Midwest Junior Players Championship
Mistwood Golf Club
Romeoville, Ill. • June 17 - 20, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 96 boys and girls (ages 12-18)
- 54-hole, stroke play
- 19 states and Columbia
- 1 player in the top 100 of Rolex Golf Rankings
- 1 Rolex Junior All-American
- 2013 marks the 22nd-consecuative year of the tournament
|Local talent spotlight|
|36 players from Illinois will be in the field, including Alexandra Harkins of Crystal Lake and Trevor Gold of Eureka.|
|Returning for more|
|Connor Dudley of Fremont, Ohio, will look to beat his fifth place finish at the 2012 Midwest Junior Players Championship. In the girls' field, Heather Ciskowsk of Barrington, Ill., will return to the event after tying for seventh place in 2012.|
|Six players in the field will look to continue their success on the course at the next level. Two have signed collegiate National Letters of Intent while four have committed verbally.|
|Past champions, next level|
|Numerous champions of the Midwest Junior Players Championship continued their golf careers at the professional level, including Vicki Goetze-Ackerman (1988), David Duval (1989), Candy Hannemann (1995), Joe Affrunti (1998), and Scott Langely (2007).|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 17|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 18|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1|
|Wednesday, June 19|
|7a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1|
|Thursday, June 20|
|7a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Midwest Junior Players Championship
Hilton Indian Lakes Resort (July 16 - 19, 2012)
|1||Jakob Garstecki||Germantown, Wis.||69–70–71—210|
|T2||Charlie Green||Ann Arbor, Mich.||73–68–70—211|
|T2||Jonathan Goldstein||Northbrook, Ill.||70–68–73—211|
|4||Michael Abrahamson||Chicago, Ill.||74–72–67—213|
|T5||Connor Dudley||Fremont, Ohio||73–71–70—214|
|T5||Josh Wick||Upper Arlington, Ohio||75–72–67—214|
|1||Harley Dubsky||Valparaiso, Ind.||71–72–75—218|
|T2||Stephanie Miller||Wauconda, Ill.||74–74–73—221|
|T2||Grace Kil||(South Korea) Arlington Heights, Ill.||76–74–71—221|
|4||Nattapan Siritrai||Bangkok, Thailand||72–73–78—223|
|5||Isabelle Kane||Winnetka, Ill.||72–77–77—226|
The Midwest Junior Players 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 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.