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Records

Age

Oldest Champion (years / months / days)
49/5/3 George Zahringer, 2002
48/4/5 John "Spider" Miller, 1998

Youngest Champion (years / months / days)
25/2/10 Nathan Smith, 2003
29/10/29 Greg Puga, 2000
30/2/0 Bill Loeffler, 1986
30/4/12 Michael Podolak, 1984


Champions

Most Victories
3 Jay Sigel (1983, 1985, 1987)

Most Times in Final Match
3 Jay Sigel (1983, 1985, 1987)
3 Jerry Courville (1995, 1999, 2002)

Winner of U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur
Jay Sigel (1982, 1983 U.S. Amateurs, 1983, 1985, 1987 U.S. Mid-Amateurs)

Most Times Medalist
Jay Sigel (1981, 1982, 1988)
Randy Sonnier (1983, 1987, 1988)
Jeff Wilson (2000, 2001, 2004)


Course

Longest Course
7,339 yards Forest Highlands G.C. (Meadow Course, second course used for stroke play), Flagstaff, Ariz., 2006

Shortest Course
6,539 yards Hartford G.C., W. Hartford, Conn., 1996


Entries

Largest
5,271 (1997)

Smallest
1,638 (1981)


Match Play

Largest Margin of Victory
9 and 8 Parker Smith d. Brian Woods, first round, The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005
9 and 7 Tom O'Loughlin d Scott Dalesio, second round, Hartford G.C., W. Hartford, Conn., 1996
8 and 7 Rick DeWitt d. O. Gordon Brewer, first round, Troon G. & C.C., Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990
8 and 6 Rick Stimmel d. Thomas Fallon, third round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997
8 and 6 J. Franklin Rose d. Donald Sayet, first round, Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1982
8 and 6 George Zahringer d. Trey Treadwell, first round, San Joaquin, C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

Largest Margin of Victory, Semifinal
6 and 5 David Lind d. Joey Dzwonkowski, Detroit (Mich.) G.C. (North Course), 1992
6 and 5 Tim Jackson d. Ed Gibstein, Hazeltine National G.C., Chasta, Minn., 1994
6 and 5 Rick Stimmel d. Jerry Courville Jr., Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), 1997
6 and 4 Jerry Courville Jr. d. James Taylor, Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mills, Md. 1995
5 and 4 Bob Lewis d. Gordon Brewer, Bellerive C.C., St. Louis, Mo., 1981
5 and 4 James Stuart d. Paul Simson, Long Cove, Hilton Head, S.C., 1991
5 and 4 Tim Jackson d. Jeff Wilson, San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
5 and 4 George Zahringer d. Jeff Wilson, The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, Conn., 2002
5 and 4 Nathan Smith d. Alan Hill, Wilmington C.C. (South Course), 2003

Largest Margin of Victory, Final (18 holes)
5 and 4 Michael Podolak d. Bob Lewis Jr., Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1982
4 and 3 Bill Loeffler d. Charles Pinkard, Annandale, Madison, Miss., 1986
4 and 3 James Taylor d. Bill Hadden, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1989

Largest Margin of Victory, Final (36 holes)
10 and 9 Kevin Marsh d. Carlton Forrester; The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005
9 and 7 Trip Kuehne d. Dan Whitaker; Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes Course), Bandon, Ore., 2007

Longest Match
27 holes Jerry Courville d. Philip Ebner, first round, NCR Country Club (South Course), Dayton, Ohio, 1998
26 holes Roy Schultheiss d. Worth Banner, first round, Troon G. & C.C., Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990
26 holes Thomas Fallon d. Michael McCarthy, first round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997
25 holes Bill Hadden d. Mark Infalt, first round, Annandale, Madison, Miss., 1986
25 holes Ryan Hybl d. Carlton Forrestere, semifinal round, Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon Course), Flagstaff, Ariz., 2006
24 holes James Stahl d. Bill Malley, first round, Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1982
24 holes Jay Sigel d. Bob Lewis Jr., fourth round, Cherry Hills C.C., Englewood, Colo., 1983
24 holes James Scorese d. Kyle Coody, second round, The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, Conn., 2002
24 holes John McClure d. Arnold Cutrell, second round, Sea Island G.C. (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

Longest Semifinal Match
20 holes Joey Ferrari d. Jerry courville Jr., Eugene (Ore.) C.C., 1993
19 holes Michael Podolak d. David Jacobsen, Atlanta (Ga.) Athletic Club (Highlands Course), 1984
19 holes Charles Pinkard d. Bob Young, Annandale, Madison, Miss., 1986
19 holes George Zahringer d. Trey Lewis, San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
19 holes Trip Kuehne d. Scott Hardy, semifinal round, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon Dunes Course), Bandon, Ore., 2007

Longest 18-hole Final Match (1981-2000)
20 holes Jay Sigel d. David Lind, Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas, Texas, 1987

Most Extra-Hole Matches by One Player, Championship
3 Michael Podolak, Atlanta A.C. (Highlands Course), Duluth, Ga., 1984
3 Bert Atkinson, Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1991
3 David Strawn, Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, 1993
3 Jerry Courville Jr., Caves Valley G,C, (Md.), 1995
3 Kevin Marsh, Sea Island G.C. (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004
3 Steven Liebler, The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005

Most Extra-Hole Matches, Championship
14 Sea Island G.C. (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004
14 The Vintage Club (Mountain Course), Indian Wells, Calif., 1985
12 Hartford Golf Course, West Hartford, Conn. (1996)
12 Atlanta (Ga.) Athletic Club (Highlands Course), 1984
12 Annandale, Madison, Miss., 1986

Most Match-Play Victories
36 Jerry Courville Jr.
30 Danny Yates
30 Jay Sigel
28 George Zahringer
27 Tim Jackson
21 Jim Holtgrieve
20 David Eger
20 Craig Steinberg
19 Jim Stuart
19 Randy Sonnier
19 Randy Haag
19 Danny Green
17 Bob Lewis Jr.

Most Consecutive Match Play Victories
12 Jim Stuart (1990-91)
10 Tim Jackson (2001-02)
10 George Zahringer (2002-03)
9 Jim Holtgrieve (1981-82)
9 David Eger (1988-89)
9 Tim Jackson (1994-95)


Stroke Play

Lowest Score, 9 Holes
29 Mark Boyajian, first nine, first round, Annandale, Madison, Miss., 1986
29 Bert Atkinson, first nine, second round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997

Lowest Score, 18 Holes
63 Jim Wilson, first round, The Homestead (Lower Course), Hot Springs, Va. 2000
64 Tom Kroll, first round, Wayzata (Minn.) C.C., 1994
64 Bert Atkinson, second round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997
64 Kevin Marsh, second round, Black Creek Club, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005
65 Matt Bettencourt, second round, Fort Washington G & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
65 Jerry Courville Jr., second round, Hartford G.C., W. Hartford, Conn., 1996
66 Jay Sigel, second round, Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1982
66 Sean Knapp, first round, Bellerive CC, St. Louis, Mo., 1999
66 Jeff Wilson, first round, Fort Washington G & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
66 Tony McBroom, first round, Fort Washington G & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
66 Scott McGihon, first round, Fort Washington G & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
66 Jeff Wilson, second round, San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
66 Brendan Hester, first round, The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005

Lowes Score, 36 Holes
132 Bert Atkinson, (68-64), Dallas Athletic Club (Blue and Gold Courses), Mesquite, Texas, 1997
132 Jeff Wilson (66-66), San Joaquin C.C. and Fort Washington G & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
135 Sean Knapp (68-67), Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1989
135 Tony McBroom, (66-69), San Joaquin C.C. and Fort Washington G& C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
135 Scot McGihon, (66-66), San Joaquin C.C. and Fort Washington G & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
136 Tom Kroll (64-72), Wayzata C.C., Wayzata, Minn., and Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1994


Miscellaneous

Holes-In-One
Richard Blooston, second round of stroke play qualifying, 17th hole, Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1982
Donald Bliss, first round of stroke play qualifying, 10th hole (his first hole played), Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas, Texas, 1987
Donald Bliss, first round of stroke play qualifying, 8th hole (his 17th hole played), Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas, Texas, 1987
Tommy Bell, second round of stroke play qualifying, Troon G. & C.C., Scottsdale, Ariz., 1991
Buddy Trumpf, first round of stroke play qualifying, 13th hole, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1994
Casey Alexander, first round, second hole, at Tumble Brook C.C., Bloomfield, Conn., 1996
Win Bruning, first round of stroke play qualifying, 3rd hole, Bellerive CC, St. Louis, Mo., 1999
Nick Desai, second round of stroke play qualifying, 8th hole, Lower Cascades Course, Hot Springs, Va., 2000
Tony DeLuca, second round of match play, 15th hole, Cascades Course, Hot Springs, Va., 2000
David Rathjen, second round of stroke play qualifying 7th hole, San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001
R.J. Nakashian, first round of stroke-play qualifying, 17th hole, Wilmington C.C. (South Course), 2003
Brian Westveer, first round of match play, fourth hole, Wilmington C.C. (South Course), 2003
Ron Schroeder, first round of match play, fourth hole, Wilmington C.C. (South Course), 2003
Don Dubois, second round of match play, fourth hole, Wilmington C.C. (South Course), 2003
Dave Womack, quarterfinal round of match play, 14th hole, Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon Course), Flagstaff, Ariz.,

Double Eagle
Rick Leal, second round of stroke play qualifying, 12th hole (with 4-iron), NCR Country Club (North Course), Dayton, Ohio, 1998
Derek Berg, first round of strke play qualifying, 3rd hole (with 2-iron), Forest Highlands G.C. (Meadow Course), Flagstaff, Ariz.

 

 
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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