Ridgeway Country Club/Colonial Country Club (South Course)
Memphis, Tenn. • qualifying: Jun 04, 2018
Although both venues have previously been used for sectional qualifying, this will be the first time the two will be paired together. Ridgeway Country Club, which opened in 1971, was designed by the trio of Ed Seay, Ellis Maples and Bill Bergin. Colonial Country Club, which is a 36-hole facility, was the site of Al Geiberger's 59 in the 1977 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic on the PGA Tour. Founded in 1913 by several local businessmen, Colonial Country Club, which was a longtime PGA Tour host site, moved to its current site in 1968. Notable winners at Colonial include U.S. Open champions Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Jerry Pate, Raymond Floyd, Tommy Bolt and Curtis Strange.
The Memphis sectional often draws many PGA Tour players who are competing in the upcoming Memphis St. Jude Classic. Last year, Wisconsin native Steve Stricker qualified in Memphis and proceeded to earn a share of 16th place at Erin Hills.
The qualifier is conducted by the Tennessee Golf Association, one of 59 Allied Golf Associations supported by the USGA.