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2nd Hope Valley Junior Invitational set for August 12-15


Nation’s Top Junior Golfers Return to Durham this August
Durham’s Storied Hope Valley CC to Host 2nd Hope Valley Junior Invitational
Durham, NC – Nearly 100 of the country’s premier junior golfers return to the Triangle this August. Hope Valley Country Club will again welcome top junior golfers to the annual Hope Valley Junior Invitational, conducted on their Donald Ross course, August 12-15, 2019. The event is a 54-hole stroke play tournament for boys and girls who earn their berth through invitation criteria categories that include junior tournaments and rankings.
According to Bob Byrnes, the club’s Head Golf Professional, the Hope Valley Junior Invitational offers participants the opportunity to compete on a storied, historic course and enjoy a warm, enthusiastic welcome at this exceptional private club. "The Hope Valley membership is eager to give back to the game by combining a top competitive golf event with true Southern hospitality. Of all the tournaments we’ve hosted over the years, this may be closest to the heart of the membership. Growing the game and investing in the future of golf are longstanding priorities at Hope Valley. We’re looking forward to hosting the tournament this August and for many years to come."
Jason Cox, the Director of Junior Golf for the Carolinas Golf Association, echoes Bob’s assessment saying, "Hope Valley Country Club has been a great supporter of junior golf for many years and having them create such a tournament like the Hope Valley Junior Invitational really shows their dedication to growing the game of golf. The Carolinas Golf Association is honored that Hope Valley would ask us to be a part of what will become one of the best junior tournaments in the Carolinas."
Hope Valley Country Club was founded in 1926 and the course was designed by the world-famous golf course architect, Donald J. Ross, in coordination with landscape architect Robert Cridland. Unlike many of his projects, Ross personally supervised the planning and construction of Hope Valley. Centered around its Aymar Embury II Clubhouse, the course has hosted many significant golf events.
Through the years the Hope Valley has had the distinction of hosting many wonderful golf tournaments. They include the U.S. Amateur Qualifying for both Men and Women, the U.S. Senior Men’s Qualifying, the North Carolina Amateur Championship, Carolinas Junior Boy’s Championship, Women’s Western Junior National Championship and Carolinas Junior Girl’s Championship.
The tournament moment, of which the club members may be most proud, took place on April 1, 1945 when Byron Nelson won the Durham Open at Hope Valley. This was his fourth victory out of winning eleven tournaments in a row, a PGA Tour record. Hope Valley membership recognizes that proud stewardship of these outstanding traditions requires that their club continue to revere the old and embrace the new in order to share their commitment to the great game of golf with upcoming generations.
For more information about the Hope Valley Junior Invitational, please visit the tournament home page at
August 12-15, 2019
Hope Valley Country Club, 3803 Dover Road, Durham, NC 277074
The tournament is conducted at 54-holes of individual stroke play.
Boys and girls will compete in division based on gender; there are no age divisions.
Field will consist of 24 girls and 60 boys.
Please visit the tournament home page (link above) for more information
Trophies are awarded to the top five positions in each division.
Invited juniors may begin to register on May 22, 2019 (8 pm). Girls’ division is open to the first 24 invited girls to register. Boys’ division is open to the first
60 invited boys to register.
Monday, August 12, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm     Practice Rounds
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm       Player Registration
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       Players’ Dinner
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm       Parents’ Reception
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm     Round 1 Starting Times off #1
10:30 am - 3:00 pm     Players’ Lunch
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am     Round 2 Starting Times off #1 and #10
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm     Players’ Lunch
Thursday, August 15, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am     Round 3 Starting Times off #1 and #10
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm     Tournament Lunch for Players and Parents
2:30 pm                       Awards Presentation

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