AJGA Junior at Tedesco

Tedesco Country Club
Marblehead, Mass. July 15 - 18, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 45 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sam Aronoff 2014 Louisiana Lafayette
Zack Bailey 2014 George Washington
Jake Bauer 2014 Johnson & Wales University North Miami
Conner Beakey 2013 Fairfield University
Brent Bubes 2014 University of Maryland
Timothy Colanta 2015 University of Maryland
Blake Dyer 2015 University of Florida
Patrick Frodigh 2013 Denver
Evan Grenus 2014 Wofford College
Patrick Hallisey 2014 Boston College
Dane Hankamer 2014 US Air Force Academy
Dean Hitt 2013 Robert Morris University
Drake Hull 2015 University of Kansas
Jack Kade 2013 Methodist University
Ian Kelsey 2014 Dartmouth*
Jackson Lang 2015 Davidson College
John Lazor 2015 Dartmouth College
Kevin Li 2014 Brown*
Roland Massimino 2015 Kansas State University
Charlie May 2013 Elon University
Matthew Naumec 2015 Boston College
Vinay Ramesh 2015 Princeton University
Austin Rendell 2013 Georgetown
Conor Rodrigues 2014 East Tennessee State University
Sam Rosenberg 2014 University of Pennsylvania"
Anton Serafini 2016 Georgia Tech
Justin Serowik 2014 Wilmington University
Jonathan Shaw 2014 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Leven Simon-Seay 2013 UC - Riverside
Luke Thomas 2013 Harding
Carter Thompson 2014 Florida State University
Samuel Uhland 2015 Jacksonville University
John VanDerLaan 2014 Florida Southern
Michael VanDerLaan 2015 Florida Southern College
Jens Verhey 2014 University of Notre Dame
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Chloe Corriveau 2015 University of Washington
Sophie DiPetrillo 2015 University of Richmond
Katharine Fortin 2014 Middlebury College
Marissa Grillo 2014 Boston College
Ashley Kimbrough 2014 Florida Gulf Coast
Janet Mao 2015 Northwestern University
Maggie Neece 2013 Oklahoma
Mackenzie Perez 2014 University of Missouri
Yeji Shin 2015 Georgia Southern University
Anna Zhou 2015 Harvard College
 
 
Local flavor: 30 players from Massachusetts will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
John Beadle North Attleboro 2014
Drew Benshoff Concord 2014
Steven DiLisio Swampscott 2016
Patrick Frodigh Westwood 2013
Jack Kade Dennis 2013
Joshua Kim Deerfield 2014
Jackson Lang Lexington 2015
John Lazor Westwood 2015
Paul Lei Middleton 2015
Joseph Lynch Foxborough 2015
Mark Mancini Methuen 2014
Charlie May Topsfield 2013
Matthew Michaud Waltham 2014
Colin Natale Danvers 2015
Matthew Naumec Wilbraham 2015
Owen Picariello Marblehead 2016
Jake Ratti Hanover 2015
Brendan Ridge Hanover 2016
Jeffrey Russell Hingham 2015
Justin Serowik Marblehead 2014
Alejandro Soto Newton 2016
Brett Thomas Medfield 2014
Tianlin Zhang Concord 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Helen Dailey Wellesley 2015
Sophie DiPetrillo Dover 2015
Julia Ford Shrewsbury 2016
Katharine Fortin Wellesley 2014
Hannah Ghelfi East Falmouth 2016
Lina Kim Weston 2014
Sophia Morrill Hanover 2015
AJGA returns to Tedesco
The fifth-annual AJGA Junior at Tedesco will be held for the first time at Tedesco Country Club in Marblehead, Mass., a club that has not been featured on the AJGA circuit since 2007. The one-of-a-kind par-70 course has variety from start to finish with a relatively short length and small, quick undulating greens.
Native Competition
24 players from Massachusetts will compete in this year's tournament, including three players in the field who have committed to play collegiate golf.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 15
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
6 p.m. Junior-Am Awards and Reception
 
Tuesday, July 16
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, July 17
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, July 18
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Carter Thompson, Tallahassee, Fla. (2014)
Ranked the highest in the Boys Division at No. 75 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Thompson looks to make a statement at the 2013 AJGA Junior at Tedesco. Thompson has earned three top-25 career finishes in national competition and is verbally committed to play at Florida State University.
John VanDerLaan, Southbury, Conn. (2014)
Finishing sixth at last years AJGA Junior at Tedesco,VanDerLaan looks to finish on top of the leaderboard. He has earned five top-15 AJGA finishes and is verbally committed to play for Florida Southern.
John Beadle, North Attleboro, Mass. (2014)
Finishing T9 at the 2012 AJGA Junior at Tedesco, Beadle looks to come back strong and earn his way to the top of the leaderboard. Beadle has two top-20 AJGA finishes since 2011.
At No. 49 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Li is the top-ranked golfer in the Girls Division. The 2011 Rolex Junior All-American has earned 10 top-10 AJGA finishes, including two victories, the 2012 AJGA Junior at Fox Hill and the 2011 AJGA Junior at Centennial.
Anna Zhou, Palo Alto, Calif. (2015)
Coming off her win at the AJGA Junior at Penn State, Zhou looks to keep the momentum rolling at the AJGA Junior at Tedesco. She is No. 62 in the Polo Golf Rankings behind the strength of two victories in her 2013 season and has a total seven top-10 finishes since joining the AJGA in 2011.
Katharine Fortin, Wellesley, Mass. (2014)
Finishing T8 at the 2012 AJGA Junior at Tedesco, Fortin looks to make her way on top of the leaderboard this year. In 2012, Fortin earned three top-10 AJGA finishes, including a personal-best T5 finish at the 2012 PBE Qualifier - Boston.
 

2012 Results

AJGA Junior at Tedesco
The Golf Club of Cape Cod (July 16 - 19, 2012)
 
Boys Division
1 Robert Deng Irvine, Calif. 73–69–71—213
2 Tripp H'Doubler Atlanta, Ga. 74–73–70—217
3 Scott Jaster Bryn Mawr, Pa. 78–74–67—219
T4 Jonathan Woods Duxbury, Mass. 75–73–74—222
T4 Tzu-Wei Lin (Taiwan) Palmetto, Fla. 79–71–72—222
 
Girls Division
1 Samantha Marks Maitland, Fla. 75–74–70—219
2 Kelly Whaley Farmington, Conn. 75–70–75—220
3 Cindy Ha Demarest, N.J. 77–73–76—226
4 Mary Mulcahy Scituate, Mass. 77–80–72—229
5 Vinh-Hoa Ngo Newton, Mass. 77–77–79—233
 

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Junior at Tedesco 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 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 Massachusetts native
Boys Division
Sam Aronoff Santa Monica, Calif.
Zack Bailey Walnut Creek, Calif.
Jake Bauer Portsmouth, R.I.
John Beadle North Attleboro, Mass.
Conner Beakey Avon, Conn.
Drew Benshoff Concord, Mass.
Patrick Brown Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Brent Bubes North Bethesda, Md.
Jeffery Cheung Coto de Caza, Calif.
Caleb Chodosh Salt Lake City, Utah
Timothy Colanta Reunion, Fla.
John Collins Wilton, Conn.
Jack Coyne University Hts, Ohio
Steven DiLisio Swampscott, Mass.
Nathaniel Dong Glastonbury, Conn.
Blake Dyer St. Petersburg, Fla.
Josh Fonda Gloversville, N.Y.
Patrick Frodigh Westwood, Mass.
Evan Grenus Glastonbury, Conn.
Jacob Gurock West Windsor, N.J.
Patrick Hallisey Wethersfield, Conn.
Dane Hankamer Salado, Texas
Dean Hitt Jackson, Mich.
Thomas Hixon Rye, N.H.
Drake Hull Rutland, Vt.
Jack Kade Dennis, Mass.
Ian Kelsey Deerfield, Ill.
Jake Kevorkian Clearwater, Fla.
John YounSung Kim (South Korea) Toronto, Ontario
Joshua Kim Deerfield, Mass.
Joseph Ko (South Korea) North Hills, Calif.
Jackson Lang Lexington, Mass.
John Lazor Westwood, Mass.
Junee Lee Fullerton, Calif.
Paul Lei Middleton, Mass.
Kevin Li Burnaby, British Columbia
Joseph Lynch Foxborough, Mass.
Mark Mancini Methuen, Mass.
Roland Massimino Lumberville, Pa.
Charlie May Topsfield, Mass.
Mike May Auburn, N.Y.
Matthew Michaud Waltham, Mass.
Colin Natale Danvers, Mass.
Matthew Naumec Wilbraham, Mass.
Owen Picariello Marblehead, Mass.
Vinay Ramesh Newtown, Pa.
Jake Ratti Hanover, Mass.
Austin Rendell Winnetka, Ill.
Brendan Ridge Hanover, Mass.
Conor Rodrigues Kingston, Ontario
Sam Rosenberg Dallas, Texas
Jeffrey Russell Hingham, Mass.
Anton Serafini Lake Mary, Fla.
Justin Serowik Marblehead, Mass.
Jonathan Shaw Mill Valley, Calif.
Leven Simon-Seay Los Angeles, Calif.
Priyanshu Singh (India) Windermere, Fla.
Alejandro Soto Newton, Mass.
John Tawaststjerna Washington, D.C.
Brett Thomas Medfield, Mass.
Luke Thomas Plano, Texas
Carter Thompson Tallahassee, Fla.
JB Thompson Jupiter, Fla.
Samuel Uhland Jacksonville, Fla.
John VanDerLaan Southbury, Conn.
Michael VanDerLaan Southbury, Conn.
Jens Verhey Reno, Nev.
Christopher Zhang Belle Mead, N.J.
Tianlin Zhang Concord, Mass.
Justin Zheng Belle Mead, N.J.
 
Girls Division
Bettina Almeida (Philippines) Jensen Beach, Fla.
Monica Austin Yarmouth, Maine
Chloe Corriveau Pebble Beach, Calif.
Helen Dailey Wellesley, Mass.
Sophie DiPetrillo Dover, Mass.
Julia Ford Shrewsbury, Mass.
Katharine Fortin Wellesley, Mass.
Hannah Ghelfi East Falmouth, Mass.
Marissa Grillo Avon, Conn.
MacKenzie Hawkes Madison, Conn.
Sofia Idoyaga Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lina Kim Weston, Mass.
Ashley Kimbrough Clearwater Beach, Fla.
Janet Mao Johns Creek, Ga.
Sophia Morrill Hanover, Mass.
Maggie Neece Colleyville, Texas
Mackenzie Perez Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Chelsea Sedlar Merrimack, N.H.
Yeji Shin Norwood, N.J.
Lauren Thibodeau Hampstead, N.H.
Nattcha Treevichaphan Nonthaburi, Thailand
Emily Uhland Jacksonville, Fla.
Nancy Xu Sunnyvale, Calif.
Anna Zhou Palo Alto, Calif.