Notes On The Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star Tournament At Windstone

Friday, June 3, 2011


Quick Facts
96-player field, 54 holes of stroke play
Players from 18 states and seven foreign countries
22 players from Georgia

Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series
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 in AJGA Open tournaments. The Series concludes with the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational over Columbus Day weekend for winners and top finishers in the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series events.

Tournament Storylines

Ringgold breeding success
A couple of past participants at the AJGA’s annual event in Ringgold are currently having success at the next level. 2007 Girls Division champion Austin Ernst just recently won the medalist title at the Women’s NCAA Division I Championship. James White shot a 9-under-par 61 at the event in 2007, a tournament record, and is currently in the hunt for a medalist title at the Men’s NCAA Division I Championship.

A top-five finish for boys and a top-three finish for girls will earn players automatic entry into the year-end Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational.

The AJGA returns to WindStone Golf Club for the ninth consecutive year to conduct a national junior golf event.

Schedule of Events
Monday, June 6
7:30 a.m. shotgun Practice Round
1 p.m. shotgun Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament

Tuesday, June 7
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. First Round off No. 1 tee

Wednesday, June 8
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Second Round off No. 1 tee

Thursday, June 9
7:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Final Round off Nos. 1 tee
6 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Top Players to Watch
Corey Carlson, Green Cove Springs, Fla. (2015)
Carlson looks to stay hot after winning the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Château Élan in April, his most recent start in a national junior golf event. He finished T18 in the 2010 Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star.

Kayla Jones, Alpharetta, Ga. (2014)
The freshman at Milton High School finished fourth at the 2011 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Château Élan and will look to carry her momentum to WindStone Golf Club.

2010 Results
Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star
WindStone Golf Club (June 7-10)

Boys Division
Andy Shim, (South Korea) Duluth, Ga. 69-68-67—204
Christopher Guglielmo, Cumming, Ga. 70-70-68—208
Greyson Sigg, Augusta, Ga. 70-70-71—211
Leonardo Kitahara, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 74-69-68—211
Adam Wood, Zionsville, Ind. 70-75-68—213
Emilio Maurer, Puebla, Mexico 72-70-71—213

Girls Division
Rachel Dai, Suwanee, Ga. 70-71-69—210
Hee Wook Choi, San Diego, Calif. 71-71-73—215
Marissa Kay, Delray Beach, Fla. 72-75-72—219
Michaela Owen, Suwanee, Ga. 71-73-75—219

Past Champions
Year Boys Division Score
2010 Andy Shim, (South Korea) Duluth, Ga. 69-68-67—204
2009 James Monnerville, Vero Beach, Fla. 65-72-66—203
2008 Yao-Chun Yang, Troy, Mich. 66-71-70—207
2007 Parker Houston, Greensboro, N.C. 67-67-68—202
2006 William Miller, Venetia, Pa. 69-64-68—201
2005 Arnold Vongvanij, Bradenton, Fla. 72-63-71—206
2004 Matt Savage, Louisville, Ky. 69-71-66—206
2003 Ben Spickard, Roswell, Ga. 68-68-71—207

Year Girls Division Score
2010 Rachel Dai, Suwanee, Ga. 70-71-69—210
2009 Mariah Stackhouse, Riverdale, Ga. 68-73-66—207
2008 Kyndall Ardoin, Gibsland, La. 65-72-75—212
2007 Austin Ernst, Seneca, S.C. 67-69-69—205
2006 Marika Lendl, Bradenton, Fla. 70-69-71—210
2005 Candace Schepperle, Hoover, Ala. 69-68-75—212
2004 Catherina Wang, Orlando, Fla. 63-74-71—208
2003 Marci Turner, Tompkinsville, Ky. 71-71-69—211

Media Accommodations
The AJGA is prepared to make covering the Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star an enjoyable experience. Whether it be on-site professional communications staff or timely results, the AJGA is ready to honor all media requests. At the event, the AJGA will provide:

Information about the tournament and its participants leading up to the event
Assistance with player interviews before, during and after the tournament
A golf cart to make covering the tournament as easy as possible
Assistance locating players on the course
A recap with results after each tournament round in a timely manner

During the week of the tournament, the AJGA will have three communications representatives on hand to assist the media. These media officials will write an AP Style recap and produce agate results each tournament day. These will then be faxed and/or e-mailed to all media outlets. Interviews with AJGA Tournament Directors, Tournament Chairmen and juniors can be conducted before or after every round.

The AJGA website,, is a tremendous media resource. The tournament website, which is linked from the AJGA homepage, includes recaps, results, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, scorecards and sponsor information.

About the Sponsor – Series Sponsor
GARY GILCHRIST GOLF ACADEMY, a full-time signature golf instruction program located in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., began as an Official Partner of the AJGA in 2009. The partnership features an endowment of an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant and naming rights to the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series for juniors ages 12-15.

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 12-18) 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.

Tournament Field

Boys Division
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.

Girls Division
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.

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