Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation
St. James Plantation - The Founders Club
Southport, N.C. • April 5 - 7, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- St. James Plantation is hosting the AJGA for the fifth consecutive year.
- The Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation is a 36-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features players from 16 states, Canada and Thailand
- The event is one of 12 IMG Academy Preseason events in 2013
|IMG Academy Preseason Series|
|The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.|
|Local flavor: 22 players from North Carolina will compete.|
|In the Boys Division, 19 participants are natives of North Carolina. In the Girls Division, three competitors call North Carolina home.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, April 5|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, April 6|
|8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||First Round off the No. 1 tee|
|Sunday, April 7|
|8 - 9:57 a.m.||Final Round off the Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation 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.
Golf Performance Center Preview Series
The Preseason Junior at St. James Plantation is one of 13 events held as part of the Golf Performance Center Preview Series. The Golf Performance Center Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.
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.