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