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Dec. 7, 2012

Unsigned seniors compete in Las Vegas

Every day thousands of people flock to Las Vegas to beat the odds. But for AJGA juniors, the odds are in their favor as 78 unsigned high school seniors travel to Las Vegas to compete in front of hundreds of college coaches.

With a field exclusive to unsigned high school seniors, the ShowMeGolfers Junior Championship was conceived to offer one last look at the seniors available for recruitment in the 2013 season. The event was timed to coincide with the annual convention for Golf Coaches Association of America held in Las Vegas.

“This event embodies the AJGA Mission Statement and true purpose,” said Mark Oskarson, AJGA Chief Operations Officer. “A college golf scholarship is the dream for our juniors and any opportunity to provide them with more chances to make that dream come true is something we believe in.”

Top high school seniors from around the country will compete for the championship and perhaps more importantly, a college scholarship. Of the 78 participants, 72 are in the class of 2013, while the rest graduated earlier this year.

Tournament play will begin Saturday, Dec. 8, with first- and final-round tee times running from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees at Stallion Mountain Golf Club. An awards ceremony will immediately follow the conclusion of Sunday’s final round. Spectators are welcome and admission is free of charge.