Official Name: The Administaff Augusta
2006 Team Champion: Coastal Carolina
Sports Information Contact: Joey Warren,
Augusta State SID
Administaff ASU Invitational Notes:
The 2007 Administaff Augusta State Invitational marks the 29th edition of the tournament ... This year’s event marks the third year of Administaff’s affiliation with the event and the second year the tourney has been played at Champions Retreat Golf Club ... This year’s 18-team field is the largest in tourney history ... Of the 18 participating teams, nine (9) are ranked among the top 29 in the nation in the latest Golfstat and Golfweek magazine rankings, as of Tuesday, March 20 ... Clemson (6th in Golfstat, 10th in Golfweek) is the highest-ranked team in the field ... Other ranked teams include: No. 8/11 Coastal Carolina, No. 13/14 Tennessee, No. 15/17 North Carolina, No. 17/13 East Tennessee State, No. 19/29 Minnesota, No. 23/27 Georgia State and No. 25/20 Auburn, along with USC Aiken, the No. 6-ranked team in Division II ... Augusta State has won six of the last nine Administaff ASU Invitational titles ... In 2003, the Jaguars set new tournament records for both the lowest team total (820/-44) and individual total (Oliver Wilson -- 199/-17) ... The Jaguars erupted for a final round of 21-under 267, the lowest round in tournament history as well as school history ... In 2005, the 54-hole total of 896 (+32) by Augusta State was the highest winning score in tournament history ... The previous six team champions had finished under par ... In 2005, Georgia’s Chris Kirk posted a winning total of one-over 217, the highest since 1989 ... The previous 15 individual winners had shot under par as well ... The last medalist to shoot over par prior to Kirk was Arizona State’s Phil Mickelson in 1989 (218/+2) ... In fact, Mickelson’s total of two-over 218 is the highest winning individual total ... Augusta College’s Roger Rowland (1986 and 1988) and North Carolina’s John Inman (1982 and 1983) are the only multiple medalists in tourney history ... The tournament record for lowest 18 holes is 8-under 64 and has been accomplished four times, most recently by Augusta State’s Oliver Wilson during the final round of the 2003 event ... A playoff has determined the individual winner in three of the last six years.