Last Update :7/2/2009
Superstition Set To Host AZ Junior Boys & Girls State Championships
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jason Walter
July 2, 2009 (480) 516-6696
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN SET TO HOST ARIZONA JUNIOR BOYS AND GIRLS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, PRESENTED BY THE ARIZONA GOLF ASSOCIATION
Arizona’s top junior golfers to compete on the Prospector Course July 7-8, 2009
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, ARIZONA –Superstition Mountain is set to host the top juniors in the state at the Arizona Junior Boy’s and Girl’s State Championship, Presented by the Arizona Golf Association and sponsored by the Vogel Family Foundation and Southwest Section PGA. This two round event is set to be played on July 7-8, 2009 on the Nicklaus-designed Prospector Course. The Junior State Championship is an invitational event for boys and girls ages 13-18 whom are JGAA competition members. The field is limited to only 60 boys and 30 girls whom have qualified for the event via prior finishes and local qualifying events held in June..
“We are excited to host the top juniors in Arizona for this prestigious event,” stated Jason Walter, Director of Golf at Superstition Mountain. “The greens will be running close to 12 on the Stimpmeter so the competitors will be tested on and around the green surfaces.” The Prospector Course where the event is being played was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Gary Nicklaus.
No stranger to hosting prestigious events, Superstition Mountain has played host to the LPGA Safeway Invitational, the Countrywide Tradition and the Senior Slam. Many of the games greats including Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, Tom Kite, Hale Irwin, Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa, have competed at Superstition Mountain. Recently, Superstition Mountain played host to another prestigious junior event, the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Boys Team Championship, conducted by the American Junior Golf Association.
Last year, the girl and boy segments of the Arizona Junior State Championships were conducted at separate facilities. The girl’s event was held at another OB Sports facility, Talking Rock in Prescott, where Sun Gyoung Park took top honors. The 2008 Boys event was played at Forest Highlands in Flagstaff where Nicholas Losoele III topped all others. Nicholas Losole III is in this year’s field to defend his title.
About Superstition Golf and Country Club
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, is one of Arizona’s brilliant gems offering spectacular golf in a truly dramatic setting. Situated on the eastern edge of the Phoenix metropolitan area at the foot of the dramatic Superstition Mountains, this prestigious club boasts two spectacular Nicklaus designed courses and a wide range of country club amenities. But great Arizona golf is the headliner at Superstition Mountain with the Prospector and Lost Gold courses providing a remarkable golf experience in one of the most dramatic corners of the Sonoran desert. Ranked as one of America’s Top 100 Private Golf Communities by Travel + Leisure Golf and decorated with Top 100 accolades from Golfweek and GolfWorld, Superstition Mountain has been honored to host to numerous major LPGA and Champions Tour tournaments. As a host venue of the LPGA Safeway Invitational, the Countrywide Tradition and the Senior Slam, this premier club has hosted some of the games greats including Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, Tom Kite, Hale Irwin, Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa, to name a few. For more information about Superstition Mountain or the upcoming Arizona Junior State Championships please call (480) 983-3200.
About OB Sports Golf Management
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success. OB Sports currently manages 30 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information on OB Sports, visit www.obsports.com or call (480) 948-1300, Click here to become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook or follow OB Sports on Twitter at www.twitter.com/obsportsgolf
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