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Kiawah Island Club to host USGA amateur championship in 2023

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The Kiawah Island Club will host the U.S. Golf Association’s ninth annual U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, scheduled to take place May 20-24, 2023.

This will be the second USGA event hosted by the club, which hosted the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2009. Kiawah Island Club’s Cassique Course hosted the 2001 UBS Cup, and the River Course was the site of the 2000 S.C. Amateur.

The announcement comes three weeks before the U.S. Women’s Open Championship is played at the Country Club of Charleston.

“U.S. Amateur Four-Ball continues to be one of our most popular championships and provides for a spirited and dynamic team competition,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director of championships, in a news release. “We look forward to identifying an Amateur Four-Ball champion in the state of South Carolina for the first time in 2023.”

The Amateur Four-Ball Championship consists of 128 two-player teams, each playing their own ball throughout the round. A team’s score is determined by the lower score of the partners for each hole. After 36 holes of stroke play, the field is reduced to the lowest-scoring 32 teams for the championships match-play bracket.

The Cassique Course will host stroke play and match play, and the River Course will serve as the stroke play co-host course.

“We are honored to partner with the USGA and are thrilled to be bringing another USGA championship to the club,” Chris Randolph of Kiawah Partners said in the release. “We believe our award-winning Cassique and River courses will prove to be a challenging test for the top amateurs and a great experience for golf fans to take in premier team golf in an unparalleled setting.”

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