Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Norman, Okla. • Oct. 11 - 14, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • email@example.com
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 (Oct. 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 ACDS Junior All-Star Series
The ACDS Junior All-Star Series was created within the AJGA in 1998 to give younger players, ages 12-15, the opportunity to compete at the national level against their peers with a golf course setup that reflects this goal of yardages more appropriate for this age group. Many juniors got their start with the ACDS Junior All-Star Series, most notably Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Inbee Park, Brittany Lang and Alison Lee.
American College Development Solutions (ACDS) assists junior athletes develop into College-bound student-athletes, helping to expand their academic, athletic, personal and cultural skill-sets, while guiding them towards their ultimate goal of joining the ranks of the NCAA. ACDS provides student-athletes with structured development and training programs according to authentic education and athletic preparation guidelines for College admissions, and opportunities for junior athletes to get exposed to College coaches. Operating in various countries, ACDS has become one of the world's leading College athletics development companies, pioneering a grassroots effort to educate international junior athletics communities of the realities of College sports in America. By focusing on long-term results, ACDS helps student-athletes live a more fulfilled and successful life at College and afterwards.
About the Road to Reynolds
A season-long campaign, the Road to Reynolds celebrates champions from the 16 ACDS Junior All-Star Series events who entry into the season-ending Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee. The 54-hole stroke play event held over Columbus Day weekend on the Reynolds Lake Oconee Great Waters course in Greensboro, Georgia, will crown an overall champion among junior golfers ages 12-15.
About Reynolds Lake Oconee
Located in the Georgia Lake Country nearly 90 miles east of Atlanta, Reynolds has been a world-renowned private Club and resort for almost three decades. The 10,000-acre private resort community features six championship golf courses, nine restaurants, The Ritz-Carlton®, fitness and tennis centers, miles of lakefront and walking trails, four full service marinas and a robust social calendar year round.
With easy access to Atlanta's international airport, most of the country can be home at Reynolds after only one flight and an easy drive down Interstate 20 to Lake Oconee.
About Great Waters
The breathtaking Great Waters course at Reynolds Lake Oconee will serve as the host course of the 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational. Eighteen major professional titles long ago cemented Jack Nicklaus' on-course legacy in golf history as one of the game's greatest performers. Golfers who play his Great Waters course at Reynolds will confirm his architectural skills represent another exceptional legacy. The dramatic signature layout of Great Waters, much of which winds among the tranquil coves of 19,000 acre Lake Oconee helped placed Reynolds on the map when the course opened in 1992. Great Waters begins with a parkland-style front nine which meanders through rolling hills and thick forests. The gorgeous 9th is the first of the lake holes, as the water creeps in on the right side of the green. The back nine is a completely different experience, with eight of the final nine holes touching the lake.
About Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade
One of only two such facilities in the country, the Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade combines superior club-fitting with world-class golf instruction to create an exclusive retreat designed to improve your game. As a benefit of being an AJGA member, you have access to the identical services and experience that PGA Tour and LPGA Tour pros receive at the Reynolds Kingdom of Golf.
TaylorMade club-fitting professionals provide one-on-one consultations using the latest technology to synchronize the proper equipment with your personal swing specifications to create optimal performance for all the clubs in your bag.
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.