Missouri's Boone Valley Golf Club To Host 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur
February 18, 2005E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Far Hills, N.J. - Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo., has been selected to host the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, the United States Golf Association has announced.The championship will be played from July 23-28.
Boone Valley, designed by P.B. Dye, opened in 1992.The club has made substantial changes to the course since then, including revisions to the 15th and 18th holes by five-time USGA champion Hale Irwin.The 2007 Junior Amateur will be the first USGA championship at the club.It will also be the first time the Junior Amateur will be held in Missouri.
Boone Valley, which hosted two Champions Tour events -- the Boone Valley Classic from 1996-2000 and the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play in 2001 -- counts Irwin among its members, as well as three-time U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion Ellen Port of St. Louis and U.S. Mid-Amateur champions JimHoltgrieve of St. Louis and John"Spider" Miller of Bloomington, Ind.
"As we celebrate our 15th year in 2007, we are honored to host the U.S. Junior Amateur," said Doug Albrecht, general chairman for the championship."Our membership looks forward to showing our club on the national stage during this prestigious event."
The Junior Amateur, open to amateurs age 17 and younger who meet the handicap index limit requirement of 6.4, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
Prior to 2007, the Junior Amateur will be played at Longmeadow Country Club in Longmeadow, Mass., from July 18-23, 2005. The 2006 site has yet to be announced.