Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open
Butte Creek Country Club
Chico, Calif. • July 6 - 9, 2015
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 96-player field, 54-hole stroke play event
- This is the second year of the event
- 66 players from California will compete
- Seven juniors have committed to play at the collegiate level
- Seven AJGA champions are in the field
- 10 states and eight countries are represented in the field (China, Columbia, Guam, India, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea and United States)
|Seven AJGA champions competing|
|Devin Hua, Lois Kaye Go, Emilee Hoffman, Hannah Ko, Jessica Luo, Yoonju Shin and Elizabeth Wang all hold AJGA championship titles with Hua, Ko and Shin winning events in 2015. Hoffman, Wang and Luo boast multiple wins with Wang winning the prestigious 2014 Rolex Girls Championship.|
|AJGA returns to Butte Creek|
|The American Junior Golf Association will return to the Butte Creek Country Club for the second time to host the Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open. The par-72 course measures 6,900 yards and was renovated in 2007.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 6|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 7|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 8|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 9|
|7 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Open
Butte Creek Country Club (Aug. 11 - 14, 2014)
|1||Brandon Smith||Las Vegas, Nev.||68–72–71—211|
|T2||Matthew Wolff||Agoura Hills, Calif.||69–74–71—214|
|T2||Noah Woolsey||Pleasanton, Calif.||70–71–73—214|
|4||Eddy Lai||San Jose, Calif.||71–73–71—215|
|5||Alexander Lee||Sacramento, Calif.||72–70–74—216|
|1||Jessica Luo||San Jose, Calif.||73–72–73—218|
|2||Anna Zhou||Palo Alto, Calif.||74–69–77—220|
|3||Katherine Zhu||San Jose, Calif.||76–73–72—221|
|4||Michelle Xie||Palo Alto, Calif.||76–72–74—222|
|5||Bibilani Liu||Cupertino, Calif.||77–73–74—224|
The Bishops Gate Golf Academy 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 12-19) 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-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 sponsorship, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2017, adidas joined the AJGA as a Premier Partner, serving as the Official Apparel and Footwear of the AJGA.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 910 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, Ariya Jutanugarn, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.