
Jake Grula Winter Park, Fla.
Jack Heath Charlotte, N.C.
Justin Hickman Chickamauga, Ga.
Alex Hu (China) Heathrow, Fla.
Zachary Huebner Longwood, Fla.
Luka Karaulic Lawrenceville, Ga.
Brady Keran Canton, Ga.
Justin Kim Rome, Ga.
Davis Kirk Dalton, Ga.
Andrew Kozan Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Andrew Lafferty Milton, Ga.
Matt Liddon Yazoo City, Miss.
Tyler Lipscomb Carrollton, Ga.
Cole Manion Clarkson, Ky.
Winston Margaritis Collierville, Tenn.
Alex Markham Dacula, Ga.
Alberto Martinez Weston, Fla.
Sam McGee Charlotte, N.C.
Connor McKinnon Johns Creek, Ga.
Nicholas Mejia Woodstock, Md.
Connery Meyer Marietta, Ga.
Jake Milanowski Peachtree City, Ga.
William Miller Beaumont, Texas
Andrew Mora Douglasville, Ga.
Tennoshin Ogawa (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Taisuke Ono (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Trent Phillips Inman, S.C.
Bradley Plaziak Alpharetta, Ga.
Devan Prabhakar Dallas, Texas
Mark Reppe Dallas, Texas
Jordan Rodriguez Buford, Ga.
Michael Sanders Davidson, N.C.
Luke Scealf Knoxville, Tenn.
Luke Schniederjans Powder Springs, Ga.
Owen Sertl Marietta, Ga.
Wil Sheppard Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Spenser Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
B. Davis Smith Atlanta, Ga.
Grant Smith Charlotte, N.C.
Evan Spence Ooltewah, Tenn.
Kyle Spencer Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Andrew Spiegler Abingdon, Va.
Jackson Suber Tampa, Fla.
Evan Sun Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Preston Topper Suwanee, Ga.
Tyson Venable Chattanooga, Tenn.
Sam Warkentin Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Patten Williams Davidson, N.C.
Shuai Ming Wong Beijing, China
Andrew Wood Zionsville, Ind.
Patrick Wu (Taiwan) Winter Garden, Fla.
Harrison Yu La Quinta, Calif.
Alexander Yun Weston, Mass.
 
Girls Division
Morgan Baxendale Windermere, Fla.
Sammi Blackburn Monroe, Ohio
Alison Chang Walnut, Calif.
Anabelle Chang Walnut, Calif.
Felicia Chang La Habra Heights, Calif.
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island, Ga.
McKenzie Frizzell Ringgold, Ga.
Kendall Griffin Sebring, Fla.
Sophie Guo (China) Bluffton, S.C.
Rheagan Hall Charleston, Tenn.
Abigail Heck Memphis, Tenn.
Rachel Heck Memphis, Tenn.
Megan Hou Rowland Heights, Calif.
Grace Massengill Hickory, N.C.
Alyssa Montgomery Knoxville, Tenn.
Amelia Root Jacksonville, Fla.
Brooke Sansom Pike Road, Ala.
Ivy Shepherd Peachtree City, Ga.
Sera Tadokoro (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Hiu Lam Vanessa Yan Hong Kong, China
Oi Lam Michelle Yan Hong Kong, China
Ashley Zagers Oldsmar, Fla.
Kelsey Zeng Orlando, Fla.