Junior Championship

The Woodlands Country Club
The Woodlands, Texas June 17 - 20, 2013

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 84 players from Texas will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Chase Ambrose Katy 2015
Corbin Archer Katy 2015
Benjamin Arnett Houston 2014
Wes Artac Kingwood 2014
Braden Bailey Groves 2015
Greg Bechtel The Woodlands 2015
Cole Bradford Plano 2013
Cole Buck Pampa 2013
Mario Carmona Houston 2014
Austen Christiansen Houston 2015
Michael Cotton Katy 2014
Pontus Dahlstrom The Woodlands 2014
Camden DeBonis Allen 2015
Evan Doherty The Woodlands 2014
Cooper Dossey Austin 2016
George Doykan Houston 2015
George Gardner Southlake 2015
Dennis Godoy, Jr. Hideaway 2014
Mason Greenberg Southlake 2016
Ryan Grider Lewisville 2017
Aaron Guanlao Haslet 2014
Joey Hearn Austin 2013
Jake Hendrix Austin 2014
Barrett Hennington Seabrook 2013
Raul Hernandez League City 2014
Devin Jackson Longview 2014
Andrew Jacobe Houston 2015
Charles Kim Cedar Park 2015
Klein Klotz Austin 2013
Walker Lee Houston 2017
Jack Little Montgomery 2016
Taylor MacKay Houston 2013
Matthew Maier Richmond 2018
Jake Mccrory Deer Park 2014
Chandler Muscat Seabrook 2014
Tobin Niblett Austin 2016
Travis Ola Houston 2015
Zach Partin Lewisville 2014
Andrew Paysse Temple 2014
Michael Perras Pasadena 2014
Ryan Peterson Houston 2015
Chandler Phillips Huntsville 2015
Chase Phillips Austin 2014
Kevin Pourasef San Antonio 2015
Brady Price The Woodlands 2015
Ashton Radvansky Houston 2015
Jack Sagehorn The Woodlands 2013
Jordan Sanders Cedar Park 2014
David Schack The Woodlands 2013
Kasen Schneider San Antonio 2013
Jassem Setayesh Plano 2014
Hunter Shattuck Jacksonville 2013
Austin Shaw The Woodlands 2015
Trent Stumbaugh Cypress 2015
Nick Thornton Boerne 2013
Peter Thorseth Richmond 2014
Zach Tracy Houston 2015
Diego Trevino The Woodlands 2013
Jonathan Vasquez Bryan 2014
Jacob Veerman Sugarland 2014
Chester Wang The Woodlands 2014
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Gracie Aday The Woodlands 2016
Emma Ballard Humble 2015
Greta Bruner Conroe 2016
Margaret Byers San Antonio 2013
Alisa Chong Carrollton 2015
Annika Clark Highlands 2015
Taylor Coleman San Antonio 2015
Hailee Cooper Montgomery 2018
Courtney Dow Frisco 2016
Elizabeth Doykan Houston 2015
Susan Hagger Katy 2014
Chaithra Katamneni Coppell 2015
Allison Kuntz Austin 2013
Erica Lautensack Arlington 2014
Binny Lee Frisco 2017
Maddie Luitwieler Katy 2015
Maddie McCrary Wylie 2014
Brooke McDougald The Woodlands 2015
Kelly McGovern The Woodlands 2013
Sabina Pena Mission 2015
Ana Raga League City 2014
Ariana Saenz Porter 2017
Amber Wang Sugar Land 2015
AJGA to continue junior golf tradition in The Woodlands
The Woodlands Country Club hosted AJGA events from 1986-99 and 2004-07, and it returns in 2013 for the third year of the Junior Championship.
College bound
The field of 96 players includes 25 that have signed letters of intent or given verbal commitments to continue their golf career on the collegiate level.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 17
1 p.m. Junior-Am Awards Reception
1 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Tuesday, June 18
7:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
Wednesday, June 19
7:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
Thursday, June 20
7:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Peter Thorseth, Richmond, Texas (2014)
At No. 14 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Thorseth is the highest ranked player in the Junior Championship field. In March, Thorseth completed rounds of 71-67-72-210 to win the 2013 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions. A high school senior, Thorseth has given a verbal commitment to continue his golf career at Texas A&M University in the fall of 2014. After finishing second at the 2012 Junior Championship, Thorseth hopes to take home his second AJGA Championship this week.
Jonathan Vasquez, Bryan, Texas (2014)
Vasquez finished T2 behind Peter Thorseth in March at the 2013 Goodman Networks Junior at Traditions. Vasquez put together rounds of 71-71-72-214 to complete his highest career AJGA finish to date.
Wes Artac, Kingwood, Texas (2014)
Artac has three top-10 finishes in his AJGA career, with one of those coming at the 2012 Junior Championship. Artac shot rounds of 71-75-74-220 to finish T3.
Brooke McDougald, The Woodlands, Texas (2015)
A native of The Woodlands and member of the 2012 Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention list, McDougald is in the hunt for her second AJGA victory. Last year, McDougald shot rounds of 74-73-70-217 to win the 2012 Junior All-Star at Townsend Ridge. McDougald, who has given a verbal commitment to Texas Christian University, also took home a T2 finish at the 2012 Junior All-Star Invitational.
Taylor Coleman, San Antonio, Texas (2015)
Early in June, Coleman took home her fourth AJGA victory, a wire-to-wire win at the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T. At Steelwood, Coleman shot a first round 7-under-par 65 and followed it with rounds of 70 and 75 to finish with a 6-under-par 210 tournament total. Coleman, a 2011 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Arizona State University.

2012 Results Junior Championship
The Woodlands Country Club (June 18 - 21, 2012)
Boys Division
1 Benjamin Arnett Houston, Texas 69–75–74—218
2 Peter Thorseth Richmond, Texas 73–72–74—219
T3 Wes Artac Kingwood, Texas 71–75–74—220
T3 Jacob Veerman (Netherlands) Sugarland, Texas 70–76–74—220
5 Shen Yoon (Malaysia) The Woodlands, Texas 72–78–72—222
Girls Division
1 *Julia Beck Austin, Texas 78–78–72—228
2 Cheyenne Knight Aledo, Texas 76–76–76—228
T3 Grace Choi Dallas, Texas 78–77–76—231
T3 Eji Kwon (South Korea) Dallas, Texas 80–77–74—231
5 Vanessa Ha (Canada) Allen, Texas 76–78–79—233
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Junior Championship 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 Tournament websites are accessible from the homepage and include recaps, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, course and sponsorship information.

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 more than 6,300 members from 48 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.

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 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Jordan Spieth, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome and Morgan Pressel.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Texas native
Boys Division
Ryan Alford Shreveport, La.
Chase Ambrose Katy, Texas
Corbin Archer Katy, Texas
Benjamin Arnett Houston, Texas
Wes Artac Kingwood, Texas
Braden Bailey Groves, Texas
Greg Bechtel The Woodlands, Texas
Cole Bradford Plano, Texas
Cole Buck Pampa, Texas
Mario Carmona (Mexico) Houston, Texas
Carson Cavner Jupiter, Fla.
Austen Christiansen Houston, Texas
Michael Cotton Katy, Texas
Pontus Dahlstrom (Sweden) The Woodlands, Texas
Brody Davis Edmond, Okla.
Camden DeBonis Allen, Texas
Philip Delisi Tokyo, Japan
Evan Doherty The Woodlands, Texas
Cooper Dossey Austin, Texas
George Doykan Houston, Texas
George Gardner Southlake, Texas
Dennis Godoy, Jr. Hideaway, Texas
Mason Greenberg Southlake, Texas
Ryan Grider Lewisville, Texas
Aaron Guanlao Haslet, Texas
Pablo Gutierrez Santiago, Mexico
Joey Hearn Austin, Texas
Jake Hendrix Austin, Texas
Barrett Hennington Seabrook, Texas
Jose Hernandez Dominican Republic
Raul Hernandez (Venezuela) League City, Texas
Devin Jackson Longview, Texas
Andrew Jacobe Houston, Texas
Charles Kim (South Korea) Cedar Park, Texas
Klein Klotz Austin, Texas
Walker Lee Houston, Texas
Jack Little Montgomery, Texas
Taylor MacKay (Canada) Houston, Texas
Matthew Maier Richmond, Texas
Jake Mccrory Deer Park, Texas
Ryan Mendoza Dove Canyon, Calif.
Chandler Muscat Seabrook, Texas
Tobin Niblett Austin, Texas
Travis Ola Houston, Texas
Zach Partin Lewisville, Texas
Andrew Paysse Temple, Texas
Michael Perras Pasadena, Texas
Ryan Peterson Houston, Texas
Chandler Phillips Huntsville, Texas
Chase Phillips Austin, Texas
Kevin Pourasef San Antonio, Texas
Brady Price The Woodlands, Texas
Ashton Radvansky Houston, Texas
Grant Rapoza Long Beach, Calif.
Mariano Romero Morelia, Mexico
Jack Sagehorn The Woodlands, Texas
Jordan Sanders Cedar Park, Texas
David Schack The Woodlands, Texas
Kasen Schneider San Antonio, Texas
Jassem Setayesh Plano, Texas
Hunter Shattuck Jacksonville, Texas
Austin Shaw The Woodlands, Texas
Trent Stumbaugh Cypress, Texas
Nick Thornton Boerne, Texas
Peter Thorseth Richmond, Texas
Zach Tracy Houston, Texas
Diego Trevino (Mexico) The Woodlands, Texas
Jonathan Vasquez Bryan, Texas
Jacob Veerman (Netherlands) Sugarland, Texas
Chester Wang The Woodlands, Texas
Girls Division
Gracie Aday The Woodlands, Texas
Emma Ballard Humble, Texas
Greta Bruner Conroe, Texas
Margaret Byers San Antonio, Texas
Alisa Chong Carrollton, Texas
Annika Clark Highlands, Texas
Taylor Coleman San Antonio, Texas
Hailee Cooper Montgomery, Texas
Courtney Dow Frisco, Texas
Elizabeth Doykan Houston, Texas
Susan Hagger Katy, Texas
Chaithra Katamneni (India) Coppell, Texas
Allison Kuntz Austin, Texas
Erica Lautensack Arlington, Texas
Binny Lee Frisco, Texas
Maddie Luitwieler Katy, Texas
Maddie McCrary Wylie, Texas
Brooke McDougald The Woodlands, Texas
Kelly McGovern The Woodlands, Texas
Sabina Pena (Mexico) Mission, Texas
Ana Raga (Venezuela) League City, Texas
Ariana Saenz Porter, Texas
Amber Wang Sugar Land, Texas