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GOLF ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN

94th Michighan Women’s Amateur Championship at St. Clair River CC July 26-30

 

The St. Clair River Country Club is located at 1714 N. River Road, St. Clair, Michigan, 48079, just one hour north of Detroit and one hour east of Flint. For more information, call 810-329-7300 or visit the club website at www.scrcc.net.

ST. CLAIR, Mich.  —  Eighty-four of the best female amateur golfers in Michigan will compete in the 94th Annual Michigan Women’s Amateur Golf Tournament held this year from Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30 at the St. Clair River Country Club in St. Clair.

The tournament is sponsored annually by the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM).

Players of all ages will compete to become the Women’s Amateur Champion. Last year’s championship saw Britney Hamilton defeat the 2009 Women’s Player of the Year, Christine Meier and Michigan State University standout, Natalie Brehm in the final two rounds.

“We are excited to have players of this caliber come to St. Clair to play. I expect the competition to be very enjoyable for people to come out and see,” said Scott Rich, head golf professional at the St. Clair River Country Club. 
The historic, Donald Ross-designed course, with the addition of several new holes designed by Jerry Matthews in recent years, will provide a good test for all players in the field.

The course will play 6,171 yards for the competition.

The Championsip will consist of two days of stroke play followed by three days of exciting match play competition. Play will begin at 8 a.m. each day. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.

 

Directions to St. Clair:

From the south (Metro Detroit):

–Take I-94 East to EXIT 257 to St. Clair

–Turn right (east) onto Fred Moore Highway for approximately seven miles. Near end it curves and heads north

–Turn right onto Clinton (east again)

–Clinton ends on M-29

–Turn left (north) to downtown St. Clair

 

Directions to the St. Clair River Country Club:

–Once in downtown St. Clair, head north on River Road (M-29)

–The St. Clair River Country Club is on M-29 approximately two miles north of downtown. It is on the west side of the road.

 

From the west (Flint and beyond):

–Take I-69 East toward Port Huron

— Merge onto I-94 W via EXIT 198 toward Detroit

–Take EXIT 257 to St. Clair

–Turn left (east) onto Fred Moore Highway for approximately seven miles. Near end it curves and heads north

–Turn right onto Clinton (east again)

–Clinton ends on M-29

–Turn left (north) to downtown St. Clair


Some Quick Facts about St. Clair: 

  • The city is about 40 miles northeast of Detroit; 12 miles south of Port Huron; 48 miles east of Pontiac; and 60 miles east of Flint.
  • St. Clair, with about 5,800 residents, was established near the site of the former Fort Sinclair, established by the British in 1764 at the mouth of the Pine River where it joins the St. Clair River. The community will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Fort Sinclair in 2014.
  • Palmer Park in St. Clair has nearly a half-mile of frontage along the St. Clair River. 
  • A sandbar in the middle of the river forces shipping traffic close to shore, making Palmer Park an ideal spot to watch lake and ocean-going freighters.

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