KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
Blessings Golf Club
Johnson, Ark. • June 18 - 21, 2018
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- This year will mark the fourth consecutive year of the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
- Only AJGA stroke-play event that features mixed pairings with boys and girls
- The event is hosted by LPGA Tour professional Stacy Lewis and Arkansas alumna
- 18 champions in the field have combined for 25 AJGA wins
- Players from 16 states and six foreign countries will compete
- Players will play 54 holes in twosomes, one boy and one girl
- Players in the field range from 12-15 years old
|Eighteen players, six boys and 12 girls, have combined for 25 AJGA wins. Twelve of the wins were at ACDS Junior All-Star Series events, specifically designed for AJGA members ages 12-15.|
|Rolex Junior All-Americans|
|Xin (Cindy) Kou, Jiarui (Joyce) Jin and Calynne Rosholt are the only players in the field to be recognized as Rolex Junior All-Americans. The three girls were honored as Honorable Mention Rolex Junior All-Americans at the conclusion of the 2017 season.|
|AJGA and University of Arkansas alumna Stacy Lewis serves as the tournament host. Lewis has partnered with the AJGA since 2012 and annually hosts a Q & A session for players and attends the Awards Ceremony. Lewis' 10-year LPGA career has been highlighted by reaching No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings and winning 12 events, including two majors.|
|Blessings Golf Club|
|Blessings Golf Club is home to the University of Arkansas golf team and will host the NCAA Championships in 2019. The club features a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility where tournament participants will compete in a boys versus girls skills challenge.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 18|
|8 a.m. – Noon||Practice Rounds|
|Tuesday, June 19|
|7:45 – 11:45 a.m.||First Round off No. 1 tee|
|Wednesday, June 20|
|7:45 – 11:45 a.m.||Second Round off No. 1 tee|
|Thursday, June 21|
|7:45 – 11:45 a.m.||Final Round off No. 1 tee|
|4 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
Fayetteville Country Club (June 19 - 22, 2017)
|1||Jackson Rivera||Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.||69–67–68—204|
|2||Kelvin Lim||(Canada) Lake Mary, Fla.||69–72–65—206|
|3||Dawson Ovard||Frisco, Texas||73–63–71—207|
|4||Jake Beber-Frankel||Miami, Fla.||69–70–69—208|
|5||Tucker Clark||Phoenix, Ariz.||72–67–70—209|
|1||*Zoe Antoinette Campos||Valencia, Calif.||70–69–70—209|
|2||Michaela Morard||Huntsville, Ala.||72–68–69—209|
|T3||Rose Zhang||Irvine, Calif.||71–69–70—210|
|T3||Elina Sinz||Katy, Texas||68–70–72—210|
|T5||Kynadie Adams||Gallatin, Tenn.||73–69–70—212|
|T5||Brianna Navarrosa||San Diego, Calif.||72–73–67—212|
|* Won via a sudden-death playoff|
The KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational 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 AJGA 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
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.