Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno

The Country Club of the South
Johns Creek, Ga. April 25 - 27, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 46 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
John Augenstein 2016 Vanderbilt
Brennan Bogdanovich 2015 Mercer
Jack Comstock 2015 UNF
Will Duma 2015 Virginia Tech
Kyler Dunkle 2014 Colorado State University
Reilly Erhardt 2015 University of Maryland
Jake Fendt 2015 Kennesaw State University
Campbell Fisher 2015 University of Minnesota
Ryoto Furuya 2016 University of Illinois
Luis Gerardo Garza 2016 Arkansas
Graham Gosselin 2015 Middle Tennessee State University
Alex Green 2015 University of Alabama
John Hayden 2015 University of Alabama
Billy Johns 2014 Lehigh University
Jimmy Jones 2014 Florida Southern
Vasili Kartos 2014 University of Southern Mississippi
Jonathan Keppler 2015 Florida State University
Louis Kim 2014 UC - Riverside
David Mackey 2015 University of Georgia
Patrick McDonald 2014 University of Memphis
Carter Mobley 2015 Georgia Southern
Spencer Papciak 2014 Davidson College
Caleb Proveaux 2016 University of South Carolina
Spencer Ralston 2016 Georgia
Reid Rathburn 2014 Armstrong Atlantic
Nolan Ray 2015 University of Tennessee
Ryan Stachler 2015 University of South Carolina
Gray Townsend 2014 Southern Methodist University
Tye Waller 2015 Georgia Tech
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Karen Arimoto 2015 University of Oklahoma
Rachel Dai 2015 Univeristy of Pennsylvania
Mai Dechathipat 2015 Auburn University
Maria Fassi 2016 University of Arkansas
Cindy Ha 2014 Vanderbilt
Anne Taylor Hough 2015 virginia Tech
Ailin Li 2015 Boston College
Sabrina Long 2015 Yale
Carolyn Markley 2015 Michigan State University
Kayley Marschke 2016 Auburn University
Michaela Owen 2015 Auburn
Sophia Schubert 2014 Auburn University
Thamonpat Siriko 2014 Indiana University
Natalie Srinivasan 2016 Furman University
Lauren Stephenson 2015 Clemson
Phyllis Tang 2014 Boston University
Khushboo Thiagaraj 2014 Radford
 
 
Local flavor: 31 players from Georgia will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Brennan Bogdanovich Suwanee 2015
Nickolaus Budd Woodstock 2015
Conner Dickinson Snellville 2015
Will Duma Atlanta 2015
Hunter Dunagan Martinez 2016
Jake Fendt Suwanee 2015
Campbell Fisher Suwanee 2015
Ryoto Furuya Alpharetta 2016
Spencer Haigwood Roswell 2015
Charles Huntzinger Duluth 2015
Billy Johns Johns Creek 2014
Jonathan Keppler Marietta 2015
S.M. Lee Buford 2015
David Mackey Bogart 2015
Carter Mobley Waynesboro 2015
Spencer Papciak Dunwoody 2014
Spencer Ralston Gainesville 2016
Reid Rathburn Alpharetta 2014
Leo Rich Johns Creek 2016
Benjamin Shipp Duluth 2016
Ryan Stachler Alpharetta 2015
Tye Waller Griffin 2015
Zachary Zediker Gray 2015
Zachary Zwitter Roswell 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Rachel Dai Milton 2015
Harmanprit Kaur Lawrenceville 2016
Diane Lim Norcross 2015
Sabrina Long Alpharetta 2015
Janet Mao Johns Creek 2015
Kayley Marschke Suwanee 2016
Michaela Owen Suwanee 2015
2013 drama
The 2013 tournament ended in dramatic fashion as both Cindy Ha of Demarest, N.J., and William Register of Burlington, N.C., prevailed in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff to secure their respective titles. Ha finished at 3-over-par 147 to win wire-to-wire, while Register finished at 1-over-par 145. Both went on to claim Rolex Junior All-America accolades in 2013. Ha will return to defend her title.
Local players face off
Johns Creek High School players Billy Johns, Leo Rich and Janet Mao will compete, while Cambridge High School players Ryan Stachler, Rachel Dai and Sabrina Long will also represent the local area. Other local players include Reid Rathburn of Lambert High School, Kayla Jones of Milton High School and Diane Lim of the American School in Norcross.
Back for more
Top finishers from 2013 will return to The Country Club of the South to compete. Boys runner-up Tiger Lee of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., looks to take the title in 2014, while Carter Mobley of Waynesboro, Ga., (3) and Matt Cheng of Taiwan, (T4) will also compete. Returning in the Girls Division are Karen Arimoto and Mai Dechathipat, both of Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., who tied for third in 2013.
Accolades all around
For the third consecutive year, the tournament was honored with an annual AJGA tournament award, this year winning the Charitable Giving Award. In 2013, the tournament donated more than $48,000 to the American Red Cross Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter and the AJGA’s Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program. In 2012, the Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno was named the Tournament of the Year, while the 2011 event received the Hospitality Award.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 25
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, April 26
8 – 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Sunday, April 27
8 – 10 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

John Augenstein, Owensboro, Ky. (2016)
Augenstein will make his first appearance at The Country Club of the South. The 2013 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American tallied four top-10 national showings in 2013, highlighted by a T3 finish at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. He is currently No. 32 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Tiger Lee, (Hong Kong) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. (2015)
Tiger Lee returns to the Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno looking to improve on his runner-up finish in 2013. Lee comes off a T4 showing at the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship.
David Mackey, Bogart, Ga. (2015)
Mackey, a University of Georgia verbal commit, will compete at The Country Club of the South for the first time. Mackey has recorded eight top-10 finishes in his junior career and he won the 2013 Southern Junior Championship. A 2013 honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American, he is currently No. 41 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Ryan Stachler, Alpharetta, Ga. (2015)
Stachler, a junior at Cambridge High School, is the highest-ranked local player in the Boys Division. He has collected five top 10s in his AJGA career and comes off a top-25 finish at the AJGA Junior at Spring Valley. Stachler will look to improve on his T27 showing at the 2013 Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno.
Rachel Dai, Milton, Ga. (2015)
Dai, No. 61 in the Polo Golf Rankings, will make her fourth appearance at the Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno. Dai has finished in the top 10 each year, with her best showing coming in 2012 when she tied for third. A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Dai recorded three top 10s in 2013 and won the Bubba Conlee National Junior. She is a junior at Cambridge High School in Milton.
Cindy Ha, Demarest, N.J. (2014)
The 2013 champion returns to defend her title at The Country Club of the South. The Rolex Junior All-American comes off a T17 finish at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. Playing in her last AJGA season, Ha will continue her golf career at Vanderbilt in the fall.
Jones, a senior at Milton High School, returns to The Country Club of the South for the first time since 2011. In 2013, Jones recorded four top-five finishes in national competition and picked up honorable mention Rolex Junior All-America honors. At No. 50 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the Florida State University commit looks for her signature win.
Sophia Schubert, Oak Ridge, Tenn. (2014)
A two-time AJGA champion, returns to the Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno for the first time since 2012 when she tied for third. In 2013, she captured four top-10 finishes including a victory. She opened the season with a fifth-place showing at the ANNIKA Invitational. At No. 29 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Schubert will begin her collegiate career at Auburn in the fall.
Lauren Stephenson, Lexington, S.C. (2015)
At No. 28 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Stephenson returns to The Country Club of the South for the third consecutive year. A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, she has recorded four victories, with the most recent coming at the 2013 IJGA Junior Open. The Clemson verbal commit comes off a T2 showing at the AJGA Junior at Spring Valley.
 

2013 Results

Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno
The Country Club of the South (April 19 - 21, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 *William Register Burlington, N.C. 72–73—145
2 Tiger Lee (Hong Kong) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 70–75—145
3 Carter Mobley Waynesboro, Ga. 75–71—146
T4 Jonathan Hardee Greer, S.C. 75–72—147
T4 Aaron Terrazas Mexico, Mexico 75–72—147
T4 Matt Cheng Taipei, Taiwan 74–73—147
 
Girls Division
1 *Cindy Ha Demarest, N.J. 72–75—147
2 Rinko Mitsunaga Roswell, Ga. 75–72—147
T3 Karen Arimoto (Japan) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 74–75—149
T3 Mai Dechathipat (Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. 74–75—149
5 Ji Eun Baik (South Korea) Newnan, Ga. 73–77—150
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno 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
John Augenstein Owensboro, Ky.
Eric Bae Cary, N.C.
Brennan Bogdanovich Suwanee, Ga.
Nickolaus Budd Woodstock, Ga.
Matt Cheng Taipei, Taiwan
Jack Comstock Jacksonville, Fla.
Conner Dickinson Snellville, Ga.
Will Dickson Providence, R.I.
Will Duma Atlanta, Ga.
Hunter Dunagan Martinez, Ga.
Kyler Dunkle Larkspur, Colo.
Reilly Erhardt Greensboro, N.C.
Jake Fendt Suwanee, Ga.
Campbell Fisher Suwanee, Ga.
Ryoto Furuya Alpharetta, Ga.
Luis Gerardo Garza Leon, Mexico
Graham Gosselin Knoxville, Tenn.
Alex Green Point Clear, Ala.
Spencer Haigwood Roswell, Ga.
Austin Harrill Hickory, N.C.
John Hayden Birmingham, Ala.
Charles Huntzinger Duluth, Ga.
Zhijie (Tony) Jiang (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Billy Johns Johns Creek, Ga.
Jimmy Jones Tampa, Fla.
Vasili Kartos Birmingham, Ala.
Jonathan Keppler Marietta, Ga.
Louis Kim Brea, Calif.
Eddy Lai San Jose, Calif.
Alex Lee Windermere, Fla.
S.M. Lee Buford, Ga.
Tiger Lee (Hong Kong) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Alejandro Lopez Howey-in-the-Hills, FL
David Mackey Bogart, Ga.
Patrick McDonald Chattanooga, Tenn.
Camilo Mexsen (Mexico) Howey In The Hills, Fla.
Carter Mobley Waynesboro, Ga.
Kaito Onishi (Japan) Irvine, Calif.
Spencer Papciak Dunwoody, Ga.
Caleb Proveaux Lexington, S.C.
Spencer Ralston Gainesville, Ga.
Reid Rathburn Alpharetta, Ga.
Nolan Ray Brentwood, Tenn.
Leo Rich Johns Creek, Ga.
Spencer Schultz Bradenton, Fla.
Benjamin Shipp Duluth, Ga.
Blake Smith Knoxville, Tenn.
Ryan Stachler Alpharetta, Ga.
Gray Townsend Winston-Salem, N.C.
Tye Waller Griffin, Ga.
Zachary Zediker Gray, Ga.
Nathan Zhao Placentia, Calif.
Zachary Zwitter Roswell, Ga.
 
Girls Division
Karen Arimoto (Japan) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Rachel Dai Milton, Ga.
Mai Dechathipat (Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Maria Fassi Pachuca Hidalgo, Mexico
Cindy Ha Demarest, N.J.
Anne Taylor Hough Spartanburg, S.C.
Harmanprit Kaur Lawrenceville, Ga.
Ailin Li (China) Windermere, Fla.
Diane Lim Norcross, Ga.
Sabrina Long Alpharetta, Ga.
Jessica Mangrobang San Diego, Calif.
Janet Mao Johns Creek, Ga.
Carolyn Markley Maineville, Ohio
Kayley Marschke Suwanee, Ga.
Rei Nakatani (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Michaela Owen Suwanee, Ga.
Sophia Schubert Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Thamonpat Siriko Bangkok, Thailand
Natalie Srinivasan Spartanburg, S.C.
Lauren Stephenson Lexington, S.C.
Phyllis Tang (Singapore) Bluffton, S.C.
Khushboo Thiagaraj (India) Haymarket, Va.
Qingyi Symba Xu (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Courtney Zeng Orlando, Fla.