AJGA Junior at Steelwood
Steelwood Country Club
Loxley, Ala. • June 2 - 5, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 96-player field, 54-hole, stroke play tournament
- Steelwood Country Club hosts the event for the seventh-straight year.
- Fifteen players have committed to play college golf in the near future.
- Three Rolex Junior All-Americans will compete in the event.
- Players in the field represent 12 states and 11 countries.
|Coming back for more|
|The 2013 Girls Division champion, Taylor Coleman of San Antonio, Texas, returns in 2014 to defend her title. She finished the 2013 event with a tournament-total 6-under-par 210. This was the lowest Girls Division tournament total in the events seven-year history.|
|Local players to compete|
|Thirteen players from the state of Alabama will compete in the event. Florida has the most players in the field with 26.|
|Steelwood country club|
|Rated by Golf Digest as "One of the best golf courses in Alabama," Steelwood Country Club brings the elements of nature with an upscale feel. Tall pines and rolling hills combine with several bodies of water to provide picturesque views and challenges around the course.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 2|
|10 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 3|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, June 4|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, June 5|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
AJGA Junior at Steelwood
Steelwood Country Club (June 3 - 6, 2013)
|1||Bennett Baker||Tallahassee, Fla.||71–65–66—202|
|2||Davis Riley||Hattiesburg, Miss.||71–68–69—208|
|3||Matthew Perrine||Austin, Texas||71–66–72—209|
|4||David Mackey||Bogart, Ga.||71–69–71—211|
|T5||Connor Smith||Birmingham, Ala.||69–70–73—212|
|T5||Connor Slane||Helena, Ala.||72–68–72—212|
|1||Taylor Coleman||San Antonio, Texas||65–70–75—210|
|2||Anna Newell||Tampa, Fla.||71–71–73—215|
|3||Rachel Dai||Milton, Ga.||74–72–71—217|
|4||Jayshree Sarathy||Palo Alto, Calif.||74–72–75—221|
|5||Tatum Jackson||Mountain Brook, Ala.||69–78–76—223|
The AJGA Junior at Steelwood 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 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.