Gateway Mortgage Group Tulsa Junior

Oaks Country Club
Tulsa, Okla. July 23 - 26, 2018

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Oaks Country Club welcomes AJGA for first time
Oaks Country Club is one of the oldest country clubs in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The country club was established in 1921 and designed by A.W. Tillinghast, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. Tillinghast believed that nature should dictate the lay of the golf course, which is why many of his courses fit the natural contour of the land. In 2014, a two-phase $7.2 million renovation plan was approved which included golf course renovations such as new greens, bunkers, additional tee boxes, improved cart paths and fairways.
Gateway Mortgage Group brings AJGA event back to Tulsa
One of the world's largest private mortgage lenders is bringing an AJGA event back to Tulsa for the first time in nearly a decade. As part of the company's "Gateway Gives Back" program, Gateway Mortgage Group signed on as the title sponsor of the event.
Eight AJGA champions and one Rolex Junior All-American highlight field
Eight AJGA champions are playing in the Gateway Mortgage Group Tulsa Junior. In addition to the champions, Hailey Jones of Dallas, Texas, is coming into the tournament as a Rolex Junior All-American.
AJGA 40th Anniversary
The AJGA opened its 40th year running junior golf tournaments in 2018. From Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods to Lexi Thompson and Paula Creamer, the AJGA has continued to provide opportunities to talented junior golfers into its fourth decade. Over the years, the AJGA has grown from a fledgling operation into a respected entity in the golf industry. Key achievements have included establishing the ACE Grant, which provides financial assistance to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf. Other important programs which continue to this day: an industry-leading pace of play system, an unmatched tournament experience, sponsorship to keep costs low and value high for members, Junior-Am fundraising to give back to grassroots junior golf and fund tournament opportunities, a strict Code of Conduct policy, and a thank-you note writing program.
College bound: 28 players have committed to play golf at the college of their choice.
Boys Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Brian Boles 2020 Texas Tech University
Johnny Butler 2018 University of Oklahoma
Jaxon Dowell 2020 University of Oklahoma
Robert Garcia Jr 2018 University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
Seth Graber 2018 Millikin University
Carson Griggs 2018 University of Denver
Jayce Hargrove 2020 Texas Tech University
Dawson Ovard 2019 Southern Methodist University
Reid Robertson 2018 Mahattenville college
James Roller 2020 Texas Tech University
Brian Stark 2019 Oklahoma State University
Jared Strathe 2018 Kansas State University
Reagan Streck 2018 Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Peter (Juan Yu) Weng 2018 Texas Wesleyan University
Davis Woodliff 2019 Samford University
 
Girls Division Grad Signed Commitment Verbal Commitment
Aysis Azarcon 2019 Houston Baptist University
Alexandria Bennett 2018 Oklahoma Christian University
Jillian Bourdage 2020 Ohio State University
Sara Camarena 2019 Oklahoma State University
Angelina Chan 2019 U.S. Naval Academy (Navy)
Katelyn Dunstan 2018 Belmont University
Hailey Jones 2019 Oklahoma State
Jing Wen Lu 2018 Northwestern University
Summer Marshall 2019 Dallas Baptist University
Jennie Park 2019 TCU
Lilly Thomas 2019 University of Tulsa
Daphney Tilton 2019 Henderson State University
Taylor Towers 2019 Missouri State University
 
 
Local flavor: 30 players from Oklahoma will compete.
Boys Division (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Bosten Benn Edmond 2020
Logan Brooks Tulsa 2020
Josiah Crews Ninnekah 2020
Austin Dolan Arcadia 2021
Jaxon Dowell Edmond 2020
Carson Griggs Sand Springs 2018
Andrew Hennessee Tulsa 2020
Zane Heusel Edmond 2019
Elliott Horton Edmond 2020
Drew Mabrey Tulsa 2022
William McDonald Oklahoma City 2019
Luke Morgan Guthrie 2020
Kyle Peterson Broken Arrow 2019
Said Powers Edmond 2019
Max Roberts Fitzhugh 2019
James Roller Jenks 2020
Parker Rose Stigler 2019
William Sides Tulsa 2022
Jared Strathe Owasso 2018
Reagan Streck Tulsa 2018
Jackson White Bixby 2019
Brett Wilcoxen Tulsa 2020
Cooper Wilguess Oklahoma City 2019
Jordan Wilson Edmond 2021
Davis Woodliff Tulsa 2019
 
Girls Division (Citizenship) Hometown Grad
Summer Marshall Norman 2019
Raychel Nelke Pocola 2022
Mika Ramos Broken Arrow 2020
Jenni Roller Jenks 2022
Taylor Towers Owasso 2019

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 23
1:30 p.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Tuesday, July 24
8 – 10 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees
 
Wednesday, July 25
8 – 10 a.m. Second Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees
 
Thursday, July 26
8 – 10 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Dawson Ovard, Frisco, Texas (2019)
Currently No. 94 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Ovard is coming into the tournament as a Southern Methodist University verbal commit. In 2017, Ovard was named to the ACDS Junior All-Star Team. Ovard owns two third-place finishes, which both came in 2017 at the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational and the Justin Rose Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee.
Brian Stark, Kingsburg, Calif. (2019)
Stark is a four-time AJGA champion and an Oklahoma State University verbal commit. Currently Stark is No. 55 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings. In 2017, Stark was named to the Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll and posted a 2-1-0 record as a member of the 2017 Jimmy Walker Challenge Baltusrol Team.
Carson Griggs, Sand Springs, Okla. (2018)
Finishing T2 in the 2017 Hale Irwin Colorado Junior by Transamerica, Griggs is looking to earn his first AJGA victory this week. The senior is a University of Denver commit and was named to the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Honor Roll. Griggs finished in fifth-place at the Class 6A state championship this year.
Hailey Jones, Dallas, Texas (2019)
Currently No. 25 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Jones is a four-time AJGA champion and a three-time Rolex Junior All-American. The rising senior is a Oklahoma State University verbal commit and won the 2015 Texas State Junior Girls Championship.
Jennie Park, Carrollton, Texas (2019)
A Texas Christian University verbal commit, Park is a two-time AJGA champion. The rising senior is currently No. 36 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings and was named to the 2016 ACDS Junior All-Star Team. In her latest AJGA tournament she finished 7th at the Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship.
Jillian Bourdage, Tamarac, Fla. (2020)
Currently No. 183 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, Bourdage is a champion of the 2017 EMoney®.com / Daniel Berger Junior Championship. Bourdage led American Heritage School to the 2017 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 2A golf state championship and won the individual state title. In that same year, the rising junior was named the Broward Golf Player of the Year.

Media Accommodations

The Gateway Mortgage Group Tulsa Junior 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 Oklahoma native
Boys Division
Terrin Anderson Montgomery, Texas
Bosten Benn Edmond, Okla.
Brian Boles Lubbock, Texas
Logan Brooks Tulsa, Okla.
Johnny Butler Houston, Texas
Luis Gerardo Cantu Chapa Monterrey, Mexico
Davis Cooper Overland Park, Kan.
Josiah Crews Ninnekah, Okla.
Jackson Davenport Austin, Texas
Austin Dolan Arcadia, Okla.
Jaxon Dowell Edmond, Okla.
Robert Garcia Jr Lewisville, Texas
Seth Graber Wylie, Texas
Carson Griggs Sand Springs, Okla.
Cole Grossl Keller, Texas
Jayce Hargrove Lubbock, Texas
Andrew Hennessee Tulsa, Okla.
Zane Heusel Edmond, Okla.
Elliott Horton Edmond, Okla.
Patrick Kahanek San Antonio, Texas
Drew Mabrey Tulsa, Okla.
Minas Manias Frisco, Texas
Jake Marler Shreveport, La.
William McDonald Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hunter McDonough Spicewood, Texas
Luke Morgan Guthrie, Okla.
Dawson Ovard Frisco, Texas
Karan Patel Alexandria, La.
Kyle Peterson Bixby, Okla.
Said Powers Edmond, Okla.
Chance Queen Alexandria, La.
Alfred Raja Bogor, Indonesia
Presten Richardson Miller, Mo.
Max Roberts Fitzhugh, Okla.
Reid Robertson Plano, Texas
James Roller Jenks, Okla.
Parker Rose Stigler, Okla.
William Sides Tulsa, Okla.
Wyatt Speaks Austin, Texas
Brian Stark Kingsburg, Calif.
Jared Strathe Owasso, Okla.
Reagan Streck Tulsa, Okla.
Michael Townsend Montgomery, Texas
Cade Walker Montgomery, Texas
Peter (Juan Yu) Weng Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Jackson White Bixby, Okla.
Luke Whitney Frisco, Texas
Brett Wilcoxen Tulsa, Okla.
Cooper Wilguess Oklahoma City, Okla.
Jordan Wilson Edmond, Okla.
Davis Woodliff Tulsa, Okla.
 
Girls Division
Aysis Azarcon Grand Prairie, Texas
Alexandria Bennett Plano, Texas
Jillian Bourdage Tamarac, Fla.
Sara Camarena Mexico City, Mexico
Angelina Chan Franklin, Tenn.
Hannah Choi Austin, Texas
Katelyn Dunstan Little Rock, Ark.
Hailey Jones Dallas, Texas
Karen Lee Southlake, Texas
Stephanie Lee Southlake, Texas
Ashley Liu Plano, Texas
Jing Wen Lu Shanghai, China
Yu Wen Lu Shanghai, China
Summer Marshall Norman, Okla.
Haili Moore Prosper, Texas
Raychel Nelke Pocola, Okla.
Denise Pan Houston, Texas
Jennie Park Carrollton, Texas
Mika Ramos Tulsa, Okla.
Jenni Roller Jenks, Okla.
Ellie Roth Plano, Texas
Lilly Thomas Bentonville, Ark.
Daphney Tilton Iowa, La.
Taylor Towers Owasso, Okla.
Michelle Zhou Keller, Texas
Yingzhi Zhu (China) Austin, Texas