Sedgefield Country Club
Greensboro, North Carolina
June 8-12, 2009
â€¢ The FootJoy Invitational is a 72-hole stroke play AJGA Invitational. The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties following Thursdayâ€™s third round.
â€¢ The FootJoy Invitational is one of 86 tournaments the AJGA will host in 2009, and one of 12 Invitationals.
â€¢ Twenty-five states, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Hong Kong, Peru and England are represented in the FootJoy Invitational.
â€¢ Twenty-five Rolex All Americans will compete (4 first-team, 6 second-team, and 15 honorable mention)
Schedule of Events
Monday, June 8
8 a.m. shotgun Â Â Â Practice Round
1:30 p.m. shotgun Â Â Â Junior-Am
6:30 p.m. Â Â Â Junior-Am Reception
Tuesday, June 9
7 a.m. â€“ 12:20 p.m. Â Â Â First Round off
No. 1 tee
Wednesday, June 10
7 a.m. â€“ 12:20 p.m. Â Â Â Second Round off
No. 1 tee
4:30 p.m. Â Â Â Care for the Course
5 â€“ 7 p.m. Â Â Â Tournament Cookout
Thursday, June 11
7 a.m. â€“ 12:20 p.m. Â Â Â Third Round off
Â No. 1 tee
Field will be cut to top-60 and ties
Friday, June 12
7 â€“ 11 a.m. Â Â Â Final Round off No. 1 tee
4 p.m. Â Â Â Awards Ceremony
All events will be held at
Sedgefield Country Club
PGA TOUR Exemption on the line…
For the second consecutive year, the PGA TOURâ€™s Wyndham Championship will give the FootJoy Invitational Champion an exemption to its August event. In 2008, Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash., won the FootJoy Invitational en route to Rolex Junior Player of the Year honors, and competed in the Wyndham Championship as an amateur, missing the cut after carding rounds of 71-71 — 142.
Future Spartans set to compete…
A pair of UNC-Greensboro menâ€™s golf signees are set to compete near their future campus. Justin Clement of Lexington, N.C., and Robert Hoadley of Southern Pines, N.C., are in their last junior golf season before teeing it up for Coach Terrance Stewart this fall. In all, 29 players in the field have signed National Letters of Intent.
Top Players in the Field
Jordan Speith (Dallas, Texas) â€¢ Class of 2011Â Â Â Polo Golf Ranking: 3
A first-team Rolex Junior All-American, Spieth has three career AJGA victories, including a win at the 2008 PING Invitational. Over the span of the last two seasons, Spieth has 10 consecutive top-10 finishes in AJGA tournaments. Most recently, he finished T7 at the Thunderbird International Junior.
Patrick Winther (Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.) â€¢ Class of 2010Â Â Â Polo Golf Ranking: 4
Winther has burst onto the junior golf scene in the past year, recording three victories in his last seven AJGA starts. Wins at the 2008 Polo Golf Junior Classic and the 2009 HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods have made him an early Rolex Junior Player of the Year
Andrew Yun (Chandler, Ariz.) â€¢ Class of 2009Â Â Â Polo Golf Ranking: 6
Yunâ€™s storied AJGA career includes 22 top-10 finishes and a win at the 2006 FootJoy Invitational (held at Forest Oaks Country Club). A four-time Rolex Junior All-American, Yun most recently finished T5 at the Thunderbird International Junior and will continue his golf career at Stanford this fall.
James Back (Cerritos, Calif.) â€¢ Class of 2010Â Â Â Polo Golf Ranking: 7
Back claimed his second career AJGA crown this April at the Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow Golf Club. Last season, Back recorded a T10 finish at the FootJoy Invitational en route to second-team Rolex Junior All-America honors.
Daniel Lee (Valencia, Calif.) â€¢ Class of 2011Â Â Â Polo Golf Ranking: 11
An honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American in 2008, Lee rewrote the record books at the 2009 Thunderbird International Junior, setting new scoring records for 18-, 36- and 54-hole totals. His winning score of 18-under-par 198 tied the third-lowest 54-hole total in AJGA history, and broke the tournament scoring record by four shots.
2009 Tournament Field
Byeong-hun AnÂ Â Â Â Â Bradenton, Fla.Â
Bo Andrews Â Â Â Â Raleigh, N.C.
Anton Arboleda Â Â Â Â La Canada, Calif.
James Back Â Â Â Â Cerritos, Calif.
Zachary Balit Â Â Â Â Bradenton, Fla.
Tye Beall Â Â Â Â El Paso, Texas
Blake Biddle Â Â Â Â St. Charles, Ill.
Lucas Bjerregaard Â Â Â Â Frederikshavn, Denmark
Jay Burlison Â Â Â Â Salinas, Calif.
Adam Carson Â Â Â Â Bristol, United Kingdom
Franco Castro Â Â Â Â Alpharetta, Ga.
Matthew Ceravolo Â Â Â Â Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Rak Cho Â Â Â Â Brea, Calif.
Phillip Choi Â Â Â Â Orlando, Fla.
Mario Clemens Â Â Â Â Beverly Hills, Calif.
Justin Clement Â Â Â Â Lexington, N.C.
Austin Cook Â Â Â Â Jonesboro, Ark.
Michael Cromie Â Â Â Â Cary, N.C.
Richard Dearinger Â Â Â Â Chapel Hill, N.C.
Michael Decker Â Â Â Â Pebble Beach, Calif.
Jesse Droemer Â Â Â Â Sealy, Texas
Jacob Everts Â Â Â Â Ooltewah, Tenn.
Zhong Yang Fu Â Â Â Â Bradenton, Fla.
Robert Galbreath Jr. Â Â Â Â Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
Joey Garber Â Â Â Â Petoskey, Mich.
Santiago Gavino Â Â Â Â San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Mike Genovese Â Â Â Â Pensacola, Fla.
KevinÂ Gillick Â Â Â Â Lincoln, Neb.
Talor Gooch Â Â Â Â Midwest City, Okla.
Emiliano Grillo Â Â Â Â Bradenton, Fla.
Patrick Grimes Â Â Â Â Palo Alto, Calif.
Stewart Hagestad Â Â Â Â Newport Beach, Calif.
Gavin Hall Â Â Â Â Pittsford, N.Y.
Nelson Hargrove Â Â Â Â Haverford, Pa.
Logan Harrell Â Â Â Â Huntersville, N.C.
Michael Hebert Â Â Â Â Orlando, Fla.
Juan Pablo Hernandez Â Â Â Â Mexico City, Mexico
Kramer Hickok Â Â Â Â Plano, Texas
Robert Hoadley Â Â Â Â Southern Pines, N.C.
Ben Itterman Â Â Â Â Carlsbad, Calif.
Trey Kaahanui Â Â Â Â Tempe, Ariz.
Smylie Kaufman Â Â Â Â Birmingham, Ala.
Billy Kennerly Â Â Â Â Alpharetta, Ga.
Cody Kent Â Â Â Â Castle Rock, Colo.
John Young Kim Â Â Â Â Los Alamitos, Calif.
Kyle Kmiecik Â Â Â Â Avon, Ohio
Brian Langley Â Â Â Â Blacksburg, Va.
Shane Lebow Â Â Â Â Santa Barbara, Calif.
Daniel Lee Â Â Â Â Valencia, Calif.
Davis Lee Â Â Â Â Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Jim Liu Â Â Â Â Smithtown, N.Y.
Joaquin Lolas Â Â Â Â Lima, Peru
Tom Lovelady Â Â Â Â Birmingham, Ala.
Landon Lyons Â Â Â Â Baton Rouge, La.
M.J. Maguire Â Â Â Â St.Petersburg, Fla.
Ernesto Marin Â Â Â Â Miami, Fla.
Chase Marinell Â Â Â Â Cape Coral, Fla.
Maxwell Marsico Â Â Â Â Las Vegas, Nev.
Ian McConnell Â Â Â Â Riverview, Fla.
Tyler McCumber Â Â Â Â Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Brent McKenzie Â Â Â Â Cambridge, Ontario
Keith Mitchell Â Â Â Â Chattanooga, Tenn.
Blake Morris Â Â Â Â Waterbury, Conn.
Clark Palmer Â Â Â Â Augusta, Ga.
Anthony Paolucci Â Â Â Â Dallas, Texas
Will Pearson Â Â Â Â Memphis, Tenn.
David Persons Â Â Â Â El Paso, Texas
Kevin Phelan Â Â Â Â St. Augustine, Fla.
Andrew Presley Â Â Â Â Fort Worth, Texas
Brenden Redfern Â Â Â Â Austin, Texas
Curtis Reed Â Â Â Â Castroville, Texas
Crawford Reeves Â Â Â Â Greenville, S.C.
Seth Reeves Â Â Â Â Duluth, Ga.
Robert Register Â Â Â Â Burlington, N.C.
Brandon Rodgers Â Â Â Â Knoxville, Tenn.
Ramsey Sahyoun Â Â Â Â Reseda, Calif.
Alberto Sanchez Â Â Â Â Nogales, Ariz.
Johnathan Schnitzer Â Â Â Â Houston, Texas
Jordan Shuey Â Â Â Â Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Jordan Spieth Â Â Â Â Dallas, Texas
Colton Staggs Â Â Â Â Tulsa, Okla.
Lam Steven Â Â Â Â Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Justin Thomas Â Â Â Â Goshen, Ky.
Curtis Thompson Â Â Â Â Coral Springs, Fla.
Jay Vandeventer Â Â Â Â Bristol, Tenn.
Daniel Walker Â Â Â Â Earlysville, Va.
Jack Walsh Â Â Â Â Lawrenceville, Ga.
Richard Werenski Â Â Â Â South Hadley, Mass.
Patrick Winther Â Â Â Â Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Chris Worrell Â Â Â Â Enid, Okla.
Bobby Wyatt Â Â Â Â Mobile, Ala.
Yao-Chun Yang Â Â Â Â Troy, Mich.
Shawn Yim Â Â Â Â Buford, Ga.
Michael Yiu Â Â Â Â Laguna Hills, Calif.
Andrew Yun Â Â Â Â Chandler, Ariz.
Ryan Zech Â Â Â Â Kearney, Mo.
*Field as of June 3, 2009
2002Â Â Â Seung Su Han, Chino Hills, Calif.Â Â Â 76-65-68-66â€“â€“275
2003Â Â Â Brian Harman, Savannah, Ga.Â Â Â 69-71-67-68â€”275
2004Â Â Â Brian Harman, Savannah, GaÂ Â Â 68-70-74-70â€“â€“282
2005Â Â Â Daniel Woltman, Beaver Dam, Wis.Â Â Â 70-68-68-72â€“â€“278
2006Â Â Â Andrew Yun, Tacoma, Wash.Â Â Â 68-73-70-66â€“â€“277
2007Â Â Â Peter Uihlein, Bradenton, Fla.Â Â Â 73-66-70-70â€“â€“279
2008Â Â Â Cameron Peck, Olympia, Wash. Â Â Â 66-71-68-66â€“â€“271
Low Round: (64), Roberto Galletti, Jr. 2005
Low 54-hole Total: (271), Cameron Peck 2008
2008 Final Leaderboard
1Â Â Â Â Cameron Peck, Olympia, Wash. Â Â Â 66-71-68-66–271
T2 Â Â Â William Sjaichudin, Bradenton, Fla. Â Â Â 70-70-69-68–277
T2 Â Â Â Rak Cho, Brea, Calif. Â Â Â 67-68-71-71–277
T4 Â Â Â Cory Whitsett, Houston, Texas Â Â Â 69-71-70-68–278
T4 Â Â Â Phillip Choi, Orlando, Fla. Â Â Â 68-77-67-66–278
T6 Â Â Â Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas Â Â Â 71-67-70-71–279
T6 Â Â Â T.J. Vogel, Cooper City, Fla. Â Â Â 68-67-74-70–279
T6 Â Â Â Chan Kim, Chandler, Ariz. Â Â Â 66-73-70-70–279
T6 Â Â Â Brinson Paolini, Virginia Beach, Va. Â Â Â 72-68-72-67–279
T10 Â Â Â James Back, Cerritos, Calif. Â Â Â 72-71-70-67–280
T10 Â Â Â Anthony Paolucci, Dallas, Texas Â Â Â 71-71-69-69–280
The AJGA is prepared to make covering the FootJoy Invitational 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:
Â Â Â â€¢ Information about the tournament and its participants leading up to the event
Â Â Â â€¢ Assistance with player interviews before, during and after the tournament
Â Â Â â€¢ A golf cart to make covering the tournament as easy as possible
Â Â Â â€¢ Assistance locating players on the course
Â Â Â â€¢ 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/after every round.
The AJGA Web site, ajga.org, is a tremendous media resource. The tournament Web site, which is linked from the AJGA homepage, includes recaps, results, list of participants, tee times, live scoring, scorecards and sponsor information.