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THE CDGA AND USGA will work together to host a qualifier for the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship, to be contested at the Pebble Beach Golf Links in August of next year. The second course for the championship will be Spyglass, also a part of the Pebble Beach Golf Resort.

The Par 4, 7th hole at the Preserve at Oak Meadows, located in Addison.

A qualifier for the U.S. amateur, will be the first USGA event brought to the Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison.

July 9th will be the date for the qualifier at the Preserve.

The field for that day will be set after the deadline for entries has passed, and the number of playing spots on the line in the amateur field that day, will be determined at that time as well.

It’s expected that many local players will use the Preserve site to try and qualify for the championship. More details to follow on the Preserve qualifier as the date gets closer, and or the USGA or CDGA releases further information.Follow updates at and

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.