Mountain Ridge C.C. To Host 2012 USGA Senior Amateur Championship

 

Far Hills, N.J. (Aug. 6) – Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J., has been selected to host the 2012 USGA Senior Amateur Championship, Sept. 29-Oct. 4.

“Mountain Ridge Country Club is most pleased and honored to have been selected to host this prestigious USGA national championship,” said Bruce Schonbraun, club president of Mountain Ridge. “Our club will mark its 100th anniversary in 2012 and it will, no doubt, be a special year. We are delighted to have the opportunity to host the finest senior amateur golfers from across the nation.” 

Founded in 1912, Mountain Ridge Country Club boasts an original Donald Ross-designed course. The 6,803-yard, par-71 course is acclaimed for its scenic parkland setting, large undulating greens and challenging par-4 holes. 

Mountain Ridge has hosted a number of championship events over the years, including the Met Open, Met Amateur, Ike Championship and New Jersey Section PGA Championship.

The 2009 USGA Senior Amateur will be played at Beverly Country Club in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 12-17. In 2010, the championship will be conducted at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 2-7. In 2011, it will be hosted by Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va., Sept. 10-15.

The USGA Senior Amateur Championship is open to players who have reached their 55th birthday prior to the start of championship and who have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 7.4.

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