2017 NCAA Golf Championships Ticket Sales and Volunteer Registration Now Open

2017 NCAA Golf Championships Ticket Sales and Volunteer Registration Now Open

SUGAR GROVE, IL – In May, the Chicagoland area — along with fans and visitors from across the country — will experience the excitement of a national championship tournament up close and in person when Northern Illinois University (NIU) and Rich Harvest Farms host the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships! Now is the time to secure your tickets for this prestigious event.

The women’s championship will be held May 19-24, 2017, followed by the men’s finals May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms. The “Home of the Huskies”, located in Sugar Grove, IL, is consistently one of Golf Digest Magazine’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

For the first time since becoming a major college program in 1969, NIU is preparing to host their first NCAA Championship in any sport. The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships promises to be a tremendous two weeks of collegiate golf with activities for the entire family.


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Rich Harvest Farms is Proud to Host Giant Steps’ Sixth Annual 5K Walk for Autism

Giant Steps  will be hosting its 6th annual 5K Walk for Autism this year at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Gove, Illinois. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1 and is open to all. A pillar fundraising event for Giant Steps, the 5K walk has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to support the school’s mission. This year’s fundraising will go towards the school’s operating budget and will help fund the daily needs of both students and staff.


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Rich Harvest Farms Caddie Headed to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Next week, March 14-20, some of the best PGA Tour golfers in the world will converge on Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando, Florida for the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard and a Rich Harvest Farms caddie will have a front row seat to all the action inside the ropes.

Zach Urwiler, a second-year caddie at Rich Harvest Farms and a sophomore at Marmion Academy, will be traveling down to Bay Hill to caddie for amateur Maverick McNealy.


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Rich Harvest Farms Hosts Northern Illinois University’s 2015 Northern Intercollegiate

WHAT: The Fifth Annual Northern Intercollegiate

Rich Harvest Farms, “Home of the Northern Illinois University Huskies,” will be hosting the 2015 Northern Intercollegiate Tournament this weekend. Each university will have a team of five players. An additional nine individual players will compete as well.
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Dawson Armstrong wins the 113th Western Amateur!

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 8, 2015) … On the second hole of a sudden death playoff, Dawson Armstrong holed a 20-yard bunker shot for eagle Saturday to win the 113th Western Amateur in the most dramatic fashion in memory.Armstrong’s stunning shot from the sand fronting the par 5 second hole at Rich Harvest Farms meant that his opponent, Aaron Wise, needed to hole his 25-foot putt to match Armstrong’s 3 to continue the playoff.
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Robby Shelton Claims 113th Western Amateur Medalist Honors

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 6, 2015) … Robby Shelton of Wilmer, Alabama earned medalist honors Thursday at the 113th Western Amateur following an 11-under par performance in stroke play this week at Rich Harest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

A highly decorated junior at the University of Alabama, Shelton was tied for seventh heading into the fourth round before firing a 5-under 67 to join the likes of Bobby Jones, Chick Evans and other of the game’s greats as medalist at the Western Amateur. Shelton’s final round was his best of the week and included five birdies and an eagle.
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Danielson Takes Lead after Round 3

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 6, 2015) … Charlie Danielson of Osceola, Wisconsin, shot a 1-under 71 to claim the third round lead Thursday at the 2015 Western Amateur at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Danielson, a senior at the University of Illinois, was one stroke back of leader Dawson Armstrong when the round began and recovered from a triple bogey on No. 10 to post the third’s second-lowest score.
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Dawson Armstrong Claims One Stroke Lead

Sugar Grove, Illinois (August 5, 2015) … About halfway through a second consecutive subpar round at Rich Harvest Farms on Wednesday, Dawson Armstrong shifted his focus from his own fate at the 2015 Western Amateur to that of his playing partner — highly-touted, Florida commit Sam Horsfield, who was on the verge of missing Wednesday’s 36-hole cut.

Armstrong, a 19-year-old sophomore at Lipscomb University, rooted loudly for Horsfield, high-fiving him after several crucial putts, including the successful birdie attempt on No. 18 that ensured Horsfield would see at least 36 more holes of stroke play at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
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Taylor Funk eyes spot in Western Amateur Sweet 16

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 6, 2015) … PGA TOUR veteran Fred Funk won’t be able to come to Rich Harvest Farms today to watch his son, Taylor, try to qualify for this year’s Sweet 16 match play segment of the Western Amateur in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Fred will be busy playing at the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary.

“Hopefully, he can get a win and I can get a win, and have a Funk duo there,” Taylor said Wednesday after shooting a 5-under 67, which put him at 9-under par, two shots behind leader Dawson Armstrong.
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Texas’ Funk leads the 113th Western Amateur & Wise Breaks Course Record

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (Aug. 4, 2015) … With five Texas Longhorns in the field, many might have guessed that a player in burnt orange would at one point lead the 2015 Western Amateur but they might not have predicted that someone would be Taylor Funk, a 19-year-old sophomore from Ponte Vedre, Florida.

Perhaps less talked about than his teammates – who include defending Western Amateur champion Beau Hossler and 2015 Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman of the Year Award winner Scottie Scheffler — Funk followed up an opening round 4-under 68 with a 5-under 67 on Wednesday and claimed sole possession of the second round lead.
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