Preseason Junior at Blue Heron Hills

Blue Heron Hills Golf Club
Macedon, N.Y. May 3 - 5, 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

College bound: 11 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Tripp French 2014 Xavier University
Jack Gianniny 2014 University of Delaware
Austin Green 2014 Clarion University
Bryce Johnson 2014 College of William and Mary
Troy Miller 2013 American International College
Aaron Schauger 2013 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Nathan Tenpas 2014 Davidson College
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Daniella Castañeda 2014 St. John's University
Rachel Corry 2015 University of Virginia
Chandler Gallagher 2014 Kansas State
Logan Otter 2015 Michigan State University
 
 
Local flavor: 25 players from New York will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Brad Belote Lancaster 2015
Grant Brongo Spencerport 2016
Stephen DePasquale Massapequa 2015
Trevor Dobrzenski Eden 2014
Gunnar Doyle Pittsford 2016
Andrej Erkelens Pittsford 2016
Jack Fox Ballston Spa 2015
Christopher Frame Pittsford 2014
Jack Gianniny Rochester 2014
Jackson Harrower Armonk 2016
Mark Lesinski Getzville 2013
Matthew Lesinski Getzville 2014
Zachary Scala Ballston Spa 2014
Jason Schantz Rochester 2014
Aaron Schauger Grand Island 2013
Kevin Siegel Fairport 2014
Justin Theilig Hurley 2015
Colin Warren Rockville Centre 2013
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Sarah Bothner Rochester 2015
Emily Corrigan Irvington 2015
Caroline Hodge Larchmont 2018
Victoria Parker Lewiston 2015
Marah Penn Hamburg 2015
Sara Riso Hamburg 2015
Linda Wang Fresh Meadows 2016
All in the family
Brothers Mark and Matthew Lesinski of Getzville, N.Y., and twin sisters Chloe and Sophie DiPetrillo of Dover, Mass., will compete at the Preseason Junior at Blue Heron Hills.
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, May 3
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, May 4
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, May 5
8:30 – 10:27 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Blue Heron Hills 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 Blue Heron Hills 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 New York native
Boys Division
Piran Adi Frisco, Texas
Kyle Allan Wayne, Pa.
Brendan Bacskai Berwyn, Pa.
John Barone Dunmore, Pa.
Brad Belote Lancaster, N.Y.
Kyle Berkshire Crofton, Md.
Grant Brongo Spencerport, N.Y.
Max Clift Kitchener, Ontario
Wesley Day Ajax, Ontario
Stephen DePasquale Massapequa, N.Y.
Trevor Dobrzenski Eden, N.Y.
Gunnar Doyle Pittsford, N.Y.
Gavin Dugas Pittsfield, Maine
Andrej Erkelens Pittsford, N.Y.
Sean Farren Brielle, N.J.
Jack Fox Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Tucker Fox Cordova, Tenn.
Christopher Frame Pittsford, N.Y.
Tripp French Dayton, Ohio
Jack Gianniny Rochester, N.Y.
Austin Green Fayetteville, Pa.
Nathan Guzman Washington, D.C.
Jackson Harrower Armonk, N.Y.
Stephen Hunt Wilbraham, Mass.
Bryce Johnson Oakton, Va.
M. Shabaz Khan Westerville, Ohio
John YounSung Kim (South Korea) Toronto, Ontario
Mitchell King Kingston, Ontario
Brett Krekorian Andover, Mass.
Mark Lesinski Getzville, N.Y.
Matthew Lesinski Getzville, N.Y.
Xuzhong Li (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Thaddeus Link Newington, Conn.
Jonathan MacDonald Mississauga, Ontario
Joshua Madarang Chester Springs, Pa.
Nicholas Maff Bethlehem, Pa.
Eamon Marone Belvidere, N.J.
Eric Marshall Ottawa, Ontario
Troy Miller Turners Falls, Mass.
Brandon Nasatir Highland Park, Ill.
Devon Neudorf Virgil, Ontario
John Park Wayne, N.J.
Jake Ratti Hanover, Mass.
Blake Reifsnyder Sinking Spring, Pa.
Zachary Scala Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Jason Schantz Rochester, N.Y.
Aaron Schauger Grand Island, N.Y.
Andrew Sciarretta Wilton, Conn.
Peter Scrimgeour Williston, Vt.
Oliver Shih Saddle River, N.J.
Preston Shortell Oxford, Conn.
Kevin Siegel Fairport, N.Y.
David Silvestro Hamilton, Ontario
Nathan Tenpas Chevy Chase, Md.
Justin Theilig Hurley, N.Y.
Nicholas Vecellio Fogelsville, Pa.
Jeremy Walsh Tequesta, Fla.
Colin Warren Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Steven Weingroff Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Daniel Wendelboe Wilton, Conn.
Brandon Wheeler Southington, Conn.
Daulton Wickenden Rockport, Maine
Matthew Yustin Gormley, Ontario
 
Girls Division
Haley Barclay Strathroy, Ontario
Sarah Bothner Rochester, N.Y.
Laura Burke Princeton, N.J.
Daniella Castañeda (Colombia) Howey in the Hills, Fla.
Emily Corrigan Irvington, N.Y.
Rachel Corry Ridgefield, Conn.
Chloe DiPetrillo Dover, Mass.
Sophie DiPetrillo Dover, Mass.
Julia Ford Shrewsbury, Mass.
Chandler Gallagher Kansas City, Mo.
Caroline Hodge Larchmont, N.Y.
Krystal Knight Groveland, Mass.
Anna Grace Lavy Fayetteville, Ark.
Nikki Long San Antonio, Texas
Diana McDonald Kingston, Ontario
Logan Otter Saint Peters, Mo.
Victoria Parker Lewiston, N.Y.
Marah Penn Hamburg, N.Y.
Ana Paula Ramirez Pachuca, Mexico
Sara Riso Hamburg, N.Y.
Linda Wang Fresh Meadows, N.Y.