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John's Island Club awarded 2015 Mid-Am

7:09 PM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
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Far Hills, NJ (Sports Network) - The United States Golf Association announced on Monday that John's Island Club in Vero Beach, Fla. will host the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

The West and North Courses will host the stroke-play portion, while the match- play portion of the championship will be contested on the West Course.

"The USGA is pleased to bring the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship to the state of Florida for the first time," said Thomas J. O'Toole, Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. "Mid-amateur golfers are central to the USGA's mission as evidenced by the recent announcement of the inclusion of at least two mid-amateur players on this year's USA Walker Cup team. In 2015, John's Island Club will serve as an outstanding host for this national amateur championship."

Florida has hosted 19 USGA championships, but this event will be the first time since 2010 there was a USGA championship in the sunshine state. That year both the USGA Senior Amateur and USGA Senior Women's Amateur were held in Florida.

Nathan Smith won his fourth Mid-Amateur Championship last year. This year's Mid-Am will take place at the Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala., from October 5-10.

The 2015 championship will be conducted October 3-8.

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