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Saucon Valley Country Club to host 2022 U.S. Senior Open

It’ll be the course’s eighth USGA national championship event.

Saucon Valley Country Club will host the 2022 U.S. Senior Open.

Club President David B. Kennedy made the announcement Sunday in an email to club membership: the tournament will be played on the facility’s Old Course, which has hosted seven prior United States Golf Association national championship events.

The tournament will be played from June 20-26, 2022 — exactly 100 years after the Old Course opened for play in June 1922.

“We have finalized an agreement with the United States Golf Association (USGA) to host the 2022 U.S. Senior Open Championship on the Old Course,” Kennedy said in the email. “This major event will mark the eighth time that Saucon Valley has hosted a USGA national tournament, and the third time (1992 and 2000 previously) that we have hosted the U.S. Senior Open Championship.”

With current PGA Tour stars turning 50 in the coming years such as Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen and Darren Clarke, the tournament should be a big draw for golf fans.

Kennedy also sees the event as a big boost for Saucon Valley Country Club and the regional economy. The club straddles Upper and Lower Saucon townships.

“As many of you know from our past history, hosting these championships brings so many positives to our club,” he said in his email, “including national recognition, significant net financial gain, an opportunity for our membership to experience participating as tournament volunteers and seeing the top professionals firsthand, and boosting our greater Lehigh Valley economy.”

Previous USGA national championship tournaments played at Saucon Valley were the 1951 U.S. Amateur, 1983 U.S. Junior, 1987 U.S. Senior Men’s Amateur, 1992 and 2000 U.S. Senior Open, 2009 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

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full containment LNG tank ownedby UGI in Steelton Bethlehem’s Zoning Hearing Board listened to over four hours of testimony June 14 in connection with UGI’s request for a 98′ high, 78′ wide liquefied natural gas facility in Bethlehem at 2470 Ringh…

Explosions Expert: Catastophic Failure of LNG Tank "Very Remote"

full containment LNG tank ownedby UGI in Steelton Bethlehem’s Zoning Hearing Board listened to over four hours of testimony June 14 in connection with UGI’s request for a 98′ high, 78′ wide liquefied natural gas facility in Bethlehem at 2470 Ringh…

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Police released a sketch of the reported impersonator, following two incidents in January.

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Distraction burglar claimed to be from water authority, police warn

A pair working together on Friday stole from a Lower Saucon Township resident, township police reported.

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‘Phantom’ vehicle’s swerve leads to 2 I-78 wrecks, police say

Two people were hurt, authorities said.

Pennsylvania State Police say two vehicles crashed at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 78 East in Lower Saucon Township, before a se…