USGA Chooses Honors Course For 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

Monday, August 12, 2013

The United States Golf Association on Monday announced The Honors Course in Ooltewah as the host of the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The dates for the championship are July 18-23.

“The USGA is delighted to continue its long relationship with The Honors Course with the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur, particularly considering its founding vision to uphold and celebrate the values and integrity of amateur golf,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and chairman of the Championship Committee.

The 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur will be the fifth USGA championship conducted at The Honors Course, and the 14th championship held in the state of Tennessee. The club previously hosted the 1991 U.S. Amateur, won by Mitch Voges; the 1994 Curtis Cup Match, which ended in a 9-9 tie; the 2005 U.S. Mid-Amateur, won by Kevin Marsh; and the 2011 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur, won by Terri Frohnmayer.

“The Honors Course is very pleased to host another USGA event, and particularly the U.S. Junior Amateur, as it will enable the club to continue to carry out its mission of honoring amateur golf,” said Joel W. Richardson, Jr., president of The Honors Course.

Designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1983, The Honors Course sits at the foot of White Oak Mountain near Chattanooga. The course was also the site of the 1996 and 2010 NCAA Men’s Division I Championships, won by Tiger Woods and Scott Langley, respectively. The Honors Course was also the site of the 1986 and 2004 Southern Amateurs.

This will be the second U.S. Junior Amateur to be held in Tennessee. Richland Country Club in Nashville was the site of the 1975 championship, which was won by Brett Mullin.

The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship was first played in 1948 and is open to amateur golfers who have not reached the age of 18 prior to the close of the championship and who hold a USGA Handicap Index no higher than 6.4. Notable past champions include Johnny Miller, David Duval, Tiger Woods, Hunter Mahan, Jordan Spieth and Honors Course member Charlie Rymer, who grew up in nearby Cleveland, Tenn.

The 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur will be conducted July 21-26 at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas, while the 2015 championship will be played at Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, S.C., July 20-25.


Hindman, Coffman, Trent And Elliott Score Wins At Cleveland Speedway

Heath Hindman of Signal Mountain got a belated (by 5 days) birthday present Saturday night when the 36-year-old picked up his first career Late Model victory at Cleveland Speedway. Leading green to checkers, Hindman inherited the pole position after Jerry Coffman (feature #1 winner, from 8/22 rainout) and Kevin Gibson failed to start the night's 2nd Late Model feature twice. ... (click for more)

Mocs Volleyball Win Two In Chattanooga Classic Saturday

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team won their first two match of the season against the Troy Tojans 3-1 and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 3-0 to close out the Chattanooga Classic – Presented by Hampton Inn & Suites "I was really proud of our team staying together after a really hard loss last night and to come back and play as strong, connected and confident as we did," ... (click for more)

Woman Seriously Injured After Plowing Into Rossville Boulevard Car Dealership Saturday Evening

A woman was seriously injured after plowing her vehicle into a car dealership on Rossville Boulevard on Saturday evening.   At approximately  6:49 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 2818 Rossville Blvd. on an accident with injuries.   A blue vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed lost control.  The vehicle crashed ... (click for more)

Boy, 4, Struck By Vehicle Near Tunnel Boulevard

A four-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle near Tunnel Boulevard on Saturday afternoon. A t approximately 4:20 p.m.,  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 3400 Through St. on a c hild struck by a vehicle.  T he victim was conscious when officers arrived. He was transported to a local hospital. I nvestigators are continuing to compile ... (click for more)

DWT Is DUI

A routine narrative of a DUI arrest report goes something like this:   The defendant was operating a motor vehicle in the 00 block of sonsoroad. The driver was weaving back and forth across the marked roadway. The defendant drove through a stop sign. Was stopped at an intersection despite the traffic light was green. Entered the lane of another vehicle and caused a ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What Voters Think

There are over 9,000 students who attend Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., which – in an effort to be relative -- is just a touch smaller than our UT-Chattanooga. What makes Quinnipiac unique is that it is home of The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, which produces what’s called the “Q Poll” because hardly anybody knows how to pronounce “Kwin-uh-pe-ack.” The Q ... (click for more)