Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club To Host 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur
Far Hills, N.J. – Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has been selected as the site of the 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, the United States Golf Association has announced. The championship is scheduled from July 17-22.
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, located approximately 30 miles north of San Diego, was designed by Max Behr, a disciple of Dr. Alister Mackenzie, and opened in 1929.
Rancho Santa Fe, a traditional parkland-style course which has changed only slightly in 70-plus years, hosted the first Bing Crosby Pro-Am in 1937 and was that event’s site until after World War II. The course also hosted the 1954 San Diego Open, which was won by reigning U.S. Amateur champion Gene Littler.
“Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club is honored to host the 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on our historic course,” said Ken Bien, championship general chairman. “It will be an excellent test of golf for the best junior amateurs.”
Prior to 2006, the U.S. Junior Amateur will be played at Longmeadow (Mass.) Country Club from July 18-23, 2005. The 2007 championship will be played at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo., from July 23-28.
The U.S. Junior Amateur, which has been won by players such as David Duval, Johnny Miller, and Tiger Woods, is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.
For more information, contact the USGA Championships department at (908) 234-2300.