Inverness Club, in Toledo, Ohio, has been selected by the United States Golf Association (USGA) as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, to be contested July 15-20.
“Inverness Club has enjoyed a storied history, having hosted seven USGA championships over the past century,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “By hosting this championship in 2019, the club will become the first to have a U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Junior Amateur.”
Inverness Club opened in 1903 and its current course was designed by Donald Ross in 1916. The course has been restored three times, most recently by Arthur Hills in 1999. The layout features tree-lined, narrow bentgrass fairways, approximately 80 bunkers and firm, fast bentgrass greens.
“We are honored to have been selected as the host site for the 72nd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship,” said Gregory C. Kopan, club president. “Inverness Club is proud to have had such a long-standing relationship with the USGA and championship golf. We are thankful and excited for another opportunity to showcase our city and club.”
The first U.S. Junior Amateur was contested in 1948. The championship is open to amateurs who have not reached their 18th birthday by the conclusion of the championship and who have a handicap index not exceeding 6.4.