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Area Insider

SAS Junior Championship Formed

– by David Droschak

he SAS Championship, in partnership with the Triangle Youth Golf Association and Prestonwood Country Club, will host the inaugural SAS Junior Championship on Aug. 10. The event will be open to 105 junior golfers, both male and female, ages 12–18. All participants must reside in Wake, Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Franklin, Granville, Harnett or Nash counties, tournament officials said. “We are eager to work with the Triangle Youth Golf Association to make this the best event of the year by focusing on the experience of the junior golfers and their families,” said tournament director Jeff Kleiber. “This is a unique event that will allow us to strengthen our relationships with the local golf community, showcase the level of junior golf talent in the Triangle, and support an impactful local charity.” In addition to the golf tournament, the SAS Junior Championship will feature exclusive programs throughout the day, including breakfast with PGA Tour Champions professionals Mike Goodes and Neal Lancaster, a seminar with current collegiate golf coaches and a VIP gift package. SAS Championship volunteers

will assist in the management and operation of the daylong event. “Our longstanding partnership with the SAS Championship allows us to host numerous events in conjunction with the tournament, and the SAS Junior Championship is an exciting addition,” said Prestonwood general manager Matt Massei. “We are always eager to support TYGA and First Tee of the Triangle as they strive to grow the game of golf and positively impact the lives

New golf pro named at 12 Oaks



att Bevan has been named the new head pro at The Club at 12 Oaks, a private Nicklaus Design Group golf course in Holly Springs. Bevan has more than 18 years of operations and instruction experience. He previously served as head professional at the Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., and at Manhattan Woods Golf Club, an exclusive private club outside New York City. Bevan has built a repPhoto courtesy 12 Oaks utation as a top teacher and coach. At Manhattan Woods, he worked with PGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest Top Instructor Michael Breed to develop a high-level instruction program using the latest in video analysis and launch monitor technologies. Bevan plans to implement the same level of instruction and innovation to the members of The Club at 12 Oaks. He also is committed to upgrading pro shop opera-

Matt Bevan



Photo by David Droschak

of youth in our community.” Registration to the SAS Junior Championship for TYGA is now open to at, with a fee of $50 for members and $65 for non-members. Parents and guests are welcome. A portion of the registration fees will go to support The First Tee of the Triangle and their mission of impacting the lives of young people through the game of golf.

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tions, improving member programming and developing a strong junior golf program. “We’re extremely excited to have Matt Bevan join the 12 Oaks team,” said David Mason, vice-president of development at Landeavor, the community’s developer. “He’s a consummate professional who’ll bring the passion and commitment necessary to deliver an exceptional golf experience at The Club at 12 Oaks.” Founded in 2007, 12 Oaks has emerged as one of the top-selling communities in the Raleigh/ Research Triangle region, and is now home to close to 1,000 families.

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