FIRST ROUND OF THE ALDILA JUNIOR AT OAK TREE SUSPENDED
Tournament to resume play Wednesday morning
EDMOND, Okla. â€” Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms forced the American Junior Golf Association Tournament Committee to suspend the first round of the Aldila Junior at Oak Tree, Tuesday. Play began after a six and a half hour rain delay.
Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Aldila Junior at Oak Tree is a 54-hole stroke play event being held at Oak Tree Country Club â€” East Course. The tournament field features 102 boys and 42 girls, ages 12-18, from 13 states and Brazil. The Boys Division is playing the par-70 course at 7,014 yards, while the Girls Division is playing the course at 5,649 yards.
The remainder of the first round will resume Wednesday morning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. The second round will follow tomorrow at a time to be determined. AJGA Tournament Director Greg Sanfilippo is dedicated to playing as much golf as needed to make up for the time lost during Tuesday morning's rain delay and eventual suspension in the afternoon.
â€śThe safety of our members is the No. 1 concern for us,â€ť Sanfilippo said. â€śWe played as many holes as possible today. The goal now is to have the first and second rounds completed by Wednesday evening.â€ť
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 largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has an annual junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of more than 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and more than 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.
For more information about the Aldila Junior at Oak Tree please contact Tournament Headquarters at 678-936-0163.