Bob Jones Junior Championship

Yorba Linda Country Club
Yorba Linda, Calif. • July 22 - 25, 2013

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Amanda Herrington • (678) 425-1789 • aherrington@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Local flavor: 61 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Jake Andl Westlake Village 2015
Oscar Baek La Habra 2014
Blake Barens Villa Park 2013
Jack Biwer Westlake Village 2016
Henry Cassriel Orinda 2014
Zi Hao Chen San Leandro 2014
Justin Chong Granada HIlls 2015
Christopher Chu Fullerton 2013
Jin Ho Chung Cerritos 2014
C.J. Coleman Manhattan Beach 2015
Charlie Dillon Topanga 2015
Daniel Dimaculangan Irvine 2015
Nicholas Engelhardt Los Angeles 2014
Hunter Epson Long Beach 2016
Hale Furey Newport Beach 2014
Ryan Graf Ramona 2014
Peter Griffith Westlake Village 2015
Davis Holman Yorba Linda 2014
Tanner Hughes Livermore 2014
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo 2015
Gookmin Kim Norwalk 2016
Louis Kim Brea 2014
Jonathan Lai Arcadia 2013
Ki Taek Lee La Quinta 2013
Court Lewis Yorba Linda 2013
Matt Lutz Placentia 2014
Blake Meek Pasadena 2013
Ellis Messian Rancho Bernardo 2014
Johnathan Nicholson Newbury Park 2014
Drew Oslance Poway 2015
Paul Park La Crescenta 2014
Lawrence Ree Redondo Beach 2013
Ryan Roodzant Bakersfield 2014
Daniel Son Glendale 2017
Tailin Song Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Andrew Spilman Simi Valley 2015
David Stitt Simi Valley 2014
Joshua Suh La Canada 2014
Issei Tanabe Huntington Beach 2017
Shawn Tsai Ontario 2016
Hidetoshi Yoshihara Irvine 2016
Jonathan Young Long Beach 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Sasha Banks Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Megan Chao Fullerton 2015
Anne Cheng Torrance 2013
Nina Fairbairn Orinda 2013
Brooke Graebe Yorba Linda 2015
Rong Ji Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Diana Kim Torrance 2015
Megan Kim Redondo Beach 2014
Melissa Leo La Canada 2014
Angela Liu San Jose 2018
Irene Maemura Shadow Hills 2015
Haley Moore Escondido 2016
Nina Alexis Novilla Carson 2016
Jisoo Park Fullerton 2014
Mackenzie Raim Palm Desert 2014
Kaitleen Shee Irvine 2016
Ellen Takada Irvine 2016
Tiffany Yau Porter Ranch 2014
Michelle Yom Torrance 2014
First-year tournament
The AJGA will travel to Yorba Linda in Calif., for the Bob Jones Junior Championship July 22-25. This is the first time both the Bob Jones Junior Championship and Yorba Linda Country Club will be featured on the AJGA circuit.
Local Competition
Forty-nine local California players will compete in this year's tournament. Among this group 17 look to play collegiate golf. Twelve have signed a national letter of intent. The remaining five have given verbal commitments.

Schedule of Events

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

Top Players to Watch

Jonathan Lai, (Hong Kong) Arcadia, Calif. (2013)
Lai is the top player in the Boys Division, sitting at No. 64 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Since 2009, Lai has collected six top-10 finishes, including his personal best T2 at the 2012 AJGA Junior Challenge. Lai is set to play at Yale University this fall.
Rong Ji, (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (2015)
Behind the strength of a victory at the 2013 Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship, Rong Ji ranks the highest in the Girls Division at No. 92 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Ji has collected seven top-10 AJGA finishes since 2012, and has finished among the top-10 in seven of eight career AJGA starts.
Brooke Graebe, Yorba Linda, Calif. (2015)
No. 96 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Brooke Graebe ranks the second highest among the Girls division. The local favorite has earned seven top-five AJGA finishes, including a personal best first place finish at the 2012 PBE Qualifier-Stockton.

Media Accommodations

The Bob Jones 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 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 California native
Boys Division
Jake Andl Westlake Village, Calif.
Oscar Baek (South Korea) La Habra, Calif.
Blake Barens Villa Park, Calif.
Jack Biwer Westlake Village, Calif.
Henry Cassriel Orinda, Calif.
Zi Hao Chen (China) San Leandro, Calif.
Justin Chong Granada Hills, Calif.
Christopher Chu Fullerton, Calif.
Jin Ho Chung (Brazil) Cerritos, Calif.
C.J. Coleman Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Sam Dickey Las Vegas, Nev.
Charlie Dillon Topanga, Calif.
Daniel Dimaculangan Irvine, Calif.
Nicholas Engelhardt Los Angeles, Calif.
Hunter Epson Long Beach, Calif.
Hale Furey Newport Beach, Calif.
Eduardo Gonzalez San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Ryan Graf Ramona, Calif.
Peter Griffith Westlake Village, Calif.
Davis Holman Yorba Linda, Calif.
Tanner Hughes Livermore, Calif.
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, Calif.
Gookmin Kim (South Korea) Norwalk, Calif.
Louis Kim Brea, Calif.
Jonathan Lai (Hong Kong) Arcadia, Calif.
Ki Taek Lee (Canada) La Quinta, Calif.
Court Lewis Yorba Linda, Calif.
Matt Lutz Placentia, Calif.
Blake Meek Pasadena, Calif.
Jose Mendez San Jose, Costa Rica
Ellis Messian Rancho Bernardo, Calif.
Johnathan Nicholson Newbury Park, Calif.
Drew Oslance Poway, Calif.
Paul Park La Crescenta, Calif.
Lawrence Ree Redondo Beach, Calif.
Pablo Rincon Gallardo Queretaro, Mexico
Ryan Roodzant Bakersfield, Calif.
Daniel Son Glendale, Calif.
Tailin Song (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Andrew Spilman Simi Valley, Calif.
David Stitt Simi Valley, Calif.
Joshua Suh La Canada, Calif.
Issei Tanabe (Japan) Huntington Beach, Calif.
Lawrence Ting Taipei, Taiwan
Shawn Tsai (Taiwan) Ontario, Calif.
Albano Valentino San Juan, Argentina
Dylan Wu Medford, Ore.
Wocheng Ye Dongguan, China
Hidetoshi Yoshihara (Japan) Irvine, Calif.
Jonathan Young Long Beach, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Sasha Banks (Russian Federation) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Brianna Becker Las Vegas, Nev.
Megan Chao Fullerton, Calif.
Anne Cheng Torrance, Calif.
Nina Fairbairn Orinda, Calif.
Mariel Galdiano Pearl City, Hawaii
Brooke Graebe Yorba Linda, Calif.
Sifan He (China) Kobe, Japan
Rong Ji (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Alice Jo Shanghai, China
Diana Kim Torrance, Calif.
Megan Kim Redondo Beach, Calif.
Hansol Koo (South Korea) Honolulu, Hawaii
Melissa Leo La Canada, Calif.
Angela Liu San Jose, Calif.
Irene Maemura Shadow Hills, Calif.
Haley Moore Escondido, Calif.
Nina Alexis Novilla Carson, Calif.
Jisoo Park (South Korea) Fullerton, Calif.
Chayanid Prapassarangkul Bangkok, Thailand
Mackenzie Raim Palm Desert, Calif.
Kaitleen Shee Irvine, Calif.
Ellen Takada Irvine, Calif.
Tatiana Wijaya (Indonesia) Perth, Australia
Tiffany Yau Porter Ranch, Calif.
Michelle Yom Torrance, Calif.