Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Abilene Country Club - Club Course
Abilene, Texas • July 14 - 17, 2014
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Chris Richards • (678) 644-4258 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Format: 96-player field, 54-hole, stroke play event
- The field includes players from seven states, China and Mexico.
- This is the 34th consecutive year that Abilene will host the annual event.
- Thirteen players have committed to play college golf.
- There are four AJGA champions in the field.
|73 Texans to compete|
|Out of the 96 players competing in the event, more than 76 percent of the field will be representing their home state at Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior.|
|AJGA returns to Abilene Country Club|
|The Abilene Country Club will be hosting the annual event, which is in its 34th year, for the eighth consecutive time since 2007. The 2013 champions include Travis Benson of Granbury, Texas, and Vanessa Ha of Allen, Texas.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 14|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 15|
|7:45 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 16|
|7:45 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 17|
|7:45 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Abilene Country Club (July 15 - 18, 2013)
|1||Travis Benson||Granbury, Texas||67–63–66—196|
|2||Tyson Reeder||Edmond, Okla.||63–66–69—198|
|T3||Klein Klotz||Austin, Texas||68–68–63—199|
|T3||Griffin Pierce||Edmond, Okla.||64–67–68—199|
|5||Santiago Lopez||Boca del Rio, Mexico||65–69–66—200|
|1||Vanessa Ha||(Canada) Allen, Texas||66–70–72—208|
|2||Mia Ayer||Waco, Texas||70–68–72—210|
|T3||Kesaree Rojanapeansatith||Nonthaburi, Thailand||67–73–72—212|
|T3||Sarah Moore||Burkburnett, Texas||73–70–69—212|
|5||Megan Woods||Spring Branch, Texas||72–72–69—213|
The Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene 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 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.