Rolex Girls Junior Championship

The Country Club of Rochester
Rochester, N.Y. June 9 - 13, 2014

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • crichards@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

A special invitation
As one of 13 Invitationals on the AJGA schedule, the Rolex Girls Junior Championship brings together the top junior girls. The criteria to receive an invitation includes: 2013 Rolex Junior All-America accolades, a top-10 finish at the 2013 Rolex Girls Junior Championship, AJGA champions between April 30, 2013 through April 29, 2014, international invitees and Polo Golf Rankings.
Competing at the U.S. Women's Open
Three players in the field have qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open including Madison Kerley of Scottsdale, Arizona, Megan Khang of Rockland, Massachusetts, and Kathleen Scavo of Benicia, California, while three were named alternates: Isabella Dilisio of Hatfield, Pennsylvania, Maria Fassi of Mexico, and Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii.
Schmitt represents local talent
Our Lady of Mercy graduate Christine Schmitt of Pittsford, New York, will compete in her first AJGA Invitational. The Georgetown commit previously competed in seven AJGA events, with her best finish coming on home turf at the 2011 Ravenwood Junior Championship at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, New York, where she tied for fifth. Schmitt will begin her collegiate golf career at Georgetown in the fall.
Morales returns to New York for first appearance at Rolex Girls Junior Championship
Two-time Rolex Junior All-American and 2014 graduate Nicole Morales of South Salem, New York, will return to her home state to compete in her first Rolex Girls Junior Championship. Morales transferred from John Jay High School in South Salem, New York, to Orlando, where she attended Lake Mary Preparatory School and worked on her game under golf instructor Mike Bender. At No. 19 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Morales has three AJGA titles on her record including Invitational wins at the 2011 Polo Golf Junior Classic and the 2013 Thunderbird International Junior. She previously competed in the Rolex Tournament of Champions, finishing T4 and T6 in 2013 and 2012, respectively.
Rolex Junior Players of the Year made at Rolex Girls
The Rolex Girls Junior Championship is one of the most prestigious titles for a female junior golfer. In the history of the event, 11 champions have won en route to being named Rolex Junior Player of the Year, including 2013 champion Alison Lee.
2013 results
Alison Lee of Valencia, California, opened the 2013 year with a victory at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship. She held her lead through all four rounds, finishing at 7-under-par 281 on the par-72 course at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. A month later, Lee went on to win the AJGA’s flagship event, the Rolex Tournament of Champions, becoming the first girl since 1992-93 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Kellee Booth to win both the Rolex Girls Junior Championship and Rolex Tournament of Champions in the same year.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 9
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
6 p.m. Junior-Am Awards Reception & Dinner
 
Tuesday, June 10
7 – 8:50 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Wednesday, June 11
7 – 8:50 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Thursday, June 12
7 – 8:50 a.m. Third Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
 
Friday, June 13
7 – 8:50 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

 

2013 Results

Rolex Girls Junior Championship
Dalhousie Golf Club (June 10 - 14, 2013)
 
1 Alison Lee Valencia, Calif. 69–70–72–70—281
T2 Karen Chung Livingston, N.J. 71–71–69–71—282
T2 Abbey Carlson Lake Mary, Fla. 70–74–73–65—282
4 Allisen Corpuz Honolulu, Hawaii 69–72–72–71—284
5 Lauren Stephenson Lexington, S.C. 73–73–70–73—289
T6 Andrea Lee Hermosa Beach, Calif. 72–75–76–67—290
T6 Samantha Wagner Windermere, Fla. 71–75–75–69—290
T6 Hannah O'Sullivan Chandler, Ariz. 71–74–75–70—290
9 Shawn Rennegarbe Addieville, Ill. 76–69–71–75—291
T10 Marijosse Navarro (Mexico) San Antonio, Texas 70–74–77–71—292
T10 Casey Danielson Osceola, Wis. 71–68–79–74—292
T10 Nelly Korda Bradenton, Fla. 72–74–76–70—292
T10 Kathleen Scavo Benicia, Calif. 76–74–71–71—292
 

Media Accommodations

The Rolex Girls Junior Championship 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.