AJGA Huntsville Junior
Huntsville, Ala. • July 15 - 18, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 96-player field (boys and girls, ages 12-18)
- 54-hole, stroke play tournament
- 11 states and Mexico will be represented in the field
- Five players are ranked amoung the top 100 of the Polo Golf Rankings
- 16 players have committed to play golf at the collegiate level
|The AJGA returns to The Ledges for the fourth consecutive year. The Ledges sits on the highest point in Huntsville at 1,582 feet creating beautiful views of the city and valley.|
|Five players in the field are ranked in the top 100 of the Polo Golf Rankings. The four boys are Braden Thornberry (No. 63), Connor Smith (No. 72), Tyler McDaniel (No. 73) and Blake Messer (No. 76). Emily Campbell (No. 85) is the only girl inside the top 100.|
|Sixteen players in the field have committed to play collegiate golf. Seven players have signed National Letters of Intent and nine have given a verbal commitment. Four of those commitments are to Alabama colleges.|
|Returning for more|
|Last year's boys champion, Blake Messer of Hampton Cove, Ala., will return to defend his AJGA Huntsville Junior title along with five other boys from last year's top-10 finishers. Kayla Jones of Milton, Ga., placed T5 in 2012 and is the only girl who finished among the top-10 returning to the tournament in 2013.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 15|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 16|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 17|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 18|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The AJGA Huntsville Junior 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.