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Quaker Ridge Golf Club to host 2018 Curtis Cup Match

By |  July 30, 2014 0 Comments

Quaker Ridge Golf Club, in Scarsdale, N.Y., will host the 2018 Curtis Cup Match June 8-10.

This will be the second United States Golf Association (USGA) championship at Quaker Ridge GC. The club hosted the 1997 Walker Cup Match, won by the USA Team over a GB&I Team that included a future U.S. Open champion in 17-year-old Justin Rose. The USA, captained by A. Downing Gray Jr., regained the Cup by an 18 to six margin, after losing two years earlier at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales.

“The USGA is excited to return to Quaker Ridge Golf Club for this celebration of women’s amateur golf,” says Daniel B. Burton, USGA vice president and chairman of the championship committee. “Quaker Ridge provided a stern and fair test for the 1997 Walker Cup competitors, and we are confident that it will do the same for these elite female amateurs in four years when the Match is contested for the 40th time.”

Quaker Ridge GC will become just the third club in the United States to host both the Walker Cup and Curtis Cup, joining The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis – which hosted the 1957 Walker Cup Match and the 1998 Curtis Cup Match – and Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., which hosted the 1954 Curtis Cup Match and the 2009 Walker Cup Match.

“We are honored that the USGA has selected Quaker Ridge Golf Club to host the 2018 Curtis Cup Match,” says Marc Friedman, Quaker Ridge GC club president. “We are thrilled that outstanding amateur golfers from the United States and Great Britain and Ireland will be competing on the Quaker Ridge course in another historic match. Our members and staff look forward to providing a true test of golf for the players and a wonderful viewing experience for the spectators.”

Quaker Ridge GC was founded in 1915 under the name Metropolitan Golf Links and featured a nine-hole course designed by John Duncan Dunn. In 1916, the club name was changed to Quaker Ridge GC and renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast was commissioned to redesign seven holes and create 11 new holes. The course opened in its current configuration in 1918, and Robert Trent Jones (1965), Rees Jones (1993) and Gil Hanse (2009-12) have overseen modifications.

Quaker Ridge GC has hosted three Metropolitan Open Championships, including the 1936 championship won by five-time major champion Byron Nelson. It has also hosted four Metropolitan Amateur Championships and four Metropolitan PGA Championships.

The 2016 Curtis Cup Match will be held June 10-12 at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club, near Dublin, Ireland.

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Joelle Harms is the Senior Digital Media Content Producer for North Coast Media. Harms completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Creative Writing Specialization from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She specifically creates content for North Coast Media’s GolfdomGPS World, Geospatial Solutions and Athletic Turf digital properties including eNewsletters, videos, social media and websites.

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