the Memorial Junior
Longaberger Golf Club
Nashport, Ohio • July 21 - 23, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 72 boys and girls, ages 12-18
- Format: 54 holes, stroke play
- Five AJGA champions in the field
- Longaberger Golf Club will host the Memorial Junior for the first time
- This will be the 11th edition of the Memorial Junior
- Nine players have signed National Letters of Intent to play college golf
- Nine players have verbally committed to play college golf
- 13 states, Canada and Thailand will be represented
|Last year's Boys Division champion, Will Grimmer of Cincinnati, became the only current AJGA boy to compete in the 2014 U.S. Open Championship. Other notable former competitors include Cameron Wilson (2009), the 2014 NCAA Individual Champion, and Lindsey Weaver (2009-10, 2012), the AJGA record-holder for most consecutive years with a victory (7).|
|Future teammates compete|
|Class of 2015 juniors Carolyn Markley of Maineville, Ohio, and Sybil Robinson of Dublin, Ohio, have verbally committed to play for Michigan State University.|
|Longaberger Golf Club to host|
|Longaberger Golf Club was rated the No. 1 public golf course in Ohio by GOLFWEEK in 2014 and Golf Digest in 2013-14.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 21|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|6:30 p.m.||Junior-Am Awards Reception and Dinner|
|Tuesday, July 22|
|7:30 – 9:20 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|12:30 – 2:20 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, July 23|
|7:30 – 9:20 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
the Memorial Junior
Ohio State University Golf Club (July 15 - 18, 2013)
|1||Will Grimmer||Cincinnati, Ohio||67–71–68—206|
|T2||Tzu-Wei Lin||(Taiwan) Palmetto, Fla.||72–71–69—212|
|T2||Chase Johnson||Barberton, Ohio||72–71–69—212|
|T4||Kyle Mueller||Watkinsville, Ga.||71–68–74—213|
|T4||Ian Holt||Stow, Ohio||72–69–72—213|
|1||Jessica Porvasnik||Hinckley, Ohio||71–68–70—209|
|T2||Chayanid Prapassarangkul||Bangkok, Thailand||73–76–74—223|
|T2||Morgan Gonzales||Chandler, Ariz.||71–77–75—223|
|T4||Madison Glennie||Clearwater, Fla.||73–76–75—224|
|T4||Stephanie Lau||Fullerton, Calif.||76–72–76—224|
the Memorial 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.