Three Local Kids Set to Play with No. 1 Ranked Junior Golfer at AJGA FJ Invitational

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THREE PIEDMONT TRIAD KIDS SET TO PLAY WITH NO. 1 RANKED JUNIOR GOLFER AT AJGA FJ INVITATIONAL

TCDI Donates Junior-Am Team For The First Tee of the Triad

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three golfers from The First Tee of the Triad will play
in Monday’s Junior-Am at the 11th annual AJGA FJ Invitational at The
Cardinal Golf & Country Club courtesy of a donation from Technology Concepts
& Design, it was announced today. The 11th annual AJGA FJ Invitational is
set for June 11-15, 2012; the week begins with Monday’s Junior-Am
Fundraising tournament set for 1:30 p.m.

Anthony Atkins, 17, from Whitsett, N.C. recently attended Hank Haney’s
Junior Golf Academy with The First Tee. Lindsey Ball, 18, from
Winston-Salem, N.C. will attend Mars Hill College on a golf scholarship this
fall. Mason Jenkins, 13, from Oak Ridge, N.C. attends Northwest Middle
School after recently moving to the Triad from The First Tee’s Lake Norman
chapter.

All three will play in Monday’s Junior Am with the No. 1 junior golfer in
the country, Shun Yat Hak of China and Lake Mary, Fla. Hak, who goes by
Jason, is No. 1 in both the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings and the Golfweek Junior
Rankings. He will begin his college career at Georgia Tech this fall.

The AJGA FJ Invitational is a 72-hole invitational tournament that is
considered a “major” on the AJGA tour; it is one of two AJGA tournaments at
which the winner receives an exemption into a PGA TOUR event. The winner of
the FJ Invitational will play in the Wyndham Championship set for Aug. 13-19
at Sedgefield Country Club.

Before tournament play begins on Tuesday, the annual Junior-Am, similar to a
pro-am on the PGA TOUR, provides tournament sponsors an opportunity to play
with the AJGA golfers who are some of the finest junior golfers in the
world.

In addition, the field features 15 of the top-25 players and 26 of the
top-50 in the nation according to the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings. The field
also includes 10 of the top-16 golfers in the May 31 Golfweek Junior Boys
rankings including five of the top eight and the top two junior golfers in
the country. Nine of the 10 junior golfers who were named to the 2011 Rolex
Junior All-American Team are also in the FJ Invitational field.

“Technology Concepts & Design has been a big supporter of the Wyndham
Championship for several years,” Wyndham Championship tournament director
Mark Brazil said. “We appreciate their continued support and their decision
to support our AJGA event as well. Their decision to donate a Junior-Am
team for The First Tee of the Triad is just fantastic, and we are all so
grateful to Bill Johnson and his team at TCDI for providing this wonderful
opportunity for some of our First Tee of the Triad golfers.”

Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. (TCDI) was founded in 1988 to provide
business and government clients with advanced application and system design
services. Today, the company is recognized as a leader in the litigation
software and services market, serving many Fortune 500 companies and AmLaw
200 law firms who operate in some of the most complex legal environments in
the world.

The AJGA FJ Invitational is an annual boy’s invitational tournament
contested at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. This year’s
tournament is set for The Cardinal Golf & Country Club as the greens at
Sedgefield are converted to Bermudagrass. The event begins with Monday’s
Junior-Am fundraising event set for Monday afternoon; official tournament
play begins Tuesday and concludes on Friday, June 15. The trophy
presentation will happen after play is complete on Friday. Tournament
admission is free of charge; for additional information, please visit
www.ajga.org.


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