AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala-Marion Sports Commission

Ocala National Golf Club
Ocala, Fla. Aug. 5 - 8, 2013

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • tjackman@ajga.org

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Professional connection
Taylor Funk and James Leadbetter, sons of Fred Funk and David Leadbetter, respectively, will seek their first AJGA titles at the Junior All-Star at Ocala hosted by Ocala-Marion Sports Commission. Taylor Funk has verbally committed to Texas, while Leadbetter will begin his college golf career at Arkansas in the fall.
Looking to defend
Ben Albin of Santa Fe, N.M., carded a 5-under-par 67 in the final round at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club to overcome a six-stroke deficit and claim his first AJGA title. He has yet to capture a second AJGA victory, but with experience on his side Albin returns to the field. Albin will have plenty of competition with Tyler Strafaci of Davie, Fla., and Spencer Ralston of Gainesville, Ga., returning after tying for third in 2012.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 5
1:30 p.m. Practice Round
Tuesday, August 6
8 – 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees
Wednesday, August 7
8 – 10 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees
Thursday, August 8
8 – 10 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala-Marion Sports Commission 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 6,900 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-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 910 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.