The Farm to Host 2005 US Senior Amateur

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USGAFAR HILLS, N.J. -- The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga., has been selected by the United States Golf Association to host the 2005 USGA Senior Amateur Championship. The championship is scheduled from Sept. 17-22, 2005.
 
Designed by Tom Fazio, the hilly and scenic layout opened in 1988. Located northwest of Atlanta near the Tennessee border, the club will be hosting its first USGA championship. The Farm Golf Club has been the site of the Carpet Capital Collegiate, a mens major college event since 1989.
 
The Farm Golf Club has also served as the site of USGA qualifying for the U.S. Womens Open and the Senior Amateur. In addition, the 1990 Georgia Amateur (won by Allen Doyle); the 1997 Georgia Senior Amateur (won by Bill Ploeger); the 1993 Southern Amateur (won by Justin Leonard); the 1996 Georgia Womens Amateur (won by Kim Lisi); the 2000 Georgia-South Carolina Junior Challenge Match; and the 2001 Georgia-Florida Team Match have been conducted at the club.
 
The Farm is excited to host our first USGA championship, said Deck Cheatham, director of golf. We believe our Tom Fazio designed course is uniquely suited for a national championship of this caliber. The conditioning of the course coupled with the history and hospitality of the club will make this a great event.
 
The Senior Amateur is open to amateurs age 55 and older who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4. Among the notable winners are Bill Hyndman III; O. Gordon Brewer; Bill Ploeger; Bill Shean Jr.; and Kemp Richardson.
 
The 2004 championship will be played at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles from Oct. 9-14.