2010 Porter Cup Features Top Amateur Golfers
July 13, 2010
We would like to welcome you to the Niagara Falls Country Club, host of the 52nd Annual Porter Cup. Each year, the tournament builds on the foundation laid down previously to reach new heights of excellence in amateur golf.
The tournament is pleased to again have a strong field of the world’s best collegiate and mid-amateur golfers. Top players from the United States, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Argentina, Bolivia and South Africa will be vying to have their name engraved on the Alexander L. Porter Cup.
For the first time in tournament history, the Porter Cup welcomes the reigning United States Amateur and British Amateur Champions. Byeong-hun An and Jin Jeong are both making their Porter Cup debut.
NCAA Player of the Year Russell Henley is returning to NFCC for another Porter Cup. Russell tied for 16th at last month’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, marking the best finish by an amateur since 2004.
2009 United States Walker Cup Team members Nathan Smith and Peter Uihlein are joining us again. Nathan and Peter were key members of the victorious U.S. squad in the Match at Merion Golf Club against their amateur counterparts from Great Britain and Ireland.
We would like to thank our Official Corporate Sponsor M&T Bank for their long-time financial support of the tournament. Without our partnership, the tournament simply could not exist in its present capacity and we are excited about continuing our relationship for many years to come.
We would like to acknowledge the membership of the Niagara Falls Country Club for enthusiastically and graciously sacrificing a week of mid-season golf in the spirit of maintaining the wonderful tradition of Porter Cup. Your support of the tournament is greatly appreciated.
We would also like to thank Mick Whipple, our 2010 General Chairman, and his Committees of volunteers for the dedication and commitment they have displayed to make this special week run so smoothly.
Special appreciation is in order for our Grounds Superintendent Khlar Holthouse and the entire Grounds crew. General Manager Alan Cohen and his dedicated staff in the office and kitchen and Head Golf Professional John Boss and his folks in the Pro Shop are to be acknowledged for their efforts and professionalism.
We are also grateful to lead officials Rich Johnson and Mike Murphy for returning to NFCC to once again coordinate and enforce USGA Tournament Rules.
Finally, we would like to extend our personal thanks to Fred Solomon of the Scratch Players Group for his detailed and diligent preparation of the Player Biographies.
We look forward to another successful Championship and hope you enjoy the 52nd edition of Porter Cup.