Rome Junior Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company
Coosa Country Club
Rome, Ga. • April 22 - 24, 2016
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA will return to Coosa Country Club for the first time since 2013. The tournament was previously held for 15 years.
- The field features 78 players from 16 states and four countries.
- Two Rolex Junior All-Americans will compete in the event.
- The tournament is a 36-hole, stroke play competition.
|Beginning in 1996, the Rome Junior Classic presented by Stat Mutual Insurance Company was a longstanding tradition on the AJGA schedule which ended in 2013. Thanks to dedication from the community the tournament is back on the schedule in 2016.|
Schedule of Events
|Friday, April 22|
|1:30 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Saturday, April 23|
|8 – 10 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Sunday, April 24|
|8 – 10 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|3 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The Rome Junior Classic presented by State Mutual Insurance Company 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.