Detroit Set To Host 107th Amateur Championship

The Country Club of Detroit will host the 2018 Michigan Amateur Championship from 19 to 23 June.Photo courtesy of the Golf Association of Michigan.

The Country Club of Detroit will host the 2018 Michigan Amateur Championship from 19 to 23 June.
Photo courtesy of the Golf Association of Michigan.

(GROSSE POINTE FARMS, MI) – The Country Club of Detroit will host the 107th Michigan Amateur Championship this week in Grosse Point Farms. The field of 64 will take part in match play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to determine this year’s champion.

The Robert Trent Jones, Sr-designed course has been home to many top level state and national competitions, including the 2004 Turning Point Invitational and two US Amateur Championships. This week’s play will include six former state champions like two-time winner Randy Lewis.

In 1954, Detroit was the site of Arnold Palmer’s first championship prior to turning professional. It has already been announced by the USGA that the course will host the 2020 US Senior Amateur Championship.

The par-71 course is set up to run 7,080 yards. The 156 qualifiers will be pared down during stroke play on Tuesday and Wednesday to determine the 64 hopefuls who will challenge for the state championship.

Spectators are welcome and admission is free at all Golf Association of Michigan tournaments.

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