Sedgefield Country Club - Donald Ross Course
Greensboro, N.C. • June 9 - 13, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The FJ Invitational welcomes 90 of the world's best junior boys to Donald Ross Course at Sedgefield Country Club.
- The event celebrates its 13th year on the AJGA schedule and sixth year at Sedgefield Country Club.
- Twenty current Rolex Junior All-Americans are slated to compete, including four first team, four second team and 12 honorable mention honorees.
- The field boasts 90 players from 25 states and 10 countries.
|Players get the TOUR experience at Sedgefield|
|Sedgefield Country Club has welcomed the AJGA six times for the FJ Invitational, providing the top-junior boys in the nation the opportunity to compete at a PGA TOUR venue. Home of the Wyndham Championship, Sedgefield Country Club's Donald Ross course opened in 1926.|
|FJ alumni among top collegiate and professional golfers|
|The list of distinguished FJ Invitational alumni continues to grow each year. The 2013 FJ Invitational champion Matt Gilchrest began his career on the Auburn men's golf team shortly after his victory and was named to the SEC All-Freshman and All-Conference teams. Robby Shelton, IV finished T4 in 2011 and was a member of the 2014 NCAA National Championship men's golf team at Alabama. Other notable alumni include 2013 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Jordan Spieth, U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and European Tour champion Peter Uihlein.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 9|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 10|
|7 – 11:50 a.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, June 11|
|7 – 11:50 a.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, June 12|
|7 – 11:50 a.m.||Third Round off No. 1 tee|
|Friday, June 13|
|7 – 10:45 a.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|4 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Sedgefield Country Club (June 10 - 14, 2013)
|1||Matt Gilchrest||Southlake, Texas||68–66–71–68—273|
|2||George Cunningham||Tucson, Ariz.||68–73–68–68—277|
|T3||Austin Connelly||Irving, Texas||71–71–68–71—281|
|T3||Zachary Bauchou||Forest, Va.||73–71–66–71—281|
|T3||Carson Young||Pendleton, S.C.||66–66–72–77—281|
|6||Benjamin Griffin||Chapel Hill, N.C.||69–69–71–73—282|
|7||ZeCheng Dou||Beijing, China||71–71–69–73—284|
|8||Clancy Waugh||North Palm Beach, Fla.||71–73–72–69—285|
|T9||Davis Riley||Hattiesburg, Miss.||70–70–70–78—288|
|T9||Nicolo Galletti||Phoenix, Ariz.||71–72–75–70—288|
|T9||Collin Morikawa||La Canada Flintridge, Calif.||72–71–69–76—288|
|T9||William Register||Burlington, N.C.||70–69–74–75—288|
The FJ Invitational 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 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.