IZOD AJGA Championship

The Club at Irish Creek
Kannapolis, N.C. August 11 - 14, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 42 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Wilson Belk 2015 University of Colorado
Zachary Bishop 2015 College of Charleston
Marcus Byrd 2015 MTSU
Jake Carter 2016 FSU
Jake DeZoort 2015 The University of Alabama
Will Duma 2015 Virginia Tech
Blake Dyer 2015 University of Florida
Noah Edmondson 2015 University of Arkansas
Reilly Erhardt 2015 University of Maryland
Blake Fiest 2015 Virginia Tech
Triston Fisher 2015 Texas Christian University
Preyer Fountain 2015 University of North Carolina
Elliott Grayson 2014 University of Akron
Tyler Joiner 2015 Georgia Tech
Davis Kiger 2015 High Point University
Jacob Kline 2015 University of North Florida
Jackson Lang 2015 Davidson College
Ross Macdonald 2015 University of Colorado
Roland Massimino 2015 Kansas State University
Bryson Nimmer 2015 Clemson University
Spencer Papciak 2014 Davidson College
Anthony Perrino 2015 Georgetown University
Reid Rathburn 2014 Armstrong Atlantic
Doc Redman 2016 Clemson
Davis Richards 2015 North Carolina State
Stephen Saleeby 2015 UNC Wilmington
Coleman Self 2015 Clemson University
Alex Smalley 2015 Duke University
Will Stewart 2015 The College of William & Mary
Aaron Walker 2015 Samford University
Thomas Walsh 2015 University of Virginia
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Emma Albrecht 2015 University of Notre Dame
Sasha Banks 2015 Brown University
Anna Buchanan 2015 Samford University
Nicolette Donovan 2015 Virginia Tech
Maddie Rose Hamilton 2015 University of Notre Dame
Mackenzie Medders 2015 University of Tulsa
Texie June Petchel 2015 UNLV
Chomchana Phuchanbanchob 2015 California State University - Northridge
Anna Redding 2015 University of Virginia
Nikolette Schroeder 2015 The Ohio State University
Sera Tadokoro 2017 University of Central Florida
 
 
Local flavor: 36 players from North Carolina will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Jack Brea Charlotte 2017
Walter Brinker Sanford 2016
Hardin Councill High Point 2016
Walker Cress Concord 2016
Jubal Early Charlotte 2015
Noah Edmondson Davidson 2015
Reilly Erhardt Greensboro 2015
Blake Fiest Huntersville 2015
Preyer Fountain Raleigh 2015
Stephen Franken Raleigh 2015
Ryan Gerard Raleigh 2017
Elliott Grayson Shelby 2014
Aman Gupta Concord 2017
Austin Harrill Hickory 2016
Mark Johnston Lewisville 2015
Davis Kiger Harrisburg 2015
Sam McGee Charlotte 2017
Will Minton Raleigh 2015
Anthony Perrino Mooresville 2015
Avery Price Gastonia 2017
Cole Ray Raleigh 2015
Doc Redman Raleigh 2016
Davis Richards China Grove 2015
Stephen Saleeby Raleigh 2015
Michael Sanders Davidson 2018
Wesley Simmons Goldsboro 2016
Alex Smalley Wake Forest 2015
Will Stewart Charlotte 2015
James Sugg Pinehurst 2016
Aaron Walker Charlotte 2015
Thomas Walsh High Point 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Alexis Jarrell Davidson 2018
Gina Kim Chapel Hill 2018
Madison Moosa Charlotte 2017
Anna Redding Concord 2015
Callista Rice Mars Hill 2017
North Carolinians with strong showing
The host state features the most players with Twenty-six calling North Carolina home. South Carolina has the second most with 13.
College commits in the field
Twenty-seven players have committed to play college golf in the near future, including two players who have signed National Letters of Intent with in-state schools. Spencer Papciak will attend Davidson College and Stephen Saleeby will attend UNC Wilmington.
The Club at Irish Creek
The Club at Irish Creek was rated the "#30 Best Residential Course in America" by Golfweek in 2010. The course encircles a beautiful 400-acre lake. Sixteen of the 18 holes on the course have a breathtaking view of the water. The mature forests and natural contours of the landscape challenge golfers of all skill levels.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 11
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 12
7:30 a.m. 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, August 13
7:30 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, August 14
7:30 a.m. 12:40 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Harrison Ott, Brookfield, Wis. (2017)
Currently ranked No. 59 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Ott is the highest-ranked player in the field. The 2017 graduate has been playing in AJGA events since 2012 and has put together three victories in 11 AJGA tournaments. He has claimed two victories so far in the 2014 season one at the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends and the other at the Midwest Junior Players Junior All-Star.
Jake DeZoort, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (2015)
At No. 68 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Dezoort is the second-highest ranked player in the field. He began playing AJGA tournaments in 2012 and has put together four top-10 finishes, including a win at the 2014 AJGA Junior at Sugar Valley and a runner-up finish at the 2014 AJGA Junior at Spring Valley.
Gina Kim, Chapel Hill, N.C. (2018)
Currently No. 71 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Kim is the highest-ranked girl in the field. This is her third year competing in the IZOD Junior Championship after finishing seventh the past two years. She has put together six top-10 finishes in her three years playing AJGA events, including a win at the 2014 AJGA Junior at Cattail Creek.
Maddie Rose Hamilton, Louisville, Ky. (2015)
Ranked T81 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Hamilton began playing in AJGA events in 2011 and has put together seven top-10 finishes in AJGA events, including a victory at the 2014 AJGA Huntsville Junior. The 17-year-old has made a verbal commitment to the University of Notre Dame.
 

2013 Results

IZOD AJGA Championship
Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center (August 12 - 15, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 *William Register Burlington, N.C. 71–63–68—202
2 Brett Rinker Slippery Rock, Pa. 64–71–67—202
3 Alex Smalley Wake Forest, N.C. 63–70–70—203
T4 Kendrick Vinar Hillsborough, N.C. 66–72–69—207
T4 Thomas Walsh High Point, N.C. 69–67–71—207
 
Girls Division
1 *Marianne Li Bellevue, Wash. 68–74–71—213
2 Alice Chen Princeton, N.J. 72–68–73—213
3 Katharine Patrick West University Place, Texas 70–71–75—216
T4 Emily Campbell Carrollton, Texas 71–76–71—218
T4 Alexandra Farnsworth Nashville, Tenn. 72–75–71—218
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The IZOD AJGA 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 North Carolina native
Boys Division
Alec Bard New Hartford, N.Y.
Billy Basham Louisville, Ky.
Wilson Belk Colorado Springs, Colo.
Zachary Bishop Travelers Rest, S.C.
Jack Brea Charlotte, N.C.
Walter Brinker Sanford, N.C.
Marcus Byrd Dunwoody, Ga.
Jake Carter Aiken, S.C.
Connor Chesky Saint Helena, Calif.
Hardin Councill High Point, N.C.
Walker Cress Concord, N.C.
Jake DeZoort Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Steven DiLisio Swampscott, Mass.
Will Duma Atlanta, Ga.
Blake Dyer St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jubal Early Charlotte, N.C.
Noah Edmondson Davidson, N.C.
Reilly Erhardt Greensboro, N.C.
Blake Fiest Huntersville, N.C.
Triston Fisher Southlake, Texas
Preyer Fountain Raleigh, N.C.
Stephen Franken Raleigh, N.C.
Ryan Gerard Raleigh, N.C.
Salil Ghamande Evans, Ga.
Tim Graham Stuart, Fla.
Elliott Grayson Shelby, N.C.
Aman Gupta Concord, N.C.
Austin Harrill Hickory, N.C.
Mark Johnston Lewisville, N.C.
Tyler Joiner Leesburg, Ga.
Davis Kiger Harrisburg, N.C.
Geuntae Kim Daegu, South Korea
Jacob Kline St Augustine, Fla.
Jackson Lang Lexington, Mass.
S.M. Lee Buford, Ga.
Kenneth Li Westmont, Ill.
Ross Macdonald Castle Rock, Colo.
Alex Markham Dacula, Ga.
Roland Massimino Lumberville, Pa.
Sam McGee Charlotte, N.C.
Patrick Mills Tampa, Fla.
Will Minton Raleigh, N.C.
Chandler Morris Southbury, Conn.
Charles Musto Sterling, Va.
Bryson Nimmer Bluffton, S.C.
Tennoshin Ogawa (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Harrison Ott Brookfield, Wis.
Spencer Papciak Dunwoody, Ga.
Kenny Park (South Korea) Cumming, Ga.
Anthony Perrino Mooresville, N.C.
Blake Petchel Murrieta, Calif.
Avery Price Gastonia, N.C.
Connor Raeman Canandaigua, N.Y.
Reid Rathburn Alpharetta, Ga.
Cole Ray Raleigh, N.C.
Doc Redman Raleigh, N.C.
Davis Richards China Grove, N.C.
Stephen Saleeby Raleigh, N.C.
Michael Sanders Davidson, N.C.
Evan Santa Edgewater, Md.
Coleman Self Greenwood, S.C.
Wesley Simmons Goldsboro, N.C.
Alex Smalley Wake Forest, N.C.
Baker Stevenson Hartland, Mich.
Will Stewart Charlotte, N.C.
James Sugg Pinehurst, N.C.
Aaron Walker Charlotte, N.C.
Andrew Walker Battle Creek, Mich.
Thomas Walsh High Point, N.C.
Chase Wathen Louisville, Ky.
Han (Harry) Xue (China) Winter Garden, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Emma Albrecht Ormond Beach, Fla.
Alejandra Ayala Alpharetta, Ga.
Sasha Banks (Russian Federation) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Eleanor Blum Edina, Minn.
Pendleton Bogache Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Anna Buchanan Athens, Ga.
Anabelle Chang Walnut, Calif.
Nicolette Donovan Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Camille Enright Plano, Texas
Savanah Goodman Easley, S.C.
Maddie Rose Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Alexis Jarrell Davidson, N.C.
Gina Kim Chapel Hill, N.C.
Diane Lim Norcross, Ga.
Mackenzie Medders Tulsa, Okla.
Madison Moosa Charlotte, N.C.
Texie June Petchel Murrieta, Calif.
Chomchana Phuchanbanchob (Thailand) Bluffton, S.C.
Warissara Puangcharoen (Thailand) Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Anna Redding Concord, N.C.
Callista Rice Mars Hill, N.C.
Nikolette Schroeder Avon Lake, Ohio
Simar Singh Los Altos, Calif.
Sera Tadokoro (Japan) Hilton Head Island, S.C.