AJGA Junior at Sugar Valley

Sugar Valley Golf Club
Bellbrook, Ohio May 2 - 4, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 28 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Luke Campbell 2014 Florida Atlantic
Vincent Dylastra 2014 Whittier College
JD Fletcher 2015 Miami of Ohio
Matthew McAdoo 2014 Cleveland State University
Travis McInroe 2016 Baylor University
Cameron Michalak 2014 Bowling Green
Brian Ohr Jr. 2014 Miami University
Tyler Pearson 2015 Ball State
Nolan Ray 2015 University of Tennessee
Matthew Schiller 2014 Fordham University
Derrick Villarreal 2015 Charleston Southern
Daniel Wetterich 2015 Xavier University
Timothy Wiseman 2015 Ball State
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Heather Ciskowski 2014 University of Minnesota
Amanda Detmer 2015 Jacksonville University
Harley Dubsky 2014 UNLV
Allyson Geer 2017 Michigan State
Brooke Graebe 2015 TCU
Maddie Rose Hamilton 2015 University of Notre Dame
Erin Harper 2015 Indiana University
Jillian Hollis 2015 University of Georgia
Nadine Innes 2015 Murray State
Kaeli Jones 2014 University of South Alabama
Nina Kulkarni 2014 Xavier
Logan Otter 2015 Michigan State University
Sybil Robinson 2015 Michigan State
Nikolette Schroeder 2015 Ohio State
Molly Skapik 2014 University of Louisville
 
 
Local flavor: 29 players from Ohio will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Luke Campbell Whitehouse 2014
Jeg Coughlin III Dublin 2015
Kevin Duncan Rocky River 2015
JD Fletcher Dublin 2015
Ryan Flick Beavercreek 2015
Miles Jena Middletown 2017
M. Shabaz Khan Westerville 2014
Nabeel Khan Westerville 2015
Spencer Koch Medina 2015
John Mancinotti Toledo 2015
Andy Mayhew Dayton 2016
Matthew McAdoo Twinsburg 2014
Cameron Michalak Orient 2014
Nick Montes Pickerington 2016
Scott Purvis Mason 2015
Ben Sattler Liberty Township 2015
Matthew Schiller Cincinnati 2014
Quinn Sullivan Loveland 2015
Alexander Vegh Gahanna 2016
Alexander (Alec) Velasco Centerville 2015
Daniel Wetterich Cincinnati 2015
Cameron Willis Eaton 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Felicia Davenport Columbus 2015
Erin Harper Dublin 2015
Jillian Hollis Rocky River 2015
Nina Kulkarni Centerville 2014
Sybil Robinson Dublin 2015
Nikolette Schroeder Avon Lake 2015
Molly Skapik Miamisburg 2014
Sugar Valley Golf Club welcomes the AJGA
For the first time, Sugar Valley Golf Club in Bellbrook, Ohio, opens its doors to the AJGA and its members. The course requires precision from the tee to the greens and plays 6,511 yards from the tips.
Local field can shine at Sugar Valley
The tournament features 29 players from Ohio, including Daniel Wetterich and Jillian Hollis, the highest-ranked players in their respective divisions.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 2
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, May 3
8 – 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Sunday, May 4
8 – 10 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Daniel Wetterich, Cincinnati, Ohio (2015)
Wetterich notched his first AJGA victory in 2013 at the Midwest Junior Players Championship and tallied T2 finishes at the AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes and Under Armour® / Jeff Overton Championship hosted by Otter Creek. At No. 56 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Wetterich is the highest ranked player in the Boys Division.
Kevin Duncan, Rocky River, Ohio (2015)
Playing in just his third AJGA event, Duncan looks to open his 2014 campaign with success. The Ohio native earned medalist honors in his first AJGA start at the 2013 Preseason Junior at Fieldstone before competing at the Memorial Junior. Duncan is the third-highest ranked player from Ohio in the field.
Allyson Geer, Brighton, Mich. (2017)
At No. 45 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Geer enters the AJGA Junior at Sugar Valley fresh off her second AJGA win. The Michigan State verbal commit won the 2014 Junior All-Star at Château Élan, adding to her previous four top-10 showings in 2013. Additionally, Geer advanced to match play at the Polo Golf Junior Classic and earned an invitation to the 2014 ANNIKA Invitational.
Jillian Hollis, Rocky River, Ohio (2015)
On the strength of a successful 2013 campaign, which included a win at the Randy Wise Junior Open, three top-10 finishes in national competition and an appearance in the quarterfinals of match play at the Polo Golf Junior Classic, Hollis enters the event as the highest ranked player in the field at No. 37 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Hollis has verbally committed to the University of Michigan.

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Junior at Sugar Valley 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 Ohio native
Boys Division
Landon Albert Greenbrier, Tenn.
Brandon Barrows Lake Orion, Mich.
Owen Bates Mississauga, Ontario
Daniel Booker Jr. Dyersburg, Tenn.
Michael Brown Birmingham, Ala.
Michael Busse Rochester Hills, Mich.
Dan Cachey Orland Park, Ill.
Luke Campbell Whitehouse, Ohio
Jacob Cook Frankfort, Ky.
Nicholas Cortez Hoover, Ala.
Jeg Coughlin III Dublin, Ohio
Thomas DeMarco LaSalle, Ontario
Jake DeZoort Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Conor Dore Chicago, Ill.
Kevin Duncan Rocky River, Ohio
Vincent Dylastra (Singapore) Bradenton, Fla.
Crawford Flach Birmingham, Ala.
JD Fletcher Dublin, Ohio
Ryan Flick Beavercreek, Ohio
Trevor Gold Eureka, Ill.
Allen Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Cole Hand Wheeling, W.Va.
Miles Jena Middletown, Ohio
M. Shabaz Khan Westerville, Ohio
Nabeel Khan Westerville, Ohio
Spencer Koch Medina, Ohio
Xuzhong Li (China) Bradenton, Fla.
John Mancinotti Toledo, Ohio
Russell Matos Lombard, Ill.
Andy Mayhew Dayton, Ohio
Matthew McAdoo Twinsburg, Ohio
Travis McInroe Plano, Texas
Sam McNulty Port Perry, Ontario
Cameron Michalak Orient, Ohio
Nick Montes Pickerington, Ohio
Zach Norris McKee, Ky.
Brian Ohr Jr. Northbrook, Ill.
Tyler Pearson Richmond, Ind.
Scott Purvis Mason, Ohio
Nolan Ray Brentwood, Tenn.
Ben Sattler Liberty Township, Ohio
Matthew Schiller Cincinnati, Ohio
Bill Sharpe Albany, Ga.
Zachary Smith Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Michael Suazo Wheaton, Ill.
Quinn Sullivan Loveland, Ohio
Levi Valadez San Antonio, Texas
Alexander Vegh Gahanna, Ohio
Alexander (Alec) Velasco Centerville, Ohio
Derrick Villarreal Hartland, Wis.
Daniel Wetterich Cincinnati, Ohio
Cameron Willis Eaton, Ohio
Timothy Wiseman Corydon, Ind.
Sam Wu (China) Carlsbad, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Jaycee Bunner Fort Wayne, Ind.
Claire Cameron Martinsville, Ind.
Heather Ciskowski Barrington, Ill.
Allison Cooper Harrisburg, Pa.
Felicia Davenport Columbus, Ohio
Amanda Detmer Madison, Ind.
Harley Dubsky Valparaiso, Ind.
Allyson Geer Brighton, Mich.
Brooke Graebe Yorba Linda, Calif.
Maddie Rose Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Erin Harper Dublin, Ohio
Lauren Hartlage Elizabethtown, Ky.
Jillian Hollis Rocky River, Ohio
Nadine Innes Union, Ky.
Kaeli Jones Sumterville, Fla.
Nina Kulkarni Centerville, Ohio
Zaafina Naqvi Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Logan Otter Saint Peters, Mo.
Sybil Robinson Dublin, Ohio
Nikolette Schroeder Avon Lake, Ohio
Molly Skapik Miamisburg, Ohio
Sarah White Caledonia, Mich.