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1981 (Oct.) Jim Holtgrieve d. Bob Lewis Jr., 2 up; Bellerive C.C., St. Louis, Mo.; Medalists - 145, Jay Sigel, Jay Rustman; Entries: 1,638
1982 (Sept.) William Hoffer d. Jeffrey Ellis, 3 & 2; Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill.; Medalist - 137, Jay Sigel; Entries: 1,779
1983 (Oct.) Jay Sigel d. Randy Sonnier, 1 up; Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo.; Medalists - 139, Lawrence Stubblefield, Randy Sonnier; Entries: 2,186
1984 (Sept.-Oct.) Michael Podolak d. Bob Lewis Jr., 5 & 4; Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Duluth, Ga.; Medalists - 146, Bob Lewis Jr., Danny Yates; Entries: 2,243
1985 (Nov.) Jay Sigel d. O. Gordon Brewer Jr., 3 & 2; The Vintage Club, (Mountain Course), Indian Wells, Calif.; Medalist - 137, Dennis Saunders; Entries: 2,577
1986 (Oct.) Bill Loeffler d. Charles Pinkard, 4 & 3; Annandale, Madison, Miss.; Medalist - 140, Larry Clark; Entries: 2,511
1987 (Oct.) Jay Sigel d. David Lind, 1 up, 20 holes; Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas, Texas; Medalist - 139, Randy Sonnier; Entries: 2,630
1988 (Oct.) David Eger d. Scott Mayne, 2 & 1; Prairie Dunes C.C., Hutchinson, Kan.; Medalists - 140, Jay Sigel, Randy Sonnier, John Harris; Entries: 2,492
1989 (Sept.-Oct.) James Taylor d. Bill Hadden, 4 & 3; Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind.; Medalist - 135, Sean Knapp; Entries: 3,007
1990 (Oct.) Jim Stuart d. Mark Sollenberger, 1 up; Troon G. & C.C., Scottsdale, Ariz.; Medalist - 141, Mitch Voges; Entries: 3,397
1991 (Oct.) Jim Stuart d. Bert Atkinson Hilton, 1 up; Long Cove Club, Head Island, S.C.; Medalist - 138, William Hadden; Entries: 3,684
1992 (Sept.) Danny Yates d. David Lind, 1 up; Detroit G.C. (North Course), Detroit, Mich; Medalist - 138, John Grace; Entries: 3,692
1993 (Sept.) Jeff Thomas d. Joey Ferrari, 1 up; Eugene C.C. Eugene, Ore.; Medalist - 139, Jay Coatta; Entries: 3,600
1994 (Sept.) Tim Jackson d. Tommy Brennan, 1 up; Hazeltine National G.C.; Chaska, Minn.; Medalist - 136, Tom Kroll; Entries: 3,720
1995 (Sept.) Jerry Courville Jr. d. Warren Sye, 1 up; Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mills, Md.; Medalist - 139, John Harris; Entries: 3,885
1996 (Sept.-Oct.) John "Spider" Miller d. Randy Lewis, 3 and 2; Hartford G.C., W. Hartford, Conn.; Medalist - 139, Jerry Courville Jr.; Entries: 4,102
1997 (Oct.) Ken Bakst d. Rick Stimmel, 1 up; Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas; Medalist - 132, Bert Atkinson; Entries: ?5,271
1998 (Oct.) John "Spider" Miller d. Chip Holcombe, 1 up; NCR Country Club (South Course), Dayton, Ohio; Medalist - 136, Steve Sheehan; Entries: 4,095
1999 (Sept.) Danny Green d. Jerry Courville Jr., 2 and 1; Old Warson Country Club, St. Louis, MO.; Medalist - 139 ; Entries 4,267
2000 (Sept.) Greg Puga d.Wayne Raath, 3 and 1; The Homestead, Hot Springs, Va. (Cascades Course); Medalists - 138, Jim Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Darryl Donovan, Dale Fuller; Entries 4,326
2001 (Oct.) Tim Jackson d. George Zahringer, 1 up; San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif.; Medalist - 132, Jeff Wilson; Entries: 4,667
2002 (Sept.) George Zahringer d. Jerry Courville Jr., 3 and 2, The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, Conn.; Medalists - 142, George Zahringer, Pat Carter, Bill Sharpe; Entries: 4,549
2003 (Oct.) Nathan Smith d. Bryan Norton, match conceded due to injury, Wilmington C.C. (South Course), Wilmington, Del.; Medalist - 137, Tripp Davis; Entries: 4,469
2004 (Oct.) Austin Eaton III d. Josh Dennis, 1 up; Sea Island G.C. (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga.; Medalists - 137, Paul Simson, Jeff Wilson; Entries: 4,371
2005 (Sept.) Kevin Marsh d. Carlton Forrester, 10 and 9; The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Medalist - 138, Darin Newhouse; Entries: 4,130
2006 (Sept.) Dave Womack d. Ryan Hybl, 1 up; Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon Course), Flagstaff, Ariz.; Medalists - 139, Carlton Forrester, Ryan Hybl, Trip Kuehne; Entries: 4052
2007 (Oct.) Trip Kuehne Dan Whitaker, 9 and 7, Bandon Dunes Resort (Bandon Dunes Course), Bandon, Ore.; Medalists - 144, Richard Berkmeyer, Tim Hogarth, Stephen Sear, George Zahringer and Austin Eaton; Entries: 4,426

Record qualifying score (1997, 2001)
Record entry (1997)

 

 
Championship Facts

U.S. Mid-Amateur

PAR AND YARDAGE The course at Milwaukee Country Club is set to play at 7,004/6,958 yards and par 35-3570. Brown Deer Park Golf Course, which will be utilized as the second course for the stroke-play portion of the championship (two rounds), is set up at 6,728 yards with a par of 34-3670.

ARCHITECTS OF THE COURSES H.S. Colt and Charles Alison designed the course at Milwaukee Country Club, which opened in 1911. The club was founded in 1894.

George Hansen was the architect of Brown Deer Park Golf Course, which opened in 1929.

WHO CAN PLAY – Amateur golfers who will have reached their 25th birthday on or before Sept. 6, and who have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4, are eligible.

ENTRIES Entries for the 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur closed July 16. The USGA accepted 3,839 entries for the 2008 championship. The record of 5,271 entries was set in 1997.

QUALIFYING Sectional qualifying for the U.S. Mid-Amateur will be conducted from July 28-Aug. 18 at 68 sites.

THE FIELD The starting field will consist of 264 golfers. Each golfer will play a single round on each of the two golf courses before the field is trimmed to the low 64 scorers, who will advance to match play at Milwaukee Country Club.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY

  • Saturday, Sept. 6 First round, stroke play (18 holes)
  • Sunday, Sept. 7 Second round, stroke play (18 holes). After 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers, who advance to match play.
  • Monday, Sept. 8 First round, match play (18 holes)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 9 -Second round, match play (18 holes); Third round, match play (18 holes)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10 Quarterfinals, match play (18 holes); Semifinals, match play (18 holes)
  • Thursday, Sept. 11 Final, match play (36 holes)
  • ADMISSION Admission is free. Tickets are not needed for this USGA championship and spectators are encouraged to attend.

     

     
     

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