Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic
ChampionsGate Golf Club - International Course
ChampionsGate, Fla. • June 24 - 27, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Field: 78 boys and girls (ages 12-18)
- Format: 54-hole stroke play competition
- Players will travel from seven states, Columbia, Ecuador, Germany, and Mexico. 54 players from Florida will compete
- Three players ranked in top-100 of Polo Golf Rankings: (33) Sierra Brooks, (77) Austen Truslow, (96) Madison Lellyo
- Two Rolex Junior All-Americans: Sierra Brooks and Laura Sojo
|Welcome David Leadbetter|
|Legendary golf coach, Davis Leadbetter, teams up with the AJGA for the first time. This is the first of two events he will sponsor. The second being the JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Championship in August 2013.|
|ChampionsGate Golf Club|
|This will be the first time the AJGA heads to ChampionsGate Golf Club. The club is the world headquarters for the Leadbetter Golf Academy. The International Course, designed by Greg Norman, includes conditions commonly found in Australian-style courses to Central Florida. The course is also home to the famous Father/Son Challenge the first weekend of December.|
|Golf Pride continues to support junior golf|
|Golf Pride, the No. 1 grip on TOUR, has sponsored an AJGA event since 2004 and will partner with legendary coach David Leadbetter in 2013.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 24|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 25|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, June 26|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Thursday, June 27|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic
The Peninsula Golf & Country Club (August 13 - 16, 2012)
|1||*Ryan Cole||Mount Airy, Md.||70–70–78—218|
|2||Gustavo Morantes||Caracas, Venezuela||68–73–77—218|
|3||Spencer Reed||Louisville, Ky.||74–72–73—219|
|4||Zachary Herr||New Hope, Pa.||75–74–73—222|
|T5||Ethan Wall||Brielle, N.J.||73–72–79—224|
|T5||Payton Taylor||Vero Beach, Fla.||78–74–72—224|
|1||Elisabeth Bernabe||Anaheim Hills, Calif.||68–77–71—216|
|2||Hana Ku||Basking Ridge, N.J.||74–70–80—224|
|T3||Bryana Nguyen||Columbia, Md.||80–70–76—226|
|T3||Jennifer Peng||San Diego, Calif.||74–75–77—226|
|5||Anina Ku||Basking Ridge, N.J.||79–71–78—228|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic 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 nearly 6,500 members from 49 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.
TaylorMade-adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. 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 Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.