BRASELTON, Ga. - The American Junior Golf Association will once again return to the Tampa, Fla., area for the sixth-annual First American Title Junior Classic June 23-26, 2008. Avila Golf & Country Club will be the host site for 78 of the nation’s best boy and girl junior golfers between the ages of 12-18.
This year’s event at Avila Golf & Country Club will be a 54-hole stroke play competition that begins with a Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament Monday, June 23 at 9 a.m. (shotgun). An official practice round will follow that day for all tournament participants at 2:30 p.m. The tournament tee times will run from 7:30-9:27 a.m. off Avila Golf & Country Club’s first and 10th tees Tuesday, June 24 through Thursday, June 26. An awards ceremony will immediately follow play Thursday, June 26. Spectators are welcome to attend and admission is free of charge. Prior to the event, an AJGA Qualifier will be staged at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Sunday, June 22 to help round out the tournament field and allow less experienced juniors play their way in to the First American Title Junior Classic. For more information regarding the AJGA Qualifier, contact the AJGA Player Services Department at (877) 373-2542.
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 AJGA, the largest Association
of its kind, has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages
12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 50 states and 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 160
former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and
have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods,
Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie
Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel
and Julieta Granada. For more information, please contact Sara
Wagoner ([email protected])
in the AJGA Communications Department at (678) 425- 1790 or visit
the AJGA Web site at ajga.org.
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