It would be nice if the OU club could get into some sort of rotation for the event. After all, the course is the Sooner golf teams’ home. Potential recruits are abundant in the Public Links’ fields.
The only problem is: the USGA is retiring the Public Links after the 2014 events. Where does that leave the OU club with the USGA?
Belmont said the course and the OU club’s ability to get in championship condition provides options.
The U.S. Amateur — both men’s and women’s — are out because they require two courses to stage the event. The Mid-Amateurs require multiple courses, too.
However, the U.S. Junior Amateur could be the next USGA event the OU club tries to land.
“Any of our junior championships would be fine,” Belmont said. “Because it is a university golf course, I think it’s well suited for that. The golf course can set up for any of our championship events — men’s or women’s.”
The course will host a major American Junior Golf Association event in October and more NCAA events will follow. But the club wants to be a national championship site.
The OU club showed again last week that it’s worthy.
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