Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno
The Country Club of the South
Johns Creek, Ga. • April 25 - 27, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 78-player field, 36-hole stroke play
- This marks the sixth year of the event.
- 30 players from Georgia will compete
- Nine Rolex Junior All-Americans
- 35 juniors who have committed to play at the collegiate level
|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.|
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|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
Wells Fargo Junior Classic presented by Mizuno
The Country Club of the South (April 19 - 21, 2013)
|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|
|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|
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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.