Davis Love III Junior Open

Sea Island Golf Club
St. Simons Island, Ga. July 22 - 25, 2013

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 57 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Wilson Belk 2015 University of Colorado
Grant Bennett 2013 Wichita State
Hoke Carlton 2015 Davidson College
Dwight Cauthen 2016 North Carolina State University
Miguel Delgado 2015 Notre Dame
Michael DeMorat 2014 Eastern Florida State College
Thomas Eldridge 2014 UNC - Wilmington
Bryant Evans 2014 Western Kentucky
Chase Feagin 2013 Oglethorpe
Taylor Funk 2014 Texas
Alex Green 2015 The University of Alabama
Jordan Gumberg 2014 University of Tennessee
Alex Handy 2014 University of South Carolina
Zachary Healy 2014 University of Georgia
Thomas Hodges 2014 Georgia College
Hunter Howell 2014 Lipscomb University
Willis Huynh 2014 Army
Mark David Johnson 2015 Western Carolina University
Tyler Joiner 2015 Georgia Tech
David Kocher 2014 University of Maryland
Harry Lambert 2013 Georgia College
Tzu-Wei Lin 2014 Boston College
Will Long 2013 Auburn
Joshua Martin 2015 University of North Carolina
Will Miles 2015 University of South Carolina
Kyle Mueller 2014 University of Michigan
Ashton Nix 2013 Samford
Nicolas Paxson 2013 Dayton
Anthony Perrino 2015 Georgetown University
Matthew Plunkett 2015 West Point
Sam Prater 2015 Troy
Archer Price 2014 Georgia Southern
Matthew Rushton 2013 Notre Dame
Connor Slane 2013 North Alabama
Cody Solomon 2013 Washington & Lee
Ryan Stachler 2015 University of South Carolina
Scott Stevens 2015 University of South Carolina
Alec Tahy 2013 Arkansas
Travis Trace 2015 University of North FL
Tye Waller 2015 Georgia Tech
Thomas Walsh 2015 University of Virginia
Tyler Young 2014 UNC - Charlotte
Austin Zoller 2014 Winthrop University
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Kasidy Beckel 2015 Radford University
Ansley Bowman 2015 Georgia Southern University
Daniella Castañeda 2014 St. John's University
Taylor Gentzkow 2014 Santa Clara University
Caroline Griffin 2014 Dalton State
Katy Harris 2013 Mercer
August Kim 2013 Purdue
Sammi Lee 2013 Georgia
Sabrina Long 2015 Yale
Kayley Marschke 2016 Auburn University
Mary Ellen Shuman 2013 Georgia
Phyllis Tang 2014 Boston University
Abbey Williams 2014 Florida Southern College
Carianne Wright 2013 South Alabama
 
 
Local flavor: 23 players from Georgia will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Zachary Healy Peachtree Corners 2014
David Hemann Evans 2013
Thomas Hodges Monroe 2014
Mark David Johnson St. Simons Island 2015
Tyler Joiner Leesburg 2015
Harry Lambert Suwanee 2013
Jay Mobley Waynesboro 2016
Kyle Mueller Watkinsville 2014
Quin Murphy Covington 2014
Nicholas Smith Johns Creek 2014
Cody Solomon Norcross 2013
Ryan Stachler Alpharetta 2015
Jake Thomas Cumming 2015
Tye Waller Griffin 2015
Tyler Young Kennesaw 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Kelsie Belan Ty Ty 2014
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island 2016
Caroline Griffin Tifton 2014
Katy Harris St. Simons Island 2013
Sabrina Long Alpharetta 2015
Kayley Marschke Suwanee 2016
Mary Ellen Shuman Saint Simons Island 2013
Abbey Williams Marietta 2014
New beginnings
AJGA alumnae and PGA TOUR standout Davis Love III will bring this new tournament to his hometown of St. Simons Island, Ga.
Sea Island Golf Club
This is the fourth time Sea Island Golf Club welcomes the AJGA,having opened their Seaside Course to the Polo Golf Junior Classic (2004-06) and the 2003 Canon Cup. This will mark the first time an AJGA tournament will take place on the club's Plantation Course, which is also the home course to recent PGA TOUR winner Harris English.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 22
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 23
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Wednesday, July 24
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Thursday, July 25
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Zachary Healy, Peachtree Corners, Ga. (2014)
Healy is the highest ranked boy from Georgia. His AJGA career consists of six top-10 finishes with his best showing coming his second place at the 2011 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star. Healy plans to keep his talents in state for college by verbally committing to the University of Georgia.
August Kim, St Augustine, Fla. (2013)
At No. 54 in the Polo Golf Rankings, August Kim of St. Augustine, Fla., is the highest-ranked player in the field. Kim won her first AJGA title at the 2012 E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf and followed with a T2 showing at the 2012 Woodward Video Junior at The Greenbrier. The HP Scholastic Junior All-American signed a National Letter of Intent to join Purdue women's golf team in the fall.

Media Accommodations

The Davis Love III Junior Open 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 Georgia native
Boys Division
Wilson Belk Colorado Springs, Colo.
Grant Bennett Prosper, Texas
Eduardo Blochtein Delray Beach, Fla.
Hoke Carlton Charlotte, N.C.
Dwight Cauthen Columbia, S.C.
Matt Cheng Taipei, Taiwan
Miguel Delgado Novato, Calif.
Michael DeMorat Merritt Island, Fla.
Thomas Eldridge Raleigh, N.C.
Bryant Evans Flower Mound, Texas
Chase Feagin Dothan, Ala.
Taylor Funk Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Trevor Graham Old Hickory, Tenn.
Alex Green Point Clear, Ala.
Jordan Gumberg Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Alex Handy Aiken, S.C.
Austin Harrill Hickory, N.C.
William Harwood Columbia, S.C.
Zachary Healy Peachtree Corners, Ga.
David Hemann Evans, Ga.
Thomas Hodges Monroe, Ga.
Hunter Howell Franklin, Tenn.
Ashton Hunter Nashville, Tenn.
Willis Huynh Syosset, N.Y.
Cole Johnson Parrish, Fla.
Mark David Johnson St. Simons Island, Ga.
Tyler Joiner Leesburg, Ga.
David Kocher Charlotte, N.C.
Harry Lambert (United Kingdom) Suwanee, Ga.
Pongpalin Lapvisuttisin (Thailand) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Tzu-Wei Lin (Taiwan) Palmetto, Fla.
Will Long Gastonia, N.C.
Joshua Martin Pinehurst, N.C.
Will Miles Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Patrick Mills Tampa, Fla.
Jay Mobley Waynesboro, Ga.
Kyle Mueller Watkinsville, Ga.
Quin Murphy Covington, Ga.
Ashton Nix Auburn, Ala.
Shota Ozaki Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan
Nicolas Paxson Cincinnati, Ohio
Anthony Perrino Mooresville, N.C.
Matthew Plunkett Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Sam Prater Birmingham, Ala.
Archer Price Gastonia, N.C.
Kobdech Rodrat Bangkok, Thailand
Matthew Rushton (South Africa) Bluffton, S.C.
Christian Salzer Sumter, S.C.
Phubodi Sirisilp Lop Buri, Thailand
Connor Slane Helena, Ala.
Nicholas Smith Johns Creek, Ga.
Cody Solomon Norcross, Ga.
Ryan Stachler Alpharetta, Ga.
Scott Stevens Chattanooga, Tenn.
Alec Tahy Dayton, Ohio
Jake Thomas Cumming, Ga.
Travis Trace Jacksonville, Fla.
Tye Waller Griffin, Ga.
Thomas Walsh High Point, N.C.
Tyler Young Kennesaw, Ga.
Yidong Zhang (Canada) Orlando, Fla.
Austin Zoller Summerville, S.C.
 
Girls Division
Catherine Ashworth Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
Kasidy Beckel Okatie, S.C.
Kelsie Belan Ty Ty, Ga.
Ansley Bowman St. Augustine, Fla.
Daniella Castañeda (Colombia) Howey in the Hills, Fla.
Julianna Collett St. Simons Island, Ga.
Hana Furuichi Orlando, Fla.
Taylor Gentzkow Winnetka, Ill.
Caroline Griffin Tifton, Ga.
Katy Harris St. Simons Island, Ga.
August Kim St Augustine, Fla.
Auston Kim St Augustine, Fla.
Sammi Lee Winter Park, Fla.
Sabrina Long Alpharetta, Ga.
Kayley Marschke Suwanee, Ga.
Rei Nakatani (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Cynthia Navis Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Mary Ellen Shuman Saint Simons Island, Ga.
Phyllis Tang (Singapore) Bluffton, S.C.
Abbey Williams Marietta, Ga.
Carianne Wright DeBary, Fla.