EasyCare, AJGA Bring Tournament to Lexington

National junior event to be played at Andover Golf and Country Club

EasyCare has signed a three-year contract to become the title sponsor of a new American Junior Golf Association tournament to be held at Andover Golf and Country Club in Lexington, Ky., the AJGA announced Thursday.

“The AJGA is excited about the new partnership with EasyCare,” said Jason Etzen, AJGA executive vice president of development. “This tournament will draw a great field and give Kentucky juniors an opportunity to play in a national event on an exceptional course while attracting more national attention from college coaches.”

EasyCare is a product of Automobile Protection Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. Recently ranked as the 71st Best Small Company in the United States by Forbes Magazine, EasyCare is a leader in the vehicle service contract industry.

The tournament will be held June 27-July 1, 2004, at Andover Golf and Country Club, which served as the site of the 1991 Kentucky Open and is one of the most recognizable, popular and challenging golf courses in Lexington.

“Our primary focus is on junior golf, which is why we approached the AJGA about hosting an event,” said Andover’s General Manager Chris McDaniel. “We feel that hosting this tournament will be advantageous to both our club and the AJGA. We see it as an opportunity to show our commitment to junior golf.”

Andover is a par-72 course designed by renowned architect Clyde Johnson. With its bentgrass tees, greens and bent ryegrass fairways running through rolling fields and meandering streams, it is one of the most picturesque courses in the region.