Will Claxton Junior presented by TestDrive.com
Auburn University Club
Auburn, Ala. • July 7 - 10, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 78 juniors, ages 12-18
- 54-hole, stroke play
- Four players have signed a National Letter of Intent.
- Five players have verbally committed to a college or university.
- This is the first Will Claxton Junior presented by TestDrive.com.
- First-ever AJGA event at Auburn University Club
- Two Rolex Junior All-Americans in the field
|AJGA alum and former Tiger hosts tournament|
|Will Claxton, an AJGA alum and former Auburn Tiger, is hosting the first-ever Will Claxton Junior presented by TestDrive.com July 7-10. This is the AJGA's first event at the Auburn University Club. Claxton played AJGA golf from 1997-2000 with a best finish of T2 at the 1999 AJGA Hargray Junior Classic.|
|Two future Tigers in the field|
|Michaela Owen of Suwanee, Ga., and Mai Dechathipat of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., are bound for Auburn to continue their careers collegiately. Both are members of the class of 2015, but Owen has signed a National Letter of Intent, while Dechathipat is still just a verbal commit.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 7|
|8:30 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 8|
|7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Wednesday, July 9|
|7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Thursday, July 10|
|7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Final Round off No. 1 & 10 tees|
|2 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The Will Claxton Junior presented by TestDrive.com 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.