Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
Bellefonte Country Club
Ashland, Ky. • June 11 - 14, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior is a 54-hole stroke-play event with a 36-hole cut.
- The field includes 109 boys and 35 girls from 23 states.
- The 2013 event is the 30th annual Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior to be contested at Bellefonte Country Club.
|Thirty years at Bellefonte Country Club|
|Bellefonte Country Club has hosted the AJGA since 1984. Champions have hailed from Kentucky 21 times, including Emma Talley (2010, 2011) and Justin Thomas (2008, 2009).|
|Natural Resource Partners gives back to junior golf|
|The NRP Bluegrass Junior earned the Charitable Giving Award for the second year in a row in 2012. Since 2007, the event has given $195,000 to grassroots junior golf charities. The NRP Bluegrass Junior has also been recognized by the AJGA for the 2009 Tournament of the Year, 2008 Junior-Am Award and 2001 Volunteer Award, making it one of the most decorated events on the AJGA schedule.|
Schedule of Events
|Tuesday, June 11|
|7 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|5 p.m.||Junior-Am Dinner and Awards Reception|
|Wednesday, June 12|
|7:30 – 9:09 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:24 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Thursday, June 13|
|7:30 – 9:09 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:24 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Friday, June 14|
|7:30 – 9:18 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior
Bellefonte Country Club (June 12 - 15, 2012)
|1||Jeffrey Meade||Ashland, Ky.||66–72–69—207|
|2||Chandler Morgan||Lexington, Ky.||69–73–66—208|
|3||Fred Allen Meyer||Nicholasville, Ky.||75–67–69—211|
|4||Cole Berman||Rosemont, Pa.||73–68–71—212|
|5||Billy Tom Sargent||Georgetown, Ky.||77–70–67—214|
|1||Haylee Harford||Leavittsburg, Ohio||75–76–73—224|
|2||Sarah Hasselman||Honolulu, Hawaii||76–76–73—225|
|T3||Katie Page||Louisville, Ky.||76–75–75—226|
|T3||Haley Mills||Tyler, Texas||78–75–73—226|
|T5||Christina Wang||Guangzhou, China||76–73–78—227|
|T5||Gabrielle Weiss||Southern Pines, N.C.||77–72–78—227|
The Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior 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 12-19) of more than 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 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 sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 830 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, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.