IJGA Junior Open
Chechessee Creek Club
Okatie, S.C. • June 16 - 19, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 78-player field, 54-hole stroke play event.
- Sixteen players have committed to play college golf in the near future.
- The field features players from 19 states and eight countries.
- Chechessee Creek Club will host the AJGA for the second time.
- The IJGA Junior Open celebrates its 21st year as an AJGA event in the Hilton Head area.
|Back for more|
|Andrew Orischak of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, will return to defend his title in 2014. The South Carolina native shot 70-70-69--209 to claim the victory by two strokes.|
|Following in the victors' footsteps|
|IJGA Junior Open past champions have found success in their future endeavors. PGA TOUR player Kyle Stanley won the 2004 tournament and was a three-time Rolex Junior All-American. Before Stanley turned professional, he earned All-America and All-Conference accolades while playing for Clemson. Current LPGA players victorious at the event include the 1994 inaugural event champion Cristie Kerr. Beth Bauer (1995, 1997), Virada Nirapathpongporn (1998) and Julieta Granada (2003) also won the tournament before continuing their golf careers at the highest level.|
|Chechessee Creek Club|
|The natural marshland that borders the course gives it a classic southern feel. The many natural hazards of the course provide a challenge to beginners and veterans alike, while the natural beauty of the course is second to none.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 16|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 17|
|8 – 10 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees|
|Wednesday, June 18|
|8 – 10 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees|
|Thursday, June 19|
|8 – 10 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 Tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
IJGA Junior Open
Chechessee Creek Club (June 17 - 20, 2013)
|1||Andrew Orischak||Hilton Head Island, S.C.||70–70–69—209|
|T2||Davis Morrison||Charlotte, N.C.||70–69–72—211|
|T2||Logan Lanier||Saint Augustine, Fla.||71–72–68—211|
|4||Kobdech Rodrat||Bangkok, Thailand||72–73–67—212|
|5||Ryan Dornes||Lancaster, Pa.||74–67–72—213|
|1||Lauren Stephenson||Lexington, S.C.||66–71–69—206|
|2||Aliea Clark||Carlsbad, Calif.||69–71–69—209|
|3||Clementina Rodriguez||(Venezuela) Hilton Head Island, S.C.||74–71–70—215|
|4||Ji Eun Baik||(South Korea) Newnan, Ga.||77–68–71—216|
|5||Anne Taylor Hough||Spartanburg, S.C.||68–78–72—218|
The IJGA Junior Open 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.