Ryan Moore Junior Championship

RMG Club at Oakbrook
Lakewood, Wash. July 1 - 4, 2013

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • crichards@ajga.org

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Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

AJGA returns to Washington
With the support of PGA TOUR player Ryan Moore and RMG Club, the AJGA returns to Washington for the first time since 2010. A native of Washington, Moore partnered with the AJGA to provide more playing opportunities for juniors in the northwest region. "The AJGA provided an incredible tournament schedule, top-level, national competition and professionally-run events that really prepared me for my next step into collegiate and amateur competition. It was only natural for me to want to provide the same opportunity for juniors to come to my home course and enjoy the same opportunities I had growing up in the AJGA," Moore said.
Moore's AJGA legacy
A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Moore recorded five top-10 finishes and three AJGA victories. His biggest win came at the 2001 Thunderbird Interational Junior, where he carded rounds of 67-68-68 for a tournament total of 202, the second-lowest in tournament history. Moore, who competed at UNLV, boasted a successful amateur record which included winning the U.S. Amateur (2004), the Western Amateur (2004) and the U.S. Amateur Public Links (2002 and 2004). In 2004, he became the 15th AJGA alum to win the NCAA Championship individual title.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 1
10:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Practice Round off No. 1 tee
Tuesday, July 2
6:30 - 11:40 a.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
Wednesday, July 3
6:30 - 11:40 a.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
Thursday, July 4
6:30 - 11:40 a.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
4 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Frank Garber, Kirkland, Wash. (2014)
A University of Washington verbal commit, Garber has recorded six top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish at the 2012 Sunriver Junior Open and a T6 showing at the AJGA Junior at Diablo Grande in April. A rising-senior at Juanita High School, Garber successfully defended his Class 3A boys golf state championship.
Jino Sohn, Chandler, Ariz. (2015)
Sohn will make his fourth AJGA appearance of the season after placing top-20 in all three 2013 AJGA starts. His career is highlighted by a third-place finish at the 2012 Junior All-Star at Gainey Ranch, a course he again found success with in 2013, as he finished T13 at the Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship.
Catherina Li, Kent, Wash. (2014)
Tied at No. 53 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Li is the highest-ranked player in the Girls Division. She earned a Rolex Junior All-America honorable mention in 2011, and has two victories on her record, including the 2011 AJGA Junior at Centennial and the 2012 AJGA Junior at Fox Hill.
Jordan Ferreira, University Place, Wash. (2013)
Ferreira comes off a runner-up finish at the Midwest Junior Players Championship and will look for her first AJGA title. She has collected six top-five finishes and has signed a National Letter of Intent with Notre Dame. The Bellarmine Prep graduate was named to the 2012 HP Scholastic Junior All-America team.

Media Accommodations

The Ryan Moore 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 ajga.org. 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 Washington native
Boys Division
Cole Alexander Placentia, Calif.
Michael Alvarez Henderson, Nev.
Eric Ansett Spokane, Wash.
Michael Baldeck II Clarkston, Wash.
Joseph Baldeck III Clarkston, Wash.
Adam Barker Gig Harbor, Wash.
Taylor Bolm Scottsdale, Ariz.
Michael Butler Sammamish, Wash.
Reid Buzby San Francisco, Calif.
Max Canfield Los Altos, Calif.
Quinn Carlsen El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Chase Carlson Tacoma, Wash.
Gilbert Chang Smithtown, N.Y.
Alec Charles Gig Harbor, Wash.
Michael Christifulli Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Perry Cohen La Jolla, Calif.
Seamus Comerford Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Tanner Comes Spokane, Wash.
Guillermo Cortina Bradenton, Fla.
Conrad Croshaw Redmond, Wash.
Tim de Silva Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Vince DePinto Shadow Hills, Calif.
Daniel Dimaculangan Irvine, Calif.
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Owen Fenner Snohomish, Wash.
Rowan Foxley Arlington, Wash.
Nick Friend Lakewood, Wash.
Frank Garber Kirkland, Wash.
Gregory Gildea Lakewood, Wash.
Austin Glendinning Goodyear, Ariz.
Justin Goh San Francisco, Calif.
Micah Goulas New Iberia, La.
Harry Hanskat Park City, Utah
Joe Harvie Orting, Wash.
Peyton Hastings North Salt Lake, Utah
Ramon Hedges Ashland, Ore.
Joe Highsmith Lakewood, Wash.
Sam Highsmith Lakewood, Wash.
Bryan Hong Newport Coast, Calif.
Jefferson Kao Diamond Bar, Calif.
Tyler Kathrineberg Mesa, Ariz.
Michael Kirby Henderson, Nev.
Andy Liu Bellevue, Wash.
Daniel Lopez Los Angeles, Calif.
Aubrey Mackenzie Poulsbo, Wash.
Brett Manke Lakewood, Wash.
RJ Manke Lakewood, Wash.
Brian Moon Mukilteo, Wash.
Connor Nam Scottsdale, Ariz.
Matthew Philichi Gig Harbor, Wash.
Jonathan Purcell San Jose, Calif.
Justin JJ Qualkenbush La Quinta, Calif.
Nickolas Robinson Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Jake Ryerson Seattle, Wash.
Carlos Salazar Queretaro, Mexico
Albert Seo Auburn, Wash.
Ashton Silk Hillsborough, Calif.
Jino Sohn Chandler, Ariz.
Spencer Soosman Westlake Village, Calif.
Dathan Terry Lubbock, Texas
Sahith Theegala Chino Hills, Calif.
Van Thomas Las Vegas, Nev.
Mark Anthony Vogel San Mateo, Calif.
Eugene Wackerbarth Clyde Hill, Wash.
Ryan Wallen Blaine, Wash.
Thomas Weaver Westlake Village, Calif.
Aaron Whalen Ephrata, Wash.
Matt Wilson Cypress, Calif.
Sean Yi Auburn, Wash.
Sean Yu (Taiwan) Beaumont, Calif.
Victor Zhou New Britain, Conn.
Girls Division
Julia Becker Las Vegas, Nev.
Jacqueline Bendrick Mercer Island, Wash.
Olivia Benzin Tacoma, Wash.
Alivia Brown Gig Harbor, Wash.
Jordan Ferreira University Place, Wash.
Ashley Fitzgibbons Sammamish, Wash.
Meiqi Gao Shanghai, China
Aleana Groenhout Redmond, Wash.
Alice Jo Shanghai, China
Sierra Kersten Spokane, Wash.
Lydia Kim Spokane, Wash.
Renee Kwak Mukilteo, Wash.
Brittany Kwon Bremerton, Wash.
Aiko Leong Honolulu, Hawaii
Catherina Li Kent, Wash.
Angela Liu San Jose, Calif.
Natalie Mattison Cypress, Calif.
Lilly Navarre Puyallup, Wash.
Miranda Reyes Mesa, Ariz.
Kailie Vongsaga Diamond Bar, Calif.
Catherine Warner Kennewick, Wash.
Hanna Yi Auburn, Wash.
Janet Zhang Richmond, British Columbia
Katherine Zhu (Canada) Chengdu, China