IZOD AJGA Championship
The Club at Irish Creek
Kannapolis, N.C. • August 11 - 14, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The Club at Irish Creek will host the AJGA for the first time.
- The event features 96 players from 20 states and six countries.
- The IZOD AJGA Championship is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- This is the second year IZOD has sponsored the event.
|North Carolinians with strong showing|
|The host state features the most players with Twenty-six calling North Carolina home. South Carolina has the second most with 13.|
|College commits in the field|
|Twenty-seven players have committed to play college golf in the near future, including two players who have signed National Letters of Intent with in-state schools. Spencer Papciak will attend Davidson College and Stephen Saleeby will attend UNC Wilmington.|
|The Club at Irish Creek|
|The Club at Irish Creek was rated the "#30 Best Residential Course in America" by Golfweek in 2010. The course encircles a beautiful 400-acre lake. Sixteen of the 18 holes on the course have a breathtaking view of the water. The mature forests and natural contours of the landscape challenge golfers of all skill levels.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, August 11|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, August 12|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, August 13|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, August 14|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
IZOD AJGA Championship
Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center (August 12 - 15, 2013)
|1||*William Register||Burlington, N.C.||71–63–68—202|
|2||Brett Rinker||Slippery Rock, Pa.||64–71–67—202|
|3||Alex Smalley||Wake Forest, N.C.||63–70–70—203|
|T4||Kendrick Vinar||Hillsborough, N.C.||66–72–69—207|
|T4||Thomas Walsh||High Point, N.C.||69–67–71—207|
|1||*Marianne Li||Bellevue, Wash.||68–74–71—213|
|2||Alice Chen||Princeton, N.J.||72–68–73—213|
|3||Katharine Patrick||West University Place, Texas||70–71–75—216|
|T4||Emily Campbell||Lewisville, Texas||71–76–71—218|
|T4||Alexandra Farnsworth||Nashville, Tenn.||72–75–71—218|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The IZOD AJGA 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 12-19) 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.