Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village

Balboa Golf Course
Hot Springs Village, Ark. April 4 - 6, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series
The Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
Balboa Golf Course
Balboa Golf Course will host the 78-player field in its first-ever AJGA event. Located in Hot Springs Village, Ark., Balboa Golf Course is one of nine courses within the community.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 4
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, April 5
8 - 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Sunday, April 6
8 - 10 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Media Accommodations

The Junior All-Star at Hot Springs Village 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

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.