AJGA Junior at Penn State

Penn State Golf Course - Blue Course
State College, Pa. June 24 - 27, 2013

American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • crichards@ajga.org

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Tournament Storylines

Penn State Golf Course plays host to AJGA event
This is the fifth consecutive year that Penn State Golf Courses have hosted an AJGA event, but the first time they have hosted an AJGA Open event. The course previously hosted Junior All-Star events.
Keystone state flavor
45 players hailing from the state of Pennsylvania will compete in the AJGA Junior at Penn State this week, but only one player in the field calls State College home. Ben Gelenberg, a sophomore at State College Area High School, is competing in the AJGA event at Penn State for the second year in a row. Last year, Gelenberg recorded rounds of 77-81-77-235 to finish T38.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 24
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
Tuesday, June 25
7 – 8:39 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
11:30 a.m. – 1:09 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
Wednesday, June 26
7 – 8:39 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
11:30 a.m. – 1:09 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
Thursday, June 27
7 – 8:39 a.m. Final Round off Nos.1 and 10 tees
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch


2012 Results

AJGA Junior at Penn State
Penn State Golf Course (June 25 - 28, 2012)
Boys Division
1 Varun Chopra Champaign, Ill. 71–68–73—212
2 Luke Miller Venetia, Pa. 74–74–66—214
3 Tyler Pearson Richmond, Ind. 67–75–73—215
T4 Caleb Proveaux Lexington, S.C. 73–72–71—216
T4 Ben Albin Santa Fe, N.M. 72–72–72—216
T4 David Baker Weddington, N.C. 71–71–74—216
Girls Division
1 Lauren Waller Canonsburg, Pa. 74–72–71—217
2 Maria Vesga Piedecuesta, Colombia 77–76–70—223
3 Elsa Moberly Science Hill, Ky. 72–75–81—228
4 Amanda Detmer Madison, Ind. 73–76–80—229
5 Madelein Herr New Hope, Pa. 80–78–73—231

Media Accommodations

The AJGA Junior at Penn State 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.