Nationwide Tour Offers Exemption to 2010 Junior Players Champion

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The Junior Players champion will receive an exemption into the inaugural Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open, the American Junior Golf Association announced Thursday. A Nationwide Tour event, the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open will be played on the Dye’s Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, Oct. 21-24.

The fourth annual Junior Players Championship is slated for Sept. 2-5, at TPC Sawgrass' Stadium Course.

“This is very exciting news for our boys’ membership and an absolute thrill for the one who earns the chance to play in a Nationwide Tour event at TPC Sawgrass,” said AJGA executive director Stephen Hamblin.

The Nationwide Tour, which will conduct 30 events in 2010, will make its first stop in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., for the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open.

“We are extremely proud to offer the AJGA and the Junior Players this sought after exemption,” said Bill Hughes, General Manager of TPC Sawgrass. “We look forward to the winner of the Junior Players Championship representing the AJGA and the world of competitive junior golf with honor, pride and competitive spirit.”