AJGA Junior hosted by Morgan Hoffmann
Arcola Country Club
Paramus, N.J. • August 11 - 14, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 54-hole, stroke play event
- Field features 96 of the nation's top juniors, boys and girls, ages 12-18
- 26 players from New Jersey will compete
- Former first-team Rolex Junior All-American Morgan Hoffmann will host his first AJGA event in his home state of New Jersey
- Arcola Country Club will welcome the AJGA for the first time
|AJGA alum returns to the AJGA|
|Morgan Hoffmann put together an impressive AJGA resume from 2004-08. He completed his career with four AJGA victories, including Invitational crowns at the 2006 Polo Golf Junior Classic and the 2007 Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf. In 2007 he was named a first-team Rolex Junior All-American and was a member of the East Wyndham Cup team. The 2008 high school graduate went on to play college golf at Oklahoma State University, before turning professional in 2010.|
|Hoffmann joins prestigious list of PGA TOUR pros to host AJGA tournament|
|Hoffmann is just one of many PGA TOUR professionals who have added their name to the 2014 AJGA schedule. He joins Hunter Mahan, Gary Woodland, Jeff Overton, Scott Stallings, Ryan Moore, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth to support AJGA tournaments in 2014.|
|New Jersey players compete against nation's best|
|Twenty-six junior golfers from New Jersey will highlight the field. John Pak of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and Alice Chen of Princeton, New Jersey, are the highest-ranked local players.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, August 11|
|1 p.m.||Junior-Am Awards Reception and Lunch|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, August 12|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, August 13|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, August 14|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The AJGA Junior hosted by Morgan Hoffmann 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 nearly 6,500 members from 49 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.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. 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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.