Randy Wise Junior Open

Flint Golf Club
Flint, Mich. August 18 - 21, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 14 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Dylan Deogun 2015 Mercer
Samuel Foust 2015 University of Oregon
Merrick George 2014 Mott Community College
James Kneen 2014 Oakland University
Matt Lemay 2014 Georgian, Canada
Tyler Pearson 2015 Ball State
Zachary Rosendale 2017 Michigan State University
Andrew Sarokin 2014 Oakland University
Avery Schneider 2014 Drexel University
Alexander Scott 2015 Grand Valley State University
A.J. Varekois 2014 Michigan State
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Allyson Geer 2017 Michigan State
Morgan Gonzales 2015 University of Virginia
Riley Rennell 2017 University of Georgia
 
 
Local flavor: 48 players from Michigan will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Austin Alexander Farmington Hills 2015
Brandon Barrows Lake Orion 2015
Reis Becker Grosse Pointe Farms 2015
Nicholas Bonema Troy 2016
Beau Breault Howell 2015
Michael Busse Rochester Hills 2016
Jeffrey Clemence Highland 2015
Dylan Deogun Orchard Lake 2015
Gavin DePauw Almont 2015
Alex Finsterwald Grand Blanc 2015
Todd Fridline Mackinac Island 2015
Merrick George Linden 2014
Joshua Gibson Grandville 2015
Austin Jenner West Branch 2016
John Karcher Novi 2016
Alex Kleckner Commerce Twp 2014
James Kneen White Lake 2014
Ross Lazar Okemos 2015
Cameron Lippoldt Midland 2015
Nicholas Ludka Saginaw 2015
Bryce Messner Howell 2015
Rishi Patel Bloomfield Hills 2014
Suhas Potluri Canton 2017
Imaad Qureshi Bloomfield Hills 2017
Benjamin Roeder Midland 2015
Zachary Rosendale Saint Johns 2017
Andrew Sarokin Novi 2014
Alexander Scott Traverse City 2015
Manak Singh Troy 2015
Scott Sparks Shelby Township 2016
Baker Stevenson Hartland 2015
David Szymanski Grosse Pointe Park 2015
Donnie Trosper Canton 2015
Blaise Vanitvelt Grand Blanc 2017
A.J. Varekois Rockford 2014
Niko Voutsaras East Lansing 2015
Andrew Walker Battle Creek 2016
Mitchell White Muskegon 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Mackenzie Blomberg Auburn Hills 2015
Cordelia Chan Birmingham 2015
Jennifer Cui Troy 2016
Julia Dean Brighton 2017
Anika Dy Traverse City 2019
Allyson Geer Brighton 2017
Veronica Haque Rochester Hills 2017
Hannah Joslin Linden 2015
Evon Shay Grand Rapids 2015
Sarah Shipley Hastings 2016
Champions in the field
Nine players in the field have won an AJGA event during their junior careers. The nine players have a combined 14 victories between them with five boys and four girls claiming titles.
Michiganders to compete
The tournament field consist of 40 players from the state of Michigan, which is more than triple any other state. Canada also boasts an impressive 15 players in the field.
College commitment
Thirteen players in the Randy Wise Junior Open field have committed to play college golf in the near future. This includes three players who have committed to Michigan State and one to Michigan.
Flint Golf Club
The course is unique with five par-3s and five par-4s in which the front nine rotates around the back nine. The open fairways invite golfers to drive it deep, while the protected greens require precision that will challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 18
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 19
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, August 20
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, August 21
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Donnie Trosper, Canton, Mich. (2015)
With two wins in three AJGA starts this year, Trosper comes into the tournament with high expectations. At T83 in the Polo Golf Rankings, he is the highest ranked boy in the field. His two victories have come at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands and the Memorial Junior. He had a runner-up finish at this event last year and looks to do one better this year.
Allyson Geer, Brighton, Mich. (2017)
Geer comes into the event at No. 54 in the Polo Golf Rankings. She is the highest ranked player in the field and is looking to capitalize in her second year of AJGA events. She has eight top-10 finishes in AJGA events, including her lone victory at the 2014 Junior All-Star at Château Élan. The 15-year-old has made a verbal commitment to Michigan State University.
Morgan Gonzales, Chandler, Ariz. (2015)
Gonzalez is the second highest ranked girl in the field at No. 98 in the Polo Golf Rankings. In her five years playing AJGA events, she has compiled 13 top-10 finishes, including a victory at the 2014 AJGA Junior at Forest Lake presented by Tom Holzer Ford. The 17-year-old has made a verbal commitment to the University of Virginia.
 

2013 Results

Randy Wise Junior Open
Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club (August 19 - 22, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Nicholas Ross Dundas, Ontario 75–73–70—218
2 Donnie Trosper Canton, Mich. 73–74–72—219
3 Andrew Walker Battle Creek, Mich. 74–73–73—220
T4 David DeMarois Brighton, Mich. 76–73–74—223
T4 David Kim Buena Park, Calif. 75–76–72—223
 
Girls Division
1 Jillian Hollis Rocky River, Ohio 72–73–70—215
2 Fai Khamborn (Thailand) Cincinnati, Ohio 72–75–73—220
3 Mika Liu Beverly Hills, Calif. 77–72–72—221
4 Riley Rennell Columbia, Tenn. 77–73–74—224
5 Emma Albrecht Ormond Beach, Fla. 75–79–73—227
 

Media Accommodations

The Randy Wise Junior Open 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 Michigan native
Boys Division
Austin Alexander Farmington Hills, Mich.
Seung Yub Baek (South Korea) Arcadia, Calif.
Ian Bailey Bloomington, Ind.
Brandon Barrows Lake Orion, Mich.
Reis Becker Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.
Will Bednarz Larkspur, Calif.
Nicholas Bonema Troy, Mich.
Beau Breault Howell, Mich.
Ian Buchanan Charlottesville, Va.
Michael Busse Rochester Hills, Mich.
Dan Cachey Orland Park, Ill.
William Choi Dublin, Calif.
Matthew Cholod Bowmanville, Ontario
Jeffrey Clemence Highland, Mich.
Thomas Code Dorchester, Ontario
Tyler Cormier Collingwood, Ontario
Landon Cottrell Collierville, Tenn.
Thomas DeMarco LaSalle, Ontario
Dylan Deogun Orchard Lake, Mich.
Gavin DePauw Almont, Mich.
Alex Finsterwald Grand Blanc, Mich.
Samuel Foust Edina, Minn.
Todd Fridline Mackinac Island, Mich.
Merrick George Linden, Mich.
Joshua Gibson Grandville, Mich.
Kevin Gordon Whitby, Ontario
Kyle Gorospe Mississauga, Ontario
Aman Gupta Concord, N.C.
Colin Hamilton Westlake, Texas
Austin Jenner West Branch, Mich.
John Karcher Novi, Mich.
David Keane Wauwatosa, Wis.
Alex Kleckner Commerce Twp, Mich.
James Kneen White Lake, Mich.
Ross Lazar Okemos, Mich.
Matt Lemay Waterloo, Ontario
Yuxin Lin Beijing, China
Cameron Lippoldt Midland, Mich.
Nicholas Ludka Saginaw, Mich.
Kyle MacDonald Oakville, Ontario
Winston Margaritis Collierville, Tenn.
Bryce Messner Howell, Mich.
Tyler Nagano Toronto, Ontario
Travis Ola Houston, Texas
Rishi Patel Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Tyler Pearson Richmond, Ind.
Suhas Potluri Canton, Mich.
Devan Prabhakar Dallas, Texas
Imaad Qureshi Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Trevor Ranton Waterloo, Ontario
Quinn Richardson Caledon, Ontario
Benjamin Roeder Midland, Mich.
Zachary Rosendale Saint Johns, Mich.
Andrew Sarokin Novi, Mich.
Avery Schneider New Albany, Ohio
Alexander Scott Traverse City, Mich.
Brendan Seys Port Lambton, Ontario
Manak Singh Troy, Mich.
Scott Sparks Shelby Township, Mich.
Noah Steele Kingston, Ontario
Baker Stevenson Hartland, Mich.
David Szymanski Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.
Donnie Trosper Canton, Mich.
Blaise Vanitvelt Grand Blanc, Mich.
A.J. Varekois Rockford, Mich.
Niko Voutsaras East Lansing, Mich.
Andrew Walker Battle Creek, Mich.
Charlie Watson Toronto, Ontario
Mitchell White Muskegon, Mich.
Sean Wilcox Frisco, Texas
 
Girls Division
Alex Amos Komoka, Ontario
Mackenzie Blomberg Auburn Hills, Mich.
Cordelia Chan (Canada) Birmingham, Mich.
Jennifer Cui Troy, Mich.
Chloe Currie Mississauga, Ontario
Julia Dean Brighton, Mich.
Anika Dy Traverse City, Mich.
Megan Furtney South Elgin, Ill.
Allyson Geer Brighton, Mich.
Morgan Gonzales Chandler, Ariz.
Veronica Haque Rochester Hills, Mich.
Hannah Joslin Linden, Mich.
Aiko Leong Honolulu, Hawaii
Catherina Li Kent, Wash.
Reva Morris Newbury, Ohio
Zaafina Naqvi Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Madasyn Pettersen Rockford, Ill.
Faustina Peve Necochea, Argentina
Riley Rennell Columbia, Tenn.
Adrienne Rohwedder Prospect Heights, Ill.
Evon Shay (China) Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kaitleen Shee Irvine, Calif.
Sarah Shipley Hastings, Mich.
Kristen Wong Richmond Hill, Ontario