Baltusrol Golf Club to host 2018 U.S. Junior Am

Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, N.J., will host the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur, the club's 16th USGA championship.

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Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, N.J., will host the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur, the U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday.

The event, open to male amateurs (6.4 handicap or better) who have not reached their 18th birthday by the conclusion of the championship, will be played July 16-21. The A.W. Tillinghast-designed Upper and Lower courses will be used for the tournament, the former hosting match play and stroke play, and the latter hosting just stroke play.

“Baltusrol is part of the history of American golf and it has a rich association with the USGA,” Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman, said in a release. “Tillinghast’s masterful design will test the players’ skill and help to identify a worthy champion.”

It will be the 16th USGA championship for Baltusrol, tying it with The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., and Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, which will reach 16 when it hosts the 2016 U.S. Open. Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., most recently site of the 2012 U.S. Open, ranks first with 18 USGA championships.

Seven of Baltusrol's USGA championships have been U.S. Opens, including the 1967 and '80 U.S. Opens won by Jack Nicklaus. The U.S. Amateur has appeared four times at Baltusrol, including the 2000 addition won by Jeff Quinney, who defeated James Driscoll in a record 39 holes.

This year's U.S. Junior will be played at The Club at Carlton Woods' Nicklaus Course July 21-26 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Information from the USGA was used in this report.

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