Lessing's AJGA Classic
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
Bedminster, N.J. • August 19 - 22, 2013
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The 2013 Lessing's AJGA Classic is a 54-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 96 juniors from 11 states and the Philippines.
- Lessing's, a family owned and operated business dedicated to quality and excellence in food service, has been an AJGA supporter since 1999.
- 23 participants from the Garden State will compete in the event.
- 2013 marks the 15th anniversary of the Lessing's AJGA Classic.
|Past champions find success on TOUR|
|In 2004, Keegan Bradley strung together rounds of 71-71-74 to win the seventh installment of the Lessing's AJGA Classic. The year before, Paula Creamer took home one of her eleven AJGA Championships at the 2003 Lessing's AJGA Classic.|
|Lessing's AJGA Classic heads to Bedminster, N.J.|
|The Lessing's AJGA Classic will be held on Fiddler's Elbow Country Club's River Course for the first time. The course's name comes from the Lamington River, prominently featured in the course's design.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, August 19|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, August 20|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, August 21|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, August 22|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Lessing's AJGA Classic
Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck (July 22 - 24, 2012)
|1||James Park||Deerfield, Mass.||76–74–72—222|
|T2||John Edler||Fair Haven, N.J.||79–77–68—224|
|T2||Max Greyserman||Short Hills, N.J.||75–75–74—224|
|4||Ethan Wall||Brielle, N.J.||72–77–77—226|
|5||Ryan Dornes||Lancaster, Pa.||80–73–74—227|
|1||*Taylor Totland||Tinton Falls, N.J.||75–72–79—226|
|2||Marissa DeCola||Butler, Pa.||76–77–73—226|
|3||Elyse Smidinger||Crofton, Md.||73–80–74—227|
|T4||Hana Ku||Basking Ridge, N.J.||75–80–73—228|
|T4||Anne Cheng||Torrance, Calif.||73–78–77—228|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The Lessing's AJGA 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 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.