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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. — 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.

“It was unfortunate that we had to cancel the qualifier due to thunderstorms,” said AJGA Tournament Director Stephanie Schwartz. “Our 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.”

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.

First-round tee times for the First American Title Junior Classic will start at 7:30 a.m. 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.