Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club

Longbow Golf Club
Mesa, Ariz. April 17 - 20, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 96 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Ben Albin 2015 University of Notre Dame
Grant Amerson 2014 University of California - San Diego
Roman Aragon 2014 St. Mary's
Brandon Bauman 2014 UC Santa Barbara
Devondeep Bling 2017 UCLA
Bakari Bolden 2014 University of Southern California
Grady Bourguignon 2014 University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Derek Castillo 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Anthony Cecere 2014 Pepperdine University
Michael Christifulli 2014 Siena College
Mark Cobey 2014 Cal State Fullerton
Roy Cootes 2015 Pepperdine University
Miguel Delgado 2015 University of Notre Dame
Philip Delisi 2015 University of California, Los Angeles
Sam Dickey 2016 University of New Mexico
Max Donohue 2014 University of Arizona
Ben Doyle 2014 Cal - Berkeley
Noah Edmondson 2015 University of Arkansas
Riley Elmes 2015 Loyola Marymount University
Hunter Epson 2016 Pepperdine University
Bryant Falconello 2015 Air Force Academy
Gregory Gildea 2014 Washington
Peter Griffith 2015 Northwestern University
Will Grimmer 2015 Ohio State University
Ari Gulugian 2015 University of Arizona
Ryan Han 2014 University California Davis
Ben Harden 2014 South Mountain
Marc Hedrick 2014 Princeton University*
Franklin Huang 2014 Stanford
Graysen Huff 2015 Auburn University
Jack Ireland 2015 California State University, Fullerton
David Kim 2014 UC - IRVINE
Jae Hoon Ian Kim 2014 University of Idaho
Justin Kim 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Peter Kyo Won Koo 2014 University of Arizona
KK Limbhasut 2014 UC Berkeley
Matt Lutz 2014 University of California Riverside
Brandon Mai 2014 UCLA
Mike McGilton 2014 New Mexico State University
Tyler Moore 2015 University of Arizona
Brett Robinson 2015 University of Wisconsin
Dean Sakata 2014 Army
Joshua Sedeno 2016 Southern Methodist University
Corey Shaun 2014 UCLA
Zachary Smith 2014 University of California Santa Barbara
Jino Sohn 2015 Arizona State University
Jacob Solomon 2015 Auburn University
Tailin Song 2015 University of North Carolina
Spencer Soosman 2016 University of California, Los Angeles
John Souza 2014 South Mountain Community College
Austin Stadeli 2014 Arizona
Jake Staiano 2015 Colorado State University
Issei Tanabe 2017 University of Southern California
Jonah Texeira 2014 Southern California
Sahith Theegala 2015 Pepperdine University
Lawrence Tu 2014 Navy
Jens Verhey 2014 University of Notre Dame
Daniel Wetterich 2015 Xavier University
Brandon Wu 2015 Stanford University
Dylan Wu 2014 Northwestern
Colton Yates 2014 Colorado State University
Edwin Yi 2015 University of Oregon
Hidetoshi Yoshihara 2016 University of California, Los Angeles
Sean Yu 2015 University of California, Berkeley
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Julia Becker 2015 Sacramento State
Kaylee Benton 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Abigail Cantwell 2015 Tulane University
Jocelyn Chia 2014 Boston College
Sarah Cho 2014 Northwestern
Lydia Choi 2014 UCLA
Brigitte Dunne 2015 Southern Methodist University
Breann Fox 2015 California State University, Long Beach
Muni He 2017 University of Southern California
Jiyoon Jang 2016 University of California, Berkeley
Madison Kerley 2015 Arizona State University
Megan Kim 2014 University of Michigan
Alix Kong 2014 Indiana University
Stephanie Lau 2015 Northwestern University
Shu-Lin Lin 2014 Academy of Art University
Morgan Messick 2015 Northern Arizona University
Haley Moore 2016 University of Arizona
Hannah O'Sullivan 2016 University of Southern California
Mackenzie Perez 2014 University of Missouri
Krystal Quihuis 2014 University of Arizona
Mackenzie Raim 2014 UNLV
Robynn Ree 2015 University of Southern California
Sarah Rhee 2015 University of Washington
Kaitlyn Saum 2014 Northern Arizona University
Joo Youn Seo 2014 UC Irvine
Alisa Snyder 2016 university of michigan
Ellen Takada 2016 Washington
Alana Uriell 2014 Arkansas
Kelly Whaley 2015 University of North Carolina
Michelle Yom 2014 University of Pennsylvania*
Jennifer Yu 2014 Long Beach State
Janet Zhang 2015 University of Pennsylvania
 
 
Local flavor: 24 players from Arizona will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Grady Bourguignon Yuma 2014
Michael Christifulli Paradise Valley 2014
Michael Feagles Scottsdale 2016
Chip Getz Paradise Valley 2016
Ben Harden Phoenix 2014
Peter Kyo Won Koo Tucson 2014
Mike McGilton Chandler 2014
Jack Snyder Phoenix 2016
Jino Sohn Chandler 2015
John Souza Phoenix 2014
Austin Stadeli Scottsdale 2014
Cooper Wayment Mesa 2016
Colton Yates Scottsdale 2014
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Kaylee Benton Buckeye 2015
Abigail Cantwell Scottsdale 2015
Monet Flores Litchfield Park 2017
Haylin Harris Tucson 2018
Madison Kerley Scottsdale 2015
Emily Mahar Scottsdale 2017
Morgan Messick Tucson 2015
Hannah O'Sullivan Chandler 2016
Krystal Quihuis Tucson 2014
Kaitlyn Saum Mesa 2014
Alisa Snyder Phoenix 2016
Past champions on TOUR
Of the 30 past champions, 27 earned Rolex Junior All-America accolades in the same year. Hunter Mahan (1999) and Paula Creamer (2003) were named Rolex Junior Player of the Year following wins at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Both have gone on to have successful professional careers alongside Amanda Blumenherst (2002), world No.1-ranked female golfer Inbee Park(2005) Mina Harigae (2006), Kimberly Kim (2007) and 2013 LPGA Rookie of the Year Moriya Jutanugarn.
Success at home
Former Arizona residents who have found themselves in the winner’s circle include Amanda Blumenherst (2002), Drew Kittleson (2005), Philip Francis (2006), Kyung Kim (2008) and Lindsey Weaver (2012).
Former champion returns
Krystal Quihuis of Tuscon, Ariz., the 2013 champion of the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club, will return to defend her title. After her victory in 2013, Quihuis went on to earn spots on the West squad at the Wyndham Cup and the United States team at the PING Junior Solheim Cup, and collect Rolex Junior All-America honors.
Dramatic finish in 2013
In 2013, Danny Ochoa of San Diego, and Krystal Quihuis of Tucson, Ariz., earned titles in dramatic fashion. Ochoa fired a final-round 66, including an eagle on the final hole, to win by three strokes at 8-under-par. The Girls Division final came down to a three-hole sudden-death playoff with Quihuis defeating Esther Lee of Norwalk, Calif. Ochoa is a freshman at USC while Quihuis will return in 2014 to defend.
In honor of Heather Farr
Heather Farr was an Arizona native who saw the first days of the AJGA. She was victorious at the second-annual Polo Golf Junior Classic in 1979 and the 1982 Rolex Tournament of Champions. To recognize Farr’s accomplishments on the course, she earned Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors in 1980 and 1982 and was named a Rolex Junior All-American five times. A two-time All-American and three-time All-Conference performer at Arizona State University, Farr qualified for the LPGA Tour in October 1985 at the age of 20, becoming the youngest to do so at the time. In 1989, she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. Farr was practicing for a comeback on Tour in the fall of 1990 when she discovered a reoccurrence of cancer in the back of her skull and on her vertebrae. Farr died November 20, 1993. Heather Farr has been recognized with many awards during her lifetime and posthumously. The LPGA Heather Farr Award has been given annually since her death honoring the player who exemplifies courage and persistence like Heather Farr. In 2013, she was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 17
7:30 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Friday, April 18
7 – 8:40 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
 
Saturday, April 19
7 – 8:40 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)
11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)
 
Sunday, April 20
7 – 9 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Justin Kim, Fullerton, Calif. (2016)
Kim has recorded seven top-10 finishes during his AJGA career, including a T3 showing at the 2013 PING Invitational. The 2013 second-team Rolex Junior All-American will return to Longbow after finishing fourth in 2013. Currently No. 42 in the Polo Golf Rankings, he has verbally committed to UNLV.
Peter Kyo Won Koo, (South Korea) Tucson, Ariz. (2014)
The highest-ranked local boy in the field at No. 102, Koo has tallied nine top-10s since 2009. He finished in the top 10 in four out of five AJGA starts in 2013. The Arizona commit opened the season with a top-20 showing at the AJGA Junior at River Ridge.
Jacob Solomon, Dublin, Calif. (2015)
At No. 25 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Solomon is the highest-ranked player in the Boys Division. A three-time AJGA champion and two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Solomon looks for his first win since 2012. He finished third at the 2013 Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. The Auburn verbal commit comes off a 12th-place showing at the CB&I Boys Championship at Carlton Woods.
Jonah Texeira, Porter Ranch, Calif. (2014)
Texeira will make his fourth consecutive appearance at Longbow. His best finish came at the 2011 event when he tied for third. He has recorded 14 top-20 showings in national junior golf, highlighted by a T5 finish at the 2013 Western Junior Championship. At No. 44 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Texeira has signed a National Letter of Intent with USC.
Hannah O'Sullivan, Chandler, Ariz. (2016)
O'Sullivan will return to the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club after tying for third in 2013. The Xavier College Prep sophomore is the highest-ranked local girl in the field at No. 17 and is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American. She will open the year at Longbow after five top-10 finishes in 2013, including a T4 showing at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Robynn Ree, Redondo Beach, Calif. (2015)
At No. 14 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Ree is the highest girl in the field. In 2013, she captured her first AJGA victory at the AJGA Junior at River Ridge and recorded six top-10 finishes in national junior golf. A Rolex Junior All-American, Ree will return to Longbow for the first time since 2011 where she finished T17.
Elizabeth Wang, San Marino, Calif. (2018)
Ranked No. 22, Wang comes off her second AJGA victory at the AJGA Junior at River Ridge. The youngest player in the field at the age of 13, Wang has finished in the top 20 in 13 out of 15 AJGA starts since she began competing in 2012 and earned honorable mention Rolex Junior All-America honors in 2013.
Angel Yin, Arcadia, Calif. (2017)
A two-time Rolex Junior All-American, Yin will make her third consecutive appearance at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club. Yin has tallied seven top 10s including a runner-up finish at the 2012 Polo Golf Junior Classic. In search of her first AJGA victory, Yin opened the year with a T14 showing at the ANNIKA Invitational and a T10 finish at the Kathy Whitworth Invitational.
 

2013 Results

Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club
Longbow Golf Club (March 28 - 31, 2013)
 
Boys Division
1 Danny Ochoa San Diego, Calif. 71–68–66—205
2 Christopher Petefish Danville, Calif. 71–69–68—208
3 Jacob Solomon Dublin, Calif. 75–67–67—209
4 Justin Kim Fullerton, Calif. 71–68–71—210
T5 Derek Castillo Yorba Linda, Calif. 69–69–73—211
T5 Sean Crocker (Zimbabwe) Westlake Village, Calif. 69–75–67—211
T5 Franklin Huang Poway, Calif. 72–69–70—211
 
Girls Division
1 *Krystal Quihuis Tucson, Ariz. 69–70–69—208
2 Esther Lee Norwalk, Calif. 69–69–70—208
T3 Lilia Vu Fountain Valley, Calif. 72–70–69—211
T3 Hannah O'Sullivan Chandler, Ariz. 71–70–70—211
5 Andrea Lee Hermosa Beach, Calif. 71–68–73—212
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club 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.

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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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Arizona native
Boys Division
Ben Albin Santa Fe, N.M.
Grant Amerson Goleta, Calif.
Roman Aragon Mission Viejo, Calif.
Oscar Baek (South Korea) La Habra, Calif.
Brandon Bauman Las Vegas, Nev.
Devondeep Bling Ridgecrest, Calif.
Bakari Bolden North Hollywood, Calif.
Grady Bourguignon Yuma, Ariz.
Derek Castillo Yorba Linda, Calif.
Ricky Castillo Yorba Linda, Calif.
Anthony Cecere Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Michael Christifulli Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Mark Cobey Woodland, Calif.
C.J. Coleman Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Roy Cootes Rolling Hills, Calif.
Miguel Delgado Novato, Calif.
Philip Delisi Tokyo, Japan
Sam Dickey Las Vegas, Nev.
Max Donohue Sioux Falls, S.D.
Ben Doyle La Jolla, Calif.
Noah Edmondson Davidson, N.C.
Riley Elmes Lake Oswego, Ore.
Hunter Epson Long Beach, Calif.
Patricio Espinosa Coto de Caza, Calif.
Bryant Falconello Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Clay Feagler Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Michael Feagles Scottsdale, Ariz.
Chase Furey Newport Beach, Calif.
Chip Getz Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Gregory Gildea Lakewood, Wash.
Joshua Gliege Eagle, Idaho
Peter Griffith Westlake Village, Calif.
Will Grimmer Cincinnati, Ohio
Ari Gulugian Irvine, Calif.
Ryan Han Hollister, Calif.
Ben Harden Phoenix, Ariz.
Marc Hedrick Encinitas, Calif.
Yu-Chuan Hsiang (Taiwan) Indio, Calif.
Franklin Huang Poway, Calif.
Graysen Huff Eagle, Idaho
Jack Ireland Mission Viejo, Calif.
David Kim Buena Park, Calif.
Jae Hoon Ian Kim (South Korea) Surrey, British Columbia
Justin Kim Fullerton, Calif.
Peter Kyo Won Koo (South Korea) Tucson, Ariz.
KK Limbhasut (Thailand) Loma Linda, Calif.
Matt Lutz Placentia, Calif.
Brandon Mai Poway, Calif.
RJ Manke Lakewood, Wash.
Joshua McCarthy Danville, Calif.
Mike McGilton Chandler, Ariz.
Tyler Moore Escondido, Calif.
Gordon Neale Dove Canyon, Calif.
Taisei Negishi (Japan) San Diego, Calif.
Brendan O'Reilly Hinsdale, Ill.
Paul Park La Crescenta, Calif.
Donald Qiu Surrey, British Columbia
Brett Robinson Tustin, Calif.
Dean Sakata Diamond Bar, Calif.
Joshua Sedeno Roseville, Calif.
Corey Shaun Encinitas, Calif.
Zachary Smith Pleasanton, Calif.
David Snyder McAllen, Texas
Jack Snyder Phoenix, Ariz.
Jino Sohn Chandler, Ariz.
Jacob Solomon Dublin, Calif.
Tailin Song (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Spencer Soosman Westlake Village, Calif.
John Souza Phoenix, Ariz.
Austin Stadeli Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jake Staiano Cherry Hills, Colo.
Issei Tanabe (Japan) Huntington Beach, Calif.
Jonah Texeira Porter Ranch, Calif.
Sahith Theegala Chino Hills, Calif.
Shawn Tsai (Taiwan) Indio, Calif.
Lawrence Tu Irvine, Calif.
Jens Verhey Reno, Nev.
Cooper Wayment Mesa, Ariz.
Daniel Wetterich Cincinnati, Ohio
Brandon Wu Danville, Calif.
Dylan Wu Medford, Ore.
Sunny Yan Monterey, Calif.
Colton Yates Scottsdale, Ariz.
Edwin Yi Beaumont, Calif.
Hidetoshi Yoshihara (Japan) Irvine, Calif.
Sean Yu (Taiwan) Beaumont, Calif.
Michael Zhang San Diego, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Julia Becker Las Vegas, Nev.
Kaylee Benton Buckeye, Ariz.
Abigail Cantwell Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jocelyn Chia La Crescenta, Calif.
Sarah Cho San Diego, Calif.
Lydia Choi Beverly Hills, Calif.
Brigitte Dunne Camarillo, Calif.
Monet Flores Litchfield Park, Ariz.
Breann Fox Chino, Calif.
Haylin Harris Tucson, Ariz.
Muni He (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Jiyoon Jang (South Korea) Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Madison Kerley Scottsdale, Ariz.
Megan Kim Redondo Beach, Calif.
Alix Kong West Vancouver, Canada
Nastasia Kossacky (Poland) San Diego, Calif.
Stephanie Lau Fullerton, Calif.
Shu-Lin Lin New Taipei City, Taiwan
Emily Mahar (Australia) Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jessica Mangrobang San Diego, Calif.
Morgan Messick Tucson, Ariz.
Haley Moore Escondido, Calif.
Hannah O'Sullivan Chandler, Ariz.
Euna Pak Irvine, Calif.
Mackenzie Perez Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
Krystal Quihuis Tucson, Ariz.
Mackenzie Raim Palm Desert, Calif.
Robynn Ree Redondo Beach, Calif.
Sarah Rhee Lynnwood, Wash.
Kaitlyn Saum Mesa, Ariz.
Joo Youn Seo (Canada) Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Alisa Snyder Phoenix, Ariz.
Ellen Takada Irvine, Calif.
Angella Then Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Alana Uriell Carlsbad, Calif.
Elizabeth Wang San Marino, Calif.
Kelly Whaley Farmington, Conn.
Angel Yin Arcadia, Calif.
Michelle Yom Torrance, Calif.
Jennifer Yu Huntington Beach, Calif.
Janet Zhang Richmond, British Columbia