polo classic fit Britt Are Players To Watch In Ringgold Telephone Junior Classic
The field is set for the seventh annual Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic to be held at WindStone Golf Club, June 1 4. The tournament field consists of 99 top boy and girl junior golfers, ages 12 18.
The field boasts players from 15 states, including 27 Georgia natives, as well as a competitor from Northern Ireland. Named a 2008 Rolex Junior All American, Chung ended the 2008 season with five top five finishes. She placed 10th in the 2008 Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic, and is currently ranked No. 30 in the Polo Golf Rankings. Stephanie Meadow of Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, will also be a top contender. Meadow closed out the 2008 season with two top 10 finishes and began the 2009 season with a victory at the AJGA Cliffs Championship. Meadow is currently ranked No. 38 in the Polo Golf Rankings.
Competing in the Boys Division are notable players including Keith Mitchell and Chandler Rusk. Mitchell, of Chattanooga, earned 2008 Rolex All America honors. During the 2008 season, Mitchell earned two top five finishes, including a second place finish in the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic. He started the 2009 season with appearances in two AJGA events. Rusk of Edmond, Okla., also earned 2008 Rolex All America honors and was the champion at the 2008 Valero Texas Open Junior Shootout. He closed out the 2008 season with four top 10 finishes and has played in one AJGA event in 2009.
A local player to watch is Jordan Britt of Chattanooga. Britt finished in the top 15 in all four of his AJGA tournaments in 2008. This will be his first AJGA event of the year. shotgun start. off the No. 1 tee of WindStone Golf Club. An awards ceremony will follow final round play Thursday.
During the tournament week, some of the top juniors who will be participating in the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic will also take part in the Junior Am Fundraising Tournament Monday, June 1. shotgun start at WindStone Golf Club.
The Junior Am allows amateurs to play a competitive round of golf with future stars of the game. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, Charles Howell III, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel and Grace Park are just a few of the thousands of talented players who participated in AJGA Junior Ams when they were teenagers.
Supporting golf at the grassroots level, Junior Ams allow the AJGA to make contributions to local junior golf charities and programs in hosting communities. In 2009, the proceeds of the Ringgold Telephone Junior Classic Junior Am Fundraising Tournament will benefit the Evitt Foundation. To participate, contact Marcy Cirlot at (706) 965 1249.
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 50 states and more than 30 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 200 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 350 wins.
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