USGA chooses Eugene Country Club to host the 2018 Senior Men

Updated: May 2, 2013

The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that Eugene Country Club as the host site for the 2018 USGA Senior Amateur Championship. This will be the fifth USGA championship held at Eugene Country Club. The dates of the championship are Aug. 25-30, 2018.

Eugene Country Club, organized in 1899, is the second-oldest country club in the state of Oregon. In 1923, H. Chandler Egan, a two-time U.S. Amateur champion, began work on the original course. Robert Trent Jones Sr. redesigned the layout in 1966, adding a lake and waterways to a setting that features towering fir trees with Poa annua and bentgrass fairways and greens.

“The members and staff of Eugene Country Club are honored that the USGA has selected our club to play host to this prestigious championship,” said GM Rich Spurlin.

Eugene Country Club has hosted four USGA championships, including the 1964 U.S. Junior Amateur. Johnny Miller, who would later win the 1973 U.S. Open in record-setting fashion, defeated Enrique Sterling Jr., 2 and 1, in the championship match. Miller and Tiger Woods are the only golfers to win both the U.S. Open and Junior Amateur. The club also hosted the 1993 U.S. Mid-Amateur (won by Jeff Thomas), the 2002 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur (won by Kathy Hartwiger), and the 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur, in which Amanda Blumenherst defeated Azahara Munoz, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final.

Additionally, Eugene Country Club hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in 1959 and 1978. The club will host the NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals in 2014.
This will be the 33rd USGA championship and third Senior Amateur held in Oregon. Waverley Country Club, in Portland, hosted the 1964 Senior Amateur and Portland Golf Club held the 1999 championship.