USGA announces Sand Creek as site of 2014 APL

The U.S. Golf Association has announced that Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan., will host the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links. It will be the first USGA event hosted by Sand Creek, which opened in 2006.

“We are very excited about taking the Amateur Public Links Championship to Sand Creek Station,” said Bill McCarthy, director of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship for the USGA. “The golf course will present a terrific test for these elite players and I have no doubt that the city of Newton will roll out the red carpet to make it a great experience.”

The course, designed by Jeffrey D. Brauer, was named after nearby Sand Creek, which borders several holes.

Sand Creek has hosted the 2008 and a’09 Wichita State Ladies Fall Classic, and will host the NJCAA National Championship and the Kansas Amateur later this year.

“The city of Newton is honored to be selected to host an event of this caliber at Sand Creek Station,” said Ken Hall, mayor of the city of Newton, which owns Sand Creek Station. “It will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the course and our community on a national stage, and we look forward to hosting some of the country’s best golfers in Newton.”

The Public Links will be played July 14-19.

–Information from the USGA used in this report.

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