Dundarave to host 2016 amateur
Stanhope gets 2017 championship
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.