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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Utah To Host Its First-Ever National Amateur Golf Championship

The USGA is bringing the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship to Soldier Hollow in Midway, according to this news story on KSL. Utah has many great public and private golf courses. This would be the first national amateur championship held in our state.

Below are excerpts from the KSL report.
"The USGA is extremely proud to have Utah's Soldier Hollow Golf Course as a future host of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship," said USGA President Jim Hyler.

"Utah's got some spectacular golf courses, and Soldier Hollow is one of the most spectacular of all," said Gov. Gary Herbert. "To host this national championship is gonna expose Utah to the rest of the country, and I think improve our golf tourism."

"This is an exciting opportunity for Utah and our golf community. We have a rich history of golf in this state and we look forward to sharing it with the rest of the country," said Utah Golf Association Executive Director Thomas Pagel.

"This is no ordinary championship. The Amateur Public Links Championship is one of the most coveted championships to get, of all the USGA events, and so this is a very big deal," said Michael Bailey, volunteer member of the USGA Regional Affairs Committee.

The 2010 tournament is scheduled for July 9 through July 14. The winner of this championship gets an invite to the Master's.

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