INCLEMENT WEATHER SUSPENDS FIRST-ROUND PLAY
Opening-round play will resume with 7:30 a.m. shotgun
FORT WORTH, Texas â€” Heavy rains and lightning swept through the Fort Worth area forcing the suspension of play at the first round of the EFW's Defense For America Classic. Six groups were able to complete their opening round before more severe weather reached the area, forcing the evacuation of the golf course. The remainder of first-round play will be completed Wednesday morning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Second-round tee times will follow, with play beginning off the No. 1 tee at 9:00 a.m.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the EFW's Defense For America Classic is a 54-hole, stroke play event being held at the Southern Oaks Golf Club. The 120-player field features juniors from 13 states. The course is being played at 6,984 yards for the Boys Division and 5,963 yards for the Girls Division.
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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 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 about the EFW's Defense For America Classic, please contact Tournament Director Whitney Ross at (770) 861-0519.