AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes
Buffalo Dunes Golf Course
Garden City, Kan. • June 25 - 28, 2018
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- The AJGA returns to Buffalo Dunes for the sixth year in a row.
- The 54-hole, stroke-play event will feature 132 players with a 36-hole cut.
- The 132-player field is comprised of players from 16 states and four countries.
- Eight AJGA champions will participate in the 2018 field.
- 31 Kansas natives will compete in 2018.
- 12 players in the field have verbally committed to college.
|Buffalo Dunes Golf Course|
|The AJGA returns to Buffalo Dunes for the sixth-consecutive year. Designed by Frank Hummel, the course opened in 1976 and has since become one of the host courses to the Southwest Kansas Pro-Am every August.|
|Elle Nachmann returns to Buffalo Dunes Golf Course looking to defend her 2017 tournament title. In 2017, the Boca Raton, Florida, native topped the Girls Division by shooting an even-par 72 on the tournament's final day to take the championship. The win was the third of Nachmann's career and her first in 2017.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, June 25|
|1 p.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, June 26|
|7:20 – 9:00 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Wednesday, June 27|
|7:20 – 9:00 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (1st wave)|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees (2nd wave)|
|Thursday, June 28|
|7:20 – 9:00 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees|
|1:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
The AJGA Kansas Junior at Buffalo Dunes 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
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.