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Golfweek Announces New Event for State Amateur Champions ORLANDO, Fla. (August 29, 2001) - Golfweek, Golf’s News Leader, announces the debut of The National Amateur Invitational, to be played Nov. 10 & 11, 2001 at the Doral Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. Cleveland Golf is the sponsor of the tournament.

Invitations will be extended to any and all who have won their State Amateur Championship in 1999, 2000 or 2001, regardless of gender or age. This would include the mens or womens state amateur, state mid-amateur or state senior-amateur. If stroke and match play championships are separate, both champions are eligible to compete.

The tournament will be a 36-hole scratch event, played on the famed Blue Monster course, which hosts the PGA Tour event each March. The entry fee of $695 and includes 36 holes, an 18-hole practice round, three room nights and a welcome cocktail party.

"We expect an elite field," said Golfweek publisher Jim Nugent in announcing the event. "State amateur contestants now have an added incentive to win the State Championship. They’ll have the opportunity to match their skill against other accomplished players on a truly great golf course. We’re also pleased to conduct one of the very few championships where men and women will play on the same golf course. And it is appropriate that this championship be played on Doral’s Blue Monster course - the only course that is used by both the LPGA and PGA Tours."

"We’re pleased to sponsor what is sure to become an important amateur event. More and more skilled amateurs have our clubs in their bag, so this is a natural sponsorship for us," said Greg Hopkins, president of Cleveland Golf.

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August 24, 2001