Desert Forest Golf Club to host USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional

The United States Golf Association recently announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

Played over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 51 golf courses across the United States with the culmination of tournament action to be held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco on May 2-6.

One of the host sites for the USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifying will be Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree. Desert Forest will stage the prestigious amateur golf tournament on Monday, March 23.

Desert Forest is no stranger to high level amateur golf events, having hosted the 1990 U.S. Senior Amateur and 2007 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur.

“The USGA Four-Ball Sectional Qualifiers are truly one of this country’s finest amateur golf events and all of us at Desert Forest are truly excited to be hosting this most respected and prominent tournament,” said Roger Bacon, general manager of Desert Forest Golf Club.

To be eligible to play in the USGA Amateur Four-Ball, a player must have a handicap index not exceeding 5.4. Team partners are not required to be from the same club, state or country, and you are eligible to substitute players up until the close of entries.

There are no age restrictions to play in the USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifying events.

The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will consist of 128 two-player teams, each playing their own ball throughout the entire round. A team’s score will be determined using the team’s better-ball score for each hole.

After stroke-play competition, the field will then be reduced to the low 32 teams for the match-play portion of the championship.

For more information on Desert Forest Golf Club and the 2015 USGA Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifying event on March 23, call 480-488-4589 or visit

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