ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior
Mission Hills Country Club
Rancho Mirage, Calif. • June 16 - 19, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 54-hole, stroke play event featuring 57 players from California.
- The field features 72 boys and girls, ages 12-18 from six states and seven foreign countries.
- Celebrating its 33rd year at Mission Hills Country Club, the tournament is the longest-running event held at the same venue.
- Past champions include Tiger Woods (1991, 1992), Phil Mickelson (1988) and Grace Park (1995,1996).
|From AJGA to LPGA|
|The Dinah Shore Tournament Course is also home to the LPGA Tour’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. The 2014 LPGA field featured eight players who previously competed at Mission Hills Country Club during their AJGA careers. Former champions of the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior who competed in the 2014 major included Tiffany Joh (2004), Jennifer Johnson (2007) and Alison Lee (2010, 2013).|
|The 2013 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior hosted 72 players (48 boys and 24 girls), and 24 of those players have already earned a college golf scholarship. Alison Lee of Valencia, Calif., won her second title at Mission Hills Country Club (she previously won in 2010), at 12-under-par 204. Her win was highlighted by an opening round of 9-under-par 63 to set a female junior competitive course record 63. In the Boys Division, Justin Chong of Granada Hills, Calif., won at 7-under-par 209.|
|Players, staff take ''The Jump''|
|Each year, tournament participants and AJGA staff jump into Poppie's Pond beside the No. 18 green at Mission Hills Country Club's Dinah Shore Tournament Course.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 16|
|7 – 9 a.m.||Practice Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Tuesday, June 17|
|6:30 – 8:09 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, June 18|
|6:30 – 8:09 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Thursday, June 19|
|6:30 – 8:09 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|1 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior
Mission Hills Country Club (June 17 - 20, 2013)
|1||Justin Chong||Granada Hills, Calif.||71–68–70—209|
|T2||Victor Ponte||Camarillo, Calif.||67–72–71—210|
|T2||Sahith Theegala||Chino Hills, Calif.||71–73–66—210|
|4||Justin Kim||Fullerton, Calif.||71–74–69—214|
|T5||Spencer Soosman||Westlake Village, Calif.||77–72–67—216|
|T5||Roberto Lebrija||Mexico City, Mexico||72–74–70—216|
|T5||Will Strauss||San Diego, Calif.||77–71–68—216|
|T5||John Souza||Phoenix, Ariz.||74–67–75—216|
|1||Alison Lee||Valencia, Calif.||63–72–69—204|
|2||Hannah O'Sullivan||Chandler, Ariz.||69–75–70—214|
|3||Elizabeth Wang||San Marino, Calif.||75–71–70—216|
|4||Yu Liu||Beijing, China||75–71–72—218|
|5||Lilia Vu||Fountain Valley, Calif.||79–73–68—220|
The ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior 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.