Tarheel Junior Golf Tour to Host the Robert Trent Jones Junior Championship at the Carolina Trace Country Club, Near Pinehurst in 2011

The Tarheel Golf Foundation and Carolina Trace Country Club have set the date of the 2011 Robert Trent Jones Junior Championship. The prestigious fall classic event will take place September 17-18 2011 over the Lake Course at Carolina Trace Country Club, in the Carolina Sandhills.

Pinehurst, NC, June 30, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Tarheel Golf Foundation has announced that the 2011 Robert Trent Jones Junior Championship will return to the Lake Course at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, NC on September 17-18, 2011. "The 2009 Robert Trent Jones Junior Championship attracted a field that included some of the country's elite junior golfers and we expect the field to be strong in 2011," stated Eric Murray, tournament director. The 2009 and 2010 list of entrants included multiple Junior World Championship title holders, multiple Future Masters Champions, Multiple US Kids World Championships winners, multiple AJGA title holders and state champions. The event is the premier fall junior event in the southeast. The Championship is open to junior golfers ages 18 and under that have not yet started college.

The 2011 Robert Trent Jones Junior Championship at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, NC is just minutes north of Pinehurst in the North Carolina Sandhills and is conveniently located to Raleigh Durham International Airport and Interstate 95. Carolina Trace has recently hosted USGA and Champions Tour Qualifying Events. The Lake Course at Carolina Trace is a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. masterpiece that blends both the natural beauty fall in North Carolina and the challenge of championship golf. The 2009 and 2010 field included winners of the Callaway Junior World Championships, US Kids World Championship, Future Masters Champions, State Junior Champions and winners of multiple AJGA events.

The Tarheel Golf Foundation hosts this annual event as well as the Tarheel Junior Golf Tour. The organization purpose is to provide opportunities for competitive junior golfers to play tournament golf on outstanding venues in and around Central North Carolina. The Tarheel Junior Tour operates nationally-ranked events from September-May on courses within a 100 mile radius of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. With nearly 1400 members tournament fields fill up quickly. Members include players from as far away as Asian and South Africa, multiple US states and other countries. Events have drawn competitors from across the US, as well as outstanding international players.

Tarheel Golf Foundation
Eric Murray