AJGA Honors Exceptional Tournaments of 2009


Juniors were treated to a true Texas cookout, steer and all, during the welcome
reception at the 2009 HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods.


In 2009, more than 400 members of the Cape Girardeau community volunteered
their time at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.


Former LPGA player Pat Hurst was on-site during the 2009 Trader Joe's Junior
Championship, which helped the event earn the distinction as the AJGA's Most
Improved Tournament.

 

BRASELTON, Ga. -The AJGA presents annual awards recognizing nine tournaments that stand out and excel among the 86 events on the 2009 schedule.  The following tournaments were honored for their exceptional performance during the previous tournament season.

Learn why each tournament received its award in the upcoming AJGA Insider on March 18.

The Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior held at Bellefonte Country Club was recognized as Tournament of the Year for the event’s commitment to the AJGA, dedication of the volunteers over the past 26 years and the involvement of the Ashland, Ky., community in one of the AJGA’s longest running events.

The HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods was presented with the Invitational of the Year Award for the memorable experience the tournament creates both on and off the course.  Aside from hosting some of the top boy junior golfers, unique tournament cookout activities propelled the event to the top of the list.  The event also received the Junior-Am Award after raising more than $90,000 to expand and create additional activities at the following year's event.

The Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout presented by Pepsi was given the Media Award for their coverage from local media outlets that included newspaper articles, television interviews, video footage and on-air contests.  The media attention gives juniors exposure to more college coaches and draws more spectators to the event.

The Rolex Tournament of Champions, which took place at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo., earned the Volunteer Award. Many of the 400 volunteers had previously volunteered at the Dalhousie Junior Championship, which was an AJGA Open event in 2007 and 2008.

The Junior PLAYERS Championship received the Hospitality Award for sharing “THE PLAYERS Experience” by mirroring the PGA TOUR event. Juniors received access to the locker rooms, the players' dining room, caddies for each round and the opportunity to play a course set up identical to that of the TOUR event.

The 2009 Canon Cup held in Flagstaff, Ariz., was recognized with the Charitable Giving Award after raising $60,124, donating more to charity than any other tournament on the AJGA schedule. The money was raised in support of the Junior Golf Association of Arizona and the AJGA Foundation.

Brian Albertson of Coosa Country Club was named Golf Professional of the Year for his work at the Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic, creating a memorable and seamless event for the players, family and staff.

The 2009 ANNIKA Invitational took home the Newcomer of the Year Award for offering girl junior golfers the opportunity to learn from a golf legend. Clinics and educational activities were held after each round where Annika and her staff offered guidance to tournament participants.

The Trader Joe’s Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst was presented with the Most Improved Tournament Award. The addition of the LPGA star to the event’s supporters, the luau-themed cookout and Trader Joe’s donations, created an exciting atmosphere for players and their families.

 

 
 

 
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St. Francisville Area Foundation Junior at The Bluffs
Boys
Total
1
Jake Carter
141
T
2
Price Butcher
144
T
2
Zach Tracy
144
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
150
2
Julia Johnson
151
T
3
Maddie White
153
T
3
Elizabeth Doykan
153
Under Armour® / Jeff Overton Championship hosted by Otter Creek
Boys
Total
1
Tyler Green
140
2
Zach Norris
141
T
3
Nicolas Osterburg
145
T
3
Callahan Elzey
145
T
3
Joe Weiler
145
T
3
Michael Mounce
145
T
3
Ethan Shepherd
145
T
3
Adam Bratton
145
T
3
Cole Bradley
145
T
3
Thomas Longbella
145
T
3
Mason Lenhart
145
T
3
Sean O'Hara
145
T
3
Andy Mayhew
145
T
3
Max Clift
145
Girls
Total
1
Lauren Hartlage
137
2
Madasyn Pettersen
144
3
Erica Shepherd
145
Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Boyne Highlands
Boys
Total
1
Graydon Kent
143
2
Dylan Deogun
144
3
Andrew Walker
145
Girls
Total
1
Sarah Shipley
141
2
Megan Furtney
144
3
Alison Chang
149
Junior All-Star at Ravenwood
Boys
Total
1
Peyton Callens
137
2
Joseph Pagdin
140
3
Grant Drogosch
141
Girls
Total
T
1
Yu Wen Lu
147
T
1
Lindsay May
147
3
Daphne Chao
149
ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook
Boys
Total
T
1
Chris Mogg
138
T
1
Andrew Chin
138
T
3
Sam Warkentin
141
T
3
James Kim
141
Girls
Total
1
Morgan Goldstein
142
2
Ashley Fitzgibbons
143
3
Bibilani Liu
145
Yani Tseng Invitational presented by the Swinging Skirts
Girls
Total
1
Nelly Korda
206
2
Haley Moore
210
T
3
Andrea Lee
212
T
3
Mariel Galdiano
212
T
3
Angel Yin
212
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