Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T

Sedgefield Country Club - Pete Dye Course
Greensboro, N.C. June 11 - 15, 2018

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

The Sedgefield Country Club
2018 marks the 10th consecutive year that Sedgefield Country Club has hosted an AJGA Invitational. Home to the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship, the Club features two courses designed by architects Donald Ross and Pete Dye. The Donald Ross Course plays host to the Wyndham Championship, and usually, the AJGA's Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T. In 2018, the Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T will be hosted on the Pete Dye Course due to winter storms affecting the Donald Ross Course. The Pete Dye Course features two lakes, and many of the holes feature Dye’s signature railroad ties.
College Commitments
48 players in the field have already committed to colleges. 17 of these players have signed National Letters of Intent, while 31 of them have verbally committed to schools. Four players in the 2018 field have committed to universities in North Carolina, with two committing to Wake Forest and two committing to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
AJGA Champions
39 AJGA champions who have combined for 57 tournament titles headline the 2018 field. Of these tournament titles, eight were won in 2018. Karl Vilips, Brian Stark and Eugene Hong are the most decorated champions in the 2018 field, as each one has earned four AJGA tournament titles. Behind these three, Nicholas Cassidy has also earned three AJGA titles in his career.
College bound: 54 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
  Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Lou Baker 2019 University of Richmond
Ryan Bender 2018 Kansas State University
Fred Biondi 2019 University of Florida
Trey Bosco 2020 Baylor University
Cade Breitenstine 2019 Kent State University
Cody Carroll 2018 University of North Florida
Nicolas Cassidy 2019 University of Georgia
Christopher Chomyn 2018 University of Houston
Ethan Chung 2020 University of Southern California
Connor Creasy 2019 Wake Forest University
Trey Davis 2018 University of Nevada
Callum Davison 2018 University of Nevada
Juan Delgado 2019 University of Central Florida
Matthew Denton 2019 Texas A&M University
Luke Dossey 2019 Baylor University
Drew Doyle 2020 Louisiana State University
George Duangmanee 2020 University of Virginia
Jason Duff 2020 University of North Florida
Doug Ergood 2018 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Peter Fountain 2020 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Luke Gifford 2018 University of South Florida
Austin Greaser 2019 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Sixian (Tyler) Guo 2019 University of Southern California
Ryan Hall 2018 University of South Carolina
Eugene Hong 2018 University of Florida
Turner Hosch 2019 University of Oklahoma
Bo Jin 2020 Oklahoma State University
Derek Kim 2018 Columbia University
Edwin Kuang 2019 University of Oregon
Tommy Kuhl 2018 University of Illinois
Tyler Lipscomb 2019 University of Alabama
Drew Miller 2020 University of Mississippi
Hazen Newman 2019 Oklahoma State University
Charles Osborne 2018 Southern Methodist University
Dawson Ovard 2019 Southern Methodist University
Jeewon Park 2021 Arizona State University
Carter Pendley 2019 Clemson University
Liam Powderly 2019 University of Virginia
Scott Roden 2020 University of Texas at Austin
Gordon Sargent 2021 Vanderbilt University
Stewart Slayden 2020 University of Notre Dame
Fulton Smith 2019 Wake Forest University
Brian Stark 2019 Oklahoma State University
Hiroshi Tai 2020 Georgia Institute of Technology
Troy Taylor II 2018 Michigan State University
Natheethorn Teacharuangchit 2018 University of California, Davis
Teddy Tetak 2018 University of South Carolina
Karl Vilips 2020 Stanford University
Alexander Vogelsong 2019 Auburn University
Grayson Wotnosky 2020 University of Virginia
Edward Wu 2019 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Artem Yalovenko 2019 University of Central Florida
Jonathan Yaun 2018 Liberty University
Wocheng (Aden) Ye 2018 University of Florida
 
 
Local flavor: Four players from North Carolina will compete.
  (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Peter Fountain Raleigh 2020
Drew Hackett Charlotte 2019
Fulton Smith Pinehurst 2019
Grayson Wotnosky Wake Forest 2020

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 11
8 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, June 12
7 – 10:50 a.m. First Round off No. 1 tee
 
Wednesday, June 13
7 – 10:50 a.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee
 
Thursday, June 14
7 – 10:50 a.m. Third Round off No. 1 tee
 
Friday, June 15
7 – 10 a.m. Final Round off No. 1 tee
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Brian Stark, Kingsburg, Calif. (2019)
In three years of national junior golf, Stark has six top-10 finishes, including four AJGA tournament titles. The Oklahoma State commit's most recent victory came at the 2017 ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior where he birdied five of his final six holes to secure the win. In 2016, Stark was named the Times-Delta/Advance-Register All-Tulare County Boys Golfer of the Year after helping Central Valley Christian win a fourth-consecutive Central Section Central Area Division I team title. Stark was also a member of the 2017 Jimmy Walker Challenge Baltusrol Team.
Eugene Hong, Orlando, Fla. (2018)
Hong is one of the most decorated players in the 2018 field. The University of Florida commit is ranked No. 12 in the Rolex AJGA rankings, and he has 23 top-20 finishes in five years of national junior golf. Hong has also collected four AJGA tournament titles, with his most recent one coming at the 2016 Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T. The three-time Rolex Junior All-American was also a member of the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup team, and he has made three appearances with the Wyndham Cup East Team.
Nicolas Cassidy, Johns Creek, Ga. (2019)
In 2018, Cassidy recorded his third career AJGA tournament championship at the Callaway Golf / Ollie Schniederjans Junior Classic. The University of Georgia commit has 20 top-20 finishes in five years of national junior golf, and he was also named a Rolex Junior All-American in 2016. In 2017, the Johns Creek, Georgia, native was named Georgia High School Golf Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cassidy also won the Class AAAAAA individual state championship while also leading Johns Creek High School to a Class AAAAAA state championship.
Karl Vilips, (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. (2020)
Vilips, who is No. 1 in the Rolex AJGA rankings, is the highest ranked player in the 2018 field. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American has 19 top-20 finishes, including four career AJGA tournament victories. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American competed with the Wyndham Cup East Team in 2016 and 2017, posting a 4-3-1 career record. The Stanford commit also played with the 2017 International Presidents Cup Team.
 

2017 Results

Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T
Sedgefield Country Club (June 12 - 16, 2017)
 
1 *Trent Phillips Inman, S.C. 66–68–71–69—274
2 Eugene Hong Orlando, Fla. 69–64–71–70—274
3 Shuai Ming Wong (Hong Kong) The Woodlands, Texas 68–68–67–72—275
T4 Reid Davenport Austin, Texas 69–68–73–66—276
T4 Karl Vilips (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla. 66–69–73–68—276
T6 Jacob Bridgeman Inman, S.C. 69–70–66–72—277
T6 Logan McAllister Oklahoma City, Okla. 72–71–69–65—277
T6 Alexander Vogelsong Palm City, Fla. 71–65–72–69—277
9 Carson Barry Eagle, Idaho 65–67–73–73—278
T10 Akshay Bhatia Wake Forest, N.C. 71–70–70–70—281
T10 Nicolas Cassidy Johns Creek, Ga. 69–73–68–71—281
T10 Fulton Smith Pinehurst, N.C. 71–70–72–68—281
T10 Alex Zhu San Ramon, Calif. 65–76–71–69—281
T10 Cameron Sisk El Cajon, Calif. 69–71–70–71—281
 
* Won via a sudden-death playoff

Media Accommodations

The Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T 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 North Carolina native
Lou Baker Timonium, Md.
Ryan Bender Overland Park, Kan.
Fred Biondi (Brazil) Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Trey Bosco Austin, Texas
Cade Breitenstine Akron, Ohio
Cody Carroll Jacksonville, Fla.
Nicolas Cassidy Johns Creek, Ga.
Mauricio Cavazos Monterrey, Mexico
Christopher Chomyn Irvine, Calif.
Ethan Chung Murrieta, Calif.
Kiko Francisco Coelho Lisbon, Portugal
Connor Creasy Abingdon, Va.
Trey Davis Plumas Lake, Calif.
Callum Davison (Canada) La Quinta, Calif.
Juan Delgado Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Matthew Denton Austin, Texas
Luke Dossey Austin, Texas
Drew Doyle Louisville, Ky.
George Duangmanee Fairfax, Va.
Jason Duff Elkton, Fla.
Doug Ergood Mount Laurel, N.J.
Peter Fountain Raleigh, N.C.
Luke Gifford Boca Raton, Fla.
Austin Greaser Vandalia, Ohio
Sixian (Tyler) Guo (China) Irvine, Calif.
Drew Hackett Charlotte, N.C.
Ryan Hall Knoxville, Tenn.
Leopoldo Herrera III Doral, Fla.
Eugene Hong Orlando, Fla.
Turner Hosch Dallas, Texas
William Huang Exeter, N.H.
J. Holland Humphries Austin, Texas
Bo Jin (China) Encinitas, Calif.
Derek Kim Irvine, Calif.
Aidan Kramer Oviedo, Fla.
Edwin Kuang Murrieta, Calif.
Tommy Kuhl Morton, Ill.
Kelvin Lim (Canada) Lake Mary, Fla.
Tyler Lipscomb Carrollton, Ga.
Brian Ma Milpitas, Calif.
Drew Miller Memphis, Tenn.
Maxwell Moldovan Uniontown, Ohio
Daniel Nam (South Korea) Milton, Ga.
Hazen Newman Las Vegas, Nev.
Charles Osborne Reno, Nev.
Dawson Ovard Frisco, Texas
Luis Antonio Pacheco Jimenez Queretaro, Mexico
Jeewon Park (South Korea) Lake Mary, Fla.
Carter Pendley Dalton, Ga.
Liam Powderly Cockeysville, Md.
Jansen Preston Lexington, Ky.
Scott Roden Dallas, Texas
Jenson Rogenes Frisco, Texas
Gordon Sargent Birmingham, Ala.
Stewart Slayden Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Fulton Smith Pinehurst, N.C.
Brian Stark Kingsburg, Calif.
Hiroshi Tai Singapore, Singapore
Troy Taylor II Westerville, Ohio
Natheethorn Teacharuangchit (Thailand) Bradenton, Fla.
Teddy Tetak Limbach, Slovak Republic
Michael Thorbjornsen Wellesley, Mass.
Karl Vilips (Australia) Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Evan Vo Austin, Texas
Alexander Vogelsong Palm City, Fla.
Grayson Wotnosky Wake Forest, N.C.
Edward Wu Temple City, Calif.
Artem Yalovenko (Russian Federation) Windermere, Fla.
Jonathan Yaun Minneola, Fla.
Wocheng (Aden) Ye (China) Lake Mary, Fla.
Christopher Zhang Blacksburg, Va.
Sampson-Yunhe Zheng (China) Orlando, Fla.