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NFCC Prepares for Porter Cup

Welcome to the Niagara Falls Country Club, host of the 55th 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 collection of the world’s best collegiate, international and mid-amateur golfers. Top players from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, England and Finland will be vying to have their name engraved on the Alexander L. Porter Cup.

Richy Werenski (left) and Patrick Rodgers

Richy Werenski (left) and Patrick Rodgers

2012 Porter Cup Champion Richy Werenski will return to defend his title and will have many challengers including 2011 Champion Patrick Rodgers, 2013 NCAA Champion Max Homa and 2012 USGA Mid-Amateur Champion Nathan Smith.

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.

The Committee 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 Jamie Mandell, our 2013 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. Allan Irwin 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.

Finally, we are grateful to lead official Mike Murphy and his Committee for returning to NFCC to once again coordinate and enforce USGA Tournament Rules.

We look forward to another successful Championship and hope you enjoy the 55th edition of Porter Cup.

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