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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 3:57pm

JCC has won a fifth consecutive bid to host the National Junior College Athletic Association men's Division 3 golf championships at Chautauqua Golf Club for another three years.

JCC has sponsored the 72-hole tournament with the JCC Faculty Student Association at Chautauqua since 2000.

“I am thrilled that the NJCAA championship events committee approved our proposal,” said Greg Fish, JCC FSA executive director and tournament director. “The fact that we will host it for another three years is a sign of continued confidence in the leadership of JCC and Chautauqua Golf Club to coordinate such a significant event.”

“Hosting this prestigious national tournament for the past 12 years has been a source of great pride for our entire staff at the Chautauqua Golf Club,” said Jack Voelker, general manager of the club and director of recreation and youth services at Chautauqua Institution. “The opportunity to continue our strong partnership with JCC and host for another three years is an honor. We look forward to welcoming the visiting players, coaches, and families back in 2012 as they add their experiences to the nearly 100 years of golf history at Chautauqua.”

Tournament qualifiers have come from colleges in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. The tournament traditionally draws over 100 golfers and over 300 spectators, including coaches.
 

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