Team TaylorMade Invitational
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Team TaylorMade Invitational

Team TaylorMade Invitational debuts at Streamsong

Newest AJGA boys event sponsored by National Sponsor TaylorMade to feature top players and unique tournament experience
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The 54-hole Team TaylorMade Invitational kicks off a packed Memorial Day weekend of golf to open the AJGA's 2021 summer season.

Debuting at Streamsong Resort's Blue Course May 28-31, 78 of the world's top boys will compete at the newest boys event organized in partnership between the American Junior Golf Association and National Sponsor TaylorMade.

About the field
Invited through the Rolex AJGA Rankings, players represent 21 states and two international countries (China, South Korea) and include:

  • 42 former AJGA champions
  • 25 Rolex Junior All-Americans
  • 40 players committed to play college golf
  • Eight players who participate in Leadership Links including State Cup organizers Sean-Karl Dobson of Austin, Texas (Texas Cup), and Maxwell Ford of Atlanta (Georgia Cup)
  • 19 first-time AJGA Invitational competitors including four high school seniors

U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Spotlight
Kiko Francisco Coelho of (Portugal) Lake Mary, Fla. (and partner Leopoldo Herrera III) won this week's USGA Championship at Chambers Bay in 19 holes. Three days will separate the victory from the first round of the Team TaylorMade Invitational where semifinalist Kelly Chinn of Great Falls, Virginia, will also tee it up. Coelho defeated Chinn (and partner David Ford of Atlanta), 3&1.

Chinn, the reigning Rolex Junior Player of the Year, and No. 1 Rolex AJGA Ranked Ford won medalist honors at 16-under-par 127. In total, five boys in the Team TaylorMade Invitational field made match play also in the top of the Rolex AJGA Rankings: No. 25 Coelho, No. 3 Chinn, No. 76 Carter Loflin of Duluth, Georgia, and No. 4 Wells Williams of West Point, Mississippi, and No. 28 Maxwell Ford of Atlanta.

All eyes on Central Florida
The Team TaylorMade Invitational joins a rich history of events including the AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, Wyndham Invitational presented by Truist, and The Junior PLAYERS Championship. This event, and the Jack Burke Jr. Invitational set to debut in August 2021, are the first two AJGA boys-only stroke play Invitationals added to the schedule since 2007.

Outside of Kelly Chinn who won the 2019 and 2020 Rolex Tournament of Champions and The PING Invitational, three players have secured AJGA Invitational wins in the field since June of 2019.

Luke Coyle of Campbellsville, Kentucky, used a playoff to capture the Junior All-Star Invitational in October and Rolex Junior All-America honors in November. Now at No. 47 in the Rolex AJGA Rankings, the 16-year-old will play in his second AJGA Invitational of 2021.

Jack Usner of The Woodlands, Texas, (June 2020) and You Seong Choi of (South Korea) Hacienda Heights, California, (June 2019) won at the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Championship. Both prior Rolex Junior All-Americans, Choi finished third at the PING Heather Farr Classic over Easter while Usner ended T5.

Besides a sweet new trophy, bragging rights will be on the line on Streamsong's Gauntlet putting course on Friday, May 28 and Sunday, May 30 with a unique set of challenges from the Team TaylorMade staff.

College Preview
With an eye on college golf with the NCAA Division I Championships ongoing May 21-June 2 at longtime AJGA venue Grayhawk Golf Club in Phoenix, these players will be future college teammates:

  • Duke UniversityKelly Chinn and William Love of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Florida State UniversityLuke Clanton of Miami Lakes, Florida, and Patrick McCann of Tallahassee, Florida
  • University of Arkansas, FayettevilleJohn Daly II of Dardanelle, Arkansas, and Kaelen Dulany of Keller, Texas
  • University of Texas at AustinThomas Morrison of Dallas, Texas, and Jacob Sosa of Austin, Texas
  • University of VirginiaBenjamin James of Milford, Connecticut, and Bryan Lee of Fairfax, Virginia
  • Virginia TechMehrbaan Singh of Ashburn, Virginia, and David Stanford of Vienna, Virginia
  • Wake ForestAndrew McLauchlan of Neptune Beach, Florida, Marshall Meisel of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Boyd Owens of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Scotty Kennon of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

AJGA Invitational Debut

These 19 players will make their AJGA Invitational debut:

NameCityGradRolex AJGA Ranking
Justin BurroughsPensacola, Fla.202220
Christian ClarkDallas, Texas202223
Ryder CowanEdmond, Okla.202341
Javier DelgadilloEl Paso, Texas202248
Matthew DoyleMadison, Conn.202163
Carson EnrightLongboat Key, Fla.202167
Reed GreysermanBoca Raton, Fla.202469
Bryan KimBrookeville, Md.202370
Chase KyesBirmingham, Ala.202575
Michael La SassoRaleigh, NC202276
Ryan LeeOverland Park, Kan.202283
Carter LoflinDuluth, Ga.202284
Patrick McCannTallahassee, Fla.202190
Kyo Morishita(Japan) Bradenton, Fla.2022101
Solomon PetrieAkron, Ohio2022102
Derek SandersonNew Smyrna Beach, Fla.2021116
Andrew TanAustin, Texas2022118
Cooper TateWinter Garden, Fla.2022119
Jack TurnerOrlando, Fla.2023157

Rolex AJGA Rankings Top Players (as of May 25):

NameCityGradRolex AJGA Ranking
Kelly ChinnGreat Falls, Va.20213
Wells WilliamsWest Point, Miss.20224
Caleb SurrattIndian Trail, N.C.20227
Luke ClantonMiami Lakes, Fla.20228
Benjamin JamesMilford, Conn.20229
Thomas MorrisonDallas, Texas202310
Scotty KennonPonte Vedra Beach, Fla.202112
Bryan LeeFairfax, Va.202216
John Daly IIDardanelle, Ark.202117
Brendan ValdesOrlando, Fla.202118

About Team TaylorMade

TaylorMade has been involved with the AJGA as a product supplier and partner for more than 25 years, joining as an Official Partner in 2011 and investing fully as a National Sponsor in 2016. The Official Golf Ball of the AJGA, Team TaylorMade athletes Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, Sierra Brooks, Maria Fassi, Sung Hyun Park, and Charley Hull all have ties to the AJGA as player alumni, tournament hosts or program supporters.

About TaylorMade Golf Company

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, TaylorMade Golf is a leading manufacturer of high performance golf equipment, golf balls and accessories with industry-leading innovative products like SIM2 metalwoods, SIM2 irons, P Series irons, TP5/TP5X golf balls and Spider putters. A major force across the world's professional tours, TaylorMade has an unrivaled athlete portfolio that includes Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa, Harry Higgs, SH Park, Charley Hull, Maria Fassi and Sierra Brooks.