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The Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA), has announced it’s 106th Championship Season Schedule for 2019.
The season ahead will be highlighted by the 100th playing of the CDGA Amateur Championship at the Glen View Club, in Golf. While the 89th Illinois State Amateur will be held in Wheaton at Cantigny Golf. The CDGA will conduct 56 events in 2019, that include 10 CDGA and Illinois State Championships. Registration for all events will begin on Jan. 22nd.
The CDGA Amateur that dates back to 1914, returns the Glen View Club for the first time since 1915. Championship week moves back on the calendar one week in 2019 to June 24-27. The Illinois State Amateur returns to Cantigny for the fifth time, the first time the 72 hole championship will be contested there since 2014 when Raymond Knoll took home the trophy.
“The Association is excited to host it’s 100th CDGA Amateur in 2019 at a founding club of the CDGA, in the Glen View Club,” said Nick Scillia, CDGA Director of Rules and Competitions. “We look forward to honoring the event’s history of courses and players and hopefully adding another century to it moving forward. Cantigny has been a frequent host of the Illinois State Amateur and will again provide a true championship test in this upcoming year.”
The championship schedule tee’s off with the 18th CDGA Senior Amateur at Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville Indiana, the site of the 2017 CDGA Amateur. The championship returns to May (13-16), after being moved this year to July because of heavy rains.
Next up on the schedule is the 5th annual CDGA Mid-Amateur from May 20-22 at Highland Park’s Northmoor Country Club. Northmoor’s first CDGA Championship since the 2002 CDGA Amateur.
2022 Illinois State Amateur Championship venue Westmoreland Country Club, will host the Senior Amateur Championship Sept. 9-11.
The CDGA has increased the handicap limit in 2019, for the CDGA Amateur, and the CDGA Mid-Amateur, and the Illinois State Mid-Amateur from 5.4 up to 7.4, CDGA Senior Amateur handicap index moves from 5.4 to 10.4.
The Radix Cup returns on June 12th to the Oak Park Country Club, where the CDGA Amateurs have a two-year winning streak on the line. More details on the all the CDGA events, qualifiers and championships can be found at CDGA.org.