The AJGA is known for conducting premier golf tournaments, so it was no surprise when the organization was asked to help conduct the PING/Golfweek Preview, Sept. 23-25. For the third time, the AJGA tournament operations staff will assist the NCAA Championship preview competition. This year, the tournament is being held at the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club in Alpharetta, Ga., site of the 2013 NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championship.
The AJGA has a great partner in PING and we have also enjoyed a long relationship with the staff and membership at Capital City Club, said Mark Oskarson, AJGA Chief Operating Officer. Were really excited that Capital City Club is going to host the NCAA Championship next year.
With the AJGA National Headquarters located 40 miles from the Capital City Clubs Crabapple Course, the national junior golf organization jumped at the opportunity to help set the stage for the top collegiate golfers in the country.
AJGA staff will go inside the ropes, providing support with starting players, rules officiating, scoring and other tournament tasks. The AJGA previously helped conduct the tournament in both 2002 and 2010, when the event was held at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla.
Fourteen of the 15 teams competing are ranked in the top 30 Golfweek mens preseason rankings, including eight of the top 10 teams.
Since its inception in 1989, the Preview has brought together 15 prospective contenders for the NCAA title at the venue for that years Division I championship. It is co-sponsored by PING and Golfweek magazine.