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Prestigious AJGA Boys Invitational Moving to Fazio Championship Course at Carlton Woods

HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods slated for Feb. 13-16, 2009

BRASELTON, Ga. – The Club at Carlton Woods, a highly ranked facility in The Woodlands, Texas, will host the best 78 boy junior golfers from around the world February 13-16, 2009, the American Junior Golf Association announced Tuesday.

The HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, which will be staged on the Fazio Championship Course, will be a 54-hole stroke play event conducted by the AJGA and supported by AJGA Official Partner HP and Tournament Partner Administaff.

Dating back to 1987, this original AJGA boys-only invitational has crowned such champions as Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods and David Duval during its 22-year run on the AJGA schedule. The event has been held at courses in Dallas, Tampa, and most recently in Orlando, Fla., at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, home to the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

In 2009, the tournament returns to its roots in Texas, where the event was staged for its first 16 years.

“The Club at Carlton Woods now adds its name to an impressive list of host venues of this championship,” AJGA Executive Vice President for Corporate Partnerships Jason Etzen said. “I’m confident the players and tournament guests will be treated to an incredible golf experience throughout the tournament week.”

The Fazio Championship Course opened at The Club at Carlton Woods in April 2006 and was ranked by Golf Digest as the "Best New Private Course in Texas" and “No. 3 Best New Private Course in the United States.” In the time since, it has secured the No. 6 spot in Golf Digest’s 2007-08 overall rankings in the state of Texas and has hosted the 2007 USGA State Team Championships.

“It will be an honor to host the best junior boys in the world on our famed Fazio Championship Course,” Carlton Woods Managing Director Bill Langley said. “By combining efforts with HP, Administaff and the AJGA, we will be able to make this event a truly memorable experience for the players and their families.”

The tournament will stage its Junior-Am and practice round on Friday, February 13. The three tournament rounds will take place Saturday through Monday, February 14-16, with 18 holes of stroke play being contested each day.

For more information, please contact Steve Ethun (sethun@ajga.org) in the AJGA Communications Department at (678) 425-1786.

HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

Tournament History

PAST CHAMPIONS

2008

Cameron Peck, Olympia, Wash. (73-72-70-69—284)

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando, Fla.)

2007

Mu Hu, Shen Zhen, China (70-70-71-67—278)

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando, Fla.)

2006

Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif. (69-76-66-67––278)

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando, Fla.)

2005

Kyle Stanley, Gig Harbor, Wash. (67-73-69-67––276)

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando, Fla.)

2004

Robert Gates, Jr., Gainesville, Fla. (73-70-74-71—288)

Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge (Orlando, Fla.)

2003

Tom Davis, Burgengary, Australia (78-72-68-69—287)

Westin Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club (Palm Harbor, Fla.)

2002

Seung Su Han, Chino Hills, Calif. (68-71-71-66––276)

Oakmont Country Club (Corinth, Texas)

2001

Matthew Rosenfeld, Plano, Texas (71-66-63-68—268)

Lakewood Country Club (Dallas, Texas)

2000

Martin Flores, Mansfield, Texas (67-68-68-70—273)

Dallas Athletic Club (Dallas, Texas)

1999

Ty Tryon, Orlando, Fla. (66-65-76-65—272)

Gleneagles Country Club (Plano, Texas)

1998

Adam Rubinson, Fort Worth, Texas (72-70-66-66—274)

Dallas Athletic Club (Dallas, Texas)

1997

Tim Riley, Belleville, Ill. (68-72-71-67—278)

Trophy Club Country Club (Trophy Club, Texas)

1996

John Engler, Augusta, Ga. (70-70-70-68—278)

Trophy Club Country Club (Trophy Club, Texas)

1995

Mark Northey, Roswell, Ga. (69-76-69-69—283)

Four Seasons Resort and Club (Dallas, Texas)

1994

Robert Floyd, Miami Beach, Fla. (65-67-69-71—272)

Four Seasons Resort and Club (Dallas, Texas)

1993

Jeff Fahrenbruch, Plano, Texas (69-74-69-70—282)

Four Seasons Resort and Club (Dallas, Texas)

1992

Tiger Woods, Cypress, Calif. (65-73-68-68—274)

Four Seasons Resort and Club (Dallas, Texas)

1991

Jason Buha, Farmington Hills, Mich. (71-68-69-72—280)

Four Seasons Resort and Club (Dallas, Texas)

1990

Lee McEntee, Doylestown, Pa. (74-72-70-68—284)

Four Seasons Resort and Club (Dallas, Texas)

1989

David Duval, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (68-76-72-71—287)

Las Colinas Sports Club (Irving, Texas)

1988

Nicky Goetze, Hull, Ga. (72-74-70-68—284)

Gleneagles Country Club (Plano, Texas)

1987

Jim Furyk, Manheim, Pa. (71-73-70—214)

Gleneagles Country Club (Plano, Texas)