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For Aspiring College Athletes
ACDS is an international organization dedicated to the development of junior athletes into College-bound student-athletes, helping to expand their academic, athletic, personal and cultural skill-sets, while guiding them towards their goal of joining the ranks of the NCAA.
All-Star Series Overview
AJGA Junior All-Star Series, a collection of events specifically designed for boys and girls age 12-15 years old. The competition provides an opportunity for younger members to develop their skills and build Performance Based Entry status to earn entry into Open tournaments.
Focal Point for College Coaches
The Junior All-Star Series has become a focal point for College coaches who are actively recruiting players of this age group, and where many prominent College and professional golfers began their journey to greatness.
ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship
ACDS has also partnered with the American Junior Golf Association in 2015 to host the ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook, held at the RMG Club at Oakwood in Lakewood, Washington. ACDS is set to sponsor the ACDS / Ryan Moore Championship at Oakbrook through 2020.
About Ryan Moore
Moore is a prominent alumni of the AJGA and a current PGA TOUR player from Tacoma, Washington. Competing in his first junior event in 1998, he was named to the 2001 first-team Rolex Junior All-America team and won several events in his junior career. Moore played for the men’s golf team at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and turned pro in 2005.
In 2015, ACDS was named an Official Partner of the AJGA. As an Official Partner, ACDS is responsible for providing international junior athletes AJGA playing opportunities, while giving them the guidance and support they need to meet and exceed their goals for College golf.
ACDS joins a prestigious group of corporate supporters of junior golf, and remains the only organization outside of the U.S. with the Official Partner designation.
News & Announcements
Virignie Ding (2020) Wins AJGA Junior All-Star at Rush Creek
(Maple Grove, Minn.) July 29 – ACDS student-athletes Virginie Ding (2020) finishes at the top of the girl’s division at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Rush Creek. Other ACDS players Selina Li (2019), Daphne Chao (2020) both finish in the top 5, earning 8 and 4 PBE Stars respectively. Clay Merchent (Noblesville, Ind.) shot a blazing 69-64-71–204 to win the boy’s division at the event. Thanks to the AJGA for another gold-standard junior golf event and tournament hosts, Rush Creek Golf Club.
Michelle Lee (2017) Finishes Third in Lessing’s AJGA Classic in Woodmere, NY
(WOODMERE, NY) July 21 – Michelle Lee (2017) of Hong Kong (U.K.) earns her AJGA Fully Exempt status with a third place finish at the Lessing’s AJGA Classic this week at The Woodmere Golf Club, with a score of 73-72-77–222. Another ACDS student-athlete, Gabrielle DeSombre (2017) of Oak Park, Ill., finishes T4, with a score of 74-73-79–226, earning 12 AJGA PBE Stars.
ACDS Quick Facts
ACDS was founded in 2012 by a group of former college coaches and players, higher level education specialists and professional athletes who recognized the significant obstacles faced by international student-athlete families in preparing for College athletics.
ACDS co-founders recognized a high potential for dedicated players to overcome such obstacles, and understood the need for a value-added platform of authentic student-athlete programs and events to be established locally while having strong ties to American Universities.
Historically, international junior athletes residing outside the U.S. face significant obstacles and disadvantages to their aspirations of playing College sports. Today, ACDS believes in a bright future for international junior athletes and has specifically designed its programs with a vision of fostering more equal access to American College opportunities.
The organization has pioneered and lead the movement across Asia to affect positive change in junior athlete development, by providing authentic channels of education, free and accurate information, and improved access to opportunities for international student-athletes to achieve their goals of playing College sports.