Far Hills, NJ (Sports Network) - The United States Golf Association announced on Thursday that Eugene Country Club, in Eugene, Ore., was named as the host site for the 2018 USGA Senior Amateur Championship.
The dates of the championship are Aug 25-20.
"The USGA is excited to return to the Pacific Northwest and Eugene Country Club," said Thomas J. O'Toole Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. "The club has hosted national championships at many amateur levels, including juniors and mid-amateurs. Now the best senior amateur players will have an opportunity to evaluate their skills on a course that has stood the test for nearly a century."
Eugene Country Club has hosted the 1964 U.S. Junior Amateur, the 1993 U.S. Mid -Amateur, the 2002 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur and the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur. Johnny Miller won the '64 Amateur and current LPGA Tour player Amanda Blumenherst was victorious at the '08 U.S. Women's Amateur.
"The members and staff of Eugene Country Club are honored that the USGA has selected our club to play host to this prestigious championship," said general manager Rich Spurlin. "As a club with more than 114 years of rich golf history, including numerous USGA and NCAA championships, we have an unmatched appreciation for amateur golf. We look forward to hosting the 2018 USGA Senior Amateur Championship and hope participants find our nationally recognized golf course to be both fair and challenging."
Last year, Paul Simson defeated Curtis Skinner 4 & 3 for the title, when the championship was held at Mountain Ridge Country Club in New Jersey.
This year's event will be staged at Wade Hampton Golf Club, in Cashiers, N.C.