A familiar face was crowned the 2019 Monroe Invitational champion on Saturday as Georgia Tech’s Andy Ogletree launched an even-par 70 to win in his fourth attempt. Ogletree tied for third place in 2018, finished solo seventh in 2017, and earned a tie for 60th place in his first appearance back in 2016.
The Monroe Invitational Championship (MIC) is one of the oldest amateur tournaments in the United States dating back to 1937. Monroe Golf Club (MGC) has hosted this event for 78 years. The MIC was played at match play until the format was switched to 72 holes of stroke play in 1998.
Since its inception in 1923, Monroe Golf Club has long been regarded as one of the premier private clubs in Rochester and throughout Western New York. The club’s award winning Donald Ross designed golf course is viewed by many as one of the most classic and preserved layouts from Mr. Ross’s original designs and has hosted numerous championships over the past 90 years.