Giovanni Manzoni, Gianmarco Manfredi, Elia Dallanegra and Alessandro Nardini defend the blue colors in the Dutch Amateur Championship scheduled from 11 to 13 August on the Eindhovensche Golf course, in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands.
Filippo Bagnoli participates in a personal capacity. Dutch Lars van der Vight defends the title.
Dutch Amateur Championship, schedule
The event takes place over a 72-hole stroke play distance. After 36 (18 per day) the first 47 classified and those tied in 47th place will access the two final rounds that will be held on the third and final day of competition.
At the end of the second round the Nations Trophy will be awarded. The two best scores out of three daily will be valid for this ranking. The championship, born in 1898, has been stably played since 2000 at Eindhovensche Golf, which hosted it for the first time in 1931.
The course, designed by architect Harry S. Colt and opened in 1930, is considered one of the best in the Netherlands and not only that, as it is among the top 30 of the Golf World Top 100 Continental Europe Courses. No Italian has ever won on this track.
Among the players who climbed to the top of the podium we remember the Dutch Daan Huizing, Lars Keunen and Lars van Meijel who currently play on the continental circuits. Valkenswaard is a city and a municipality in the south of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.
The municipality is located in the natural region of Kempen, a sandy plain of peat bog and moorland on both sides of the border with Belgium. On April 30, 2017, it had a population of 30,507 inhabitants, with an area of 56.50 km², of which 1.15 km² are occupied by water, and a population density of 555 h/km².
The current municipality was created in 1934 by the merger of the original municipalities of Valkenswaard, Dommelen, and Borkel en Schaft, which currently form as many population centers. The municipality was known in the 20th century for its tobacco factories and today for the Dommelsch brewery located in Dommelen, which with some other light industry and tourism forms the basis of the local economy.