UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship
The Legends Country Club
Eureka, Mo. • July 16 - 19, 2018
American Junior Golf Association • Contact: Tim Jackman • (803) 417-6274 • email@example.com
TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET
- Fourth consecutive year The Legends Country Club will host the UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship
- 78-player, 54-hole stroke-play event
- 16 players have committed to play collegiate golf
- Five past AJGA winners in the field and one Rolex Junior All-American
- 21 states and seven countries are represented
|The Legends history|
|The Legends Country Club hosts the UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship for the fourth year in a row. The Legends has also hosted multiple championship qualifiers including the 2015 USGA U.S. Senior Open Qualifier and the 2017 USGA U.S. Open Qualifier. The course is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design featuring uniquely large bent grass greens with Bermuda grass fairways.|
|UHY LLP will partner with the AJGA for the first time in 2018|
|UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities.|
|Fourteen players in the field have committed to play college golf, seven of which will begin school this fall. Columbia, Missouri, native Ross Steelman is committed to playing golf with the University of Missouri in 2019. Fifteen players from Missouri will also be playing for college scholarships, including Saint Louis natives Alex Garza, Peter Weaver and Parker Perry.|
|Five past AJGA champions are featured in this week's field. Thirteen-year-old Sophie Linder of Carthage, Tennessee, recently won the 2018 Mahoning Valley Hospital Foundation Junior All-Star, and Jiewu Rao of Guangzhou, China, took home his first AJGA victory at the 2018 AJGA Preview at Château Élan. Local player Ross Steelman of Columbia, Missouri, won the 2016 Lockton Kansas City Junior.|
Schedule of Events
|Monday, July 16|
|8 a.m. shotgun||Practice Round|
|Tuesday, July 17|
|7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Wednesday, July 18|
|7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|Thursday, July 19|
|7:30 - 9:30 a.m.||Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 tees|
|2:30 p.m.||Awards Ceremony|
Top Players to Watch
UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship
The Legends Country Club (July 10 - 13, 2017)
|1||Holden Grigg||Myrtle Beach, S.C.||76–71–67—214|
|T2||Kevin Wahle||Wildwood, Mo.||71–72–72—215|
|T2||Colin Stolze||Valley Park, Mo.||70–70–75—215|
|4||Cullan Brown||Eddyville, Ky.||74–74–68—216|
|5||Alex Zhu||San Ramon, Calif.||73–74–71—218|
|1||Brooke Matthews||Rogers, Ark.||69–67–73—209|
|2||Casey Ott||Conway, Ark.||72–72–74—218|
|3||Lynn Lim||Gallatin, Tenn.||75–76–68—219|
|4||Lauren Chappell||Charleston, Ill.||78–74–72—224|
|5||Annabelle Pancake||Zionsville, Ind.||78–74–73—225|
The UHY LLP CPA's Junior Championship 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.