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May 2017

Top Story: SPEARS ON GOLF: Rich Harvest Farms Makes Final Preparations for the NCAA Golf Championships

Author: Rory Spears

It’s been 20 years since the NCAA Golf Championships have been contested in Chicagoland. They were last held in our area in 1997 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest.

Prior to that, one needs to go back to the World War II era—1943, to be exact, when the championship was played at Olympia Fields.

This time around, Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove will play host to both the men’s and women’s championships from May 19-31. The women are on the tees from May 19-24, while the men have a practice round on May 25 and then play for their title from May 26-31.

Back in 1997, Rich Harvest Farms owner Jerry Rich placed a phone call to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delaney. R....