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2021 U.S. Junior Amateur Volunteer Opportunities Available

The Country Club of North Carolina will host the USGA championship, July 19-24

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Jan. 7, 2021) – Online volunteer registration for the 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship is now available. The championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), will be played at The Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC), July 19-24, 2021.

More than 600 volunteers are needed to fill positions on 13 committees, including scorers, marshals, and standard bearers, and assignments within player services and transportation. Early submission of the application allows volunteers to specify their committee preference. Interested volunteers should visit, https://www.ccofnc.com/our-club/2021-u-s-junior-amateur-volunteer-information-434.html and/or https://www.cuetoems.com/usjac_2021/Volunteer.aspx.

Webb Simpson playing in the quarterfinals of the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur (Photo: USGA)

“As a past participant in the U.S. Junior Amateur, I’m quite familiar with how important volunteers are in the administration of all the details of a USGA championship,” said 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur Honorary Chairman Webb Simpson, the 2012 U.S Open champion and a quarterfinalist in the 2003 U.S. Junior Amateur. “Players value the work of the volunteers and know that they love golf. As a volunteer, you’ll become intimately involved in the Junior Amateur and we’re sure you’ll have a blast doing it. We hope you will join us.”

Aligning with ongoing USGA initiatives to expand support of junior golf, the field size for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will increase from 156 players to 264, beginning with the 2021 championship at The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood Course). CCNC’s Cardinal Course will serve as the stroke play co-host course.

CCNC will be hosting its third USGA championship and the first U.S. Junior Amateur in the state of North Carolina. The club previously hosted the 1980 U.S. Amateur, won by Hal Sutton, and the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior, won by Doris Chen.

In 2017, the U.S. Junior Amateur champion began receiving a full exemption into the following year’s U.S. Open Championship. The 2022 U.S. Open will be contested at The Country Club, in Brookline, Mass., June 16-19.

Only two players, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth, have won the U.S. Junior Amateur more than once: Woods winning in 1991, 1992 and 1993, and Spieth in 2009 and 2011. Other notable past champions include David Duval (1989), Scottie Scheffler (2013) and Will Zalatoris (2014), while Justin Thomas (2010) and Matthew Wolff (2017) were recent runners-up.

The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship is open to amateur golfers who will not have reached their 19th birthday on or before July 24, and who have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 4.4.
 

 

About the USGA
The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.

About The Country Club of North Carolina
The Country Club of North Carolina (CCNC) was established in 1963 and has hosted numerous large-scale golf events including two USGA championships: the 1980 U.S. Amateur (won by Hal Sutton) and the 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior (won by Doris Chen). The 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur will take place on July 19-24, 2021. In addition, the Club has hosted seven North Carolina Amateurs and seven Southern Amateurs. CCNC is a member-owned, gated residential community with 2,000 acres that features longleaf pines and three lakes and upscale tennis, fitness, and swimming facilities and pickleball courts in late 2020. The membership categories are local, state, and national. Since 2003, it has been a certified member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. The Dogwood Course was designed by Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd and renovated by Kris Spence in 2016. The Cardinal Course, designed by Willard Byrd and Robert Trent Jones Sr., completed a renovation by Arthur Hills in 2002.



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