AJGA Junior at Serrano

Serrano Country Club
El Dorado Hills, Calif. July 14 - 17, 2014

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Jana Jones (678) 425-1787 jjones@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 12 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sam Aronoff 2014 Louisiana Lafayette
Quinn Carlsen 2015 UC Davis
Miguel Delgado 2015 Notre Dame
Alexander Lee 2015 CSU Fresno
Zachary Smith 2014 University of California Santa Barbara
Kevin Velo 2015 San Jose State University
Brandon Wu 2015 Stanford
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Klara Castillo 2014 Wyoming
Allisen Corpuz 2016 USC
Muni He 2017 USC
Jessica Staed 2014 Loyola University - Chicago
Kelsey Ulep 2014 University of Oregon
 
 
Local flavor: 74 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Jake Andl Westlake Village 2015
Andrew Arnheiter El Macero 2016
Sam Aronoff Santa Monica 2014
Landon Azevedo Hilmar 2015
Cameron Azoff Beverly Hills 2016
Jake Basilico Walnut Creek 2016
Robert Beard Coto de Caza 2015
Connor Bell Sacramento 2015
Robert Briggs Novato 2016
Gavin Broughton Encinitas 2015
Charlie Cameron El Dorado Hills 2014
Quinn Carlsen El Dorado Hills 2015
Christopher Castro La Quinta 2015
Miguel Delgado Novato 2015
Patricio Espinosa Coto de Caza 2015
Louie Euer Loomis 2015
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades 2015
John Fracisco Pleasanton 2016
Tyler Gunderson El Dorado Hills 2015
Ashkaan Hakim San Ramon 2017
Marc Hansen San Diego 2016
Daniel Harris Half Moon Bay 2015
Matt Heitel Redwood City 2016
Kevin Huff El Dorado Hills 2017
Hayden Hui Dublin 2016
Cooper Hunt El Dorado Hills 2018
Albert Im Sunnyvale 2016
Jeffrey Inouye-Wong Roseville 2015
Carter Irwin Dove Canyon 2015
Kent Kao Pinole 2015
Christopher Kim Cerritos 2016
Daniel Kim San Jose 2018
Will Lagomarsino Orinda 2016
David Laskin Elk Grove 2016
Alexander Lee Sacramento 2015
Austin Long El Dorado Hills 2016
Logan Lowe Grass Valley 2015
Joshua McCarthy Danville 2016
Samuel Miller San Francisco 2015
Josh Molchan Torrance 2015
Austin Murphy Morgan Hill 2017
Adam Navigato Solana Beach 2016
Ray Navis Nipomo 2018
Jonathan Ong Pleasanton 2015
Nelson Pang San Ramon 2016
Nicklaus Rivera Seaside 2015
Koichiro Sato Irvine 2016
Nick Simmons Carmel 2015
Zachary Smith Pleasanton 2014
Robert Stehlin La Canada 2015
William Tse Irvine 2017
Dylan VanderVeer El Dorado Hills 2016
Kevin Velo Danville 2015
Thomas Weaver Westlake Village 2015
Travis Winn Hollister 2015
Brandon Wu Danville 2015
Sunny Yan Monterey 2015
Nathan Zhao Placentia 2015
Alex Zhu Fremont 2019
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Carolyn Almeida El Dorado Hills 2015
Courtney Clark El Dorado Hills 2016
Tara Finigan Coto de Caza 2015
Muni He Rancho Santa Fe 2017
Emilee Hoffman Folsom 2016
Sophia Hui Dublin 2015
Lauren Lee Murrieta 2015
Claire Malley Fresno 2015
Marni Murez Manhattan Beach 2016
Elisa Pierre Santa Clarita 2016
Ysabel Tran Rancho Santa Margarita 2015
Kelsey Ulep Rocklin 2014
Michelle Xie Palo Alto 2015
Melissa Yao Alameda 2015
Anna Zhou Palo Alto 2015
AJGA champions in the field
Joshua McCarthy of Danville, Calif., Allisen Corpuz of Honolulu, Hawaii, Muni He of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Emilee Hoffman of Folsom, Calif. and Anna Zhou of Palo Alto, Calif., are all former AJGA champions competing in the field.
AJGA returns to Serrano Country Club
Host of both the 1998 Wyndham Cup and 2000 Rolex Tournament of Champions, Serrano Country Club returns to the AJGA schedule in 2014.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 14
2 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 15
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, July 16
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, July 17
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
4 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Currently ranked No. 114 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Sedeno is coming off two top-five finishes in 2014, including a runner-up finish at the Preseason Junior at Oak Valley.
Joshua McCarthy, Danville, Calif. (2016)
Currently ranked No. 116 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the two-time AJGA champion has put together four top-ten finishes in his career with his latest victory at the 2014 AJGA Junior at Lone Tree.
Brandon Wu, Danville, Calif. (2015)
Currently ranked No. 117 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Wu has put together eight top-ten finishes including his third-place finish at the 2014 Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Centennial.
Muni He, (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2017)
Currently ranked No. 31 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the three-time AJGA champion has put together 11 top-ten finishes including her T10 finish at the 2014 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Emilee Hoffman, Folsom, Calif. (2016)
Currently ranked No. 56 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the two-time AJGA champion has put together three top-ten finishes during her career including her third-place finish at the 2014 AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes.
Allisen Corpuz, Honolulu, Hawaii (2016)
Currently ranked No. 61 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the three-time Rolex Junior All-American has put together 16 top-ten finishes and is verbally committed to the University of Southern California.

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Junior at Serrano 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 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
Jake Andl Westlake Village, Calif.
Andrew Arnheiter El Macero, Calif.
Sam Aronoff Santa Monica, Calif.
Landon Azevedo Hilmar, Calif.
Cameron Azoff Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jake Basilico Walnut Creek, Calif.
Robert Beard Coto de Caza, Calif.
Connor Bell Sacramento, Calif.
Robert Briggs Novato, Calif.
Gavin Broughton Encinitas, Calif.
Charlie Cameron El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Quinn Carlsen El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Christopher Castro La Quinta, Calif.
Andrew Chin (Canada) Honolulu, Hawaii
Andrew Chu Henderson, Nev.
Mitchell Cornell Incline Village, Nev.
Ryan DeCastilhos Bend, Ore.
Miguel Delgado Novato, Calif.
Patricio Espinosa Coto de Caza, Calif.
Louie Euer Loomis, Calif.
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades, Calif.
John Fracisco Pleasanton, Calif.
Tyler Gunderson El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Ashkaan Hakim San Ramon, Calif.
Marc Hansen San Diego, Calif.
Daniel Harris Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Yihao He (China) Kobe, Japan
Matt Heitel Redwood City, Calif.
Kevin Huff El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Hayden Hui Dublin, Calif.
Cooper Hunt El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Albert Im Sunnyvale, Calif.
Jeffrey Inouye-Wong Roseville, Calif.
Carter Irwin Dove Canyon, Calif.
Kent Kao Pinole, Calif.
Christopher Kim Cerritos, Calif.
Daniel Kim (South Korea) San Jose, Calif.
Will Lagomarsino Orinda, Calif.
David Laskin Elk Grove, Calif.
Alexander Lee Sacramento, Calif.
Austin Long El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Logan Lowe Grass Valley, Calif.
Joshua McCarthy Danville, Calif.
Samuel McKay Scottsdale, Ariz.
Samuel Miller San Francisco, Calif.
Josh Molchan Torrance, Calif.
Austin Murphy Morgan Hill, Calif.
Adam Navigato Solana Beach, Calif.
Ray Navis Nipomo, Calif.
Jonathan Ong Pleasanton, Calif.
Nelson Pang San Ramon, Calif.
Nicklaus Rivera Seaside, Calif.
Alejandro Santibanez San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Koichiro Sato Irvine, Calif.
Nick Simmons Carmel, Calif.
Brandon Smith Las Vegas, Nev.
Zachary Smith Pleasanton, Calif.
Robert Stehlin La Canada, Calif.
Van Thomas Las Vegas, Nev.
William Tse Irvine, Calif.
Dylan VanderVeer El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Kevin Velo Danville, Calif.
Sam Warkentin Bainbridge Island, Wash.
Thomas Weaver Westlake Village, Calif.
Hunter Wescott Portland, Ore.
Travis Winn Hollister, Calif.
Brandon Wu Danville, Calif.
Sunny Yan Monterey, Calif.
Nathan Zhao Placentia, Calif.
Alex Zhu Fremont, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Carolyn Almeida El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Klara Castillo Albuquerque, N.M.
Courtney Clark El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Allisen Corpuz Honolulu, Hawaii
Tara Finigan Coto de Caza, Calif.
Hannah Haythorne Bradenton, Fla.
Muni He (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Sifan He (China) Kobe, Japan
Emilee Hoffman Folsom, Calif.
Sophia Hui Dublin, Calif.
Veronica Joels Las Vegas, Nev.
Lauren Lee Murrieta, Calif.
Yuri Machida (Japan) Redmond, Wash.
Claire Malley Fresno, Calif.
Marni Murez Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Cynthia Navis Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Elisa Pierre Santa Clarita, Calif.
Alanis Sakuma Kapolei, Hawaii
Jessica Staed Green Bay, Wis.
Ysabel Tran Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Kelsey Ulep Rocklin, Calif.
Michelle Xie Palo Alto, Calif.
Melissa Yao Alameda, Calif.
Anna Zhou Palo Alto, Calif.