Preseason Junior at Château Élan

Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. May 25 - 27, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 28 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Connor Alexander 2014 High Point University
James Beckner 2015 Middle Tennessee State University
Park Brady 2014 Presbyterian College
Adam Button 2014 Middle Tennessee State University
Austin Coleman 2013 Piedmont College
Noah Combs 2014 Eastern Kentucky University
John Hayden 2015 University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB)
Matt Johnson 2014 Lee University
Tyler Key 2014 Armstrong Atlantic State
Patrick Martin 2015 Vanderbilt University
Zac McCurdy 2014 Jacksonville State
Hunter Pauley 2013 College of the Canyons
Ross Perry 2014 University of the Cumberlands
Hayden Poole 2014 Georgia State
Sam Prater 2015 Troy
Nolan Ray 2015 University of Tennessee
Blake Smith 2015 Western Kentucky University
Win Temple 2015 Belmont University
Noah Trenkler 2014 Belmont University
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Taylor Arenson 2014 Western Michigan
Jenna Burris 2014 Middle Tennessee State
Caroline Griffin 2014 Dalton State
Samantha Griffith 2014 Lipscomb
Gracie Henderson 2014 Bradley University
Page Morehead 2015 Wofford College
Melanie Talbott 2015 Auburn University
Alex Wheeler 2014 Lindenwood University
Allison Woodward 2014 Virginia Tech
 
 
Local flavor: 36 players from Georgia will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Phillip Beard Hoschton 2015
Park Brady St. Simons Island 2014
Austin Coleman Duluth 2013
Matt Collins Duluth 2015
Tripp Conrad Atlanta 2014
Carson Cummings Columbus 2014
Mitchell Darley Dacula 2014
Mark DeCoster Kennesaw 2014
Matt Goodman Johns Creek 2014
Spencer Haigwood Roswell 2015
Chris Harvey Atlanta 2014
Matthew Hines Woodstock 2015
Scotty Hoffman Alpharetta 2015
Tyler Key Moultrie 2014
Lawson King Gainesville 2015
James Kyles Atlanta 2014
Grant Lasseter Gainesville 2014
Matt McMahon Acworth 2015
Karim Muhammad Macon 2013
Ryan Najim Johns Creek 2014
Hayden Poole Johns Creek 2014
Russell Sabol Martinez 2014
Stanton Schorr Columbus 2015
Grant Schuette Blairsville 2014
Zac Shellnutt Columbus 2015
Jake Thomas Cumming 2015
Brody Young Cumming 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Madison Blackburn Canton 2014
Madison Caldwell Dawsonville 2015
Meg Callahan Gainesville 2014
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island 2016
Caroline Griffin Tifton 2014
Gracie Henderson Norcross 2014
Sally Kim Duluth 2014
Diane Lim Norcross 2015
Melanie Talbott Woodstock 2015
Georgians Prevail
In the tournament's five-year history, a Georgian has finished the event atop the leaderboard four times in the Boys Division and twice in the Girls Division. In 2010, Zack Jaworski of Alpharetta, Andy Shim of Duluth and David Yowell of Marietta concluded the event in a three-way tie for first with 69s, while Henry Mabbett of Griffin claimed sole medalist honors in 2009. Kendall Wright of Suwanee and Jessica Welch of Lavonia claimed back-to-back top finishes in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
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

Saturday, May 25
11:20 a.m. – 2:47 p.m. Practice Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, May 26
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Monday, May 27
8 a.m. shotgun Final Round
1:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
 

2012 Results

Preseason Junior at Château Élan
Château Élan Resort (May 26 - 28, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Tyler Hitchner Tuscaloosa, Ala. 69–68—137
2 Jack Larkin Atlanta, Ga. 70–71—141
3 Seth Sanders Macon, Ga. 72–71—143
T4 Nathan Ware Old Hickory, Tenn. 74–70—144
T4 Blake Maum Chattanooga, Tenn. 74–70—144
T4 Kyle Fuller Huntersville, N.C. 70–74—144
T4 Christopher Tyminski Franklin, Tenn. 74–70—144
 
Girls Division
1 Natalie Srinivasan Spartanburg, S.C. 74–71—145
2 Anna Redding Concord, N.C. 74–72—146
T3 Carly Burkhardt Greenville, S.C. 76–74—150
T3 Harmanprit Kaur Lawrenceville, Ga. 75–75—150
5 Lexie Toth Dublin, Ohio 77–78—155
 

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Château Élan 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 Château Élan 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 Georgia native
Boys Division
Connor Alexander Castle Rock, Colo.
Phillip Beard Hoschton, Ga.
James Beckner Kingsport, Tenn.
Grant Bodie Knoxville, Tenn.
Park Brady St. Simons Island, Ga.
Adam Button Brentwood, Tenn.
Chase Cale Simpsonville, S.C.
Zane Cantrell III Brentwood, Tenn.
Nicholas Chakalis Hingham, Mass.
Austin Coleman Duluth, Ga.
Matt Collins Duluth, Ga.
Noah Combs Pikeville, Ky.
Tripp Conrad Atlanta, Ga.
Matthew Cowgill Weston, Mass.
Carson Cummings Columbus, Ga.
Mark Dalton Knoxville, Tenn.
Mitchell Darley Dacula, Ga.
Mark DeCoster Kennesaw, Ga.
Matthew Dyroff Duxbury, Mass.
Crawford Flach Birmingham, Ala.
Channing Flowers Mobile, Ala.
Kurt Funkhouser Potomac Falls, Va.
Matt Goodman Johns Creek, Ga.
Andrew Grundberg Brentwood, Tenn.
Spencer Haigwood Roswell, Ga.
J. Ryan Harris Elizabethtown, Ky.
Chris Harvey Atlanta, Ga.
John Hayden Birmingham, Ala.
Jake Headrick Maryville, Tenn.
Matthew Hines Woodstock, Ga.
Scotty Hoffman Alpharetta, Ga.
Felipe Hsu Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Will Hurt Powell, Tenn.
Garrett Johnson Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Matt Johnson Manchester, Tenn.
Tyler Key Moultrie, Ga.
Lawson King Gainesville, Ga.
James Kyles Atlanta, Ga.
Grant Lasseter Gainesville, Ga.
Charles MacCallum (Australia) Bluffton , S.C.
Elliot Marshall Brentwood, Tenn.
Patrick Martin Birmingham, Ala.
Zac McCurdy Fort Payne, Ala.
Matt McMahon Acworth, Ga.
Spencer Meredith Wilmington, Ohio
Karim Muhammad Macon, Ga.
Ryan Najim Johns Creek, Ga.
Heath Newsom Nesbit, Miss.
Hunter Oxford Charlotte, N.C.
Hunter Pauley White Sulphur Springs, Mont.
Ross Perry Somerset, Ky.
Hayden Poole Johns Creek, Ga.
Sam Prater Birmingham, Ala.
Nolan Ray Brentwood, Tenn.
Matthew Robinson Scituate, Mass.
Tucker Roof Knoxville, Tenn.
Zach Ruhlin Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Russell Sabol Martinez, Ga.
Stanton Schorr Columbus, Ga.
Grant Schuette Blairsville, Ga.
Zac Shellnutt Columbus, Ga.
Blake Smith Knoxville, Tenn.
Taylor Story Bartlett, Tenn.
Andy Stout Manchester, Tenn.
Win Temple Brentwood, Tenn.
Jake Thomas Cumming, Ga.
Noah Trenkler Hendersonville, Tenn.
Spencer Turner Amelia Island, Fla.
Jared Walker Brentwood, Tenn.
Trey Wren Suffolk, Va.
Brody Young Cumming, Ga.
 
Girls Division
Taylor Arenson Naperville, Ill.
Madison Blackburn Canton, Ga.
Jenny Buchanan Loudonville, N.Y.
Bethany Burns Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Jenna Burris Manchester, Tenn.
Madison Caldwell Dawsonville, Ga.
Meg Callahan Gainesville, Ga.
Claire Carlin Keller, Texas
Yixin Chen (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Sarah Childers Jonesboro, Ark.
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island, Ga.
Gabrielle Correia Palm Beach Gardens , Fla.
Kelsie Droste Evansville, Ind.
Elizabeth England Oakland, Tenn.
Caroline Griffin Tifton, Ga.
Samantha Griffith Ooltewah, Tenn.
Gracie Henderson Norcross, Ga.
Sally Kim (South Korea) Duluth, Ga.
Diane Lim Norcross, Ga.
Page Morehead Spartanburg, S.C.
Melanie Talbott Woodstock, Ga.
Alex Wheeler New Richmond, Wis.
Rachel Wilson Bloomfield, Mich.
Allison Woodward Unicoi, Tenn.