Cambrian Ridge hosts Golf Channel Amateur Tournament

Published 12:00 am Sunday, July 8, 2007

As part of The Golf Channel’s Amateur Golf Tour, Cambrian Ridge will be hosting a tournament today, starting at 9 a.m.

&uot;We’re going to have between 40 and 50 players,&uot; said Bryan Reynolds, Director of Golf at Cambrian Ridge. &uot;It’s a state-wide tour that The Golf Channel puts on featuring amateur players from around the state.&uot;

&uot;This is a new tour that started late last year, and there are several sites on the tour,&uot; Reynolds said.

According to a schedule on The Golf Channel’s web site, the tour has made stops at other courses on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, including Highland Oaks and Magnolia Grove, with an upcoming event at Capitol Hill.

&uot;This is the first one we’ve ever had,&uot; Reynolds said. &uot;We’ve done different amateur tours, but this is our first time with The Golf Channel.&uot;

By participating in the amateur tournament, golfers earn ‘Order of Merit’ points based on how they finish at events.

These points are the method of qualifying for special events and the National Championship, which is being held at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla.

This event is also an opportunity for Cambrian Ridge to gain some exposure.

&uot;It’s on The Golf Channel’s web site,&uot; said Reynolds. &uot;It’s also good press for us.&uot;