Preseason Junior at Oak Valley
Oak Valley Golf Club
Beaumont, Calif. • January 18 - 20, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA returns to Oak Valley Golf Club for the sixth straight year.
- The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley is a 36-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 59 boys and 23 girls from nine states and Canada.
- The event is one of 13 IMG Academy Preseason Series events in 2014.
|IMG Academy Preseason Series|
|The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.|
|Oak Valley Golf Club|
|Nestled at the base of the San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges, Oak Valley Golf Club provides natural rolling terrain and picturesque views. The course features well-manicured bunkers, native grass areas and a touch of water to provide difficulty and beauty. This year marks the sixth straight year the AJGA has held an IMG Academy Preseason Series event at Oak Valley.|
Schedule of Events
|Saturday, January 18|
|Noon shotgun||Practice Round|
|Sunday, January 19|
|8 – 9:57 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Monday, January 20|
|8 – 9:57 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Preseason Junior at Oak Valley
Oak Valley Golf Club (April 12 - 14, 2013)
|1||Jack Ireland||Mission Viejo, Calif.||75–68—143|
|2||Griffin Peters||Fountain Hills, Ariz.||75–73—148|
|T3||Clarence De Vera||Long Beach, Calif.||74–75—149|
|T3||Connor Bell||Sacramento, Calif.||72–77—149|
|T3||Karick Brown||Newport Beach, Calif.||71–78—149|
|T3||Taylor Bibbs||San Diego, Calif.||75–74—149|
|T3||Joseph Kuehn||Eugene, Ore.||74–75—149|
|T3||Gregory Gildea||Lakewood, Wash.||72–77—149|
|1||Meridith Hirsch||Fremont, Calif.||71–76—147|
|2||Jiyoon Jang||(South Korea) Rancho Mirage, Calif.||73–77—150|
|3||Yubin Huh||(South Korea) San Diego, Calif.||81–71—152|
|T4||Hanna Atkins||Phoenix, Ariz.||74–79—153|
|T4||Jamie Harada||Costa Mesa, Calif.||78–75—153|
The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley 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.
Junior Golf Hub Preview Series
The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley is one of 13 events held as part of the Junior Golf Hub Preview Series. The Junior Golf Hub Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.
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.