Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic
ChampionsGate Golf Club - International Course
ChampionsGate, Fla. • June 16 - 19, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Field size: 78 boys and girls (ages 12-18)
- Format: 54-hole, stroke play competition
- Countries represented: Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and Venezuela
- States represented: 10
- Rolex Junior All-Americans in field: Abbey Carlson, Mika Liu and Taylor Tomlinson
|AJGA returns to ChampionsGate Golf Club|
|The Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic will be held at ChampionsGate Golf Club in ChampionsGate, Fla., for the fourth time.|
|David Leadbetter teams up with AJGA once again|
|Legendary golf coach, David Leadbetter, teams up with the AJGA for the second consecutive year. This is the first of two events that Leadbetter will sponsor in 2014, the other being the JoS. A. Bank / David Leadbetter Junior Championship.|
|Golf Pride continues support with AJGA|
|Golf Pride, the No. 1 grip on TOUR, has sponsored an AJGA event since 2004 and will partner with legendary coach David Leadbetter in 2014|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 16|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 17|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, June 18|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Thursday, June 19|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
Top Players to Watch
Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior Classic
ChampionsGate Golf Club (June 24 - 27, 2013)
|1||Austen Truslow||New Smyrna Beach, Fla.||72–67–67—206|
|2||James Leadbetter||Bradenton, Fla.||72–68–72—212|
|T3||Jacob Kline||St Augustine, Fla.||73–69–71—213|
|T3||S.M. Lee||Buford, Ga.||69–71–73—213|
|5||Jimmy Jones||Tampa, Fla.||70–72–72—214|
|1||*Maria Andreina Merchan||(Venezuela) Weston, Fla.||73–73–68—214|
|2||Sierra Brooks||Sorrento, Fla.||69–74–71—214|
|3||Gabriela Coello||(Venezuela) Winter Garden, Fla.||70–76–71—217|
|T4||Terese Romeo||Tampa, Fla.||75–73–71—219|
|T4||Laura Sojo||(Colombia) Winter Garden, Fla.||72–75–72—219|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The Golf Pride / David Leadbetter Junior 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 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.