Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Norman, Okla. • October 11 - 14, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The 2013 Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 72 juniors from 22 states, China, Colombia, Japan, Mexico and Venezuela.
- The event features juniors that have played successfully in the Gary Gilchrist Junior All-Star series during the 2013 season.
- Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club plays host to the AJGA for the second time.
- Two players from Norman, Okla., will compete in the event.
|Defending champion returns|
|Philip Barbaree of Shreveport, La., won the 2012 Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF with a three-stroke victory over his nearest competitor. A 2017 graduate, Barbaree's victory was the second on his AJGA resume following a win at the 2011 Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge. The highest-ranked boy in the field at No. 36 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Barbaree placed in the top-10 twice in 2013, including a tie for second at the David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior.|
|Zhou looking for fifth AJGA victory in 2013|
|In 2013, Anna Zhou of Palo Alto, Calif., the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 27 in the Polo Golf Rankings won the AJGA Junior at Quad Cities, the AJGA Junior at Penn State, the AJGA Junior at Tedesco, and the Junior All-Star at Centennial. Prior to her wildly successful summer, Zhou had recorded six top-10 finishes in AJGA competition.|
|Walker looking for second AJGA victory after memorable summer|
|Andrew Walker of Battle Creek, Mich., made headlines this summer when, at 14 years, 8 months and 29 days, he became the fifth-youngest player in history to qualify for the 2013 U.S. Amateur. In addition to his appearance at the U.S. Amateur, Walker won his first AJGA tournament at the 2013 Junior All-Star at Red Tail. In addition, Walker tallied five top-10 AJGA finishes in as many starts.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, October 11|
|1 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, October 12|
|8 – 10 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Sunday, October 13|
|8 – 10 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Monday, October 14|
|8 – 10 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|2 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Mission Inn Resort & Club (October 5 - 8, 2012)
|1||Philip Barbaree||Shreveport, La.||71–69–69—209|
|2||Eddy Lai||San Jose, Calif.||71–72–69—212|
|3||Luis Gerardo Garza||Leon, Mexico||70–71–72—213|
|4||Jacob Solomon||Dublin, Calif.||75–71–69—215|
|T5||Ben Albin||Santa Fe, N.M.||68–71–77—216|
|T5||Tiger Lee||(Hong Kong) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.||71–73–72—216|
|1||Karen Arimoto||(Japan) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.||70–75–74—219|
|T2||Mai Dechathipat||(Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.||73–77–73—223|
|T2||Brooke McDougald||The Woodlands, Texas||75–72–76—223|
|4||Courtney Dow||Frisco, Texas||79–76–70—225|
|T5||Abbey Carlson||Lake Mary, Fla.||78–75–76—229|
|T5||Dree Fausnaugh||Maitland, Fla.||76–73–80—229|
|T5||Oi Lam Michelle Yan||Hong Kong, China||74–77–78—229|
The Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF 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 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 600 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.