The 54-hole medal play event is comprised of three divisions: Seniors (ages 50-64); Super Seniors (ages 65-69) and Legends (ages 70 and over).
A full field of top senior amateurs from 13 different states will be competing — an invite-only field limited to 72 contestants with an established handicap index of 6.0 or less as selected by the Two Rivers Senior Invitational Committee based on WAGR and VSGA rankings, according to a press release.
“It’s an honor for our club and a testimony to the beauty and quality of our course that we have such an elite list of 72 players this year,” said Chris Warring, Two Rivers’ PGA Golf Professional. “Our course layout, spectacular course conditions, and the warm hospitality of the Two Rivers members and staff are the reasons this event has become so popular.”
Notable players will include Jon Hurst, ranked No. 1 in Virginia, and Sherrill Britt from West End, North Carolina, ranked No. 24 nationally. Top Super Senior participants include John Steele and Harry Thomas, ranked No. 3 and No. 8 in Virginia, as well as Don Donatoni from West Chester, ranked No. 2 in Pennsylvania. A notable entry in the Legends division is George Washburn of Frederick, Maryland, who is ranked No. 123 nationally,
TRCC players Kent Erdahl and Mike McDonald are also returning to compete. Both won their age divisions at previous Two Rivers Senior Invitational events.
The Tom Fazio-designed course that winds through The Governor’s Land residential community and finishes along the banks of the James and Chickahominy rivers has hosted a number of top tournaments, including:
- 2005 MAPA Senior Pro – Junior Pro Championship
- 2005 U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying
- 2009 U.S. Amateur Qualifying
- 2010 U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying
- 2015 VSGA Women’s and Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship
- 2016 U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying
- 2017 12th Senior Open of Virginia
- 2018 13th Senior Open of Virginia
- 2020 Society of Seniors Jack Hesler Tournament
Winners and top finishers in each division will receive trophies, gift certificates to the Two Rivers Pro Shop, and be awarded points on the GolfWeek national ranking program and the VSGA ranking program (if from Virginia), according to the release.