|Briar Ridge Country Club will host the 98th CDGA Amateur Championship June 27-3098th CDGA Amateur Championship|
June 27-30 • Briar Ridge Country Club
How long has it been since the CDGA Amateur Championship was last contested in Indiana?
Only one member of the Jackson 5, eldest brother Jackie, was alive when the match play event was contested in the pop group's hometown of Gary in 1952. Michael Jackson wouldn't be born for another six years.
At that point called the Great Lakes Amateur Championship and featuring a national field, Glen View Club member George Victor's triumph at Gary Country Club was the first of three CDGA Amateurs contested outside of the Land of Lincoln between 1952 and 1955. Since then, only New Buffalo, Michigan's Dunes Club in 1998 has hosted the event outside of Illinois. Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville, Ind., will end the drought June 27-30.
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|May 30||Midlothian Country Club (Midlothian)||
|May 31||Stonebridge Country Club (Aurora)||
|June 5||Ravinia Green Country Club (Riverwoods)||
|June 7||University Of Illinois Golf Course (Savoy)||
One of the oldest amateur competitions in the Midwest, the CDGA Amateur Championship was first played in 1914 at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood. Golf great Charles “Chick” Evans, Jr. won the tournament that year. The Championship is open to any CDGA member with a Handicap Index of 5.4 or under. The entire field competes in a 36-hole one-day qualifier, with the top 16 advancing to match play. Andrew Price bested Todd Mitchell in the 2016 final match at Calumet Country Club.