U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championships return to South Carolina in 2015

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COMMUNITY - GOLF AMATEURThis is great news for all of us golf lovers. The U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Championship will be held on the Pete Dye course in Colleton River Plantation Club from July 20 -25, 2015. It has been over 30 years since this event has been held in South Carolina. This tournament is the event that reveals the golf champions of the future. This is where players such as Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth first made their mark on the national stage. Viewing will be open to the public at no charge, offering fans and aspiring young golfers an opportunity to follow the best junior golfers in one of the Lowcountry’s most spectacular settings.

Colleton River is offering a unique opportunity for local fans to experience the course by hosting an Open Play Day on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

A major portion of the net proceeds from this day, as well as from the tournament, will go to The First Tee of The Lowcountry. This is a great way to further the mission of The First Tee programs. Watching these young golfers work hard can inspire youth participation in the sport and promote the life skills, core values and healthy habits necessary to be successful in any walk of life.  The event is limited to the first 100 participants, with a fee of $250. Those interested can go to www.playcolletonriver.com for registration information.