Golf

(Aug. 10, 2018) Eagle’s Landing Golf Course in Berlin will host the Under Armour Golf Tour Maryland Regional Qualifier for the second time on Saturday, Aug. 11.

 “We had 101 players last year from across the Mid-Atlantic,” said Ray Taranto, tournament director. “This is an individual stroke-play tournament. We should have 100 players or more trying to qualify for the national championship, which will be in Ocean City next June.”

Players have to win 12 qualifiers across the nation, which take place in Texas, Pennsylvania, Chicago, New Mexico and Florida, to participate in the regional qualifier in Ocean City.

“At each regional, the top 15 players from each region will advance to the 54-hole national championship in Ocean City,” Taranto said.

The event format is consider a “stroke-based tournament,” just like the tour professionals play, which is where the competitors play their own golf ball.

“There is a division for all skill levels,” Taranto said. The divisions (handicap) are 0-5, 6-11, 12-20 and 21-30.

“From golf club champs to golf course record holders, all the way up to your new golfers [are competing],” Taranto added. “There is a division for all skill levels, and females are allowed to play.”

The four division winners will win a free national championship package, which is valued at $450.

It will also include three rounds of golf at Ocean Pines-Ocean City Golf Club and Eagle’s Landing, as well as two dinners from Off the Hook restaurant group, which is sponsoring dinner for all of the players and their family during the golf tournament.

“We are excited to bring the national championship to Ocean City,” Taranto said. “For the past two years, we had the national championship in Port St. Lucie in Florida, so we are excited to bring it back to Ocean City for the third year.”

The tournament starts at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.thetourua.com.  

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