The Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association has announced the 2015 Amateur Championship will be conducted July 30 – Aug. 1 at Boone Valley Golf Club. This will be the silver anniversary of the area’s most prestigious amateur championship and the coveted Jim Tom Blair Trophy.
Bryan McMurray, General Manager of Boone Valley Golf Club, said he is pleased with the opportunity to host this edition of the Amateur.
“On behalf of Boone Valley’s ownership and membership we are excited to host the 2015 Metropolitan Amateur Championship. Boone Valley has a history of hosting great championships,” McMurray said. “The venue will provide players a balanced test, unbeatable atmosphere and unparalleled service that Boone Valley is proud of.”
Boone Valley previously hosted the 2006 Amateur. Darren Lundgren captured the title in a playoff over Parker LaBarge.
One of the premier golf club’s in our region, Boone Valley will be a phenomenal test in identifying the areas top amateur in 2015.
“MAGA is excited to have this opportunity to celebrate and share this milestone championship with Boone Valley and preparation have begun to ensure the 25th anniversary of the Amateur is a special week for past champions, the participants and Boone Valley Golf Club” said Curt Rohe, the MAGA’s executive director.
Aside from the 2006 championship, Boone Valley hosted the association’s match play championship, The Taylor Cup from 1996-2002. Boone has been the host site of several U.S. Open Sectional qualifying rounds over the years and was the host of the 2007 US Junior Amateur Championship.
Wildwood’s Teddy Jones, the recent 2014 Amateur champion, will look to defend his title next summer on one of the state’s top ranked golf courses.
At a par of 71, Boone Valley can stretch to 6,944 yards.