Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Rivercut Golf Course
Springfield, Mo. • July 21 - 24, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 84-player field, 54-hole, stroke play event
- The field includes players from 15 states, Canada, China and Colombia.
- Rivercut Golf Course has been the sole host of this event since its inaugural year in 2007.
- The 2013 champions include Derick Kelting of Amarillo, Texas, and Alison Armstrong of Tampa, Fla.
|19 Missouri natives to compete|
|Out of the 84 players competing in the event, 19 juniors will be represent their home state at the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship.|
|AJGA returns to the Rivercut Golf Course|
|This annual tournament is in its eighth year and will return to Springfield, yet again, for the 54-hole, stroke play tournament. Rivercut Golf Course has been the sole host of this event since its inaugural year in 2007.|
|A stacked field|
|In the Girls Division, six players are ranked within the top 200 in the Polo Golf Rankings, including two juniors who are within the top 65. The Boys Division includes two players who are ranked within the top 200 in the Polo Golf Rankings. The field features eight AJGA champions, including the 2013 champions from the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship.|
|Back for more|
|The 2013 champions at the Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship are returning to defend their titles. Last year, Derick Kelting of Amarillo, Texas, shot a final-round 4-under-par 68 for a tournament-total 213. Alison Armstrong of Tampa, Florida, shot a final-round 8-over-par 80 for a tournament-total 225 to win the Girls Division.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 21|
|1:30 shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 22|
|7 - 9:10 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Wednesday, July 23|
|7 - 9:10 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Thursday, July 24|
|7 - 9:10 a.m.||Final Round off Nos.1 & 10 tees|
|2 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship
Rivercut Golf Course (July 29 - August 1, 2013)
|1||Derick Kelting||Amarillo, Texas||74–71–68—213|
|T2||A. Alexander Hughes||Tulsa, Okla.||72–72–73—217|
|T2||Tripp French||Dayton, Ohio||77–70–70—217|
|T4||Raymund Gonzales||(Philippines) Mission Viejo, Calif.||74–68–76—218|
|T4||Wyatt Larkin||Morganton, Ga.||75–72–71—218|
|T4||Andrew Beckler||Topeka, Kan.||76–71–71—218|
|T4||Jackson Wendling||Effingham, Ill.||69–77–72—218|
|1||Alison Armstrong||Tampa, Fla.||75–70–80—225|
|T2||Chandler Gallagher||Kansas City, Mo.||71–72–84—227|
|T2||Anna Kim||Broken Arrow, Okla.||76–77–74—227|
|4||Zijun Yin||Shenzhen, China||78–73–77—228|
|5||Sun young Jung||(South Korea) Springfield, Mo.||81–72–77—230|
The Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship 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 12-18) 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.