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The Country Club to host 2013 U.S. Amateur

August 29, 2009

TULSA, OKLA.--The USGA announced that The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., will host the U.S. Amateur in 2013. The championship, scheduled for Aug. 19-25, will coincide with the centennial of 20-year-old amateur__Francis Ouimet__'s victory over__Harry Vardon__ and Ted Ray at the 1913 U.S. Open. It will be the sixth U.S. Amateur (the last in 1982) and the 16th USGA championship held at The Country Club, which was one of the five founding member clubs of the USGA in 1894.

"The Country Club is thrilled to have the opportunity to host one of golf's most prestigious events for the sixth time," said Sandy Tierney, chairman of the 2013 U.S. Amateur. "Amateur golf, in general, and the U.S. Amateur Championship, in particular, meant a great deal to Francis Ouimet and continue to be highly valued by The Country Club. The 2013 U.S. Amateur will offer a wonderful stage to celebrate amateur golf and the centennial anniversary of Mr. Ouimet's unforgettable achievement."

Charles River CC in Newton Centre, Mass., will serve as the second course for the stroke-play rounds of the championship.