Preseason Junior at Château Élan
Château Élan Resort - Château Course
Braselton, Ga. • May 24 - 26, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA returns to the Château Course at Château Élan Resort.
- The Preseason Junior at Château Élan is a 36-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 72 boys and 24 girls from 16 states and five countries.
- 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.|
|Château Élan - Château Course|
|The Château Course displays features any golfer will enjoy. From elevation changes to meandering streams, the Château Course brings challenging elements and turns them into picturesque obstacles. Each hole is expertly crafted to challenge golfers of all skill levels while rewarding those who take a few risks.|
|Thirty-five players from the state of Georgia will compete in their home state. Tennessee has the second most players competing with 11.|
Schedule of Events
|Saturday, May 24|
|11:20 a.m. – 2:47 p.m.||Practice Round off No. 1 tee|
|Sunday, May 25|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Monday, May 26|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Final Round|
|1:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
The Preseason Junior at Château Élan 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.
Golf Performance Center Preview Series
The Preseason Junior at Château Élan is one of 13 events held as part of the Golf Performance Center Preview Series. The Golf Performance Center 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 12-18) of nearly 6,500 members from 49 states and more than 50 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 support, 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, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.