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Headline: Historic Oak Hill Country Club Set to Make MGA History By Hosting Both the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls' Junior Sectional Qualifiers on June 27
For Immediate Release: June 26, 2017
|Jordan Spieth claimed his first of two U.S. Junior Amateur titles in 2009. Sectional qualifiers for both the boys and girls will take place at Oak Hill CC on June 27.|
Fitchburg, MA — This past weekend, the golf world was transfixed by Jordan Spieth’s unbelievable hole-out shot which completed his wire-to-wire victory in the Travelers Championship.
The now 23-year-old Texan joins Tiger Woods as the only PGA Tour player in the era since World War II with 10 victories before the age of 24,
Those two golf icons have another thing in common, however.
Spieth and Woods are also the only two players to win multiple U.S. Junior Amateur Championship titles. Woods won the prestigious USGA Championship title in 1991 and 1992, while Spieth is shown to the right celebrating after claiming his first of two U.S. Junior Amateur titles in 2009.
The list of past champions for both the girls’ and boys’ editions of this USGA Championship Proper have indeed ushered in the future of the game, and Bay Staters will have a unique opportunity to see the future play out on Tuesday, June 27th.
It marks the first time in MGA history that USGA qualifiers have been held on the same day and at the same course for two USGA Championships.
“We are extremely proud to be hosting the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier at Oak Hill,” said Rich Bagley, President of Oak Hill Country Club. “Our club has a rich history as a championship site and we look forward to showcasing many of the best junior golfers in the country.”
The boys will tee off on the 1st and 10th tees beginning at 8:00 a.m., while the girls will follow beginning at 1:00 p.m. Competitors will be looking to secure the limited number of qualifying spots available which will secure their berth into their respective Championships Proper. Click the links below to access full tee times for both groups.
While Spieth and Woods have provided historic highlights on the boys side, the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship has – since it was established in 1949 – become a launch pad for the world’s top players. After all, 10 Major Champions (Lexi Thompson, Nancy Lopez, Inbee Park, Brandie Burton, Pat Hurst, Amy Alcott, Hollis Stacy, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Mickey Wright and Marlene Bauer) and 27 LPGA Tour Winners have captured this title.
Both USGA Championships consist of 36 holes of stroke play, followed by six rounds of match play, concluding with a 36-hole championship. The U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur Championships events are two of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
“We could not be more pleased to host both of these USGA qualifiers at Oak Hill Country Club,” said Jesse Menachem, the MGA’s Executive Director. “These competitors represent the future of the sport, and they will be competing on one of the most historic layouts in the country. It is a perfect opportunity to showcase the future of golf.”
Since 1999, Oak Hill Country Club has hosted some of the state's biggest championships including the 1999 Massachusetts Women’s Amateur, 2011 Massachusetts Open and the 2015 Massachusetts Amateur.
CLICK HERE to read more about the unique history of Oak Hill Country Club as told in MassGolfer magazine.
Below are but a few tournaments - as listed on the club's web site - and their champions at Oak Hill Country Club:
1935 Massachusetts Open
1936 Massachusetts Open
1948 Massachusetts Open
1958 New England Amateur
1961 Massachusetts Amateur
1963 Massachusetts Senior
1964 New England PGA
1987 New England Amateur
1989 Massachusetts Open
1992 New England PGA
1993 New England Amateur
1994 Massachusetts Women’s Amateur
Anne Marie Tobin
1996 New England PGA
1998 Massachusetts Open
1999 Massachusetts Women’s Amateur
2011 Massachusetts Open
2015 Massachusetts Amateur