Steeped in the rich golf tradition that is found in Augusta, Ga., the Administaff
Augusta State Invitational has steadily grown since its beginning in 1979 and is widely
recognized as one of the finest intercollegiate golf tournaments in the nation.
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 Administaff ASU Invitational.
Today, the AGA boasts a membership of nearly 200 business and civic leaders.
In 2008, for the sixth consecutive year, the tournament boasted one of the top
fields in the nation, with six of the top 10 and 12 of the team 40 teams in action. UCLA
claimed the team title and Bruinsí junior Lucas Lee captured medalist honors.
Forest Hills Golf Club, home to the Augusta State University menís and womenís
golf programs and host of the tournament from 1979-2005, is very much a rich
part of the rich golf history of the area. The course, built in 1926 by famed architect
Donald Ross, served for many years as home to the Southeastern Open.
It was at Forest Hills that Bobby Jones began his brilliant play in 1930. Jones
himself credited his victory at the Southeastern as the spark for his amazing stretch
that saw him claim both the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open and both the British Amateur
and British Open, becoming the first player in history to capture the Grand Slam.
Over the years, the likes of future PGA Tour professionals who graced the
fairways of Forest Hills Golf Club include Jodie Mudd, Gene Sauers, Davis Love III,
Jerry Haas, Nolan Henke, Phil Mickelson, Steve Lowery, Blaine McCallister, John
Inman, Tim Herron, Justin Leonard, Harrison Frazar, Tom Scherrer, Dickey Pride,
Brad Faxon, Woody Austin, Richard Johnson, Vaughn Taylor, Lucas Glover, Jonathan
Byrd, Hunter Mahan, D.J. Trahan, Troy Matteson, Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Oliver Wilson,
Charles Howell III, Camilo Villegas, Graeme McDowell, Garrett Willis, Darron Stiles,
John Rollins and Paul Casey.
From 2006-2008, the AASI was contested at Champions Retreat Golf Club in
Evans, Ga., before returning to Forest Hills for the 2009 event.
- In 2009, featured nine of the nation's top 50 teams.
- In 2008, featured six of the nation's top 10 teams and 12 of
the top 40 ... In Fact, 17 of the 18 teams were ranked in the
- In 2007, featured 11 of the nation's top 31 teams ... All 18
teams in the field were ranked in the top 73.
- In 2006, featured 10 of the nation's top 25 teams, including
five of the top 20 and 11 of the top 31 ... All 15 teams were
ranked in the top 62.
- In 2005, featured 10 of the nation's top 25 teams, including
eight of the top 20.
- In 2004, featured 10 of the nation's top 25 teams, including
four of the top 10.
- In 2003, featured 10 of the nation's top 25 teams in the
- In 2002, featured eight of the nation's top 20 teams in the
2009 Taylor Floyd,
2008 Lucas Lee, UCLA
2007 Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina
2006 Scott Brown, USC Aiken
2005 Chris Kirk, Georgia
Matt Hendrix, Clemson
2003 Oliver Wilson,
2002 David Skinns,
2001 Oliver Wilson, Augusta
2000 William McGirt, Wofford
1999 Jamie Elson, Augusta State
Vaughn Taylor, Augusta State
1996 Heath Slocum,
1995 Christian Raynor,
1994 Jonathan Shiflet,
1993 Tim Herron, New Mexico
1992 Justin Leonard, Texas
Sean Halloran, SE Louisiana
Rice, Central Florida
Mickelson, Arizona State
1987 Tom Kies, Marshall
1986 Roger Rowland, Augusta
Nolan Henke, Florida State
1983 John Inman, North
1982 John Inman, North Carolina
1981 Stuart Smith, Tennessee
Jim Volpenhein, Kentucky
1979 Mark Sapp,