Killington Junior Golf Championship

Green Mountain National Golf Course
Killington, Vt. July 3 - 6, 2017

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Alexandra Ritchie • (678) 425-1791 •

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Leadership Links juniors
Three Leadership Links juniors in the field have currently raised a total of $6,680 for the charities of their choice. Grace Chen of Sunnyvale, California is competing for the charity Birdie for ALL - Gracious Life Foundation. Xavier Marcoux of Lexington, Massachusetts, chose the Alzheimer's Association. Justin Shim of Herndon, Virginia, is raising money for the Team Isiah Foundation.
Catfishing Derby
On Tuesday, July 4 the AJGA juniors will have the opportunity to partake in a Killington Junior Golf Championship tradition: the Catfishing Derby. Held at the Foundry Restaurant, the Catfishing Derby gives the juniors the opportunity to interact with each other and local community members in a fun and laid-back setting.
Two 2016 top-five finishers return to the field
Two of the top-five finishers from the 2016 Killington Junior Golf Championship are entered in this year's field. Sam Ohno of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, finished T3 last year. The 18-year-old has signed a National Letter of Intent with Dartmouth College. Alex Zhu of San Ramon, California, finished T5 in 2016. Zhu stands at No. 53 in the AJGA Rankings.
College bound: 29 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Jack Angelucci 2018 Mercyhurst College
Charles-Eric Belanger 2018 University of Southern Mississippi
Cristian Del Vecchio 2018 Elon University
Austin Fox 2018 University of Rhode Island
Patrick Healy 2018 Columbia University
Benjamin James 2022 University of Connecticut
Derek Li 2017 Carnegie Mellon University
Sam Ohno 2017 Dartmouth College
Dylan Plis 2017 Franklin Pierce University
Tim Rotermund 2017 Georgetown University
Hayden Rousselle 2018 Towson University
Patrick Ryan 2018 Fairfield University
Michael Tanaka 2018 Lehigh University
Chris Vandette 2018 Kent State University
Sho Wai Wu 2018 Yale University
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Riya Ahuja 2018 University of Wisconsin
Annika Borrelli 2018 University of San Francisco
Madison Braman 2017 College of William & Mary
Coco Chai 2018 Yale University
Roshannah Gaur 2018 Brown University
Reese Guzman 2019 Pepperdine University
Madeline Jin 2019 Boston College
Anina Ku 2018 Harvard University
Winabel Mccabe 2017 Brown University
Rose Morissette 2018 Saint Leo University
Katherine Muzi 2018 University of Southern California
Sarah-Eve Rheaume 2018 Furman University
Jennifer Wang 2018 Columbia University
Stella Woo 2017 Williams College
Local flavor: Two players from Vermont will compete.
Boys Division (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Jared Nelson Rutland 2018
Bryson Richards East Montpelier 2019

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 3
2 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Tuesday, July 4
7 – 8:50 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
11:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
Wednesday, July 5
7 – 8:50 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
11:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
Thursday, July 6
7 – 9 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Alex Zhu, San Ramon, Calif. (2019)
Alex Zhu is the highest-ranked player in the Boys Division at No. 53 in the AJGA Rankings. He went wire-to-wire to win his first AJGA title at the 2017 AJGA Reno / Tahoe Junior at ArrowCreek on June 19. Zhu competed in the 2016 Killington Junior Golf Championship and finished T5.
Nicklas Staub, Boynton Beach, Fla. (2022)
Nicklas Staub is the second-ranked player in the Boys Division. The 13-year-old is in his second season with the AJGA. Staub earned his first national junior golf title at the 2016 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf. He received ACDS Junior All-Star Team honors in 2016.
Sam Ohno, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (2017)
Sam Ohno finished T3 in the 2016 Killington Junior Golf Championship. The 18-year-old has signed a National Letter of Intent with Dartmouth College next year. Ohno has earned four top-10 finishes in his three-year AJGA career. He was also named to the 2016 Transamerica Scholastic Junior All-America Team.
Kanyanat Saithip, (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla. (2018)
Kanyanat Saithip is No. 65 in the AJGA Rankings, making her the highest-ranked junior in the Girls Division. Saithip has competed with the AJGA for three years, in which time she amassed five top-10 finishes. The 17-year-old earned her first AJGA title at the 2016 AJGA Junior at Owensboro.
Emma Zhao, Windermere, Fla. (2018)
Emma Zhao is the second-ranked player in the Girls Division. The 16-year-old did not finish outside of the top 10 in her 2016 season. Zhao earned her first AJGA title at the 2016 Under Armour® Canadian Championship and was named to the 2016 ACDS Junior All-Star Team.
Madeline Jin, Belle Mead, N.J. (2019)
Madeline Jin is in her fourth AJGA season. The 16-year-old has tallied seven top-10 finishes including a runner-up finish at the 2016 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf. Jin's last AJGA appearance was at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship on June 12.

2016 Results

Killington Junior Golf Championship
Green Mountain National Golf Course (July 4 - 7, 2016)
Boys Division
1 Jackson Rivera Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 70–72–69—211
2 Peyton Callens (Canada) Langton, Ontario 72–71–69—212
T3 C.J. Easley Oxford, Miss. 72–70–71—213
T3 Sam Ohno Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 67–70–76—213
T5 Alex Zhu San Ramon, Calif. 77–69–68—214
T5 Ben Dunne Cedar Park, Texas 67–74–73—214
Girls Division
1 *Haeley Wotnosky Wake Forest, N.C. 77–69–67—213
2 Belinda Hu San Ramon, Calif. 70–72–71—213
3 Bibilani Liu Cupertino, Calif. 70–73–71—214
T4 Mary (Yoonju) Shin (South Korea) Irvine, Calif. 71–74–74—219
T4 Katie Lee Ringoes, N.J. 72–78–69—219
T4 Lydia Tsai Palo Alto, Calif. 73–69–77—219
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Killington Junior Golf 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 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 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 830 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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Vermont native
Boys Division
Spencer Adam San Diego, Calif.
Jack Angelucci New Hartford, N.Y.
Simon Asadoorian Richboro, Pa.
Brian Aslanian Purchase, N.Y.
Alex Aurora Hamden, Conn.
Jack Bailey Pittsford, N.Y.
Charles-Eric Belanger (Canada) Quebec, Quebec
Logan Boucher (Canada) Beaconsfield, Quebec
Nicholas Bove II Camillus, N.Y.
Stephen Campbell Jr. Richmond, Texas
Remi Chartier (Canada) Naples, Fla.
Caleb Choe Virginia Beach, Va.
William Christian Brewster, Mass.
Charles Chung Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Paul Chung Great Neck, N.Y.
Louis-Alexandre Colgan (Canada) Quebec, Quebec
Jack Cornforth South Hamilton, Mass.
Tommy Dallahan Simsbury, Conn.
Cristian Del Vecchio Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Nathan Desrochers (Canada) Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Andrew DiPetrillo Dover, Mass.
William Duquette (Canada) Laval, Quebec
Jonathan Elkins South Deerfield, Mass.
Cole English Merrimac, Mass.
Andy Fan (China) Scarsdale, N.Y.
Chris Fosdick Middlefield, Conn.
Will Fowler Louisville, Ky.
Austin Fox Delmar, N.Y.
Brendan Frain Sudbury, Mass.
Jackson Fretty Cos Cob, Conn.
Tyler Galantini West Orange, N.J.
George Garrett New Canaan, Conn.
Mark Gertsen New Canaan, Conn.
Nicholas Gianelos West Chester, Pa.
Matthew Graeff Blue Bell, Pa.
Alexander Gu Darien, Conn.
Nathan Han Somers, N.Y.
Patrick Healy Centerport, N.Y.
Cameron Hosack Glastonbury, Conn.
Charlie Hsieh Atherton, Calif.
Brennan Hughes Bedford, N.H.
Benjamin James Milford, Conn.
Marcial Jones Austin, Texas
Matt Karrat Chatham, N.J.
Derek Kim Irvine, Calif.
William Klein Bethesda, Md.
Bennett Knowles West Orange, N.J.
Jeffrey Lebeau (Canada) Sherbrooke, Quebec
Ryan Lee Norwood, N.J.
Austin Legge Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Derek Li Hillsborough, N.J.
Alexander Lin Oakland, Calif.
David Luo Centreville, Va.
Jack Maguire Ridgefield, Conn.
Xavier Marcoux (Canada) Lexington, Mass.
Grant Mellinger New Canaan, Conn.
Charlie Mitchell Roslyn, N.Y.
Zane Monaghan Clinton, N.Y.
Alex Mulrooney Wilmington, Del.
Jared Nelson Rutland, Vt.
Carter Nunez South Orange, N.J.
Sam Ohno Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Jonathan Pieper Woodbury, Conn.
Dylan Plis Camillus, N.Y.
Vincent Poirier (Canada) Candiac, Quebec
Jansen Preston Lexington, Ky.
Bryson Richards East Montpelier, Vt.
David Rogers Needham, Mass.
Tim Rotermund Orlando, Fla.
Hayden Rousselle Buckingham Township, Pa.
Antoine Roy (Canada) Rimouski, Quebec
Patrick Ryan Maplewood, N.J.
Noah Schwartz Cherry Hill, N.J.
Max Schwarz Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Michael Shaw Pleasanton, Calif.
Gavin Simon Rochester, N.Y.
Abir Singh Newtown, Conn.
Alan Smith Winchendon, Mass.
Thomas Stafford (Canada) Beaconsfield, Quebec
Nicklas Staub Boynton Beach, Fla.
Jack Steckler Barrington, R.I.
Stephen Sul Old Bridge, N.J.
Colin Sutyla Coventry, R.I.
Hiroshi Tai Singapore
Daniel Tanaka Wilmette, Ill.
Michael Tanaka Wilmette, Ill.
Jack Tobin Southborough, Mass.
Chris Vandette (Canada) Beaconsfield, Quebec
Jonathan Vermette (Canada) Val-D'or, Quebec
Tyler Wassell Lancaster, Pa.
Peter (Juan Yu) Weng Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Tyden Wilson Concord, Mass.
Edward Wu Temple City, Calif.
Jerry Wu Temple City, Calif.
Sho Wai Wu (Hong Kong) Shanghai, China
Andy Zhou Palo Alto, Calif.
Alex Zhu San Ramon, Calif.
Alex Zurat Victor, N.Y.
Girls Division
Riya Ahuja Gurgaon, India
Elizabeth Blier (Canada) Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Annika Borrelli Alamo, Calif.
Madison Braman Loudonville, N.Y.
Coco Chai (China) Monterey, Calif.
Daphne Chao Shanghai, China
Grace Chen Sunnyvale, Calif.
Linrui Chen (China) Murrieta, Calif.
Emily Cohen Darien, Conn.
Addy Douglas Newport, R.I.
Hailey Freedman Chapel Hill, N.C.
Caroline Garay La Jolla, Calif.
Roshannah Gaur (Canada) Hinsdale, Ill.
Reese Guzman Kahului, Hawaii
Madeline Jin Belle Mead, N.J.
Nina Kouchi Charlotte, N.C.
Anina Ku Basking Ridge, N.J.
Charlotte Kwong (China) Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Katie Mina Lee Ann Arbor, Mich.
Selina Li Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Angela Liu San Jose, Calif.
Winabel Mccabe Dover, Mass.
Rose Morissette (Canada) Laval, Quebec
Katherine Muzi Walnut, Calif.
Cortney Qiu Winter Springs, Fla.
Sarah-Eve Rheaume (Canada) Lac-Delage, Quebec
Kanyanat Saithip (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Thitaporn Saithip (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Annie Sun (Canada) Beijing, China
Yoko Tai Singapore
Marlene Tartaro Warren, N.J.
Olivia Traynor Villanova, Pa.
Amanda Tully Brewster, N.Y.
Woo Wade Dunwoody, Ga.
Jennifer Wang Solon, Ohio
Stella Woo (South Korea) Timonium, Md.
Megan Yang San Jose, Calif.
Samantha Yao Berwyn, Pa.
Catalin Yturralde La Mesa, Calif.
Stephanie Yu Palo Alto, Calif.
Emma Zhao Windermere, Fla.