AJGA St. Louis Junior

The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club
St. Charles, Mo. June 2 - 5, 2014

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

College bound: 50 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Michael Abrahamson 2014 University of Wisconsin
Timothy Colanta 2015 University of Maryland
Aaron DeNucci 2015 University of Iowa
Brady Dixon 2014 Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Matt Echelmeier 2015 University of Missouri
Jacob Eklund 2016 Kansas State University
Triston Elston 2015 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Patrick Flavin 2014 Miami University (Ohio)
Kory Franks 2015 Missouri State University
George Galanis 2014 University of Redlands
Drew Gonzales 2016 Louisiana State University
Parker Howe 2015 University of South Dakota
Jonathan Hudson 2015 Iowa State University
Will Kelly 2015 Florida Gulf Coast
Jack Kennedy 2015 Drake University
Tripp Kinney 2016 Iowa State University
Walker Lee 2017 Texas A&M University
Matt Lemay 2014 Georgian, Canada
Thomas Lewis 2016 Purdue University
Hunter Nesselroad 2015 Illinois Wesleyan University
Brian Ohr Jr. 2014 Miami University
Tanner Owen 2016 University of Nebraska
Spencer Painton 2014 Kansas
Tyler Pearson 2015 Ball State
Kolbe Rodemich 2015 Drury University
Scott Schaeffer 2014 Rockhurst University
Alex Shattuck 2014 College of William and Mary
Sean Song 2015 University of Nebraska
Carter Toms 2016 Louisiana State University
Daniel Venker 2015 Rhodes College
Matthew Walsh 2015 Rutgers University
Jackson Wendling 2015 University of Nebraska
Gabe Wheeler 2015 Murray State University
Peyton Wilhoit 2015 Southern Illinois University
Aaron Wirt 2015 University of Iowa
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Olivia Cason 2015 University of Louisville
Amanda Detmer 2015 Jacksonville University
Teri Doss 2016 Mississippi State University
Dana Gattone 2014 University of Illinois
Maddie Rose Hamilton 2015 University of Notre Dame
Cayce Hendrickson 2015 University of Missouri
Amanda Kim 2015 University of Missouri
Anna Kim 2014 Iowa
Naomi Ko 2015 North Carolina State University
Caroline Lake 2015 Creighton University
Logan Otter 2015 Michigan State University
Shawn Rennegarbe 2014 University of Arkansas
Jessica Staed 2014 Loyola University - Chicago
Jean Tyrrell 2015 Florida Gulf Coast University
Michelle Xie 2015 Harvard University
 
 
Local flavor: 19 players from Missouri will compete.
Boys Division Hometown Grad
Crimson Callahan Chesterfield 2017
Matt Echelmeier Columbia 2015
Kory Franks Jefferson City 2015
Matt Henderson Des Peres 2016
Jack Litzelfelner III Jackson 2016
Ryan Martin Fenton 2015
Michael O'Keefe II St. Louis 2016
Tanner Owen Parkville 2016
Jack Parker Columbia 2017
Caleb Picker Moscow Mills 2017
Scott Schaeffer St. Charles 2014
Austin Schettler Wildwood 2016
Joe Terschluse Chesterfield 2017
Frankie Thomas St. Louis 2016
Daniel Venker Saint Louis 2015
Gabe Wheeler Sikeston 2015
 
Girls Division Hometown Grad
Sarah Bell Jackson 2018
Amanda Kim Ofallon 2015
Logan Otter Saint Peters 2015
St. Louis community welcomes the AJGA
For the first time, the AJGA will travel to The Missouri Bluff Golf Club in St. Charles, Missouri. The St. Louis community will welcome nearly 200 players representing more than 20 states and three countries for the week.
The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club
A golf club that features an abundance of wild life, pristine zoysia fairways and tree-lined holes, The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club will challenge any golfer. With high tees and bent grass greens, golfers are forced to calculate more than just distance and placement.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 2
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, June 3
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, June 4
7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, June 5
7 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
5 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Crimson Callahan, Chesterfield, Mo. (2017)
Callahan is the only player in the field to have been crowned an AJGA champion this year. Callahan was victorious at the Junior All-Star at Kokopelli with rounds of 69-74 for a tournament total of 1-over-par 143.
Walker Lee, Houston, Texas (2017)
Lee is the highest-ranked player in the Boys Division, rallying on the strength of three top-10 finishes. The 2013 Harvey Penick Junior All-Star champion has verbally committed to Texas A&M.
Shawn Rennegarbe, Addieville, Ill. (2014)
Rennegarbe is a two-time AJGA champion with top-ten finish at the 2013 Rolex Girls Junior Championship. The future Arkansas women's golfer was an HP Scholastic Junior All-American in 2013 and competed for the East Team in the 2013 Wyndham Cup. At No. 75 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Rennegarbe is the highest-ranked player in the field.
Maddie Rose Hamilton, Louisville, Ky. (2015)
Hamilton sits at No. 86 in the Polo Golf Rankings, making her the second-highest ranked player in the field. Hamilton has competed in AJGA competitions since 2011, tallying five top-10 showings, including a T2 finish at the AJGA Junior at Sugar Valley in May.

Media Accommodations

The AJGA St. Louis 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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Missouri native
Boys Division
Michael Abrahamson Chicago, Ill.
Tyler Aldrich Wilmette, Ill.
Daniel Booker Jr. Dyersburg, Tenn.
Crimson Callahan Chesterfield, Mo.
Gilbert Chang Smithtown, N.Y.
Timothy Colanta Reunion, Fla.
Aaron DeNucci Clive, Iowa
Cole Dillon Manhattan, Kan.
Brady Dixon Mounds, Ill.
Matt Echelmeier Columbia, Mo.
Jacob Eklund Carbondale, Ill.
Mitchel Elkin Bettendorf, Iowa
Triston Elston Baton Rouge, La.
Patrick Flavin Highwood, Ill.
Will Foreman Owensboro, Ky.
Kory Franks Jefferson City, Mo.
George Galanis Glencoe, Ill.
Drew Gonzales Lafayette, La.
Allen Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Austin Hazelgrove Germantown, Tenn.
Matt Henderson Des Peres, Mo.
Parker Howe Clive, Iowa
Jonathan Hudson Western Springs, Ill.
Charlie Hughes Boise, Idaho
Kevin Jackson Atlanta, Ga.
Mason Keller Tulsa, Okla.
Will Kelly Wheaton, Ill.
Jack Kennedy Bettendorf, Iowa
Tripp Kinney West Des Moines, Iowa
Pete Kuhl Morton, Ill.
Walker Lee Houston, Texas
Matt Lemay Waterloo, Ontario
Brendan Lewis Marion, Ill.
Thomas Lewis Carmel, Ind.
Connor Littlefield Waukee, Iowa
Jack Litzelfelner III Jackson, Mo.
Ryan Martin Fenton, Mo.
Russell Matos Lombard, Ill.
Caden Mclaughlin Alcoa, Tenn.
Jorge Morillo (Venezuela) Southlake, Texas
Michael Mounce El Paso, Ill.
Hunter Nesselroad Galesburg, Illinois
Michael O'Keefe II St. Louis, Mo.
Brian Ohr Jr. Northbrook, Ill.
Tanner Owen Parkville, Mo.
Spencer Painton Aurora, Colo.
Jack Parker Columbia, Mo.
Tyler Pearson Richmond, Ind.
Caleb Picker Moscow Mills, Mo.
Parker Reddig Minneapolis, Minn.
Kolbe Rodemich Quincy, Ill.
Scott Schaeffer St. Charles, Mo.
Austin Schettler Wildwood, Mo.
Alex Shattuck Sioux Falls, S.D.
Oliver Simonsen Ooltewah, Tenn.
Sean Song Omaha, Neb.
Joe Terschluse Chesterfield, Mo.
Frankie Thomas St. Louis, Mo.
Carter Toms Shreveport, La.
Trey Tussey Metamora, Ill.
Landon Vaughan McLeansboro, Ill.
Daniel Venker Saint Louis, Mo.
John Walsh Des Moines, Iowa
Matthew Walsh Western Springs, Ill.
Greg Watkins Leawood, Kan.
Joe Weiler Bloomington, Ind.
Jackson Wendling Effingham, Ill.
Gabe Wheeler Sikeston, Mo.
Peyton Wilhoit Searcy, Ark.
Aaron Wirt Des Moines, Iowa
Dylan Wojcik Wheeling, W.Va.
 
Girls Division
Sarah Bell Jackson, Mo.
Olivia Cason Owensboro, Ky.
Amanda Detmer Madison, Ind.
Teri Doss Paducah, Ky.
Emma Fisher Bloomington, Ind.
Dana Gattone Addison, Ill.
Maddie Rose Hamilton Louisville, Ky.
Cayce Hendrickson Benton, Ky.
Aubree Jones Covington, Tenn.
Emma Kieffer Evansville, Ind.
Amanda Kim Ofallon, Mo.
Anna Kim Broken Arrow, Okla.
Naomi Ko Victoria, British Columbia
Caroline Lake Madison, Wis.
Addison Mitchell Fort Smith, Ark.
Pauline Nguyen Edmond, Okla.
Cherise Otter Bloomington, Ind.
Logan Otter Saint Peters, Mo.
Madasyn Pettersen Rockford, Ill.
Ana Paula Ramirez Pachuca, Mexico
Shawn Rennegarbe Addieville, Ill.
Jessica Staed Green Bay, Wis.
Jean Tyrrell Leawood, Kan.
Michelle Xie Palo Alto, Calif.