Far Hills, N.J. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., May 2-6, 2015.
Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 51 sites across the United States from Aug. 13, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6 (https://champapps.usga.org/fourball/champ/31).
Several U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying sites have hosted USGA championships. Philadelphia Country Club, in Gladwyne, Pa., has been home to four, including the 1939 U.S. Open, which was won by Byron Nelson. Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., was the site of the 1965 U.S. Open (won by Gary Player) and 2004 U.S. Senior Open (won by Peter Jacobsen).
The 2015 U.S. Senior Open will be conducted at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif., another qualifying site for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball.
Four courses that have hosted a pair of USGA championships are serving as sites for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball sectional qualifying. Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash., hosted the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur. Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif., was the host site for the 1986 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 2004 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, Ariz., hosted the 1990 U.S. Senior Amateur and 2007 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club hosted the 1960 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 2008 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.
There are sectional qualifying sites in 35 states. California has the most sectionals with six, while Florida, New York and Massachusetts have three each. Two sectional qualifiers are scheduled in Texas, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
To be eligible for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 5.4, with no age restrictions. Team partners will not be required to be from the same club, state or country, and substitution of partners will be permitted until the close of entries.
The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will consist of 128 two-player teams, each playing their own ball throughout the round. Each team’s score will be determined using their better-ball score for each hole. After 36 holes of stroke-play competition, the field will be reduced to the low 32 teams for the match-play portion of the championship.
The 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will use both courses (Lake and Ocean) at The Olympic Club for 36-hole stroke-play qualifying, and the club’s famed Lake Course will host the championship’s match-play bracket. It will be the 10th USGA championship contested at The Olympic Club.
2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying Sites (51)
Wednesday, Aug. 13
Hackensack G.C., Oradell, N.J.
Tuesday, Aug. 19
Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, W.Va.
Monday, Aug. 25
Berkshire Hills C.C., Pittsfield, Mass.
Somersett G. & C.C., Reno, Nev.
TalonsCove G.C., Saratoga Springs, Utah
Tuesday, Aug. 26
Shadow Ridge C.C., Omaha, Neb.
Stonebridge Ranch C.C. (Hills Course), McKinney, Texas
Thursday, Aug. 28
Gold Mountain G.C. (Olympic Course), Bremerton, Wash.
Tuesday, Sept. 2
Cascade Hills C.C., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bluegrass Yacht & C.C., Hendersonville, Tenn.
Monday, Sept. 8
Colorado G.C., Parker, Colo.
Mill River C.C., Stratford, Conn.
Mayfield Sand Ridge Club (Sand Ridge Course), Chardon, Ohio
Monday, Sept. 15
TimberStone G.C., Caldwell, Idaho
StoneRidge G.C., Stillwater, Minn.
Friday, Sept. 19
OGA G.C., Woodburn, Ore.
Monday, Sept. 22
Pinetree C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
Paramount C.C., New City, N.Y.
Thursday, Sept. 25
Tulsa C.C., Tulsa, Okla.
Monday, Sept. 29
Highlands of Elgin, Elgin, Ill.
Delaware C.C., Muncie, Ind.
Ravenwood G.C., Victor, N.Y.
Tuesday, Sept. 30
Westmoreland C.C., Export, Pa.
Wednesday, Oct. 1
Washington County G.C., Hartford, Wis.
Monday, Oct. 6
Cinder Ridge G.C., Wilmington, Ill.
Kansas City C.C., Mission Hills, Kan.
Ledgemont C.C., Seekonk, Mass.
Bellerive C.C., St. Louis, Mo.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
Bay Club at Mattapoisett, Mattapoisett, Mass.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
Heritage Club, Mason, Ohio
Thursday, Oct. 9
Philadelphia C.C., Gladwyne, Pa.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, N.Y.
Monday, Oct. 20
Argyle C.C., Silver Spring, Md.
Monday, Oct. 27
Riverbend C.C., Sugar Land, Texas
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Honolulu C.C., Honolulu, Hawaii
Monday, Nov. 17
Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala, Fla.
Monday, Dec. 1
Poppy Hills G.C., Pebble Beach, Calif.
Monday, Dec. 8
Del Paso C.C., Sacramento, Calif.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
The Farms G.C., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Monday, March 9
Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif.
Thursday, March 12
River Ridge C.C. (Victoria Lakes Course), Oxnard, Calif.
Tuesday, March 17
Goose Creek G.C., Mira Loma, Calif.
Monday, March 23
Ol’ Colony G.C., Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Desert Forest G.C., Carefree, Ariz.
The Fox Club, Palm City, Fla.
Pinewild C.C. (Holly Course), Pinehurst, N.C.Columbia C.C., Blythewood, S.C.
Saturday, March 28
The Bluffs Golf Resort, St. Francisville, La.
Monday, March 30
Sara Bay C.C., Sarasota, Fla.
Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.
Tuesday, March 31
Spring Creek G.C., Gordonsville, Va.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
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