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Troon Golf's Prince's GC to co-host 2013 Amateur Championship
February 3, 2010

Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich has been selected by the R&A to host the 36-hole stroke-play qualifying for the 2013 Amateur Championship, along with its close neighbour Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club at Deal, which will also host the match play stage of the Championship.

The 2013 event will be the second time that Prince’s has been awarded the Amateur Championship, having also co-hosted in 2006 with Royal St. George's Golf Club, when Frenchman Julien Guerrier lifted one of world's oldest and most prestigious championships, having first been held in 1885. Previous winners include, Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen and more recently José María Olazábal and Sergio Garcia.

The 4th hole at Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich
The 4th hole at Prince's Golf Club, Sandwich

In addition to co-hosting the 2013 Amateur Championship, Prince’s Golf Club is also a Local Final Qualifying venue for the 2011 Open Championship, which will be held at Royal St. George’s. The course is currently undergoing some modifications that will see the historic links provide a stern test for some of the world’s finest amateurs and professionals.

The 118th Amateur Championship will take place on 17 - 22 June 2013, with 288 players each playing two rounds of 18 holes, one at Prince's and one at Royal Cinque Ports. The 64 lowest scores over the 36 holes and ties for 64th place then compete in the match play stage of the Championship, with each match played over 18 holes, except for the Final which will be over 36 holes.

Prince’s Golf Club joined Troon Golf’s EMEA Portfolio in 2009, boasting an impressive history which includes hosting the 1932 Open Championship. This was won by the legendary Gene Sarazen, one of only five men to complete the professional Grand Slam, and inventor of the modern sand-wedge. Sarazen's prototype club, with which he won the Open, is still on display in Prince's clubhouse.

“Hosting an event of this magnitude is something that all of us at Prince’s Golf Club are proud of. The course is steeped in history and the course layout and challenge it presents has withstood the test of time. We are looking forward to welcoming some of the best amateur players in the game and the R&A for what will be a great Championship,” commented Michael Lovett, General Manager of Prince’s Golf Club.

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