Preseason Junior at Innisbrook

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
Palm Harbor, Fla. April 11 - 13, 2014

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Tim Jackman (678) 425-1788 tjackman@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: Six players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Shanren Brienen 2015 Florida Institute of Technology
Justin Feldman 2015 University of Maryland
Trent Harris 2014 Limestone College
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Maria Andrea Donado-Paez 2015 Auburn University
Adara Pauluhn 2015 Boise State University
Alexa Popowitz 2015 Georgetown University
 
 
Local flavor: 40 players from Florida will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Ibraheem Badat Tampa 2016
Shanren Brienen Orlando 2015
Jonathon Cachon Weston 2017
Ethan Cairns Davie 2015
Luis Rodrigo Cordova Leon 2015
Eric Costa Largo 2015
Amadeo Figus Port St Lucie 2017
Tim Graham Stuart 2016
Trent Harris Auburndale 2014
ZhaoLin He Wesley Chapel 2015
Zachary Huebner Longwood 2017
Anthony Hunter Palm Coast 2016
Nathaniel Joyer Palm Harbor 2017
Ryan Kinkead Lakewood Ranch 2018
Michael Mattiace Jacksonville 2016
Zack Mendez Pembroke Pines 2016
Jeremy Perna Sarasota 2016
Jimmy Pitenis Daytona Beach 2015
Julian Plourde Sanford 2015
Angel Ramos Doral 2014
Nathan Roque Sanford 2016
Tate Smith Pt. Charlotte 2015
Carson Stroyan Oviedo 2014
Felipe Torres Apopka 2015
Anthony Truong Winter Garden 2016
Jack Tseng Windermere 2017
Anthony Wells Plantation 2017
RJ Whitener Winter Garden 2015
Michael Wijas Lakewood Ranch 2018
Patrick Wu Winter Garden 2017
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Hallianne Hobson Ft. Myers 2016
Kelsy Holbert Lutz 2015
Yuhka Kajiki Howey in the Hills 2014
Vickie Kwak Tallahassee 2015
Cristine Lee Orlando 2015
Amanda Leslie Parkland 2016
Sophie Liu Melbourne 2016
Alexa Popowitz Boca Raton 2015
Kanyanat Saithip Bradenton 2018
Qiqi Wang Howey in the Hills 2015
IMG Academy Preseason Series
The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club - North Course
The North Course is known as one of Innisbrook's most challenging courses. Accuracy is key with green-side bunkers protecting precise hole locations and tight fairways with a large volume of trees that will test the most experienced golfer.
Florida natives
Forty players in the Preseason Junior at Innisbrook field call Florida their home state. The state with the second-most players is New York with seven.
Two of three
The Preseason Junior at Innisbrook is the second event of the season contested at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. The third and final AJGA event to take place here will be the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O'Hair. This event will take place April 17-20 on the North and Copperhead Courses.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 11
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, April 12
8 a.m. 12:30 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Sunday, April 13
8 9:50 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony
 

2013 Results

Preseason Junior at Innisbrook
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (April 12 - 14, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Zhijie (Tony) Jiang (China) Bradenton, Fla. 68–67—135
2 Leonardo Coll (Venezuela) Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 70–69—139
3 Alex Rios Coral Springs, Fla. 69–72—141
4 Anthony Quintessenza Saint Petersburg, Fla. 73–69—142
T5 Steven Chervony Boca Raton, Fla. 70–74—144
T5 Patrick McDonald Chattanooga, Tenn. 71–73—144
T5 Nicolas Vanegas Bogota, Colombia 75–69—144
 
Girls Division
1 Mami Yamamoto (Japan) Howey in the Hills, Fla. 76–73—149
T2 Kellyanne Hurst Plant City, Fla. 76–76—152
T2 Bettina Almeida (Philippines) Jensen Beach, Fla. 78–74—152
T4 Hana Furuichi Orlando, Fla. 75–78—153
T4 Summer Moser Lutz, Fla. 77–76—153
 

Media Accommodations

The Preseason Junior at Innisbrook 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.

IMG Golf Academy Preseason Series

The Preseason Junior at Innisbrook is one of 13 events held as part of the IMG Academy Preseason Series. The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.

IMG Academies

IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development programs. With expert instruction, a proven training methodology, professional-grade facilities and a challenging and motivating learning environment that brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, IMG Academy provides the ultimate foundation for future success.

The Bradenton, Fla.-based campus annually attracts nearly 200,000 athletes, coaches, event participants and spectators from 100 countries.

IMG Academy is housed within the IMG Performance division of IMG Worldwide.

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 Florida native
Boys Division
Ibraheem Badat (South Africa) Tampa, Fla.
William Bertelson Weston, Mass.
Matthew Bonadies New Albany, Ohio
Shanren Brienen (South Africa) Orlando, Fla.
Prescott Butler Old Westbury, N.Y.
Jonathon Cachon Weston, Fla.
Ethan Cairns Davie, Fla.
Jeffrey Clemence Highland, Mich.
Luis Rodrigo Cordova (Mexico) Leon, Fla.
Eric Costa Largo, Fla.
Joey diFrancesco Adamstown, Md.
Matthew Dreimiller New Hartford, N.Y.
Nicolas Fasoli Brescia, Italy
Justin Feldman Rockville, Md.
Austin Felt Clifton Park, N.Y.
Amadeo Figus Port St Lucie, Fla.
Will Foreman Owensboro, Ky.
Isaac Gorenstein Nyack, N.Y.
Tim Graham Stuart, Fla.
Ryder Grignol Erie, Pa.
Evan Hall Lima, Ohio
Trent Harris Auburndale, Fla.
ZhaoLin He (China) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Samuel Hecht Oakton, Va.
Zachary Huebner Longwood, Fla.
Anthony Hunter Palm Coast, Fla.
Bernardo Igartua Mexico City, Mexico
Alex Jamieson Duxbury, Mass.
Nathaniel Joyer Palm Harbor, Fla.
Ryan Kinkead Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Jack Klingman Darien, Conn.
Marco Lahmar Nice, France
Austin Masturzo New Albany, Ohio
Kyle Mathews Ballston Lake, N.Y.
Michael Mattiace Jacksonville, Fla.
Ryan McCarthy Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Shawn McIsaac Avon, Mass.
Michael McMahon Raleigh, N.C.
Zack Mendez Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Michael O'Brien West Chester, Ohio
Jeremy Perna Sarasota, Fla.
Jimmy Pitenis Daytona Beach, Fla.
Julian Plourde Sanford, Fla.
David Rabil Fairfax Station, Va.
Angel Ramos (Spain) Doral, Fla.
Nathan Roque Sanford, Fla.
Rodrigo Sanchez Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Nicolas Sandoval La Paz, Bolivia
Paul Schumacher Canton, Ohio
Andre Scopone Ann Arbor, Mich.
Owen Sertl Marietta, Ga.
Tate Smith Pt. Charlotte, Fla.
Carson Stroyan Oviedo, Fla.
Kyle Tillinghast Manorville, N.Y.
Felipe Torres (Colombia) Apopka, Fla.
Anthony Truong (Vietnam) Winter Garden, Fla.
Jack Tseng (Taiwan) Windermere, Fla.
Nick Welden Birmingham, Ala.
Anthony Wells Plantation, Fla.
RJ Whitener Winter Garden, Fla.
Michael Wijas Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Patrick Wu (Taiwan) Winter Garden, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Marra Burton Prospect, Ky.
Sara Ciliberto-Palacios Caracas, Venezuela
Zoe Collins (Ireland) Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Maria Andrea Donado-Paez Bogota, Colombia
Madison Grisham Eureka, Mo.
Frida Henningsson (Sweden) Rye, N.Y.
Hallianne Hobson Ft. Myers, Fla.
Kelsy Holbert Lutz, Fla.
Yuhka Kajiki (Japan) Howey in the Hills, Fla.
Vickie Kwak Tallahassee, Fla.
Nicole Latka Roswell, Ga.
Cristine Lee Orlando, Fla.
Amanda Leslie Parkland, Fla.
Chelsea Liu Shanghai, China
Sophie Liu (Canada) Melbourne, Fla.
Emma Mesta Torreon, Mexico
Adara Pauluhn Niwot, Colo.
Alexa Popowitz Boca Raton, Fla.
Kanyanat Saithip (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Qiqi Wang (China) Howey in the Hills, Fla.