PAR AND YARDAGE – The course at Milwaukee Country Club is set to play at 7,004/6,958 yards and par 35-35—70. 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 34-36—70.
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.