Killington Junior Golf Championship

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

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • tjackman@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

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.

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

 

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 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

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, 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 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 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 and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.