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Island Hills Golf Club
Sayville, N.Y. • July 27, 2008

Performance-Based Entry fills out Lessing's AJGA Classic field

CORAM, N.Y. — Torrential downpours and continuous thunderstorms forced the American Junior Golf Association Tournament Committee to cancel the AJGA Qualifier for the Lessing's AJGA Classic Sunday. Ten boys and two girls were selected via Performance Based Entry to compete in the tournament July 28-31 at Island Hills Golf Club.

“The rain came in droves today,” said Assistant Tournament Director Adam Johnson. “The weather just would not let us get on the golf course. Hopefully Mother Nature will smile upon us for the rest of the week.”

Qualifying in the Boys Division were Dillon Corbo of Montville, N.J., Richard Sung of Closter, N.J., Christopher Williams of Washington, D.C., Adam Larkin of North Bellmore, N.Y., Dennis Driscoll of Manhasset, N.Y., Michael Carr of Sayville, N.Y., Samuel Brourman of Pittsburgh, Pa., Sean Keller of Babylon, N.Y., Max Cahn of Nyack, N.Y., and John Davies of Rye, N.Y.

Also qualifying but not playing in the tournament was Samuel Hockfield of Gladwyne, Pa.

Qualifying in the Girls Division were Harin Lee of Bayside, N.Y., and Alex Lipa of Birmingham, Mich.

All other participants who did not withdraw prior to the cancellation of the AJGA Qualifier received one performance star.

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 25 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 Lessing's AJGA Classic will run from 7 a.m. — 12:20 p.m. off the No. 1 tee at the Island Hills Golf Club. For more information, please contact Tournament Director Greg Sanfilippo at (678) 936-0163 or visit the AJGA Web site at ajga.org.