AJGA ALTERS HAAS FAMILY INVITATION SCHEDULE DUE TO HOT FORECAST FOR TOURNAMENT WEEK
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Due to the hot temperatures and thunderstorms forecast for the Piedmont Triad this coming week, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) has altered its schedule to avoid the hottest part of the day with the highest chance of thunderstorms, the tournament announced today. The Haas Family Invitational, a “major” on the AJGA tour, is set for Tuesday through Friday at Sedgefield Country Club.
With temperatures forecasted to be in the middle 90s this week and an increasing chance for thunderstorms in the latter part of the week, golfers competing in the Haas Family Invitational will now begin their rounds on split tees; half the field will start their rounds on the first tee with the other half starting on the 10th tee. Through this altered schedule, all golfers will be on the course by 9:45 each day meaning play will be complete by about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Friday’s final round, with only the top-60 golfers and ties following the third round, should be complete by 2 p.m.
Updated Haas Family Invitational Schedule:
? Monday: Morning practice rounds (8 a.m.); BB&T Junior-Am Tournament at 1 p.m.
? Tuesday: First-round tee times 7:45 a.m. – 9:42 a.m. (two-tee start)
? Wednesday: Second-round tee times 7:45 a.m. – 9:42 a.m. (two-tee start)
? Thursday: Third-round tee times 7:45 a.m. – 9:42 a.m. (two-tee start)
? Friday: Final-round tee times 7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. (two-tee start)
Awards Ceremony following play at approximately 2 p.m.
The 15th annual Haas Family Invitational is set for June 13-17 at Sedgefield Country Club. Admission is free. Practice rounds begin Monday morning, June 13 with the AJGA Junior-Am tournament Monday afternoon. Tournament play begins Tuesday, June 14 and concludes Friday, June 17. For additional information on the event, please visit www.ajga.org and follow the tournament on Twitter: @AJGAGolf and with the hashtag #HaasFamilyInv.
About the AJGA:
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA provides valuable exposure for college golf scholarships, and has an annual junior membership (boys and girls, ages 12-18) of nearly 6,500 members from 49 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Through initiatives like the Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant, a financial assistance program, and Leadership Links, a service-oriented platform that teaches juniors charitable-giving skills, the AJGA fosters the growth of golf’s next generation.
TaylorMade-Adidas Golf became the AJGA’s National Sponsor in 2016 after more than 25 years of support. Rolex, which is in its fourth decade of AJGA support, became the inaugural AJGA Premier Partner in 2004. In 2007, after 12 years of support, Ralph Lauren became the AJGA’s second Premier Partner.
AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. Former AJGA juniors have compiled more than 600 victories on the PGA and LPGA Tours. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas, Stacy Lewis, Vicky Hurst, Alison Lee, Lexi Thompson, Inbee Park, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Cristie Kerr and Morgan Pressel.