evian® International & Senior Showcase hosted by Danielle Kang (Senior Girls)

The Club at Sunrise
Las Vegas, Nev. Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018

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TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

Quick Facts

Tournament Storylines

Event Format
Designed specifically for unsigned seniors, the evian® International & Senior Showcase (International Boys and International & Senior Girls) coincides with the annual college coaches convention in Las Vegas. The event also coincides with the evian® International & Senior Showcase (Senior Boys).
evian® Involvement
evian®, which has provided uniquely balanced and carefully filtered mineral water since 1824, will take over title sponsorship of the AJGA Senior Showcase, which offers the opportunity for high school seniors without college commitments to play in front of college coaches. The 2016 event hosted more than 100 different men’s and women’s coaches. The event also coincides with the Golf Coaches Association of America National Convention and the Women’s Golf Coaches Association National Convention in Las Vegas. Due to its success, another Senior Showcase event was added over Presidents’ Day weekend in 2015. Historically, 60 percent of players have signed with college golf teams after these events.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 30
11:30 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
 
Saturday, December 1
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. First Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
 
Sunday, December 2
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 and 10 tees
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch

Penelope Tir, Winnetka, Ill. (2019)
The highest ranked player in the field, Tir was a member of the 2017 Transamerica Scholastic Junior All America Team. The Illinois native has four top-10 finishes in four years of competitive junior golf. She is seeking her first AJGA victory.
Precious Saelee, Walnut, Calif. (2019)
In just two years of junior golf, Saelee has already gotten off to a fast start. She was the medalist at the 2018 AJGA Preview at Carlton Oaks and hopes to continue a strong showing at this event. Saelee is currently ranked No. 290 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
Julie Ju, (Canada) Chandler, Ariz. (2019)
Ju is coming off her best season with the AJGA and is hoping to end the year with her first victory. She has already had two top-10 finishes in 2018 including a 7th place finish at the AJGA Junior at Superstition and T5 at the AJGA Junior at Big Sky.

Media Accommodations

The evian® International & Senior Showcase hosted by Danielle Kang (Senior Girls) 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 Nevada native
Azumi Arai (Japan) Irvine, Calif.
C.C. Barnum Houston, Texas
Courtney Battieste Plano, Texas
Kathryn Campbell Lovington, N.M.
Taylor Caradonna Boca Raton, Fla.
Lillian Carine Upper Arlington, Ohio
Adela Cernousek Antibes, France
Pin Hsuan Chen New Taipei City, Taiwan
Camilla Chung San Francisco, Calif.
Jamie Connell Draper, Utah
Claire Cornejo Bakersfield, Calif.
Ashley Davis Justin, Texas
Teagan Devoe Dallas, Texas
Deborah Dollesin Antelope, Calif.
MaKayla Fisher Allen, Texas
Emily Gill Montgomery, Texas
Mandi Granato Plainfield, Ill.
Jordan Grasis Yuma, Ariz.
Taylor Harvey Cave Creek, Ariz.
Riely Heaslip Baton Rouge, La.
Lindsey Hollis Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Kyla Hoster Sandy, Utah
Claire Jeon Clermont, Fla.
Julie Ju (Canada) Chandler, Ariz.
Yeon Joo Kim Seoul, South Korea
Michelle Koo Scottsdale, Ariz.
Paige Lucero Kingman, Ariz.
Lucie Malchirand Carnoux, France
Claire Moon Lacey, Wash.
Daira Moreno (Mexico) The Woodlands, Texas
Madyson Moy Clermont, Fla.
Emilie Nguyen Orange, Calif.
Ashley Pan Moraga, Calif.
Khushi Patel Placentia, Calif.
Caroline Petchark Waterford, Conn.
Sarah Phipps (Canada) Victoria, British Columbia
Makena Rauch Moscow, Idaho
Emily Romancew (Canada) Pierrefonds, Quebec
Olivia Roper Denver, Colo.
Valerie Routzong Richmond, Texas
Precious Saelee Walnut, Calif.
Mckenzie Schow Ogden, Utah
Noelle Song Stevenson Ranch, Calif.
Danielle Talley Houston, Texas
Penelope Tir Winnetka, Ill.
Jaelynn Unger Noble, Okla.
Kaitlynn Washburn Scituate, Mass.
Kailee Welch Huntington Beach, Calif.
Jue Wen (Canada) Toronto, Ontario
Aliyah Williams Las Vegas, Nev.
Claire Wright Chowchilla, Calif.
Lara Yeung Moorpark, Calif.
Kelly Young Coto De Caza, Calif.
Arin Zachary Abilene, Texas
Elena (Yini) Zheng Fuzhou, China