BALTUSROL TO HOST 2010 IVY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Ivy League office announced recently that the 2010 Ivy League Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be played April 23-25 at the world-renowned Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.

The announcement means that both championship events will be played at the same location for a second consecutive year.

“We are thrilled to take our golf championships to such an outstanding and scenic course as Baltusrol’s. The extensive history of hosting high-caliber tournaments will create a wonderful championship experience for our institutions,” said Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris. 

 

"To compete for the prestigious Ivy League Championship at a venue which has hosted a record number of USGA Championships (15 - including 7 US Opens as well as a PGA Championship), illustrates first hand how impressive our league truly is,” said Brown head men’s golf coach Michael Hughes.
lt;br> Baltusrol Golf Club, synonymous with championship golf, sits at the base of Baltusrol Mountain in northern New Jersey, only a stone's throw from New York City. With a rich heritage that dates back to 1895, Baltusrol is considered one of the country's premier private golf clubs. Its two championship courses, the Lower and Upper, have played distinguished roles on the national golf stage since their creation by Golden Age architect A.W. Tillinghast. Together, the courses have hosted 16 national championships, including seven U.S. Opens, two U.S. Women’s Opens and one PGA Championship. The PGA Championship will return to Baltusrol for the second time in 2016.

With its long history of championship golf, Baltusrol is one of a select number of clubs that can claim virtually all of the greatest players in the game have walked its fairways, from Harry Vardon and Bobby Jones to Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. In fact, Baltusrol's hallowed grounds have been the scene of some of the most historic moments in championship golf, including Jack Nicklaus' head-to-head duel with Arnold Palmer in the 1967 U.S. Open, Nicklaus' record-setting victory over Isao Aoki in the 1980 U.S. Open, the 18-hole showdown between Lee Janzen and Payne Stewart in the 1993 U.S. Open and the emergence of Phil Mickelson as a repeat major champion in winning Baltusrol's first PGA Championship in 2005.

The Ivy League is the broadest-based conference in the NCAA, sponsoring Division I championship competition in 33 men’s and women’s sports. The Ivy League includes Brown, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Yale Universities, the University of Pennsylvania, and Dartmouth College.