Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star
WindStone Golf Club
Ringgold, Ga. • June 5 - 8, 2017
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- 78-player field, 54-hole stroke play
- 2017 marks the 15th year WindStone Golf Club has hosted the AJGA
- 35 players from Georgia will compete
- Players from 17 states and five countries will compete
|In 2017, Bennett McNabb will represent local players from Ringgold in his second appearance at the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star. McNabb is one of 28 boys from the state of Georgia to play in this week's event. Joe Carter of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is also from the area and is playing in his first AJGA event.|
|The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star has been recognized throughout the years with many awards: 2014 Junior All-Star of the Year, 2010 Volunteer Award, 2004 Media Award and 2003 Hospitality Award.|
|Road to Reynolds|
|The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 16 events on the ACDS Junior All-Star Series in 2017, which features the season-long campaign #RoadtoReynolds. Reynolds Lake Oconee will host the Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee, a 54-hole stroke play season-ending event in October on the Great Waters course. With the field determined by the AJGA Rankings and champions from the ACDS Junior All-Star Series, the Invitational caps-off the season-long Road to Reynolds campaign for players to earn entry.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 5|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|6 p.m.||Junior-Am Awards and Reception|
|Tuesday, June 6|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Wednesday, June 7|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|Thursday, June 8|
|7:30 – 9:30 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star
WindStone Golf Club (June 6 - 9, 2016)
|1||Nicolas Cassidy||Johns Creek, Ga.||65–72–62—199|
|2||Joseph Pagdin||(United Kingdom) Orlando, Fla.||68–68–67—203|
|3||Sampson-Yunhe Zheng||(China) Orlando, Fla.||70–70–65—205|
|4||Thomas Bockholt||Austin, Texas||74–67–66—207|
|5||Luis Miguel Castro||Sta. Rosa, Philippines||71–66–72—209|
|1||Amanda Sambach||Davidson, N.C.||74–74–75—223|
|2||Wen Qi Zhu||Shanghai, China||74–76–74—224|
|T3||Katie Yoo||Orlando, Fla.||74–76–75—225|
|T3||Kynadie Adams||Gallatin, Tenn.||73–78–74—225|
|T5||Victoria Hwang||Orlando, Fla.||77–75–74—226|
|T5||Megan Schofill||Monticello, Fla.||76–76–74—226|
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star 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.
American College Development Solutions (ACDS) assists junior athletes develop into College-bound student-athletes, helping to expand their academic, athletic, personal and cultural skill-sets, while guiding them towards their ultimate goal of joining the ranks of the NCAA. ACDS provides student-athletes with structured development and training programs according to authentic education and athletic preparation guidelines for College admissions, and opportunities for junior athletes to get exposed to College coaches. Operating in various countries, ACDS has become one of the world's leading College athletics development companies, pioneering a grassroots effort to educate international junior athletics communities of the realities of College sports in America. By focusing on long-term results, ACDS helps student-athletes live a more fulfilled and successful life at College and afterwards. For more information, visit acds.us and follow ACDS on Facebook.
About the ACDS Junior All-Star Series
The series was created within the AJGA in 1998 to give younger players, ages 12-15, the opportunity to compete at the national level against their peers. The competition provides an opportunity for younger members to develop their skills and build Performance Based Entry status to earn entry into Open tournaments. Many juniors got their start with the ACDS Junior All-Star Series, most notably Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Inbee Park, Brittany Lang and Alison Lee.
About Reynolds Lake Oconee
Surrounded by more than 350 miles of majestic shoreline on Georgia’s historic Lake Oconee, the golf destination resort community of Reynolds Lake Oconee features six championship golf courses and is home to The Reynolds Kingdom of Golf, a world-class instructional and club fitting facility. Located between Atlanta and golf’s legendary grounds in Augusta, Reynolds Lake Oconee is an outdoor recreation paradise that includes the Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds, award-winning tennis center, swimming pools, pedestrian trails, wellness campus, and full-service marinas to facilitate watersports. Guests can choose private accommodations that include luxury resort condominiums and cottages, or The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, a 251-room lakefront resort and spa named a 2016 AAA Five Diamond Lodging and 2015 Forbes Four-Star resort. Dining is available at ten distinctive culinary venues. Originally established in 1988 as Reynolds Plantation, located roughly 90 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield -Jackson International Airport. For more, visit reynoldslakeoconee.com.
About the Road to Reynolds Campaign
This week’s event is one of 20 events on the ACDS Junior All-Star Series in 2018, which features the season-long campaign #RoadToReynolds. Reynolds Lake Oconee will host the culminating ACDS Junior All-Star invitation-only event at The Oconee course in October. With a field determined by the Rolex AJGA Rankings and champions from the ACDS Junior All-Star Series, the 54-hole stroke play event caps off the season-long Road to Reynolds campaign.
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.