Preseason Junior at Château Élan

Château Élan - Château Course
Braselton, Ga. May 25 - 27, 2013

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Georgians Prevail
In the tournament's five-year history, a Georgian has finished the event atop the leaderboard four times in the Boys Division and twice in the Girls Division. In 2010, Zack Jaworski of Alpharetta, Andy Shim of Duluth and David Yowell of Marietta concluded the event in a three-way tie for first with 69s, while Henry Mabbett of Griffin claimed sole medalist honors in 2009. Kendall Wright of Suwanee and Jessica Welch of Lavonia claimed back-to-back top finishes in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
IMG Academy Preseason Series
The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 25
11:20 a.m. – 2:47 p.m. Practice Round off No. 1 tee
Sunday, May 26
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
Monday, May 27
8 a.m. shotgun Final Round
1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

2012 Results

Preseason Junior at Château Élan
Château Élan Golf Club (May 26 - 28, 2012)
Boys Division
1 Tyler Hitchner Tuscaloosa, Ala. 69–68—137
2 Jack Larkin Atlanta, Ga. 70–71—141
3 Seth Sanders Macon, Ga. 72–71—143
T4 Kyle Fuller Huntersville, N.C. 70–74—144
T4 Nathan Ware Old Hickory, Tenn. 74–70—144
T4 Blake Maum Chattanooga, Tenn. 74–70—144
T4 Christopher Tyminski Franklin, Tenn. 74–70—144
Girls Division
1 Natalie Srinivasan Spartanburg, S.C. 74–71—145
2 Anna Redding Concord, N.C. 74–72—146
T3 Carly Burkhardt Greenville, S.C. 76–74—150
T3 Harmanprit Kaur Lawrenceville, Ga. 75–75—150
5 Lexie Toth Dublin, Ohio 77–78—155

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan 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 Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.

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About the Junior Golf Hub Preview Series

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan is one of 15 events held as part of the Junior Golf Hub Preview Series. The Junior Golf Hub Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet played/been accepted to an AJGA tournament. This series, conducted during the spring, offers these new and returning members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and ACDS Junior All-Star Series events. Some notable Preview Series alumni include the PGA TOUR’s Xander Schauffele and the LPGA’s Alison Lee.

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 12-19) of more than 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 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.

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