KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational

Blessings Golf Club
Johnson, Ark. June 18 - 21, 2018

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

AJGA Champions
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.
Stacy Lewis
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.
College bound: Four players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Manning Sloop 2020 University of South Carolina
Cohen Trolio 2021 Louisiana State University
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Sophia Bae 2021 Duke University
Lynn Lim 2022 Vanderbilt
 
 
Local flavor: Three players from Arkansas will compete.
Boys Division (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Phisher Phillips Rogers 2021
Michael Senn III Rogers 2021
 
Girls Division (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Charlie Whorton Springdale 2024

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

Evan Vo, Austin, Texas (2021)
Vo is one of the highest-ranked boys in the field at T119 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. The 15-year-old won the David Toms Foundation Junior All-Star and finished T9 at the 2017 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational.
Junyi Tang, Beijing, China (2021)
Tang is competing in his seventh ACDS Junior All-Star Series event, but first AJGA tournament of 2018. The 15-year-old competed in the 2017 Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee adn finished T4. Earlier this year, Tang won the Boy's Division at the Junior Golf Tour of Asia's Taiwan Championship.
Marshall Meisel, Chevy Chase, Md. (2021)
Meisel is looking to earn his second AJGA win after winning the 2017 AJGA Junior All-Star at Owensboro. The 15-year-old is competing in his second AJGA Invitational as he played in the 2017 Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
John Daly II, Clearwater, Fla. (2021)
The son of five-time PGA TOUR winner John Daly, Daly II will be making his second appearance at the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational. Daly II made headlines at the 2017 tournament after making a hole-in-one during
Xin (Cindy) Kou, (China) Windermere, Fla. (2021)
At No. 33 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Kou has won six AJGA tournaments. The Rolex Junior All-American has the most wins out of any player in the field and was named to the 2016 ACDS Junior All-Star Team. The 14-year-old is making her second appearance at the tournament, finishing T10 in 2016.
Jiarui (Joyce) Jin, (China) Encinitas, Calif. (2021)
Jin is No. 59 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. In 2017, Jin won her first AJGA tournament at the AJGA Junior at RiverWatch. Jin has four top-three AJGA finishes and is a Rolex Junior All-American.
Bohyun Park, (South Korea) Farmers Branch, Texas (2021)
Park is No. 67 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and Rolex Junior All-American. The 15-year-old is competing in the tournament for the first time and was the 2017 champion of the Under Armour® / Gary Woodland Championship.
Lynn Lim, Gallatin, Tenn. (2022)
Lim is making her AJGA Invitational debut and verbally committed to Vanderbilt University. Ranked No. 76 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Lim's best AJGA finish was third at the 2018 AJGA Junior at Lost Springs presented by Visit Bentonville.
 

2017 Results

KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
Fayetteville Country Club (June 19 - 22, 2017)
 
Boys Division
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
 
Girls Division
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

Media Accommodations

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.

About ACDS

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

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 Arkansas native
Boys Division
Kuangyu Chen (Australia) Shenzhen, China
Evan Chien Irvine, Calif.
Kelly Chinn Great Falls, Va.
John Daly II Clearwater, Fla.
Kripa Dharan Los Altos, Calif.
Eric Doyle San Diego, Calif.
Garrett Engle Harrisburg, Pa.
Alejandro Fierro Merida, Mexico
Grant Gobezie Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Aidan Goldstein Las Vegas, Nev.
Matthew Griggs Prosper, Texas
Marshall Meisel Chevy Chase, Md.
Narayan Mohan Charlotte, N.C.
Drue Nicholas Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
Jay Nimmo Benton, Ky.
Phisher Phillips Rogers, Ark.
Michael Senn III Rogers, Ark.
Ngai (Kelvin) Si (Macau) Bradenton, Fla.
Manning Sloop Rock Hill, S.C.
Nicklas Staub Boynton Beach, Fla.
Junyi Tang Beijing, China
Cohen Trolio West Point, Miss.
Evan Vo Austin, Texas
Evan Woosley-Reed Shelbyville, Tenn.
Ray Xiong (China) Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
 
Girls Division
Kynadie Adams Gallatin, Tenn.
Paola Alonso Guadalajara, Mexico
Sophia Bae Norwood, N.J.
Melena Barrientos Plano, Texas
Camille Boyd Shanghai, China
Juliana Camargo (Colombia) Winter Garden, Fla.
Kamille Dimayuga Buena Park, Calif.
Yoon Min Han (South Korea) Bradenton, Fla.
Jiarui (Joyce) Jin (China) Encinitas, Calif.
Taylor Kehoe (Canada) Strathroy, Ontario
Xin (Cindy) Kou (China) Windermere, Fla.
Lynn Lim Gallatin, Tenn.
Yu Wen Lu Shanghai, China
Mackenzie McRee Tucson, Ariz.
Brooke Morales McKinney, Texas
Jana Ni Beijing, China
Makenzie Niblett Austin, Texas
Bohyun Park (South Korea) Farmers Branch, Texas
Kaleiya Romero San Jose, Calif.
Calynne Rosholt Cedar Park, Texas
Ashely Shim San Mateo, Calif.
Isabella van der Biest Kingsport, Tenn.
Charlie Whorton Springdale, Ark.
Jinyu Wu (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Sophie Zhang-Murphy Saratoga, Calif.