FIRST AMERICAN TITLE JUNIOR CLASSIC
Srixon Qualifier Series Avila Golf & Country Club
Tampa, Fla. •
June 22, 2008
AJGA QUALIFIER CANCELLED AT EMERALD GREENS GOLF RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB
Performance Based Entry determines field for the First American Title Junior Classic
TAMPA, Fla.â€” Heavy rainfall and
thunderstorms forced the American Junior Golf Association Tournament Committee
to cancel the AJGA Qualifier for the First American Title Junior Classic
Sunday. Nine boys and four girls were selected via Performance Based Entry to
compete in the tournament June 23-26 at Avila Golf & Country Club.
â€śIt was unfortunate that we had to cancel the
qualifier due to thunderstorms,â€ť said AJGA Tournament Director Stephanie
Schwartz. â€śOur number one priority is the safety of our members, while doing
all we can to play golf and maintain the condition of the course. We're hoping
it clears up and are looking forward to a great week here in Tampa.â€ť
Qualifying in the Boys Division were Joseph
Byun of Sanford, Fla., Fu Xue of Orlando, Fla., Billy Stevens of Venice, Fla.,
Yinchi Liu of Bradenton, Fla., Abdul Sihag of Bradenton, Fla., Christopher
Pezzolo of Orlando, Fla., Parker Clowers of Jacksonville, Fla., Guang Dian
Huang of Cheng Du, China, and Jack Twomey of Tampa, Fla.
The qualifiers in the Girls Division
consisted of Kelly Drack of Melbourne, Fla., Jessica Alexander of Riverview, Fla., Ana Garcia of Niceville, Fla., and Shannon Pak of Kenner, La.
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 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.
times for the First American Title Junior Classic will start at Tuesday off Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Avila
Golf & Country Club. For more information on the First American Title
Junior Classic, please call AJGA Tournament Director Stephanie Schwartz at 678-315-3446.
The American Junior Golf Foundation is the primary recipient of all charitable giving to the AJGA and as such administers a variety of programs designed to compliment the AJGA and the members and families who make up our community. Learn more about these important programs and how your contributions to the Foundation secure the AJGA’s financial future for future generations to come.
The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program provides financial assistance to junior golfers who wish to play in AJGA events. Its goal is to give top-flight golf opportunities to young golfers regardless of financial resources. This program helps to fulfill the AJGA’s mission of developing young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
What is Leadership Links?
Leadership Links is a new program whereby the AJGA is able to further its mission to help develop young men and women by teaching charitable giving skills and service-oriented practices at an early age. This program gives juniors all the tools necessary to donate their time, talent and resources to local charities and the AJGA youth development programs. Please click here to learn more about the program and the different opportunities available.
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.