marco polo images AJGA Golf Event Finalized For Rome
The tournament field has been finalized for the 2007 Burgett H. Mooney, Jr. Rome Classic, the AJGA announced on Friday. The field consists of 99 of the country’s best boy and girl junior golfers, ages 12 18, representing 19 states and Canada. Twenty three residents of the Peach State will look to keep the title in Georgia.
In the Boys Division, Jonathan Randolph of Brandon, Miss., returns looking to better his sixth place finish from last year’s event. Randolph, who has signed a National Letter of Intent with Ole Miss, finished in a tie for 15th at his first event of 2007, the PING Junior at The Woodlands. Atlanta native Hayes Brown also had a very strong finish last year, joining Randolph in sixth place.
Several players making their first trip to Rome will look to bring home the title. Jordan Lewis of Marion, Ill., captured his first AJGA title last year at the David Gossett Junior Championship in Memphis. David Zickler of Florence, Ala., has already recorded two top 10 finishes in 2007, finishing in a tie for 10th at the Mizuno Junior at Chateau Elan and a tie for ninth at the Aldila Junior Classic.
In the Girls Division, half of the top 10 from last year’s event returns. Headlining the returnees is Madison Pressel of Boca Raton, Fla. Pressel, the younger sister of LPGA Tour star Morgan Pressel, has yet to find the winner’s circle in an AJGA event but has been on the doorstep several times, including an eighth place finish at this event last year.
Other returning players from last year’s event include Zakiya Randall from Atlanta, who notched a fourth place finish. Also returning are Whitney Wenglasz of Oldsmar, Fla., Kyle Roig of Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Jillian Brodd of Knoxville, Tenn.
A pair of local players will be looking for their first AJGA victory. off Coosa Country Club’s No. 1 tee on Tuesday, June 26 through Thursday, June 28. An awards ceremony will immediately follow play on June 28
For players who did not make the tournament field,
a Srixon Qualifier will take place at Stonebridge Golf Club Sunday, June 24. Remaining spots in the championship’s field will be filled through this 18 hole qualifying tournament.
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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12 18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 25 foreign countries.
Titleist, the AJGA’s National Sponsor, has been the catalyst and driving force behind the Association’s success since 1989. Rolex Watch USA, 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. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.
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