AJGA Annapolis Junior

Old South Country Club
Lothian, Md. July 7 - 10, 2014

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Preston Smith (678) 425-1791 psmith@ajga,org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 26 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Eric Austin 2014 Fairfield University
Mike Blasey 2015 Davidson College
Bennett Buch 2016 Elon
Erik Dulik 2014 University of Delaware
Walter Egloff 2015 Loyola University of Maryland
Michael Graboyes 2014 Cornell Univerisity
Patrick Hallisey 2014 Boston College
Cole Hand 2015 West Virginia
Jonathan Hsu 2015 Lehigh University
Charlie Kennerly 2016 Wake Forest University
Liam McAnally 2014 University of Mount Olive
Chris Navarro 2015 Maryland
Jake Reilly 2015 Furman University
Peter Richards 2015 Lafayette College
Josh Rinehart 2014 Penn State University
Ryan Rucinski 2015 University of Delaware
Steven Segrist 2015 Elon University
Edric Wung 2014 Dartmouth College
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sasha Banks 2015 Brown University
Hana Bradshaw 2015 Dartmouth College
Julia Calbi 2015 Dartmouth
Sophie DiPetrillo 2015 University of Richmond
Julie Luo 2015 Yale University
Danielle Nicholson 2015 University of Akron
Nikolette Schroeder 2015 The Ohio State University
Allison Wong 2014 Pennsylvania
 
 
Local flavor: 28 players from Maryland will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Kyle Berkshire Crofton 2015
Mike Blasey Potomac 2015
Bennett Buch West Friendship 2016
Colton Christensen Potomac 2015
Walter Egloff Chevy Chase 2015
Will Halamandaris Crownsville 2016
Eric Hall Harwood 2016
Michael Jones Potomac 2016
Peter Knade Easton 2016
Davis Lamb Potomac 2016
Tyler Mealey Edgewater 2015
Nicholas Mejia Woodstock 2017
Blake Micholas Potomac 2016
Benjamin Morris Reisterstown 2016
Chris Navarro Davidsonville 2015
Tyler Olmsted Boyds 2015
Edward Owen Baltimore 2015
Rij Patel Hunt Valley 2016
Luke Schaap Potomac 2016
Taso Scilaris Bethesda 2016
Steven Segrist Glenwood 2015
Jordan Weitz Rockville 2016
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Kaitlyn Bingham Phoenix 2015
Eunbbie Kim Potomac 2015
Sydney Mills Severna Park 2016
Charlotte Simpson Towson 2017
Micaa Thomas Bowie 2015
Allison Wong Rockville 2014
Three top finishers return
Three of the top-five finishers in the Boys Division will return after a successful 2013 showing at Old South Country Club. Charlie Kennerly (T3) of Jupiter, Fla., Charles Musto (T3) of Sterling, Va. and Michael Graboyes (5) of Watchung, N.J. will all be making their second appearance at the AJGA Annapolis Junior.
Calbi siblings make a second appearance
Julia and Thomas Calbi will compete in the AJGA Annapolis Junior for the second straight year. Julia finished ninth in 2013 while Thomas finished T26. This will mark the sixth time the siblings have competed together in AJGA events and first of 2014.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 7
2 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 8
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, July 9
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, July 10
7 a.m. 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Michael Graboyes, Watchung, N.J. (2014)
Graboyes comes in as the top-ranked boy in the field at No. 125 in the Polo Golf Rankings. The Cornell commit has notched three top-five finishes in his career, including one at the 2013 AJGA Annapolis Junior.
Bennett Buch, West Friendship, Md. (2016)
At No. 156, Buch is the highest-ranked player from the host state in the field. The Elon verbal commitment tied for eighth at the 2013 AJGA Annapolis Junior and recently won the 2014 AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek.
Jiayu Kong, (China) Arcadia, Calif. (2016)
Kong enters the tournament as the lone recipient of Rolex Junior All-America honors after being named an honorable mention in 2013. The champion of the 2013 Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf is also the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 64 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Julie Luo, Centreville, Va. (2015)
The only player in the field with multiple AJGA victories, Luo enters the event at No. 99 in the Polo Golf Rankings. The Centreville, Va. native has amassed eight top-six finishes since 2009.
Nikolette Schroeder, Avon Lake, Ohio (2015)
The Ohio State verbal commit will compete in her second AJGA event of the 2014 season after placing fourth at the AJGA Junior at Sugar Valley. Schroeder has compiled seven top-10 finishes in national competition, including two runner-up finishes, on her way to a No. 127 ranking.
 

2013 Results

AJGA Annapolis Junior
Old South Country Club (July 8 - 11, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Jake Leavitt Woodstock, Md. 68–71–70—209
2 Connor Messick Oak Hill, Va. 69–70–72—211
T3 Charles Musto Sterling, Va. 69–73–70—212
T3 Charlie Kennerly Jupiter, Fla. 67–74–71—212
5 Michael Graboyes Watchung, N.J. 71–74–69—214
 
Girls Division
1 Hana Ku Basking Ridge, N.J. 72–77–73—222
2 Anina Ku Basking Ridge, N.J. 73–76–74—223
3 Lauren Kim Austin, Texas 74–76–74—224
T4 Tatiana Wijaya (Indonesia) Perth, Australia 77–74–75—226
T4 Shannon Brooks Vienna, Va. 75–76–75—226
 

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Annapolis 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 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 Maryland native
Boys Division
John Abbott Hummelstown, Pa.
Eric Austin Northford, Conn.
Brendan Bacskai Berwyn, Pa.
Max Bell Chambersburg, Pa.
Kyle Berkshire Crofton, Md.
Brandon Berry Great Falls, Va.
Mike Blasey Potomac, Md.
Bennett Buch West Friendship, Md.
Alex Butler East Norriton, Pa.
Thomas Calbi South Barrington, Ill.
Christian Cavaliere Katonah, N.Y.
Colton Christensen Potomac, Md.
Nathan Chuwait Herndon, Va.
Michael Conforti Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Kyle Cunningham Sayville, N.Y.
Ryan Davis Berkeley Heights, N.J.
Gunnar Doyle Pittsford, N.Y.
Erik Dulik Great Falls, Va.
Walter Egloff Chevy Chase, Md.
Michael Graboyes Watchung, N.J.
Colton Grow Henrico, Va.
Will Halamandaris Crownsville, Md.
Eric Hall Harwood, Md.
Patrick Hallisey Wethersfield, Conn.
Cole Hand Wheeling, W.Va.
David Hicks Cape May Court House, N.J.
Jonathan Hsu Atlanta, Ga.
Michael Jones Potomac, Md.
Sam Jung (South Korea) Chantilly, Va.
Evan Katz Washington, D.C.
Charlie Kennerly Jupiter, Fla.
Manuel Kent (Paraguay) Weston, Fla.
Peter Knade Easton, Md.
Brett Krekorian Andover, Mass.
Davis Lamb Potomac, Md.
Joey Lawrence Augusta, Ga.
Liam McAnally Downingtown, Pa.
Scott McKean Chester Springs, Pa.
Tyler Mealey Edgewater, Md.
Nicholas Mejia Woodstock, Md.
Blake Micholas Potomac, Md.
Jake Miles Spotsylvania, Va.
Benjamin Morris Reisterstown, Md.
Charles Musto Sterling, Va.
Chris Navarro Davidsonville, Md.
Ethan Ng New York, N.Y.
Jake Niedosik Lansdale, Pa.
Ty Olinger Blacksburg, Va.
Tyler Olmsted Boyds, Md.
Edward Owen Baltimore, Md.
John Pak Scotch Plains, N.J.
Rij Patel Hunt Valley, Md.
Boyd Peete Richmond, Va.
McCullough Pickens St. Simons Island, Ga.
David Rabil Fairfax Station, Va.
Jake Reilly Hershey, Pa.
Peter Richards Westport, Conn.
Josh Rinehart York, Pa.
Ryan Rucinski Wilmington, Del.
Michael Savitt Greenwich, Conn.
Luke Schaap Potomac, Md.
Taso Scilaris Bethesda, Md.
Steven Segrist Glenwood, Md.
Jake Sollon Venetia, Pa.
Dylan Stein Flemington, N.J.
Jordan Weitz Rockville, Md.
Edric Wung McLean, Va.
Brandon Yoon Brambleton, Va.
Justin Zheng Belle Mead, N.J.
Victor Zhou New Britain, Conn.
 
Girls Division
Sasha Banks (Russian Federation) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Hannah Berman Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Kaitlyn Bingham Phoenix, Md.
Hana Bradshaw San Diego, Calif.
Julia Calbi South Barrington, Ill.
Sophie DiPetrillo Dover, Mass.
Ashley Kim Redondo Beach, Calif.
Eunbbie Kim Potomac, Md.
Jiayu Kong (China) Arcadia, Calif.
Julianne Lee York, Pa.
Abby Lim Tenafly, N.J.
Julie Luo Centreville, Va.
Sydney Mills Severna Park, Md.
Naomi Mitchell Norfolk, Va.
Sophia Morrill Hanover, Mass.
Danielle Nicholson Geneva, Ohio
Alexandra Sazhin (Russian Federation) Old Greenwich, Conn.
Maggie Schoeller Jenkintown, Pa.
Nikolette Schroeder Avon Lake, Ohio
Charlotte Simpson Towson, Md.
Elise Sumner Santa Ana, Calif.
Micaa Thomas Bowie, Md.
Allison Wong Rockville, Md.