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SCJGA PRESS RELEASE

Posted by on September 14, 2016 6:54 AM

SOUTH CAROLINA JUNIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION

September 13, 2016

For more information contact:

Chris Miller, Managing Director, SCJGA

Phone: 803-732-9311

E-mail: cmiller@scgolf.org

SCJGA Address:

South Carolina Junior Golf Association

P.O. Box 286

Irmo, S.C. 29063

Website: www.scjga.org

Fax: 803-732-7406

Event: 22nd Annual Bobby Chapman Invitational

Playing dates: September 17-18, 2016

Tournament site:           The Country Club of Spartanburg

Host Professional:         Tom McAllister, PGA

Superintendent:             Harold Burns, GCSSA

Tournament Chair:         Doug Smith

Yardage:                         6,620 – Par 71

Defending Champion:    Davis Shore

Field is set for the 22nd Bobby Chapman

Spartanburg,SC – 

For 22 years, the nation’s top junior talent has made their way to Spartanburg to contest the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational at the Country Club of Spartanburg. This year’s field is set with 90 players earning the right to play in this most popular event. The players represent 10 State titles, 10 AJGA Victories, 18 USGA Qualifiers, and 20 other national or regional victories. According to the GolfWeek Sagarin Rankings, the event is ranked 11th in the country based on strength of field.

Local talent from nearby Inman will need to be looked as title contenders. Trent Phillips and Jacob Bridgeman have 14 state and High School Championship wins between them, just in the last seven months! Karl Vilips (Wesley Chapel, FL) is ranked in the top 30 of the US and number one in the class of 2020. He won the AJGA Stacy Lewis and finished 3rd in the AJGA Haas Family Invitational. Vilips will be one of the young guns coming in with a game ready to contend. Ricky Castillo is number one in the class of 2019 and hails from Yorba Linda, CA and should also prove to be the near the top of the leaderboard when the event nears completion.

Since 1995 the Bobby Chapman Invitational has played host to the nation's top junior golfers. The following Chapman alumni have gone on to achieve incredible honors in the game of golf. Currently our alumni has 56 PGA tour wins, 2 Masters titles, 2 US Open victories , 2 US Amateurs,  3 US Public Links,  a Fed Ex Cup Champion, a British Amateur Champion , and two US Junior Champions. They have combined for a total of PGA tour earnings of over $255,000,000. The current PGA Tour Memorial Champion; William McGirt, serves as a vital part of the working board of the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational.

The Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational is held in honor of the late Robert H. “Bobby” Chapman, Jr.  Chapman, a longtime member of the Country Club of Spartanburg, was the only man to serve as president of both the South Carolina Golf Association and Carolinas Golf Association.  He was an accomplished player and served the USGA in several capacities.  In his business life, Chapman was a local and national leader in the textile industry.  The tournament also benefits the Spartanburg County Foundation and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.  To date, over $330,000 has gone to scholarship recipients through both organizations thanks to the many kind supporters of the Bobby Chapman.

For more information about the SCJGA, visit www.scjga.org or contact Chris Miller with the SCJGA at (803) 732-9311.

The Bobby Chapman is one of 15 major events conducted by the SCJGA and played annually at The Country Club of Spartanburg – a par 71, 6620 yard layout.  Results, schedules and applications may be accessed via the Internet atwww.scjga.org.

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Eligibility: Invited players enrolled in high school, based on their season results age 14-18

2016 Field:

Jordan

Baker

Cumming, GA

2017

Reed

Bentley

Wellford, SC

2017

Colin

Bowles

Albany, GA

2018

Jacob

Bridgeman

Inman

2018

Drew

Brockwell

Chesterfield, VA

2018

Tim

Bunten

Concord, NC

2017

Connor

Burgess

Lynchburg, VA

2017

Ben

Carr

Columbus, GA

2018

Nicolas

Cassidy

Johns Creek, GA

2019

Ricky

Castillo

Yorba Linda, CA

2019

Christian

Chapman

Victor, NY

2017

Austin

Coggin

Vestavia Hills, AL

2019

Carter

Cook

Cornelius, NC

2018

Harrison

Corbin

Inman, SC

2018

Connor

Creasy

Abingdon, VA

2019

Hal

Dove

Dothan, AL

2019

Cj

Easley

Oxford, MS

2019

Jake

Forgay

Augusta, GA

2017

Nathan

Franks

Roebuck, SC

2021

Ben

Fuller

Birmingham, AL

2017

Austin

Fulton

Villa Rica, GA

2017

Viraj

Garewal

Raleigh, NC

2017

Angelo

Giantsopoulos

Richmond Hill, ON

2017

Shiso

Go

Bluffton, SC

2017

Alex

Goff

Kings Mountain, NC

2018

Patrick

Golden

Murrells Inlet, SC

2017

Zack

Gordon

Gaffney SC

2018

Tyler

Gray

Lugoff, S.C.

2018

J.J.

Gresco

Scottsdale, AZ

2017

Crosby

Guercio

Frisco, TX

2019

Aman

Gupta

Concord, NC

2017

Pone Pyae

Han

Sarasota, FL

2017

Brady

Hinkle

Lancaster, SC

2018

Koichiro

Ishika

Bradenton, FL

2017

Connor

Johnson

Richmond, VA

2018

Will

Kahlstorf

Athens, GA

2018

Rhodes

Karriker

Matthews, NC

2017

Justin

Kim

Rome, GA

2017

Nicholas

Lyerly

Salisbury, NC

2017

Travis

Mancill

Hilton Head, SC

2017

Ryan

Marter

Columbia, SC

2017

Alberto

Martinez

Weston, FL

2018

James

May

Ninety SIx, SC

2017

Will

McFadden

Mobile, AL

2018

James

McKee

Windham, NH

2017

Jake

Milanowski

Peachtree City, GA

2017

Charlie

Miller

Jackson, MS

2017

Levi

Moody

Greenville, SC

2018

Hazen

Newman

Las Vegas, NV

2019

Tennoshin

Ogawa

Howey In The Hill, FL

2017

Kaito

Onishi

Bradenton, FL

2017

Nicolas

Osterburg

Indianapolis, IN

2017

Carson

Ownbey

Candler, NC

2018

Joseph

Pagdin

Orlando, FL

2020

Jack

Parrott

Columbia, SC

2017

Colby

Patton

Fountain Inn, SC

2017

Logan

Perkins

Locust Grove, GA

2017

Trent

Phillips

Inman, SC

2018

Avery

Price

Gastonia, NC

2017

Arjun

Puri

Bluffton, SC

2017

John

Racciatti Jr

Fairhope, AL

2017

Harry

Reynolds

Greenville, SC

2018

Jack

Rhea

Jonesborough, TN

2017

Brian

Richards

Gulf Breeze, FL

2017

Jackson

Rivera

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

2021

Kyle

Robinson

Fayetteville, AR

2017

Alex

Ross

Atlanta, GA

2017

Jan

Schneider

Lake Mary, FL

2017

Cooper

Sears

Old Hickory, TN

2017

Matthew

Sharpstene

Asheville, NC

2017

Alex

Shead

Appling, GA

2017

Manning

Sloop

Rock Hill, SC

2020

Fulton

Smith

Pinehurst, NC

2019

Andrew

Spiegler

Abingdon, VA

2017

Tommy

Stephenson

Carlsbad, CA

2018

Drayton

Stewart

Charleston, SC

2019

Dylan

Talyor

Glen Allen, VA

2017

Seth

Taylor

Gaffney, SC

2019

Matt

Teaster

Spartanburg, SC

  2018