Preseason Junior at Innisbrook
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club - North Course
Palm Harbor, Fla. • April 11 - 13, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- For the third straight year, Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club will host an IMG Academy Preseason Series event.
- The Preseason Junior at Innisbrook is a 36-hole, stroke play event.
- The field features 63 boys and 21 girls from 16 states and nine countries.
- The event is one of 13 IMG Academy Preseason Series events in 2014.
|IMG Academy Preseason Series|
|The IMG Academy Preseason Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have not yet been accepted to an AJGA tournament. For those members, the series offers the opportunity to compete against players with similar skill levels while building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.|
|Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club - North Course|
|The North Course is known as one of Innisbrook's most challenging courses. Accuracy is key with green-side bunkers protecting precise hole locations and tight fairways with a large volume of trees that will test the most experienced golfer.|
|Forty players in the Preseason Junior at Innisbrook field call Florida their home state. The state with the second-most players is New York with seven.|
|Two of three|
|The Preseason Junior at Innisbrook is the second event of the season contested at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. The third and final AJGA event to take place here will be the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O'Hair. This event will take place April 17-20 on the North and Copperhead Courses.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, April 11|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, April 12|
|8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Sunday, April 13|
|8 – 9:50 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Preseason Junior at Innisbrook
Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (April 12 - 14, 2013)
|1||Zhijie (Tony) Jiang||(China) Bradenton, Fla.||68–67—135|
|2||Leonardo Coll||(Venezuela) Fort Lauderdale, Fla.||70–69—139|
|3||Alex Rios||Coral Springs, Fla.||69–72—141|
|4||Anthony Quintessenza||Saint Petersburg, Fla.||73–69—142|
|T5||Nicolas Vanegas||Bogota, Colombia||75–69—144|
|T5||Steven Chervony||Boca Raton, Fla.||70–74—144|
|T5||Patrick McDonald||Chattanooga, Tenn.||71–73—144|
|1||Mami Yamamoto||(Japan) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.||76–73—149|
|T2||Kellyanne Hurst||Plant City, Fla.||76–76—152|
|T2||Bettina Almeida||(Philippines) Jensen Beach, Fla.||78–74—152|
|T4||Summer Moser||Lutz, Fla.||77–76—153|
|T4||Hana Furuichi||Orlando, Fla.||75–78—153|
The Preseason Junior at Innisbrook 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.
Golf Performance Center Preview Series
The Preseason Junior at Innisbrook is one of 13 events held as part of the Golf Performance Center Preview Series. The Golf Performance Center Preview Series is designed specifically for AJGA members who have had limited acceptances into multi-day AJGA events. This series offers these members the opportunity to start building Performance Based Entry status before application deadlines arrive for summer Open and Junior All-Star series events.
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.