Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star

WindStone Golf Club
Ringgold, Ga. June 3 - 6, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 16 players from Georgia will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Walker Bottomley Milton 2016
Alexander DeRosa Atlanta 2016
Hunter Dunagan Martinez 2016
Ryoto Furuya Alpharetta 2016
Salil Ghamande Evans 2016
Tyler Hanson Albany 2016
Justin Kim Rome 2017
Tyler Lipscomb Carrollton 2019
Spencer Ralston Gainesville 2016
Benjamin Rebne Ringgold 2016
Bill Sharpe Albany 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Megan Carter Blackshear 2015
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island 2016
Lauren Lightfritz Suwanee 2016
Megan Sabol Martinez 2016
Alissa Yang Peachtree Corners 2017
Junior All-Star of the Year
The 2012 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star was recognized by the AJGA as the Junior All-Star of the Year. Last year, tournament title sponsor Ringgold Telephone Company created a special No. 1 tee experience by supplying telephones to serve as tee markers. After the first round, participants took part in a social activity that included lob shot, closest-to-the-hole and marshmallow long-drive competitions.
Storied History
The 2012 Junior All-Star of the Year Award marked the fourth tournament award for the event. The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star won the Hospitality Award in 2003, the Media Award in 2004 and the Volunteer Award in 2010.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 3
7:30 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
6:30 p.m. Junior-Am Awards & Reception
 
Tuesday, June 4
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, June 5
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, June 6
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Ryan Grider, Lewisville, Texas (2017)
In March, Grider played in his first AJGA event of the season at the Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions, where he finished T6. Two weeks later at the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship, Grider finished T5. During a year in which he secured two top-10 finishes, Grider will look to improve on his T22 finish at the 2012 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star.
Walker Bottomley, Milton, Ga. (2016)
Bottomley, who is from just two hours away in Milton, will return to the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star for the second straight year. A Georgia Tech-verbal commitment, Bottomley hopes to take home his first AJGA victory.
Kaitlyn Papp, Austin, Texas (2017)
In 2012, Papp finished third with a score of 78-72-71-221. Papp is the only Girls Division top finisher to return in 2013. At the 2013 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions, Papp finished T6, her three rounds highlighted by an even-par 72 on the final day.
Kaho Monica Matsubara, San Diego, Calif. (2015)
Three top-five finishes in 2012 propel Matsubara into the 2013 AJGA season. She is returning to the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star after a fourth-place finish at the 2012 event.
 

2012 Results

Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star
WindStone Golf Club (June 4 - 7, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Braden Thornberry Olive Branch, Miss. 67–69–70—206
T2 Jalen Ledger Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 70–65–74—209
T2 Issei Tanabe (Japan) Huntington Beach, Calif. 69–71–69—209
T4 Reid Rathburn Alpharetta, Ga. 72–71–67—210
T4 Eric Bae Pinehurst, N.C. 71–66–73—210
 
Girls Division
1 Jordan Daniel Sharpsburg, Ga. 70–73–72—215
2 Payton Schanen Milton, Ga. 73–71–74—218
3 Kaitlyn Papp Austin, Texas 78–72–71—221
4 Kaho Monica Matsubara San Diego, Calif. 71–78–73—222
5 Megan Carter Blackshear, Ga. 76–74–74—224
 

Media Accommodations

The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star 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.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series

The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy

The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, located near Orlando, Fla., in Howey-in-the-Hills at Bishops Gate Golf & Lakeside Community, is the world’s premier junior golf academy. In addition to the junior golf program, GGGA also features summer golf camps, winter golf camps and programs, training and golf lessons for amateurs, professionals and adults.

The Academy is committed to excellence in every facet of golf, fitness, personal development and academics, evident through exclusive relationships with Montverde Academy, an acclaimed private college preparatory school, and the American Junior Golf Association.

Gary Gilchrist, founder of the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, has been recognized as a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher 2013-2014 and as a Golf Digest Top 50 Teacher in America 2011-2012 and 2013-2014. Gilchrist teaches many of the games top juniors and pros at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, of which include: Morgan Hoffmann, Shanshan Feng, Sandra Gal and many more.

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
Joshua Allen Wilson, N.C.
John Augenstein Owensboro, Ky.
Dillon Baxter Austin, Texas
Pryce Beshoory Pearland, Texas
Walker Bottomley Milton, Ga.
Zakariya Butt Summerville, S.C.
Crimson Callahan Chesterfield, Mo.
Max Clift Kitchener, Ontario
Harrison Corbin Inman, S.C.
Jeffrey Cunningham West Palm Beach, Fla.
Thomas DePriest III Jonesboro, Ark.
Alexander DeRosa Atlanta, Ga.
Jake DeZoort Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Peyton Dix Bartlett, Tenn.
Charlie Dubiel North Palm Beach, Fla.
Hunter Dunagan Martinez, Ga.
Robert Eisch Tampa, Fla.
Jacob Eklund Carbondale, Ill.
Ryoto Furuya Alpharetta, Ga.
David Gao Bradenton, Fla.
Salil Ghamande Evans, Ga.
Noah Goodwin Corinth, Texas
Grant Gosden West Chicago, Ill.
Ryan Grider Lewisville, Texas
Jake Grula Winter Park, Fla.
Tyler Hanson Albany, Ga.
Austin Harrill Hickory, N.C.
Chase Ibbotson Sanford, Fla.
Zhijie (Tony) Jiang (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Charlie Kennerly Jupiter, Fla.
Justin Kim Rome, Ga.
Sun Kim L'Ile-Perrot, Quebec
Andrew Kozan Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Zongfan Li (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Tyler Lipscomb Carrollton, Ga.
Matthew Liston Louisville, Ky.
Hamilton Long West Palm Beach, Fla.
Alex Mahaffey Greenville, S.C.
Winston Margaritis Collierville, Tenn.
Chris Meyers Oro Valley, Ariz.
Charlie Miller Jackson, Miss.
Addison Nix Auburn, Ala.
Zach Norris McKee, Ky.
William Nottingham Kingsport, Tenn.
Andy Ogletree Little Rock, Miss.
Teddy Oitzman Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Tyler Olmsted Boyds, Md.
Trent Phillips Inman, S.C.
Greyson Porter Clearwater, Fla.
John Racciatti Jr Fairhope, Ala.
Spencer Ralston Gainesville, Ga.
Benjamin Rebne Ringgold, Ga.
Doc Redman Raleigh, N.C.
Mark Reppe Dallas, Texas
Harry Reynolds Greenville, S.C.
Stephen Reynolds Greenville, S.C.
Chase roswall Bristol, Tenn.
Reese Scobey Chattanooga, Tenn.
Parker Sexton Germantown, Tenn.
Bill Sharpe Albany, Ga.
Davis Shore Knoxville, Tenn.
Wesley Simmons Goldsboro, N.C.
Spenser Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Blake Smith Knoxville, Tenn.
Davis Soderberg St Charles, Mo.
Kyle Spencer Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Daulet Tuleubayev Almaty, Kazakhstan
Nic Vandeventer Bristol, Tenn.
Tucker Venable Chattanooga, Tenn.
Liam Warner Barrington, Ill.
Fitz Woodrow IV Charlottesville, Va.
Sully Zagerman Windermere, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Alison Armstrong Tampa, Fla.
Courtney Bryant Houston, Texas
Bethany Burns Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Megan Carter Blackshear, Ga.
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island, Ga.
Cheleen Cousins Plano, Texas
Teri Doss Paducah, Ky.
Hana Furuichi Orlando, Fla.
Kate Harper Isle of Palms, S.C.
Katherine Holmes Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Serena Hou Rowland Heights, Calif.
Ailin Li (China) Windermere, Fla.
Lauren Lightfritz Suwanee, Ga.
Kaho Monica Matsubara San Diego, Calif.
Elsa Moberly Science Hill, Ky.
Madison Moosa Charlotte, N.C.
Kaitlyn Papp Austin, Texas
Ana Paula Ramirez Pachuca, Mexico
Randi Romack Austin, Texas
Megan Sabol Martinez, Ga.
Earlena Sheets Mayfield, Ky.
Emily Uhland Jacksonville, Fla.
Alissa Yang Peachtree Corners, Ga.