Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf

The University of Texas Golf Club
Austin, Texas March 15 - 18, 2018

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

About the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation
Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation was founded for the purpose of contributing to the social inclusion of economically-deprived children and youth, through social assistance benefits and the practice of sport as free-time activity.
TOUR Involvement
Sergio Garcia is one of more than 20 TOUR players and golf professionals who host an event with the AJGA. Other professional golfers involved with an AJGA event include: Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Ollie Schniederjans, Daniel Berger, David Toms, Patrick Reed, Ryan Moore, D.A. Points, Bob Estes, Vaughn Taylor, Kyle Stanley, Hunter Mahan, Bill and Jay Haas, Scott Stallings, Jimmy Walker, Annika Sorenstam, Shanshan Feng, Se Ri Pak, Stacy Lewis and Billy Horschel.
Home-field Advantage
Two players in the field have a home-field advantage this week, with college commitments to the University of Texas at Austin. Hailee Cooper and Macy Fox will fight for another AJGA title, with eight already collected between the two.
Callaway Golf
Callaway has been a longtime supporter of junior golf and began its involvement with the AJGA in 1991, serving as a Product Sponsor through the 1998 season. From 2001-02, Callaway was Title Sponsor of the Junior All-Star Series, and now partners as title sponsor of three AJGA events. This is the first year Callaway Golf has sponsored the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf.
College bound: 53 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Lou Baker 2019 University of Richmond
Trey Bosco 2020 Baylor University
Daniel Core 2018 Columbia University
Shayler Dance 2018 Rutgers, the State University of N.J.
Ethan Davidson 2018 Sacramento State University
Callum Davison 2018 University of Nevada
Juan Delgado 2019 University of Central Florida
Matthew Denton 2019 Texas A&M University
Ben Dunne 2018 University of Michigan
Jacob Garcia 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University
Will Grevlos 2018 University of Minnesota
Matthew Griggs 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Harrison Hineline 2018 Rice University
Jake Holbrook 2019 University of Oklahoma
Piercen Hunt 2020 University of Illinois
John Keefer 2019 Baylor University
George McNeely 2019 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Harrison Ornstein 2019 University of Pennsylvania
Shiryu (Leo) Oyo 2018 San Diego State University
Forrest Park 2019 Rice University
Jeewon Park 2021 Arizona State University
William Paysse 2018 Texas A&M University
Bo Peng 2019 University of Washington
Connor Polender 2018 Liberty University
Gabriel Ruiz 2019 Yale University
Jared Strathe 2018 Kansas State University
Damin Strydom 2020 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Natheethorn Teacharuangchit 2018 University of California, Davis
Karl Vilips 2020 Stanford University
Evan Vo 2021 Auburn University
Austin Vukovits 2018 Mississippi State University
Hayden White 2018 Louisiana State University
Evan Woosley-Reed 2022 University of Tennessee
Artem Yalovenko 2019 University of Central Florida
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sara Camarena 2019 Oklahoma State University
Hailee Cooper 2018 University of Texas at Austin
Sadie Englemann 2020 Stanford University
Maisie Filler 2020 University of Florida
Macy Fox 2020 University of Texas at Austin
Jensen Jalufka 2019 California Poly State University
Madelyn Jones 2019 University of Notre Dame
Phu Khine 2018 University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
Trinity King 2019 TCU
Maria Jose Martinez 2018 University of Houston
Elizabeth Moon 2018 University of Central Florida
Esther Park 2019 Georgetown University
Jennie Park 2019 TCU
Katherine Schuster 2021 Clemson University
Elina Sinz 2020 Auburn University
Zoe Slaughter 2020 University of Houston
Alden Wallace 2018 Louisiana State University
Therese Warner 2019 University of Arizona
Libby Winans 2018 University of Oklahoma
 
 
Local flavor: 32 players from Texas will compete.
Boys Division (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Trey Bosco Austin 2020
Shayler Dance Dallas 2018
Matthew Denton Austin 2019
Ben Dunne Cedar Park 2018
Jacob Garcia Tomball 2018
Matthew Griggs Carrollton 2021
Crosby Guercio Frisco 2019
Harrison Hineline Fair Oaks Ranch 2018
Jake Holbrook Granbury 2019
John Keefer San Antonio 2019
Brandon Massey Fort Worth 2020
Forrest Park Dallas 2019
William Paysse Temple 2018
Vishnu Sadagopan Pearland 2020
Colin Slater Austin 2020
Jacob Sosa Austin 2022
Wyatt Speaks Austin 2019
Damin Strydom Kingwood 2020
Evan Vo Austin 2021
 
Girls Division (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Hailee Cooper Montgomery 2018
Sadie Englemann Austin 2020
Macy Fox Marble Falls 2020
Jensen Jalufka Austin 2019
Madelyn Jones Austin 2019
Trinity King Arlington 2019
Bohyun Park Farmers Branch 2021
Jennie Park Carrollton 2019
Elina Sinz Katy 2020
Zoe Slaughter Houston 2020
Kaylee Vesely Austin 2020
Libby Winans Richardson 2018
Meagan Winans Richardson 2021

Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 15
2:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Friday, March 16
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Saturday, March 17
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Sunday, March 18
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
4 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Karl Vilips, (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020)
At No. 5 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Vilips enters the week as the highest-ranked player in the field. With victories in each of his last three seasons, including the 2017 Polo Golf Junior Classic, the Stanford University verbal commit is a two-time Rolex Junior All-American and a member of the 2015 ACDS Junior All-Star Team. He finished T3 in the event in 2017.
Matthew Denton, Austin, Texas (2019)
The Austin native is looking for his first career AJGA victory this week after three top-10 finishes in 2017. In his first appearance at the event, the Texas A&M University verbal commit comes into the week at T92 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Daniel Core, (Canada) Sorrento, Fla. (2018)
Core is a member of the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll and enters the week at No. 96 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The Columbia University signee finished T8 earlier this year at the Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship and is making his first appearance in this event in search of his first AJGA victory.
Artem Yalovenko, (Russian Federation) Windermere, Fla. (2019)
After a T6 finish at the Foley Performance Academy @ EaglesDream Junior Championship in January, Yalovenko looks for his first win of 2018 and second of his career at the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf. The 2017 ACDS Junior All-Star Team and Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll member is No. 99 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Sadie Englemann, Austin, Texas (2020)
Fresh off her win at the Buick Shanshan Feng Girls Invitational, her first career Invitational win, Englemann enters the event at No. 12 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The three-time ACDS Junior All-Star Team member and two-time Rolex Junior All-American is playing in this event for the first time in search of her fifth career victory.
Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Texas (2018)
The six-time AJGA champion will be competing on her future college course this week after finishing second at the 2017 Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities, played on this course. The five-time Rolex Junior All-American and former Player Representative is No. 30 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Macy Fox, Austin, Texas (2020)
Fox won twice in 2017 and finished the year with Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention honors. The University of Texas verbal commit is No. 42 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and is playing in this event for the first time. She finished T3 at the 2017 Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship presented by American Campus Communities on this course.
The two-time Rolex Junior All-American is No. T43 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and is in search of her fifth career AJGA victory. The 2015 ACDS Junior All-Star Team member had four top-10 finishes in 2017.
 

2017 Results

Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf
ChampionsGate Golf Club (May 5 - 7, 2017)
 
Boys Division
1 *Joaquin Niemann Santiago, Chile 79–67—146
2 Jorge Villar Puebla, Mexico 76–70—146
T3 Ben El Cohn Guayaquil, Ecuador 74–75—149
T3 Karl Vilips (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. 76–73—149
5 Carlos Marrero (Venezuela) Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. 77–73—150
 
Girls Division
1 Jenny Kim Heathrow, Fla. 74–74—148
T2 Alyssa Lamoureux Fruitland Park, Fla. 76–74—150
T2 SiQin Yu (China) Bradenton, Fla. 77–73—150
4 Taylor Roberts Parkland, Fla. 75–77—152
T5 Mimi (Xiaoyi) Chen (China) Longwood, Fla. 80–73—153
T5 Dana Williams Boca Raton, Fla. 76–77—153
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship presented by Callaway Golf 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.

Tournament field

- Bold indicates Texas native
Boys Division
Mariano Ayora Sitges, Spain
Lou Baker Timonium, Md.
Trey Bosco Austin, Texas
Kuangyu Chen (Australia) Shenzhen, China
Brandon Cho Suwanee, Ga.
Ethan Choi (Canada) Pincher Creek, Alberta
Daniel Core (Canada) Sorrento, Fla.
Shayler Dance Dallas, Texas
Ethan Davidson Calabasas, Calif.
Callum Davison (Canada) La Quinta, Calif.
Juan Delgado Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Matthew Denton Austin, Texas
Jose Dibildox Saltillo, Mexico
Ben Dunne Cedar Park, Texas
William Duquette (Canada) Laval, Quebec
Jacob Garcia Tomball, Texas
Matthew Giesler Marietta, Ga.
Will Grevlos Sioux Falls, S.D.
Matthew Griggs Carrollton, Texas
Crosby Guercio Frisco, Texas
Harrison Hineline Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
Jake Holbrook Granbury, Texas
Piercen Hunt (Canada) Hartland, Wis.
Shiv Kaura (Canada) Doha, Qatar
John Keefer San Antonio, Texas
Scotty Kennon Bandon, Ore.
Martin Leon Santiago, Chile
Brandon Massey Fort Worth, Texas
George McNeely Carmel, Calif.
Harrison Ornstein Naples, Fla.
Shiryu (Leo) Oyo (Japan) San Diego, Calif.
Forrest Park Dallas, Texas
Jeewon Park (South Korea) Lake Mary, Fla.
William Paysse Temple, Texas
Bo Peng (China) Lake Mary, Fla.
Connor Polender Lake Bluff, Ill.
Gabriel Ruiz Monterrey, Mexico
Vishnu Sadagopan Pearland, Texas
David Siwy Prague, Czech Republic
Colin Slater Austin, Texas
Jacob Sosa Austin, Texas
Wyatt Speaks Austin, Texas
Jared Strathe Owasso, Okla.
Damin Strydom Kingwood, Texas
Natheethorn Teacharuangchit (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Karl Vilips (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Evan Vo Austin, Texas
Austin Vukovits Fishers, Ind.
Hayden White Benton, La.
Evan Woosley-Reed Shelbyville, Tenn.
Artem Yalovenko (Russian Federation) Windermere, Fla.
 
Girls Division
Sara Camarena Mexico City, Mexico
Hailee Cooper Montgomery, Texas
Jingzhi Deng (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Sadie Englemann Austin, Texas
Maisie Filler Bloomfield, Conn.
Macy Fox Austin, Texas
Jensen Jalufka Austin, Texas
Madelyn Jones Austin, Texas
Phu Khine Yangon, Myanmar
Trinity King Arlington, Texas
Maria Jose Martinez Alvarado Veracruz, Mexico
Antonia Matte Santiago, Chile
Michelle Melandri Santiago, Chile
Elizabeth Moon Forrest City, Ark.
Bohyun Park (South Korea) Farmers Branch, Texas
Esther Park Wilmington, Del.
Jennie Park Carrollton, Texas
Katherine Schuster Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Elina Sinz Katy, Texas
Zoe Slaughter Houston, Texas
Kaylee Vesely Austin, Texas
Alden Wallace Shreveport, La.
Therese Warner Kennewick, Wash.
Libby Winans Richardson, Texas
Meagan Winans Richardson, Texas
Anne Yu (China) Howey-In-the-hills, Fla.