Golf News for Monday, July 22, 2013 | Tournaments

California's Martis Camp to host U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

TRUCKEE, Calif. -- Martis Camp, a private golf and ski community in North Lake Tahoe, is preparing to host a field of 156 of the world's top junior golfers for the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), on July 22-27, 2013. The Tom Fazio-designed golf course, which opened for play in 2008 and also hosted the 2011 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, will be set up at 7,675-yards, the longest course yardage in the event's history. This will be the 71st USGA championship held in California and the 10th U.S. Junior Amateur held in the state.

"It's a thrill to see the Martis Camp community embrace this championship and rally to support the USGA and players," said Gus Jones, head golf professional at Martis Camp. "Hosting a national championship like this takes a tremendous amount of coordination and member participation. We're anxious to get the event underway on July 22nd and crown a new Junior Amateur champion."

A starting field of 156 golfers will compete in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. The competitors must have not reached their 18th birthday on or before July 27th and have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4. Practice rounds will be held on July 20-21, with two 18-hole stroke-play qualifying rounds July 22-23. The field will be cut to the lowest 64 scorers for match play. Six rounds of match play will determine the champion with the championship match contested over 36 holes. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

For more information on Martis Camp and the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship please visit www.MartisCamp.com/usga-championship or call 1-800-721-9005.

ABOUT MARTIS CAMP:
Martis Camp is a private gated community located between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe in the Martis Valley. Situated on 2,177 acres with sweeping topography, the land itself embraces the true essence of High Sierra living. A year round community, Martis Camp Club offers private ski access via the Lookout Lodge and Martis Camp Express Lift to Northstar California™ in winter and a Tom Fazio 18 hole golf course in the summer. Martis Camp Club members enjoy a vast array of amenities including the Family Barn complex with swimming, a bowling alley, art loft, movie theater, indoor basketball court, soda fountain and outdoor performance amphitheater; an 18-hole putting park; Sporting fields and pavilions; Camp Lodge with dining venues, club spa and fitness center and vitality pools; Folk School; Lost Library; 26 miles of private trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and a private mountain clubhouse at the base of Lookout Mountain. www.martiscamp.com

ABOUT THE USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA's working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game's history and funds an ongoing "For the Good of the Game" charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA's Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.