Dun­dar­ave to host 2016 am­a­teur

Stan­hope gets 2017 cham­pi­onship

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The Prince Ed­ward Is­land Golf As­so­ci­a­tion has awarded this year’s am­a­teur cham­pi­onship to the Dun­dar­ave golf course.

The tour­na­ment will be held July 15 to 17.

The cham­pi­onship will be a three-round tour­na­ment with hand­i­cap divi­sions for both men and women.

This year the tour­na­ment also moves to later dates than pre­vi­ous years.

“The as­so­ci­a­tion has made a com­mit­ment to es­tab­lish the am­a­teur as the premier golf tour­na­ment in the prov­ince. It has a long and proud tra­di­tion,” said as­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Jim McQuaid.

“The am­a­teur not only iden­ti­fies the provinces’ best men and women golfers, it is also the qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment for the se­lec­tion of 20 play­ers to rep­re­sent P.E.I. at the At­lantic Golf Cham­pi­onship in Au­gust, so there is a lot at stake.”

The as­so­ci­a­tion also an­nounced the 2017 Is­land Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship has been awarded to Stan­hope.

Fu­ture venues will be de­ter­mined later this fall af­ter golfer re­sponse to the new tour­na­ment for­mat and dates have been eval­u­ated.

Fol­low­ing last year’s am­a­teur the as­so­ci­a­tion con­sulted with golfers on changes they would like to see for the tour­na­ment.

By way of a sur­vey they in­di­cated they would like to see the sta­tus of the tour­na­ment en­hanced and re­turned to three rounds.

A com­mit­tee chaired by noted Is­land am­a­teur golfer Sherry White over­saw the cham­pi­onship re­view.

“We are look­ing for­ward to a great tour­na­ment with a full field on a cham­pi­onshipqual­ity golf course,” said McQuaid.

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