KINGSTON, NY — Entries are in the mail and at area venues for the 71st Ulster County (The Herdegen) Men’s Amateur Golf Championship, which is just two months away.
Tournament director Dean Palen said the apps are now available at all Ulster County clubs and the county’s two training grounds. The 21 exemptions for 2021 will also receive their forms.
The Herdegen qualifier is scheduled for June 4 at the Twaalfskill Club. To be eligible, the player must be either an Ulster County resident or a New York State resident who is a member of an Ulster County Golf Club. The deadline is May 25.
For more information, call Palen at (845) 594-7791.
The qualifier produced 41 candidates last year and the field for the 70th Herdegen was 58.
A field of 54-plus ties will chase defending champion Jared Miller, who shot 54 holes 69-77-74-220, to win by two strokes in 2021. He was runner-up in 19.
Three players finished within four strokes of Miller last year. Nick Puleo was second at 222 and Oliver Watson and Nick Kleeschulte tied at 224.
Miller shot 1-under 69 at Woodstock Golf Club for a two-stroke lead in the first round. Kleeschulte’s 74 at Apple Greens Golf Course gave him a one-stroke advantage after the second round. Miller, triggered by a double eagle on the second hole, shot 2 for 74 in the final round at Wiltwyck Golf Club.
The rotation is the same for this year with the first round at Woodstock on June 24, Apple Greens hosting the second on June 25 and the final round at Wiltwyck on June 26.