The 112th Philadelphia Amateur and the Philadelphia Section PGA’s Variety Tournament of Champions are two prominent events in local golf this week.
The amateur, a Golf Association of Philadelphia championship that also earns its titlist points in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, begins Tuesday with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying at Huntingdon Valley and Torresdale-Frankford Country Clubs.
The low 32 finishers will move into match play at Huntingdon Valley, with two matches each on Wednesday and Thursday, and a 36-hole championship match on Saturday.
Michael Hyland of Little Mill is the defending champion. Last year, he became the 17th player in GAP history to win at least two Philadelphia Amateurs with a victory over Stephen Hudacek of Glenmaura National at Manufacturers Golf and Country Club.