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 • tjackman@ajga.org

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

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


2012 Results

Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF
Mission Inn Resort & Club (Oct. 5 - 8, 2012)
Boys Division
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
Girls Division
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

Media Accommodations

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 ACDS

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. For more information, visit acds.us and follow ACDS on Facebook.

About the ACDS Junior All-Star Series

The 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. The competition provides an opportunity for younger members to develop their skills and build Performance Based Entry status to earn entry into Open tournaments. 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.

About Reynolds Lake Oconee

Surrounded by more than 350 miles of majestic shoreline on Georgia’s historic Lake Oconee, the golf destination resort community of Reynolds Lake Oconee features six championship golf courses and is home to The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf, a world-class instructional and club fitting facility. Located between Atlanta and golf’s legendary grounds in Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is an outdoor recreation paradise that includes the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds, award-winning tennis center, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, wellness campus, and full-service marinas to facilitate watersports. Guests can choose private accommodations that include luxury resort condominiums and cottages, or The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa named a 2016 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and 2015 Forbes Four-Star resort. Dining is available at ten distinctive culinary venues. Originally established in 1988 as Reynolds Plantation, located roughly 90 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield -Jackson International Airport. For more, visit reynoldslakeoconee.com.

About the Road to Reynolds Campaign

This week’s event is one of 20 events on the ACDS Junior All-Star Series in 2018, which features the season-long campaign #RoadToReynolds. Reynolds Lake Oconee will host the culminating ACDS Junior All-Star invitation-only event at The Oconee course in October. With a field determined by the Rolex AJGA Rankings and champions from the ACDS Junior All-Star Series, the 54-hole stroke play event caps off the season-long Road to Reynolds campaign.

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.