AJGA Junior at Owensboro
Owensboro Country Club
Owensboro, Ky. • July 20 - 23, 2015
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The tournament is a 54-hole stroke-play event
- Owensboro Country Club will host the AJGA for the first time
- The tournament features competitors from 20 states and Mexico
|Owensboro Country Club|
|Owensboro Country Club will host the AJGA for the first time. The club was founded in 1919 as a nine-hole golf course, as the second nine holes were added in the late 1940s. In addition to golf, the club hosts swimming and tennis outings and tournaments.|
|PBE Qualifier Champions|
|Two juniors competing at the AJGA Junior at Owensboro have been victorious at PBE Qualifiers. PBE Qualifiers are 18-hole events which provide an opportunity for AJGA members who have had limited playing opportunities to compete and build Performance Based Entry status. William Hocker of Grapevine, Texas, won the 2014 PBE Qualifier - Texas and Hannabeth Owens of Crab Orchard, Kentucky, won the 2013 PBE Qualifier - Ringgold.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 20|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 21|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, July 22|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, July 23|
|7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|5 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The AJGA Junior at Owensboro 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 6,600 members from 50 states and 55 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 830 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.