Randy Wise Junior Open
Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club
Grand Blanc, Mich. • August 19 - 22, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Warwick Hills welcomes the AJGA for the Randy Wise Junior Open for the fourth straight year.
- The Randy Wise Junior Open is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The event features 96 players from 17 states and Canada.
- The Randy Wise Junior Open won the AJGA's 2012 Media Award and was named the Most Improved Tournament of the Year in 2010.
|Nick Carlson of Hamilton, Mich., returns to the Randy Wise Junior Open looking to defend his 2012 victory. Carlson won last year's event after moving up the leaderboard from seventh to first during the final round and edging Ryan Jahn of Jupiter, Fla., in a four-hole, sudden-death playoff. Should Carlson successfully defend his title, he would become only the third player to win the Boys Division in back-to-back years. The only other players to accomplish this feat were Henry Do (2010, 2011) and Phil Mickelson (1987, 1988).|
|A track with history|
|Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club hosted its first PGA TOUR event in 1958 with the inaugural Buick Open. Over the span of 51 years, the pristine venue hosted PGA TOUR professionals each year, seeing champions in AJGA alums Tiger Woods (2002, 2006, 2009) and Jim Furyk (2003).|
|Juniors to continue careers in Michigan|
|Twelve juniors in the field have chosen to continue their golf careers at universities or colleges in the state of Michigan. Charlie Green of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Francesco Ruffino of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., have signed National Letters of Intent with Michigan State University, while Jacqueline Setas of East Lansing, Mich., has verbally committed. Future Wolverines include signed commit Reed Hrynewich of Muskegon, Mich., and verbal commit Megan Kim of Redondo Beach, Calif.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, August 19|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|6:30 p.m.||Junior-Am Dinner and Awards Reception|
|Tuesday, August 20|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, August 21|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, August 22|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Randy Wise Junior Open
Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club (August 6 - 9, 2012)
|1||*Nick Carlson||Hamilton, Mich.||74–75–69—218|
|2||Ryan Jahn||Jupiter, Fla.||73–72–73—218|
|T3||Reed Hrynewich||Muskegon, Mich.||77–71–71—219|
|T3||Will Seger||Jasper, Ind.||73–78–68—219|
|5||Kyle Meihofer||Valparaiso, Ind.||78–73–72—223|
|1||Muni He||(China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.||76–74–69—219|
|2||Jessica Porvasnik||Hinckley, Ohio||72–76–75—223|
|3||Emily Mills||Farmingdale, N.J.||73–75–76—224|
|4||Jillian Hollis||Rocky River, Ohio||74–73–79—226|
|T5||Joo Youn Seo||(Canada) Laguna Niguel, Calif.||77–75–76—228|
|T5||Nina Fairbairn||Orinda, Calif.||75–74–79—228|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The Randy Wise 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 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.