Countryview Golf Course will host the Provincial Amateur Golf Championship presented by Island Coastal on July 6 and 7. It is the first time for the south shore course to host the Island’s most prestigious golf tournament. It will give the Island’s top golfers a chance to test out the recently expanded 18 hole layout .
In addition to playing for historic trophies the P.E.I. Amateur Championship is used to determine players who will represent the Province at national championships later this summer . Golfers have a chance to qualify for exemptions into the Canadian Men’s Championship , the Women’s Championship , the Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship as well as the Men’s and Women’s Senior Championships.
“ The P.E.I. Championship is the pinnacle of amateur golf in the province . The list of winners over the long history of the tournament includes the best golfers that we have ever produced including Lorie Kane , Bob Dowling , Ron Garrett and many others “ said P.E.I. Golf Association Executive Director Ron MacNeill.
In 2011 owners Carl and Karen Currie expanded the Countryview course from nine holes to eighteen and its been getting rave reviews ever since . The par 72 course with six par 3’s , six par 4’s and six par 5’s has been called the Island’s “Little Augusta” . The course has developed a reputation for its impeccable greens which has attracted a growing following of local and visiting golfers . The Currie family has been in the golf business for many years and are well known for their hospitality and great events.
The 2013 P.E.I. Amateur Championship gets underway on Saturday July 6th and includes Men’s Amateur ,Women’s Amateur, Senior Men’s , Senior Women’s and Super Senior Divisions . In addition to the historic trophies up for grabs gross and net prizes will be presented in all divisions . Island Coastal is title sponsor of the Championship.
“ The P.E.I. Amateur Championship is our “major” and a great opportunity for amateur golfers to test themselves against the best in the province . The history of this Championship is rich and over the years it has produced some outstanding competition . Last year’s Men’s Champion , Greg MacAulay, a standout at Lindenwood University in Missouri, will be back to defend his title. We encourage golf fans to come to watch some great action “ said MacNeill.
The Prince Edward Island Golf Association will be using its new Live Scoring system at the 2013 Amateur Championship so that players and fans will be able to follow play on its website www.peiga.ca . Entries for this years tournament close on Friday , June 28th .