Info on the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Bryan Park

Posted by Andy Durham on July 12, 2010 at 11:16 am under Amateur | 2 Comments to Read

Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center, Greensboro, N.C.

PAR AND YARDAGE Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center will be set up
at 7,218 yards (7,139 yards in match play) and will play to a par of
35-36-71. The 10th hole will play 390 yards in stroke play and 311 yards in
match play.

HOLE

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

OUT

PAR

4

4

4

3

4

5

3

4

4

35

YARDS

410

463

482

206

442

536

175

410

436

3,560

HOLE

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

IN

PAR

4

5

3

4

3

5

4

4

4

36

YARDS

390/311

543

205

472

233

492

416

435

472

3,658/3,579

HOLE BY HOLE

DISTANCE At 7,218 yards, the Champions Course at
Bryan Park will be the second-longest course in the championship’s history.
Murphy Creek Golf Club in Aurora, Colo., measured 7,551 yards for the 2008
championship.

ARCHITECT The Champions Course at Bryan Park was
designed by Rees Jones and opened in 1990.

COURSE SETUP Tees, approaches and collars, height of grass
– just below 0.5 inch

Fairways, height of grass –
0.5 inch

Putting greens, height of
grass – 0.120 inch with a speed of 11 feet on USGA Stimpmeter

Intermediate rough – 1.5
inches (6-foot width)

Primary rough – 2.5 inches

COURSE GRASSES The greens are bentgrass while the fairways and
roughs are bermudagrass.

COURSE RATING AND Based on the course setup for the championship, the
Course Rating for the Champions

SLOPE Course at Bryan Park is 76.0. Its
Slope Rating is 147.

WHO CAN ENTER The championship is open to amateur golfers who
are bona fide public-course players with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding
4.4. The deadline for entries was May 26.

ENTRIES A total of 3,181 contestants entered
the 2010 championship. The record of 6,300 was set in 1998.

SECTIONAL Sectional qualifying, played over 36
holes, was held at 74 sites between June 12-27.

QUALIFYING

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD The starting field of 156 golfers will be cut after
36 holes to the low 64 scorers, after which six rounds of match play will be
contested to determine the champion.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY Monday, July 12 – First round, stroke play (18
holes)

Tuesday, July 13 – Second round, stroke play (18 holes)

Wednesday, July 14 – First round, match play (18 holes)

Thursday, July 15 – Second and third rounds, match play (18 holes
each)

Friday, July 16 – Quarterfinals and semifinals, match play (18 holes
each)

Saturday, July 17 – Final, match play (36 holes)

ADMISSION Admission is free. Tickets are not needed
for this USGA championship and spectators are encouraged to attend.

2009 CHAMPION Brad Benjamin, 22, of Rockford, Ill.,
defeated Nick Taylor, 21, of Canada, 7 and 6, to win the 2009 U.S. Amateur
Public Links at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. Benjamin will
not defend his title this year.

For more details, visit

www.usapl.org/news/BenjaminWins2009APL.html

EXEMPT PLAYERS There are 12 players fully exempt from
qualifying for the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship:

Wesley Bryan, Chapin, S.C. –
2009 APL quarterfinalist

Cason Hammock, Columbus, Ga.
– 2008 APL semifinalist

Jay Hwang, San Diego, Calif.
– 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up

Scott Langley, St. Louis,
Mo. – 2010 U.S. Open qualifier; 2010 NCAA Div. I Championship individual
winner

Sam Lyons, Myrtle Beach,
S.C. – 2009 APL quarterfinalist

Cody Paladino, Kensington,
Conn. – 2007 APL runner-up

Bhavik Patel, Bakersfield,
Calif. – 2009 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist

Cameron Peck, Olympia, Wash.
– 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur champion

Kevin Phelan, St. Augustine,
Fla. – 2010 U.S. Open qualifier

Nick Taylor, Canada – 2009
U.S. APL runner-up; returned scores for 72 holes at the 2009 U.S. Open

Steve Wilson, Ocean Springs,
Miss. – 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion

Sang Yi, Carrollton, Texas –
2009 APL quarterfinalist

THE TROPHY The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship
Trophy was presented in 1922 by James D. Standish Jr., the central figure in
organizing the championship. He served on the USGA Executive Committee for
13 years, including two years as president (1950-51).

APL HISTORY This is the 85th U.S. Amateur Public Links
Championship. The championship has been an unqualified success since its
inception in 1922, giving exposure to many public-course players who
otherwise might not have an opportunity to compete in a national
championship.

Professional major
championship winners who have competed in the APL include U.S. Open
champions Tommy Bolt, Ed Furgol, David Graham and Ken Venturi; Masters
champions George Archer and Trevor Immelman; British Open champions Ben
Curtis and Tony Lema; and PGA Championship winners Rich Beem, Walter
Burkemo, Graham, Bob Hamilton, Dave Marr and Bobby Nichols.

Billy Mayfair, two-time champion Ryan Moore and Colt Knost are the only
players to have captured the U.S. Amateur and APL titles, the latter two
doing it in the same year. Carl Kauffmann is the only player to have won the
APL three times, doing so in consecutive years from 1927-29. Seven others
have won it twice.

APL WINNERS APL champions who have gone on to
professional careers include David Berganio

SUCCESSFUL ON TOUR Jr., Tim Clark, Hunter Haas, Trevor Immelman, Billy
Mayfair, Ryan Moore, Jodie Mudd, Chez Reavie, Brandt Snedeker and D.J.
Trahan.

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS The 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship is the
first USGA championship to

IN NORTH CAROLINA be conducted at Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center.
North Carolina has hosted 24 USGA championships, including the 1986 APL at
Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, where Billy Mayfair defeated Jim Sorenson in
the final, 3 and 2.

The 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior
Championship will be held at The Country Club of North Carolina in Village
of Pinehurst, July 19-24. In addition, the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur
Championship will be played at Charlotte Country Club, Aug. 9-15, giving
North Carolina a total of 27 USGA events at year’s end.

In 2014, the U.S. Open and
U.S. Women’s Open will be held at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Village
of Pinehurst, marking the first time both USGA national championships will
be played back-to-back at the same venue. The U.S. Open will be held June
12-15, and the U.S. Women’s Open will be played June 19-22.

FUTURE SITES In 2011, the U.S. Amateur Public Links
Championship will be played June 27-July 2 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in
Bandon, Ore. The 2012 championship will be played July 9-14 at Soldier
Hollow Golf Club in Midway, Utah. It will be the first USGA championship
conducted in the state of Utah.


  • caddies are incredible said,

    andy, wanted to let you know that i have a new found respect for the caddies. I am participating as a caddie in the us public links tournament and just try to walk a whole golf course as hilly as the champions course , amazing. It is tougher than i thought. It looks like my participant probably won’t make the cut will see tomorrow but will be more than happy to go home and recuperate. Caddies are incredible.

  • rich mccloskey said,

    what are the reslults after today, who made
    the cut to play in the match play part of the week/