AJGA Junior at River Ridge
Oxnard, Calif. • May 3 - 5, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 96 player-field, 36-hole, stroke-play event
- States represented: 10, 78 players from California
- Countries: Canada and Ecuador
- Players that have signed National Letters of Intent to play college golf: eight
- Players that have verbally committed to play college golf: four
- The AJGA will head to Oxnard, Calif., for the third time in 2013. River Ridge Golf Club hosted the AJGA in 2009 and 2011.
|Of the 78 players native to California, six will travel the short distance to River Ridge Golf Club as they are from the Oxnard area. Oxnard High golfer Kyle McLay won the Boys Championship Division of the Ventura County Junior Golf Association's Custom Awards Classic at River Ridge in February. Patrick Holden tied for second at the event and will return to River Ridge to play in the AJGA event. Oxnard High junior Kristin Diep will play in her second AJGA event of 2013 after finishing 11th at the Preseason Junior at Marshallia Ranch. Victor Ponte and Brigitte Dunne of Camarillo will also represent the surrounding area.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, May 3|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, May 4|
|7:15 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Sunday, May 5|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Final Round|
|1:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The AJGA Junior at River Ridge 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.