Preseason Junior at Oak Valley

Oak Valley Golf Club
Beaumont, Calif. April 12 - 14, 2013

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Amanda Herrington (678) 425-1789 aherrington@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 56 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Cole Alexander Placentia 2014
Connor Bell Sacramento 2015
Taylor Bibbs San Diego 2014
Ryan Blakeman Los Alamitos 2014
Christopher Bohmfalk Foothill Ranch 2013
Brandon Brame Anaheim Hills 2015
Andrew Bray Los Altos 2014
Karick Brown Newport Beach 2014
Nick Cantlay Los Alamitos 2013
Sean Cavanaugh Encino 2013
Anson Cheng Palo Alto 2014
James Cheong Los Angeles 2015
Nick Choi Sherman Oaks 2015
Seamus Comerford Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Ryan Cosgrove Camarillo 2015
Vamsi Damerla Arcadia 2015
Clarence De Vera Long Beach 2014
Alejandro Elizondo Thousand Oaks 2015
Jed Enomoto Cerritos 2015
Michael Finney La Canada Flintridge 2014
Graydon Hughes Mission Viejo 2014
Connor Hurst Huntington Beach 2014
Jisup Hwang Los Angeles 2015
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo 2015
Ramiz Jamal Huntington Beach 2015
Cameron Kaneko Huntington Beach 2015
Spencer Katchman Los Altos 2014
Lucas Kim-Narita Rancho Palos Verdes 2015
John Knowles Palo Alto 2015
Chris Laub Tiburon 2014
Kaiwen Liu San Diego 2017
William McMahon Rancho Mirage 2015
Schuyler Neary Irvine 2015
Alex Newman Carmel 2015
John Nichols La Quinta 2014
Paul Park La Crescenta 2014
Keian Razipour Palos Verdes Estates 2015
Samuel Schwartz San Clemente 2015
Nick Swanson Huntington Beach 2015
Otto Vanhatalo San Diego 2015
Matt Wilson Cypress 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Marisa Bhanubandh Tustin Ranch 2015
Josephine Chang Rancho Cucamonga 2016
Erin Costes Irvine 2014
Jamie Harada Costa Mesa 2014
Meridith Hirsch Fremont 2014
Yubin Huh San Diego 2016
Jiyoon Jang Rancho Mirage 2016
Kelsey Kawaguchi Los Altos 2014
Dayoung Kim Irvine 2014
Kristin Lee Irvine 2014
Natalie Mattison Cypress 2014
Mikaela Pascual Torrance 2014
Felicia Taverrite Temecula 2014
Samantha Winchester Encino 2015
Maddelyn Zack Poway 2015
IMG Academy Preseason Series
The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 12
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, April 13
7:30 a.m. Noon First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, April 14
7:30 9:27 a.m. Final Round of Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley 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.

IMG Golf Academy Preseason Series

The Preseason Junior at Oak Valley is one of 13 events held as part of the IMG Academy Preseason Series. The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.

IMG Academies

IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.

The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries.

IMG Academy is housed within the IMG Performance division of IMG Worldwide.

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 approximately 6,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 50 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. 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 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates California native
Boys Division
Cole Alexander Placentia, Calif.
Michael Alvarez Henderson, Nev.
Connor Bell Sacramento, Calif.
Taylor Bibbs San Diego, Calif.
Ryan Blakeman Los Alamitos, Calif.
J.T. Bloomer Boise, Idaho
Christopher Bohmfalk Foothill Ranch, Calif.
Brandon Brame Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Andrew Bray Los Altos, Calif.
Karick Brown Newport Beach, Calif.
Marcus Brown Surrey, British Columbia
Michael Butler Sammamish, Wash.
Nick Cantlay Los Alamitos, Calif.
Sean Cavanaugh Encino, Calif.
Anson Cheng Palo Alto, Calif.
James Cheong Los Angeles, Calif.
Nick Choi Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Seamus Comerford Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Ryan Cosgrove Camarillo, Calif.
Vamsi Damerla Arcadia, Calif.
Clarence De Vera Long Beach, Calif.
Adrian Del Bosque (Mexico) Bradenton, Fla.
Joshua Delo Mesa, Ariz.
John Edwards Paducah, Ky.
Alejandro Elizondo Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Jed Enomoto Cerritos, Calif.
Owen Fenner Snohomish, Wash.
Michael Finney La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
Gregory Gildea Lakewood, Wash.
McKenzy Haber Homer, Alaska
Graydon Hughes Mission Viejo, Calif.
Connor Hurst Huntington Beach, Calif.
Jisup Hwang (South Korea) Los Angeles, Calif.
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, Calif.
Ramiz Jamal Huntington Beach, Calif.
Cameron Kaneko Huntington Beach, Calif.
Spencer Katchman Los Altos, Calif.
Tyler Kathrineberg Mesa, Ariz.
Lucas Kim-Narita Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Michael Kirby Henderson, Nev.
John Knowles Palo Alto, Calif.
Joseph Kuehn Eugene, Ore.
Chris Laub Tiburon, Calif.
Kaiwen Liu (China) San Diego, Calif.
Ty Macias Phoenix, Ariz.
William McMahon Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Schuyler Neary Irvine, Calif.
Alex Newman Carmel, Calif.
John Nichols La Quinta, Calif.
Paul Park La Crescenta, Calif.
Griffin Peters Fountain Hills, Ariz.
Keian Razipour Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Grayson Savio Henderson, Nev.
Logan Schindler Cave Creek, Ariz.
Samuel Schwartz San Clemente, Calif.
John Shlonsky Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Lucas Stewart (United Kingdom) Bradenton, Fla.
Andrew Sverdrup Oro Valley, Ariz.
Nick Swanson Huntington Beach, Calif.
Otto Vanhatalo (Finland) San Diego, Calif.
Matt Wilson Cypress, Calif.
Kevin Yu Chandler, Ariz.
 
Girls Division
Hanna Atkins Phoenix, Ariz.
Marisa Bhanubandh Tustin Ranch, Calif.
Josephine Chang Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Erin Costes Irvine, Calif.
Jamie Harada Costa Mesa, Calif.
Meridith Hirsch Fremont, Calif.
Yubin Huh (South Korea) San Diego, Calif.
Jiyoon Jang (South Korea) Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Bria Jansen Cochrane, Alberta
Kelsey Kawaguchi Los Altos, Calif.
Dayoung Kim Irvine, Calif.
Kristin Lee Irvine, Calif.
Shu-Lin Lin New Taipei City, Taiwan
Yuri Machida (Japan) Redmond, Wash.
Natalie Mattison Cypress, Calif.
Estefania Morales (Venezuela) Bradenton, Fla.
Mikaela Pascual Torrance, Calif.
Amy Ruelas Henderson, Nev.
Felicia Taverrite Temecula, Calif.
Samantha Winchester Encino, Calif.
Maddelyn Zack Poway, Calif.