Thunderbird International Junior
Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor Course
Scottsdale, Ariz. • May 22 - 25, 2015
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The Thunderbird International Junior is a 54-hole, stroke play Invitational
- Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., has hosted the event for 16 years
- The 2015 field has a combined 90 AJGA wins
- Countries represented: Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Paraguay, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom
- States represented: 14
|A 16-year tradition|
|for the 16th consecutive year, the top players from around the world will travel to Scottsdale, Ariz., to compete for one of the most coveted trophies in junior golf.|
|The Thunderbird International Junior has seen some of the best players from across the globe walk inside the ropes, and past champions include the likes of Ryan Moore, Brian Harman, Morgan Pressel and Yueer Cindy Feng.|
|The top-ranked players in the Polo Golf Rankings will be competing at Grayhawk Golf Club, as the Girls Division has nine of the top-10 players while the Boys Division has 14 of the top-20 players.|
|What sets the Thunderbird International Junior apart from other junior golf tournaments is the opportunity for players to give back to the community. Since 2004 the Thunderbird International Junior has raised over $330,000 dollars to be donated to charitable organizations of the players' choosing.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, May 22|
|11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.||Practice Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Saturday, May 23|
|7:15 – 9:15 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Sunday, May 24|
|7:15 – 9:15 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Monday, May 25|
|7:15 – 9:15 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Awards Luncheon (Family Welcome)|
Top Players to Watch
Thunderbird International Junior
Grayhawk Golf Club (May 23 - 26, 2014)
|1||Andy Zhang||(China) Winter Garden, Fla.||65–71–63—199|
|2||Zachary Bauchou||Forest, Va.||66–70–67—203|
|3||Sam Burns||Shreveport, La.||66–66–72—204|
|4||Cheng Jin||Beijing, China||68–72–67—207|
|T5||Jorge Garcia||(Venezuela) Miami, Fla.||71–70–67—208|
|T5||Nathan Jeansonne||Keithville, La.||69–70–69—208|
|1||*Maddie Szeryk||Allen, Texas||70–69–75—214|
|2||Andrea Lee||Hermosa Beach, Calif.||72–69–73—214|
|T3||Bailey Tardy||Norcross, Ga.||77–68–70—215|
|T3||Kristen Gillman||Austin, Texas||73–68–74—215|
|T3||Cheyenne Knight||Aledo, Texas||73–73–69—215|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The Thunderbird International 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
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, 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 12-19) of more than 6,900 members from 50 states and 60 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 and adidas are the AJGA’s National Sponsors, supporting the AJGA for more than 25 years. TaylorMade has served as the Official Ball of the AJGA since 2016. adidas has been the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA since 2017. Rolex, in its fourth decade of AJGA sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 900 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Ariya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Anna Nordqvist, Inbee Park and Lexi Thompson.