Junior All-Star at Château Élan
Château Élan Resort
Braselton, Ga. • April 17 - 20, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 132-player field, 54-hole stroke play event / 36-hole cut
- States represented: 11
- Players from Georgia: 12
- Countries represented: Canada, China, Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan
- The Junior All-Star at Château Élan is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series.
- Château Élan hosts the AJGA on Easter Weekend for the fifth consecutive year.
|Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series|
|The Junior Al-Star at Château Élan is one of 14 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.|
|Château Élan continues its support of the AJGA|
|For the fifth consecutive year, Château Élan hosts the AJGA on Easter Weekend. Located adjacent to the AJGA's National Headquarters, Château Élan has hosted events for more than 15 years.|
Schedule of Events
|Thursday, April 17|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Friday, April 18|
|8:15 – 10:05 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|12:40 – 2:30 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Saturday, April 19|
|8:15 – 10:05 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|12:40 – 2:30 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Sunday, April 20|
|8:15 – 10:15 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Junior All-Star at Château Élan
Château Élan Resort (March 28 - 31, 2013)
|1||Martin Jaramillo||(Colombia) Bradenton, Fla.||70–72–70—212|
|2||Luis Gerardo Garza||Leon, Mexico||75–69–70—214|
|T3||Benjamin Shipp||Duluth, Ga.||73–70–74—217|
|T3||Taisei Negishi||(Japan) San Diego, Calif.||73–71–73—217|
|T5||J. J. Gresco||Scottsdale, Ariz.||71–75–72—218|
|T5||Trevor Phillips||Inman, S.C.||70–75–73—218|
|1||Lauren Stephenson||Lexington, S.C.||70–72–75—217|
|2||Mai Dechathipat||(Thailand) Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.||74–75–69—218|
|3||Abbey Carlson||Lake Mary, Fla.||71–75–73—219|
|4||Gina Kim||Chapel Hill, N.C.||69–74–77—220|
|5||Gabriela Coello||(Venezuela) Winter Garden, Fla.||74–75–75—224|
The Junior All-Star at Château Élan 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.
Junior All-Star Series
The Junior All-Star at Château Élan is one of 15 events in the Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star Invitational sponsored by NIKEGOLF over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in 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 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.