The American Junior Golf Association has finalized the tournament field for the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star, to be held at WindStone Golf Club in Ringgold next Monday-Thursday.
The 54-hole stroke play event will feature 96 juniors from the Ringgold/Chattanooga area and around the country.
The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is one of 10 events in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. Specifically designed for boys and girls ages 12-15, the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series presents opportunities for younger players to develop their skills and earn entry into AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Junior All-Star at Robinson Ranch over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.
Twenty-two players from the home state of Georgia will compete in the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star as well as Chattanooga locals Scott Stevens and Warren Blakesly.
Corey Carlson of Green Cove Springs, Fla., looks to stay hot after winning the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan in April, his most recent start at a national junior golf event. Carlson finished in a tie for 18th in 2010’s Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star.
In the Girls Division Kayla Jones of Alpharetta, Ga., is also looking to build on a strong finish in the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior All-Star at Château Élan last April. She finished fourth and looks to carry that momentum to WindStone Golf Club.
The tournament will begin with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun practice round Monday. Tournament play begins on Tuesday, and first through final-round play will run from 7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at WindStone Golf Club.
An awards ceremony will be held immediately following Thursday’s final round. Spectators are welcome to attend and admission is free of charge.
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 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 40 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.
Titleist, the AJGA's National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association's success since 1989. Rolex, which is in its third decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Polo Ralph Lauren became the AJGA's second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 500 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Stewart Cink, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Inbee Park and Morgan Pressel.
Bruno Balcazar Puebla, Mexico
Tyler Barker Evans, Ga.
Rafael Barnoya (Guatemala) Howey in the Hills, Fla.
John Blevins Ringgold, Ga.
Park Brady St. Simons Island, Ga.
Matthew Brittain Abingdon, Va.
Harrison Brown Marietta, Ga.
Sam Burns Shreveport, La.
Corey Carlson Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Tian Yi Cen (China) Bradenton, Fla.
Jacob Choi Collierville, Tenn.
Nicholas Cortez Hoover, Ala.
Bernardo Curbelo (Venezuela) Bradenton, Fla.
Will Dickson Providence, R.I.
Peyton Dix Bartlett, Tenn.
Noah Edmondson Davidson, N.C.
Luis Enriquez Mexico, D.F., Mexico
Andres Gonzalez Boca del Rio, Mexico
Graham Gosselin Knoxville, Tenn.
Mac Harris Daytona Beach, Fla.
Zachary Healy Norcross, Ga.
Zachary Hoskins Orlando, Fla.
Hunter Howell Franklin, Tenn.
Daniel Jaramillo Medellin, Colombia
Tucker Jenkins Guntown, Miss.
Jacob Joiner Albany, Ga.
Tyler Joiner Albany, Ga.
Saravit Kerdsinchai Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Brennan LeBlanc Baton Rouge, La.
David Mackey Bogart, Ga.
Ethan Marcus Boca Raton, Fla.
Daniel Martinez Austin, Texas
William Martinez Austin, Texas
Peter Mathison West Palm Beach, Fla.
Tyler McDaniel Manchester, Ky.
Luke Miller Venetia, Pa.
Will Minton Raleigh, N.C.
Carter Mobley Evans, Ga.
Nick Montes Pickerington, Ohio
Lucas Moreno Bogota, Colombia
Sean Murphy Decatur, Ga.
Spencer Papciak Dunwoody, Ga.
Carter Patterson The Woodlands, Texas
Anthony Perrino Mooresville, N.C.
Joe Philaphet Riverdale, Ga.
Trevor Phillips Inman, S.C.
Jimmy Pitenis Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mills Poynor Birmingham, Ala.
Fischer Priestley BIrmingham, Ala.
Caleb Proveaux Leesville, S.C.
Jonathan Rector Hendersonville, N.C.
William Register Burlington, N.C.
Salvador Rocha Mexico City, Mexico
Ben Schlottman Advance, N.C.
Henry Shimp Charlotte, N.C.
Connor Smith Birmingham, Ala.
Scott Stevens Chattanooga, Tenn.
Pablo Andres Torres Bogota, Colombia
Zach Tracy Houston, Texas
Albano Valentino San Juan, Argentina
Jeremy Walsh Tequesta, Fla.
Jackson Wendling Effingham, Ill.
Johan Werge San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Daniel Wetterich Cincinnati, Ohio
Matthew Wetterich Cincinnati, Ohio
Riley Whitham Hudson, Mass.
Kameron Williams Hoschton, Ga.
Dillon Woods Jacksonville, Fla.
Sam Wu (China) San Diego, Calif.
Terrence Zhang (Canada) Orlando, Fla.
Austin Zoller North Charleston, S.C.
Jordan Daniel Newnan, Ga.
Mallory Etcheberry Wesley Chapel, Fla.
Alexandra Farnsworth Nashville, Tenn.
Anna Hack Paducah, Ky.
Kaley In Bakersfield, Calif.
Tatum Jackson Mountain Brook, Ala.
Lauren Johnson Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Kayla Jones Alpharetta, Ga.
Sabrina Long Alpharetta, Ga.
Abigail Luchtenburg Geneva, Ill.
Janet Mao Johns Creek, Ga.
Kayley Marschke Suwanee, Ga.
Riley Rennell Columbia, Tenn.
Sarah Robertson Huntsville, Ala.
Payton Schanen Kennesaw, Ga.
Isabella Skinner Cumming, Ga.
Jacqueline Staed Green Bay, Wis.
Jessica Staed Green Bay, Wis.
Bailey Tardy Norcross, Ga.
Taylor Tomlinson Gainesville, Fla.
Ana Paula Valdes Morelia, Mexico
Blakesly Warren Chattanooga, Tenn.
Kensington Wieland Loudon, Tenn.
Christina Yang Suwanee, Ga.