Jones Cup Invitational Underway in Georgia
02 Feb 2012
see also: Ocean Forest Golf Club
SEA ISLAND, Georgia (Feb. 1, 2012) -- Ocean Forest Golf Club is hosting the 8th playing of the Jones Cup Invitational, February 3-5, 2012.
A field comprised of some of the best amateur golfers in the world, representing 13 countries, will compete over three days on the beautiful Rees Jones designed course for a chance to add their name to a list of great champions that includes DJ Trahan, Gregg Jones, Nicholas Thompson, Luke List, Kyle Stanley, Patrick Reed and John Peterson. The strong field includes the reigning US Amateur Champion Kelly Kraft, British Amateur Champion Bryden Macpherson, US Mid Amateur Champion Randy Lewis and Welsh Amateur Champion Jason Shufflebotham who are all looking to add this prestigious title to their impressive amateur careers.
Inaugurated in 2001, the Jones Cup Invitational was built from a deep commitment to amateur golf by the A.W. Jones family, and annually attracts the finest amateurs from the United States and abroad for this three-day competition. Past participants range from current and future PGA Tour stars including Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler, Lucas Glover, Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk, Jeff Overton, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson and Gary Woodland.
The event is open to the public with starting times beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3. For more information about the tournament or 2012 field, please reference the website at www.jonescupinvitational.com or contact Kory Reitz, Head Golf Professional, Ocean Forest Golf Club (912) 638-5835.
ABOUT THE Jones Cup
The Jones Cup was born from a deep commitment to
amateur golf by the A.W. Jones family, who founded
the Cloister and Sea Island Golf Club in 1928. The
Island Golf Club has played host to seven USGA
championships. The Jones Cup is yet another
of the family's strong involvement in amateur golf.
This 54-hole individual stroke-play event,
in 2001, is played at Ocean Forest Golf Club. The
Jones design opened in 1995 and has hosted the
Georgia State Amateur Championship, the 1999
Southern Amateur Championship and the 2001
Cup Match. The Jones Cup brings together many of
finest amateurs from the United States and abroad
this three-day competition.
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