AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's golf team hosts the 40th edition of the 3M Augusta Invitational March 31 – April 1 at Forest Hills Golf Club.
The Augusta Jaguars welcome 15 teams to the two-day tournament on the par-72 course. The first two rounds take place on Saturday, March 31 with a 36-hole shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The event concludes on Easter Sunday, April 1, for the final 18 holes with tee times off one and 10 from 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. The event is free to the public and an awards ceremony and trophy presentation will take place on Sunday following play.
This is the 40th edition of the Jags' home event, the 37th at Forest Hills, and the fifth year with 3M as the title sponsor. Founded in the rich tradition of golf in Augusta, Ga., the 3M Augusta Invitational has steadily grown since its beginning in 1979 and is widely recognized as one of the finest intercollegiate golf tournaments in the nation.
This year's field includes host Augusta, Central Florida, Georgia State, Houston, Illinois, Kennesaw State, Marquette, Navy, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee , UCLA, USC Aiken, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.
The Jaguars have won the team title 13 times and taken 10 individual championships. In 2010, the Jaguars set a new tournament record for the lowest 54-hole total with a 47-under 817. With a 274-270 start in the first two rounds, the Jags also obliterated the previous 36-hole record by seven strokes
The Augusta Golf Association (established in 1949), a group dedicated to the promotion of golf in the Augusta area with a special emphasis on junior golf development, has served as the long-time host of the 3M Augusta Invitational. Forest Hills Golf Club, home to the Augusta men's and women's golf programs and host of the event, is a major contribution to the historic golf community in Augusta.
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