BBCN Bank Junior Championship

Yorba Linda Country Club
Yorba Linda, Calif. July 21 - 24, 2014

American Junior Golf Association Contact: Jana Jones (678) 425-1787 jjones@ajga.org

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 29 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sage Casaga 2015 Cal - Poly SLO
Justin Chong 2015 UNLV
Roy Cootes 2015 Pepperdine University
Daniel Dimaculangan 2015 Houston Baptist
Hale Furey 2014 Harvard*
Peter Griffith 2015 Northwestern University
Ari Gulugian 2015 Arizona
Dario Hamada 2015 Cal State University, Fullerton
Davis Holman 2014 Northern Illinois University
Jack Ireland 2015 Cal State Fullerton
Justin Kim 2016 UNLV
Matt Lutz 2014 University of California Riverside
Chad McCann 2015 Coastal Georgia
William Moffly 2014 UC Santa Barbara
Alex Park 2015 University of California, Berkeley
Tyler See 2015 University of California, Santa Barbara
Ryan Slater 2015 University of Southern California
Joshua Suh 2014 Columbia University
Nick Swanson 2015 University of California - Santa Barbara
Issei Tanabe 2017 USC
Matt Wilson 2015 Cal State Fullerton
Jonathan Young 2014 UC - Irvine
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sasha Banks 2015 Brown University
Jocelyn Chia 2014 Boston College
Sarah Cho 2014 Northwestern
Haley Moore 2016 University of Arizona
Grace Park 2014 University of Illinois
Mackenzie Perez 2014 University of Missouri
Michelle Yom 2014 University of Pennsylvania*
 
 
Local flavor: 70 players from California will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Oscar Baek La Habra 2014
Will Bednarz Larkspur 2016
Ryan Bisharat El Cajon 2015
Jack Biwer Thousand Oaks 2016
Gavin Broughton Encinitas 2015
Sage Casaga Murrieta 2015
Guangshi Chen Irvine 2019
Justin Chong Granada HIlls 2015
Joseph Chun Irvine 2017
C.J. Coleman Manhattan Beach 2015
Roy Cootes Rolling Hills 2015
Marcus De La Rosa Westminister 2015
Daniel Dimaculangan Irvine 2015
Hunter Epson Long Beach 2016
Dan Erickson Whittier 2017
Hale Furey Newport Beach 2014
John Grayden Laguna Beach 2015
Peter Griffith Westlake Village 2015
Ari Gulugian Irvine 2015
Dario Hamada Fullerton 2015
Davis Holman Yorba Linda 2014
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo 2015
Brandon Jacobs Westlake Village 2016
Cameron Kaneko Huntington Beach 2015
Justin Kim Fullerton 2016
Philemon Kim Fullerton 2017
Nicholas Kumamoto Irvine 2016
Han Seop Lee Chino Hills 2017
Storm Lee Murrieta 2015
Hao-Yuan Li Temecula 2016
Matt Lutz Placentia 2014
Jordan Meas Fountain Valley 2014
Drake Mendenhall Granite Bay 2017
William Moffly Pasadena 2014
Samuel Schwartz San Clemente 2015
Tyler See Corona del Mar 2015
Ryan Slater Gilroy 2015
Daniel Son Glendale 2017
Joshua Suh La Canada 2014
Nick Swanson Huntington Beach 2015
Issei Tanabe Huntington Beach 2017
Ellis Tirado Downey 2016
Marc Toma San Diego 2015
Matt Wilson Cypress 2015
Matthew Wolff Agoura Hills 2017
Ray Yang Playa del Rey 2017
Jonathan Young Long Beach 2014
Nathan Zhao Placentia 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Alyaa Abdulghany Newport Beach 2017
Sasha Banks Rancho Santa Fe 2015
Emily Chao Fullerton 2018
Jocelyn Chia La Crescenta 2014
Sarah Cho San Diego 2014
Kelly Fang Foster City 2015
Grace Ferrell Newport Beach 2016
Ashley Kim Redondo Beach 2017
Dayoung Kim Irvine 2014
Irene Kim La Palma 2019
Halie Lasken Laguna Niguel 2015
Kelly Lee Chino Hills 2016
Jasmine Lew Los Angeles 2019
Haley Moore Escondido 2016
Katherine Muzi Walnut 2018
Euna Pak Irvine 2014
Brittany Park Fullerton 2017
Grace Park San Jose 2014
Mackenzie Perez Rancho Palos Verdes 2014
Elisa Pierre Santa Clarita 2016
Holland Shourds Riverside 2016
Michelle Yom Torrance 2014
All-Americans in the field
Justin Kim of Fullerton, Calif., and Sarah Cho of San Diego, are Rolex Junior All-Americans in the field.
Yorba Linda Country Club
Yorba Linda Country Club will host the second consecutive AJGA event, as 96 players compete. Situated on lush rolling terrain not far from the famed Nixon Library, Yorba Linda Country Club re-defines the private golf club experience. Blending the time-honored traditions of golf with modern, upscale conveniences, the club boasts a magnificent Harry Rainville-designed championship layout; an array of golf, social and recreational amenities; and the personalized service and exclusive privileges that have earned it recognition among the finest private clubs in North Orange County.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 21
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 22
6:45 11:55 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, July 23
6:45 11:55 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 tee
 
Thursday, July 24
6:45 11:55 a.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
4:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Justin Kim, Fullerton, Calif. (2016)
Currently ranked No. 63 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the UNLV verbal commit and the the 2013 Rolex Junior All-American has amassed eight top-10 finishes with a career best at the 2013 PING Invitational with a T3 finish.
Roberto Lebrija, Mexico City, Mexico (2016)
Currently ranked No. T97 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Lebrija has put together three top-5 finishes and is looking for his first AJGA victory.
Currently ranked No. 16 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the 2013 BBCN Junior Championship champion returns looking for another victory. Jo has amassed five top-10 finishes during her career spanning from 2013-2014.
Currently No. 44 in the Polo Golf Rankings, the 15-year-old has put together four top-5 finishes in the last two years including her runner-up finish at the 2014 AJGA Junior at River Ridge.
 

2013 Results

BBCN Bank Junior Championship
Yorba Linda Country Club (July 22 - 25, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Jose Mendez San Jose, Costa Rica 70–68–68—206
2 Blake Barens Villa Park, Calif. 72–67–71—210
T3 Jin Ho Chung (Brazil) Cerritos, Calif. 70–68–73—211
T3 Dylan Wu Medford, Ore. 66–76–69—211
T5 Matt Lutz Placentia, Calif. 72–70–71—213
T5 Issei Tanabe (Japan) Huntington Beach, Calif. 71–71–71—213
 
Girls Division
1 Alice Jo Shanghai, China 67–67–73—207
2 Chayanid Prapassarangkul Bangkok, Thailand 71–74–67—212
3 Anne Cheng Torrance, Calif. 67–73–75—215
4 Mariel Galdiano Pearl City, Hawaii 74–70–72—216
5 Haley Moore Escondido, Calif. 74–73–72—219
 

Media Accommodations

The BBCN Bank 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 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 California native
Boys Division
Oscar Baek (South Korea) La Habra, Calif.
Will Bednarz Larkspur, Calif.
Ryan Bisharat El Cajon, Calif.
Jack Biwer Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Gavin Broughton Encinitas, Calif.
Sage Casaga Murrieta, Calif.
Guangshi Chen (China) Irvine, Calif.
Justin Chong Granada Hills, Calif.
Andrew Chu Henderson, Nev.
Joseph Chun (South Korea) Irvine, Calif.
C.J. Coleman Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Roy Cootes Rolling Hills, Calif.
Troy Dangler Grand Junction, Colo.
Marcus De La Rosa Westminister, Calif.
Daniel Dimaculangan Irvine, Calif.
Hunter Epson Long Beach, Calif.
Dan Erickson Whittier, Calif.
Hale Furey Newport Beach, Calif.
John Grayden Laguna Beach, Calif.
Peter Griffith Westlake Village, Calif.
Ari Gulugian Irvine, Calif.
Dario Hamada Fullerton, Calif.
Davis Holman Yorba Linda, Calif.
Devin Hua Barrigada, Guam
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, Calif.
Brandon Jacobs Westlake Village, Calif.
Cameron Kaneko Huntington Beach, Calif.
Justin Kim Fullerton, Calif.
Philemon Kim Fullerton, Calif.
Spencer Koch Medina, Ohio
Nicholas Kumamoto Irvine, Calif.
Roberto Lebrija Mexico City, Mexico
Han Seop Lee (South Korea) Chino Hills, Calif.
Storm Lee (South Korea) Murrieta, Calif.
Hao-Yuan Li (China) Temecula, Calif.
Enqi Liang Guangzhou, China
Matt Lutz Placentia, Calif.
Chad McCann Haymarket, Va.
Jordan Meas Fountain Valley, Calif.
Cameron Meeks Las Vegas, Nev.
Drake Mendenhall Granite Bay, Calif.
William Moffly Pasadena, Calif.
Alex Park Vancouver, British Columbia
Julian Rippert (Germany) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Samuel Schwartz San Clemente, Calif.
Tyler See Corona del Mar, Calif.
Zi han She Shantou, China
Ryan Slater Gilroy, Calif.
Daniel Son Glendale, Calif.
Joshua Suh La Canada, Calif.
Nick Swanson Huntington Beach, Calif.
Issei Tanabe (Japan) Huntington Beach, Calif.
Van Thomas Las Vegas, Nev.
Lawrence Ting Taipei, Taiwan
Ellis Tirado Downey, Calif.
Marc Toma San Diego, Calif.
Dongyu Wang Taicang, China
Matt Wilson Cypress, Calif.
Matthew Wolff Agoura Hills, Calif.
Joshua Wu Medford, Ore.
Sho Wai Wu (Hong Kong) Shanghai, China
Ray Yang Playa del Rey, Calif.
Wocheng (Aden) Ye (China) Lake Mary, Fla.
Jonathan Young Long Beach, Calif.
Nathan Zhao Placentia, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Alyaa Abdulghany Newport Beach, Calif.
Sasha Banks (Russian Federation) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Ya Chun Chang Taiwan, Taiwan
Emily Chao Fullerton, Calif.
Jocelyn Chia La Crescenta, Calif.
Sarah Cho San Diego, Calif.
Kelly Fang Foster City, Calif.
Grace Ferrell Newport Beach, Calif.
Morgan Goldstein Las Vegas, Nev.
RuQing Guan Guangzhou, China
Man Jin Dong Guan, China
Mercedes Khumnark Las Vegas, Nev.
Ashley Kim Redondo Beach, Calif.
Dayoung Kim Irvine, Calif.
Irene Kim La Palma, Calif.
Halie Lasken Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Kelly Lee (South Korea) Chino Hills, Calif.
Jasmine Lew Los Angeles, Calif.
Lingchieh Mao Taipei, Taiwan
Haley Moore Escondido, Calif.
Katherine Muzi Walnut, Calif.
Euna Pak Irvine, Calif.
Brittany Park Fullerton, Calif.
Grace Park (South Korea) San Jose, Calif.
Mackenzie Perez Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Elisa Pierre Santa Clarita, Calif.
Holland Shourds Riverside, Calif.
Kornkamol Sukaree Bangkok, Thailand
Lei Ye Shanghai, China
Michelle Yom Torrance, Calif.