April 29, 2010

Under Armour®, Vicky Hurst Partner To Create Event

BRASELTON, Ga. – Under Armour®, Inc. (NYSE:UA), will team up with former American Junior Golf Association Rolex Junior Player of the Year Vicky Hurst to host the Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship, May 7-9.

The event will take place at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club in Gold Canyon, Ariz., and will feature 78 of the top junior golfers ages 12 to 18. This will be the second event Under Armour® supports; the Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship was created in 2009 and is played at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.

Hurst, the 2007 Rolex Junior Player of the Year and two-time Rolex Junior All-American, claimed five victories during her AJGA career and is currently beginning her second year on the LPGA Tour. After turning pro, Hurst set numerous Duramed FUTURES Tour records, winning five events in 2008.  Last year as an LPGA rookie, she had seven top 15 finishes and led the Tour in driving distance.  Hurst is off to a good start in 2010, as she currently ranks No. 15 on the 2010 money list.   

“I am really excited to work with the AJGA and I appreciate Under Armour’s support of this event,” said Hurst. “I learned a lot during my time with the AJGA and I want to help them for all they have done for me over the years.  It was only a few years ago that I was playing out there, so I hope I can help inspire the game’s next generation to achieve their goals.”

“Under Armour® is proud to once again partner with the AJGA,” said Leon Duncan, Under Armour® brand director of golf. “Vicky is one of the brightest new stars in golf and we are thrilled to work with her in creating this event.”

The Under Armour® / Vicky Hurst Championship is one of 85 events the AJGA will conduct in 2010. This year, AJGA tournaments will take place in more than 25 states.

Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand's moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate. The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe.  The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Md., with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.underarmour.com.

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 provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 countries. To ensure scholarship opportunities for all junior golfers who have the skill, the AJGA created the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program to provide financial assistance to young players in need.

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.

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For more information, please contact Kristi Bradley (kbradley@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at (678) 425-1790.

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