Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic

ChampionsGate Golf Club - International Course
ChampionsGate, Fla. June 24 - 27, 2013

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 •

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Welcome David Leadbetter
Legendary golf coach, Davis Leadbetter, teams up with the AJGA for the first time. This is the first of two events he will sponsor. The second being the JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship in August 2013.
ChampionsGate Golf Club
This will be the first time the AJGA heads to ChampionsGate Golf Club. The club is the world headquarters for the Leadbetter Golf Academy. The International Course, designed by Greg Norman, includes conditions commonly found in Australian-style courses to Central Florida. The course is also home to the famous Father/Son Challenge the first weekend of December.
Golf Pride continues to support junior golf
Golf Pride, the No. 1 grip on TOUR, has sponsored an AJGA event since 2004 and will partner with legendary coach David Leadbetter in 2013.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 24
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Tuesday, June 25
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
Wednesday, June 26
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
Thursday, June 27
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch


2012 Results

Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic
The Peninsula Golf & Country Club (Aug. 13 - 16, 2012)
Boys Division
1 *Ryan Cole Mount Airy, Md. 70–70–78—218
2 Gustavo Morantes Caracas, Venezuela 68–73–77—218
3 Spencer Reed Louisville, Ky. 74–72–73—219
4 Zachary Herr New Hope, Pa. 75–74–73—222
T5 Ethan Wall Brielle, N.J. 73–72–79—224
T5 Payton Taylor Vero Beach, Fla. 78–74–72—224
Girls Division
1 Elisabeth Bernabe Anaheim Hills, Calif. 68–77–71—216
2 Hana Ku Basking Ridge, N.J. 74–70–80—224
T3 Bryana Nguyen Columbia, Md. 80–70–76—226
T3 Jennifer Peng San Diego, Calif. 74–75–77—226
5 Anina Ku Basking Ridge, N.J. 79–71–78—228
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic 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.

About the AJGA

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, 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.

TaylorMade and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.