Midwest Junior Players Championship
Mistwood Golf Club
Romeoville, Ill. • July 14 - 17, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 72 Boys and Girls, ages 12-18
- Format: 54 Holes \ 36-Hole Cut, Stroke Play
- Six AJGA Champions in the field
- This will be the second consecutive year Mistwood Golf Club will host the AJGA
- 11 players have signed a National Letter of Intent to play college golf
- Seven players have made a verbal commitment to play college golf
- 13 states and three countries (Canada, China, Thailand) represented
|Future local teammates compete|
|Davis Holman of Yorba Linda, Calif., will compete in his second Midwest Junior Players Championship while Patrick Murphy of River Forest, Ill., will compete in his third. Both will be teammates at nearby Northern Illinois University starting in the fall.|
|Calbi siblings make a second appearance|
|Julia and Thomas Calbi will compete in the Midwest Junior Players Championship for the second time in the past three years. Julia finished T7 in 2012 while Thomas finished T39. This will mark the seventh time the siblings have competed together in AJGA events and second of 2014.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 14|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 15|
|7 – 8:39 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, July 16|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:09 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Thursday, July 17|
|7 – 8:57 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Midwest Junior Players Championship
Mistwood Golf Club (June 17 - 20, 2013)
|1||*Daniel Wetterich||Cincinnati, Ohio||73–70–72—215|
|2||Brendan O'Reilly||Hinsdale, Ill.||73–71–71—215|
|T3||Jack Ireland||Mission Viejo, Calif.||74–73–72—219|
|T3||James Siegfried||Town & Country, Mo.||77–73–69—219|
|5||Jack Coyne||University Hts, Ohio||72–73–75—220|
|1||Maria Vesga||Piedecuesta, Colombia||74–72–72—218|
|2||Jordan Ferreira||University Place, Wash.||75–74–73—222|
|3||Jessica Yuen||Bolingbrook, Ill.||76–76–73—225|
|4||Dana Gattone||Addison, Ill.||79–77–70—226|
|5||Madasyn Pettersen||Rockford, Ill.||77–74–76—227|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The Midwest Junior Players Championship 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.