By Tim Jackman (@AJGAJackman), AJGA Communications
The AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championships are two tournaments designed to help unsigned high school seniors, who have not signed or commited to play college golf, gain exposure to college coaches. The AJGA Senior Boys Championship featured 78 boys while the AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championship showcased the talent of 54 boys and 22 girls.
The AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championships are exclusively for high school seniors who have not signed a National Letter of Intent to play college golf. The AJGA schedules this event in conjunction with the College Golf Coaches' Convention Combine held annually in Las Vegas. Shuttles run between the two events, allowing these seniors the opportunity to gain exposure to the more than 50 college coaches who were in attendance. After the 2013 events, 58% of the participants went on to play college golf.
A Family Affair
The tournament brought volunteers from all over the Las Vegas area and even from as far away as Florida. Perhaps the volunteers with the closest ties were the family members of AJGA staff who came to help with the tournament. Tournament Director Tony Ausick’s mother, Barbara, came from Arizona to help run a timing station and West Regional Director, Casey Ceman’s parents flew in from California to volunteer. In all, there were more than 30 volunteers who helped make the AJGA Senior Boys & Girls Championships a success and give the juniors a shot at a college golf scholarship.
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