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87th annual New Year's Invitational
When/where: Today-Sunday; St. Petersburg Country Club
Format: Four rounds of stroke play in championship flight. Three rounds of stroke play in mid amateur and senior flights.
Field: 132 amateurs, including 40 college players
2012 champion: Garland Green (Virginia Tech)
Notables: Jim Liu, No. 1-ranked U.S. junior; Jack Maguire, Class 2A state champion from St. Petersburg High
Noteworthy: Several current PGA Tour pros have won this tournament, including J.B. Holmes (2003), Brandt Snedeker (2004) and Jeff Overton (2005). … This is one of the oldest amateur invitational tournaments in the country. … Website: stpetecountryclub.com.