BRASELTON, Ga. — SAP, the world’s largest business software company, will sponsor the SAP Junior Open to be held June 11-14, 2007, the American Junior Golf Association announced Friday. The event will be held at Red Tail Golf Club in Avon, Ohio.
The 99-player, 54-hole event will feature the nation’s top junior boys and girls, ages 12-18. The first round will be held Tuesday, June 12, with the second and final rounds being played Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14, respectively.
“SAP is very excited about our new relationship with the American Junior Golf Association,” said Mark White, Chief Operating Officer, SAP Americas. “At SAP, we show our respect for the athletic ideal by sponsoring top competitors and prestigious events around the globe. From world-class professional golf and tennis to junior golf, SAP is proud to support and participate in events that provide individuals or teams the opportunity to compete and maximize their potential against their peers whether professionally or on an amateur level.“
Founded in 1972 as Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing, SAP is the recognized leader in providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries and for every major market. Serving more than 38,000 customers worldwide, SAP is the world’s largest business software company and the world’s third-largest independent software provider overall.
“The AJGA is very pleased to announce this new agreement with SAP, which will ensure the future of our tournament in the Cleveland area,” said Lee Pinchouck, AJGA VP/Midwest Regional Director. “This tournament will give our members in the Midwest another opportunity to gain exposure for college golf scholarships.”