McCaffrey Medalist At 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur

Texan cards pair of 68s to win honor by three strokes


By David Shefter, USGA
September 19, 2011

Richmond, Texas – Mike McCaffrey of League City, Texas, carded a second consecutive 4-under-par 68 on Monday – this coming on The Houstonian Golf & Country Club – to earn stroke-play medalist honors by three strokes at the weather-delayed 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.

The 41-year-old reinstated amateur added to the first-round 68 he posted on Saturday morning at the 7,170-yard Shadow Hawk Golf Club for a 36-hole total of 8-under 136.

John Engler, 32, of Augusta, Ga., had been the overnight clubhouse leader at 5-under 139 after posting a 71 on Sunday at The Houstonian. Kevin Pomarleau, 42, of East Wenatchee, Wash., and 60-year-old Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., the 2010 USGA Senior Amateur champion, were another shot back at 140. Simson shot a 73 on Sunday at Shadow Hawk and Pomarleau had a 72 at The Houstonian.

Two-time defending champion Nathan Smith, 33, of Pittsburgh, Pa., shot an even-par 72 at The Houstonian to finish in a group of five golfers at 2-under 142.

Kevin Marsh, 38, of Henderson, Nev., the 2005 Mid-Amateur champion, also advanced to match play at 2-over 146.

The cut for match play came at 5-over 149 with 20 golfers playing off for the final three match-play berths. That group included 2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up Todd Mitchell of Bloomington, Ill.

Both Shadow Hawk and the adjacent Houstonian Golf & C.C., which plays to 7,125 yards, are being used for stroke-play qualifying. The match-play portion of the competition, which was scheduled to begin on Monday afternoon, will be conducted at Shadow Hawk.

Weather plagued the 36-hole qualifying of the Mid-Amateur over the weekend, forcing the USGA to complete that portion of the competition Monday morning. Only half the field of 264 players finished qualifying on Sunday, and Monday’s re-start of the second round was delayed 30 minutes by early morning weather issues.

McCaffrey had completed 11 holes of his second round when play was halted for the day on Sunday. He had just teed off on the par-5 second hole – he started round two at No. 10 – and decided to complete the hole rather than stop when the horns blew. Players have the option of finishing the hole they are playing when play is suspended for a non-dangerous situation.

“We were going back and forth on whether we wanted to finish,” said McCaffrey. “Being a par 5, I wanted to really get it done because we had a little momentum. I had birdied 18, my ninth hole. It would have been nice to finish with a birdie and I did. We made the right decision.”

McCaffrey said his putter carried him over the two rounds of qualifying. He registered 14 birdies, eight coming at Shadow Hawk. Over his final seven holes on Monday, he posted two birdies against no bogeys. He maintained the momentum with a 10-foot par save at the 218-yard, par-3 eighth hole after short-siding himself in a right-greenside bunker.

“The putter has been really good,” said McCaffrey, who is competing in his first USGA championship. “I’ve been reading the greens real well and the green speeds are really good.”

Since being reinstated earlier in the year, McCaffrey said he has competed in five or six events, but only a handful of individual competitions. He won the South Texas Mid-Amateur, a stroke-play competition, and finished third at the Texas State Amateur, an event won by reigning U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft. He also lost to Rob Couture of Dallas at the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship outside of Austin.

But at his U.S. Mid-Amateur sectional qualifier in Houston, he carded a 64, the lowest score produced at any of the 67 sectionals held throughout the country.

Now he’ll enter match play as the No. 1 seed.

“It’s becoming a common denominator having a bull’s-eye,” said McCaffrey. “I’m excited. Whether I am medalist or not, whether you draw a good draw or not … you’ve got to win regardless.”

Engler, meanwhile, is looking to improve upon his 2010 Mid-Amateur performance when he advanced to the round of 32 before falling to eventual champion Nathan Smith at Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The former Clemson All-American easily advanced into match play, closing Sunday’s second round at The Houstonian with an 8-iron approach to 10 feet that he converted for a birdie and a second consecutive under-par round.

“I knew kind of where I was at,” said Engler, who finished his round Sunday about 15 minutes ahead of a nearly four-hour weather delay. “I just wanted to stay in a good frame of mind and get in the top 64 [for match play].”

This is the second USGA championship this year for the left-handed swinging Engler, a reinstated amateur who played professionally for two years on the Nationwide Tour. He missed the cut at last month’s U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills.

But in 2003, while a professional, he suffered a severe ankle injury in an automobile accident coming home from a hunting trip on his parents’ farm. The injury, which eventually forced him to leave professional golf, still affects him and makes it difficult for him to walk.

“It continues to swell,” said Engler. “To be healthy, I can only play about one tournament a month. I played in the U.S. Amateur (last month) and now here.

“It was a pretty severe break, a major dislocation of the ankle; pretty nasty,” he said. “People said I would never be able to walk without a limp, much less play golf. I came back and was very fortunate to have a short professional career. Obviously I couldn’t do it as much [because of the injury].”

Simson is coming off a quarterfinal performance at last week’s USGA Senior Amateur at Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va., where he was trying to defend his title. The insurance agent was seeking his sixth USGA stroke-play qualifying medal, but nevertheless was pleased with his overall play. He will be the oldest player in the match-play draw.

“I played pretty solid,” said Simson, a co-medalist at the 2004 U.S. Mid-Amateur and four-time USGA Senior Amateur medalist, including 2011. “I hit the ball well and I’m putting pretty well. Yesterday I just hit the ball really well. I was hitting it close and making putts. I’m not at all disappointed. I’m going to take it easy this afternoon and gain some strength for match play.”

Simson felt Shadow Hawk was the more difficult of the two courses.

“This course is no doubt more difficult than the other one,” said Simson. “The tee shots are a lot more demanding. You have to be a lot more accurate with your ball off the tee and the placement off the tee. So I was just trying to hit good shots and get into a position where I’ll feel comfortable tomorrow, and I think I accomplished that.”

McCaffrey, however, was happy to be moving back to Shadow Hawk.

“Shadow Hawk suits my eye better,” said McCaffrey. “When you see all that water [on Houstonian], it’s a little intimidating. I felt like I was a little more on the defensive at The Houstonian. I’m glad we are going over there [for match play].”

The first round of match play was scheduled for Monday afternoon, with the second and third rounds set for Tuesday. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played Wednesday, and the 36-hole championship final will be played Thursday.

The U.S. Mid-Amateur is one of 13 championships conducted annually by the United States Golf Association, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

Richmond, Texas – Results from Monday’s weather-delayed second round of stroke play at the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur at par-72, 7,170-yard Shadow Hawk Golf Club and par-72, 7,125-yard The Houstonian Golf & Country Club (sh = Shadow Hawk; th = The Houstonian). Results of 20-for-3 playoff for last three match-play spots denoted in parenthesis. 

Mike McCaffrey, League City, Texas, 68sh-68th--136

John Engler, Augusta, Ga., 68sh-71th--139

Kevin Pomarleau, E. Wenatchee, Wash., 68sh-72th--140

Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C., 67th-73sh--140

Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa., 70sh-72th--142

Kenny Cook, Noblesville, Ind., 74th-68sh--142

Michael Muehr, Potomac Falls, Va., 73th-69sh--142

Clarke Kincaid, Trophy Club, Texas, 73th-69sh--142

Scott Stevens, Encinitas, Calif., 69th-73sh--142

Brett Williams, Circleville, Ohio, 70sh-73th--143

Scott Kammann, Baneberry, Tenn., 69th-74sh--143

Gavin Parsons, Garden City, Idaho, 72th-71sh--143

Terence Begnel, Tulsa, Okla., 72sh-72th--144

Chris Chuck, Roswell, Ga., 73sh-71th--144

Blake Johnson, Winnetka, Ill., 73sh-71th--144

Serge Hogg, Baltimore, Md., 71th-73sh--144

Jimmy Chang, San Marino, Calif., 69th-75sh--144

Paul Jacobsen, Racine, Wis., 71th-73sh--144

Barry Dyche, Charlotte, N.C., 70th-74sh--144

Mike Stamberger, Plainfield, N.J., 75sh-70th--145

Shaun Helmle, Seabrook, Texas, 72sh-73th--145

Jeffrey Osberg, West Chester, Pa., 72sh-73th--145

Gary Robinson, San Diego, Calif., 73sh-72th--145

Stephen Summers, Dallas, Texas, 76sh-69th--145

Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C., 72th-73sh--145

T.J. Shuart, Coral Springs, Fla., 72th-73sh--145

Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa., 71th-74sh--145

Billy Jackson, The Woodlands, Texas, 71th-74sh--145

Jeff Knox, Augusta, Ga., 71sh-75th--146

Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C., 75sh-71th--146

Camron Howell, San Tan Valley, Ariz., 72sh-74th--146

Andres Gaviria, Coral Gables, Fla., 73sh-73th--146

Chris Congdon, Foxboro, Mass., 73th-73sh--146

Rob Couture, Dallas, Texas, 72th-74sh--146

Kevin Marsh, Henderson, Nev., 73th-73sh--146

Chris Forbes, Katy, Texas, 71th-75sh--146

Jeff Fujimoto, Phoenix, Ariz., 75sh-72th--147

Robby McWilliams, Bossier City, La., 74sh-73th--147

David Noll Jr, Dalton, Ga., 69sh-78th--147

Gene Elliott, West Des Moines, Iowa, 78sh-69th--147

Matthew Williams, Albuquerque, N.M., 75sh-72th--147

Kris Mikkelsen, Atlanta, Ga., 71sh-76th--147

Matthew Smith, Lubbock, Texas, 74sh-73th--147

Mark Miller, West Covina, Calif., 74sh-73th--147

Sammy Schmitz, Apple Valley, Minn., 72sh-75th--147

Aaron Hickman, Dallas, Texas, 77sh-70th--147

Robert F. Gerwin II, Cincinnati, Ohio, 73th-74sh--147

John Moheyer, Baltimore, Md., 74th-73sh--147

Anthony Barrera, San Jose, Calif., 72th-75sh--147

Michael McCoy, West Des Moines, Iowa, 69th-78sh--147

Josh Gregory, Dallas, Texas, 73sh-75th--148

Dan Horner, Sandy, Utah, 74sh-74th--148

Nicholas Biesecker, Staunton, Va., 78sh-70th--148

Frank Alafoginis, Arlington, Va., 76sh-72th--148

Barry Logar, Fairfield, Calif., 74sh-74th--148

Randal Lewis, Alma, Mich., 75sh-73th--148

James Scorse, Rochester, N.Y., 74sh-74th--148

Doug Albers, Leawood, Kan., 80sh-68th--148

Michael Castleforte, Springboro, Ohio, 74th-74sh--148

Scott Weeks, Savannah, Ga., 77th-71sh--148

Michael Standard, McDonough, Ga., 78th-70sh--148

Tony Behrstock, Los Angeles, Calif., 74sh-75th—149 (4,4,3)

Scott Hovis, Jefferson City, Mo., 76sh-73th—149 (4,4,3)

Chad Bolt, Bellefontaine, Ohio, 73sh-76th—149 (4,4,4,3)

Failed To Qualify         

Bryan Hoops, Chandler, Ariz., 77th-72sh—149 (5)

Jamie Looper, Oakdale, Calif., 73sh-76th—149 (5)

Jeronimo Esteve, Puerto Rico, 74th-75sh—149 (6)

Jeff Jolley, South Jordan, Utah, 73th-76sh—149 (4,5)

Kevin Quinn, Needham, Mass., 71th-78sh—149 (4,5)

Kevin Keller, Baldwin Park, Calif., 71th-78sh—149 (4,5)

Joseph Latowski, Port St. Lucie, Fla., 72th-77sh—149 (4,5)

Craig Erickson, Henderson, Nev., 77sh-72th—149 (4,6)

Mike Ignasiak, Saline, Mich., 75th-74sh—149 (4,4,5)

Brian Westveer, Charlotte, N.C., 74sh-75th—149 (4,4,5)

Jordan Carpenter, Bluffton, S.C., 75sh-74th—149 (4,4,5)

R.C. Orr, Sacramento, Calif., 74sh-75th—149 (4,4,4,4)

Todd Mitchell, Bloomington, Ill., 73sh-76th—149 (4,4,4,4)

Herbie Aikens, Pembroke, Mass., 75sh-74th—149 (4,4,4,4)

Steve Daniele, Fresno, Calif., 77sh-72th—149 (4,4,4,5)

Kevin Watford, Franklin, Tenn., 70th-79sh—149 (4,4,4,5)

Tucker Sampson, Chevy Chase, Md., 77th-72sh—149 (4,4,4,5)

Ryan Chin, Canada, 77sh-73th--150

Jon Peterson, Granite Bay, Calif., 74sh-76th--150

Eberley Stonestreet, Deerfield Beach, Fla., 74sh-76th--150

Erik Schleicher, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich., 74sh-76th--150

Dan Jennings, Los Angeles, Calif., 76sh-74th--150

Tyler Crawford, Indio, Calif., 74sh-76th--150

Thad Hudgens, Longwood, Fla., 77sh-73th--150

Tom Carlson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 77sh-73th--150

Tony Soerries, The Woodlands, Texas, 73sh-77th--150

Spencer Provow, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 74th-76sh--150

Corby Segal, Santa Clarita, Calif., 72th-78sh--150

Tad Leistico, Worthington, Minn., 77th-73sh--150

Paul Welle, Scottsdale, Ariz., 74th-76sh--150

Joseph Nichols, Little Rock, Ark., 79sh-72th--151

Duke Butler IV, Ponte Vedra, Fla., 77sh-74th--151

Tom Sullivan, Grosse Pointe, Mich., 76sh-75th--151

Matt Heestand, Cleveland, Ohio, 80sh-71th--151

Bradley Rock Jr, Plainview, N.Y., 76sh-75th--151

Andrew Gabelman, Barrington, Ill., 78sh-73th--151

Christopher Herzog, Chico, Calif., 74sh-77th--151

Darrin Overson, Provo, Utah, 76sh-75th--151

Andre Bolukbas, Cresskill, N.J., 79sh-72th--151

David Brown, Pittsburgh, Pa., 79th-72sh--151

Erik Bertrand, Pittsburgh, Pa., 74th-77sh--151

William Shriver, Baltimore, Md., 78th-73sh--151

Jeff Champine, Rochester Hills, Mich., 74sh-78th--152

Joshua Rhodes, Paducah, Ky., 76sh-76th--152

Joe True, Milwaukee, Wis., 77sh-75th--152

Brad Jones, Augusta, Ga., 75sh-77th--152

Craig Davis, Chula Vista, Calif., 80sh-72th--152

Daniel Griffiths, Eugene, Ore., 81sh-71th--152

Adam Baxter, Fairbanks, Alaska, 78sh-74th--152

Matt Behm, Janesville, Wis., 79sh-73th--152

David Vaclav, Grosse Isle, Mich., 78sh-74th--152

Michael Sullivan, Spring, Texas, 74sh-78th--152

Daniel Russo, Hagaman, N.Y., 75sh-77th--152

Chris Taylor, Houston, Texas, 75th-77sh--152

Chris Berens, Mount Dora, Fla., 73th-79sh--152

Casey Baker, Ann Arbor, Mich., 79th-73sh--152

Gregg Angelillo, Basking Ridge, N.J., 75th-77sh--152

Nikhil Desai, Sanford, Fla., 79th-73sh--152

Michael Morrison, Roswell, Ga., 73th-79sh--152

Bradley Hardin, Martinsville, Ind., 76th-76sh--152

Edward Sanchez, San Antonio, Texas, 75th-77sh--152

Heath Myers, Kingfisher, Okla., 75th-77sh--152

Jeff Boyer, Oklahoma City, Okla., 75th-77sh--152

Dudley Payne III, Warrenton, Va., 79sh-74th--153

Troy Johnson, Maple Grove, Minn., 75sh-78th--153

Trey Wilkinson, Houston, Texas, 77sh-76th--153

Dan Crockett, Brentwood, Tenn., 75sh-78th--153

Bill Winter, Portland, Ore., 76sh-77th--153

Paul Erdman, Erie, Colo., 76sh-77th--153

Paul Lang, Canada, 77sh-76th--153

Daniel Hurley, Leesburg, Va., 79th-74sh--153

Randy Haag, Orinda, Calif., 78th-75sh--153

Richard Berkmeyer, St. Louis, Mo., 76th-77sh--153

Austin Hannah, Katy, Texas, 76th-77sh--153

Eric Burch, Machesney Park, Ill., 78th-75sh--153

Kenneth Weixel, Columbus, Ohio, 80th-73sh--153

Peach Reynolds, Austin, Texas, 74th-79sh--153

Brian Whitman, Bloomfield, N.J., 78sh-76th--154

Bryan Covar, Florence, S.C., 74sh-80th--154

Todd Burgan, Knoxville, Tenn., 80sh-74th--154

Brad Clark, Chapel Hill, N.C., 80sh-74th--154

Jess Bonneau, Cypress, Texas, 81sh-73th--154

Steven Colwick, Glen Rose, Texas, 77th-77sh--154

Tim Spitz, Rochester, N.Y., 79th-75sh--154

Dave Womack, McDonough, Ga., 78th-76sh--154

Casey Magner, Wilmette, Ill., 80th-74sh--154

Patrick Carter, Huntington, W.Va., 78th-76sh--154

Lee Gladden, Madison, Miss., 80th-74sh--154

Ryan Baucom, East Rockingham, N.C., 81sh-74th--155

Cory Gladstone, San Diego, Calif., 79sh-76th--155

Ryan Sloane, Campbell, Calif., 78sh-77th--155

Edward Davis, San Mateo, Calif., 77sh-78th--155

Craig Miyamoto, Sacramento, Calif., 78sh-77th--155

Bill Moore, Syracuse, N.Y., 78sh-77th--155

Daniel Ragsdale, Thousand Oaks, Calif., 77th-78sh--155

Steven Irwin, Golden, Colo., 76th-79sh--155

Kyle Flodder, Katy, Texas, 79th-76sh--155

Taylor Wood, Laguna Niguel, Calif., 72th-83sh--155

Tim Hogarth, Northridge, Calif., 76th-79sh--155

Jeff Golliher, Knoxville, Tenn., 78th-77sh--155

Grant Goltz, Dekalb, Ill., 79th-76sh--155

Jeff Holzschuh, Greenwich, Conn., 77th-78sh--155

Jason McKenzie, Augusta, Ga., 80sh-76th--156

James Jasinski, Birmingham, Ala., 76sh-80th--156

Mark Harding, Hermosa Beach, Calif., 79sh-77th--156

Pat Thompson, Asheville, N.C., 78sh-78th--156

Shane Brady, Provo, Utah, 79sh-77th--156

Kenny Kowall, Parma, Ohio, 80sh-76th--156

Larry Storck, Baltimore, Md., 78sh-78th--156

James Kurtenbach, Denver, Colo., 77sh-79th--156

Tim Hamm, Minneapolis, Minn., 80sh-76th--156

Michael Larson, Boulder, Colo., 79sh-77th--156

Chris Igawa, Hilo, Hawaii, 77th-79sh--156

Josh Anderson, Sunbury, Ohio, 79th-77sh--156

Scott Scudder, Erlanger, Ky., 84th-72sh--156

Matthew Fields, New York, N.Y., 74th-82sh--156

Philip Mahone, Charlottesville, Va., 80th-76sh--156

Thomas Gramigna, Haddonfield, N.J., 79th-77sh--156

Marc Mandel, Conshohocken, Pa., 75th-81sh--156

Patrick Murphy, Glencoe, Ill., 76th-80sh--156

Ryan Leahey, Orange, Conn., 77th-79sh--156

Jeffrey Duncan, Carson City, Nev., 81th-75sh--156

Alan Bardwell, Bloomington, Ill., 74th-82sh--156

Doug Stiles, Athens, Ga., 80th-76sh--156

Jesse Bull, Minneapolis, Minn., 75th-81sh--156

Keith Achman, Carlsbad, Calif., 77sh-80th--157

Danny Riskam, Broomfield, Colo., 83sh-74th--157

Chris Clarke, East Hampton, N.Y., 77sh-80th--157

Lew Mitchell, Troy, Ala., 83sh-74th--157

Braxton McLennan, Charlotte, N.C., 79sh-78th--157

Ricky Jones, Thomaston, Maine, 76sh-81th--157

Alan Hampton, Donalsonville, Ga., 80th-77sh--157

Joshua Chamberlain, Amherst, N.H., 79th-78sh--157

Chance Holmes, Phoenix, Ariz., 81th-76sh--157

Bob Mathers, Niceville, Fla., 79th-78sh--157

Torrey Welsch, Freeburg, Ill., 78th-79sh--157

John Pate, Santa Barbara, Calif., 76th-81sh--157

Jason Reddick, Encinitas, Calif., 79th-78sh--157

Drew McMahon, Little Falls, N.J., 80sh-78th--158

Jason Greiner, Cincinnati, Ohio, 75sh-83th--158

Marc Grinberg, Morganville, N.J., 79sh-79th--158

Paul Buttafuoco, Enfield, Conn., 81sh-77th--158

Shawn Tucker, Whitefish, Mont., 76sh-82th--158

Brad Landry, Scott, La., 83sh-75th--158

Jeremy Defalco, Tucson, Ariz., 81th-77sh--158

Cody Sundberg, Chicago, Ill., 80th-78sh--158

Gene Williams, San Antonio, Texas, 77th-81sh--158

Michael Kloenne, West Linn, Ore., 81th-77sh--158

Mark Hannon, Bolingbrook, Ill., 81sh-78th--159

Tristan Sanders, Denver, Colo., 84sh-75th--159

Albert Oh, New York, N.Y., 83sh-76th--159

Chadd Slutzky, Palatine, Ill., 83sh-76th--159

Trip Smalley, Mobile, Ala., 83sh-76th--159

Steven Brame, Henderson, N.C., 77sh-82th--159

Jason Pridmore, Ventura, Calif., 77th-82sh--159

Andy Lucas, Tulsa, Okla., 83th-76sh--159

Bebo Patton, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 78th-81sh--159

Michael Henry, Bloomington, Ill., 80sh-80th--160

Bucky Coe, San Diego, Calif., 80th-80sh--160

Michael Barbosa, St. Petersburg, Fla., 81th-79sh--160

Derek Meinhart, Mattoon, Ill., 86th-74sh--160

Matt Keyser, Lake Oswego, Ore., 79th-81sh--160

Chris Hartenstein, Austin, Texas, 79th-81sh--160

Rob Cowan, Canada, 83sh-78th--161

Mark McCormick, Hanover, Mass., 86sh-76th--162

Jerry Ledzinski, Carmel, Calif., 78th-84sh--162

Scott McLaughlin, Harleysville, Pa., 82sh-81th--163

Rudy Hermstadt, Waterbury, Conn., 80sh-84th--164

Matthew Cannan, Chicago, Ill., 83sh-81th--164

Nathan Wilson, Sheridan, Wyo., 86sh-78th--164

Theodore Meyer, Scottsdale, Ariz., 79th-85sh--164

Jim McNelis, Gig Harbor, Wash., 83th-82sh--165

Brien Gerber, Naperville, Ill., 84th-81sh--165

John Ramsey, Glenview, Ill., 83th-82sh--165

Jay Betchan, Garber, Okla., 82th-83sh--165

Tom Broderick, Redwood City, Calif., 85th-81sh--166

Andrew Spooner, Austin, Texas, 84th-82sh--166

Rick Ten Broeck, Chicago, Ill., 82th-84sh--166

Cliff Martin, Los Angeles, Calif., 84th-83sh--167

Shannon McWilliams, Tallahassee, Fla., 85th-83sh--168

Paul Rice, Redlands, Calif., 88sh-82th--170

Andrew Denenberg, Chicago, Ill., 82th-88sh--170

Travis Carpenter, Albuquerque, N.M., 82th-89sh--171

Steve Tarulli, Rockville Centre, N.Y., 89th-83sh--172

Steve Owens, Philadelphia, Pa., 79th-93sh--172

Dave Fardon, Center Valley, Pa., 88th-87sh--175

Lucas Trierweiler, Plainwell, Mich., 88sh-92th--180

Brian Corcoran, Dallas, Texas, 80th-DQsh--DQ

David Reynolds, Roanoke, Texas, 80th-WDsh--WD

Cory Huss, Evans, Ga., 84th-WDsh--WD

Victor Galvani, Hopkinton, Mass., 81sh-WDth--WD

Greg Cole, The Woodlands, Texas, 76sh-WDth--WD

Brian Fehr, Lavista, Neb., 87th-WDsh--WD

Tim Rypien, Spokane, Wash., 87th-WDsh--WD

Charlie Schorgl, Leawood, Kan., 85th-WDsh--WD

Jared Eglowsky, New York, N.Y., 81th-WDsh--WD

George Zahringer, New York, N.Y., 74th-WDsh--WD

Mark Bartlett, Little Rock, Ark., 76th-WDsh--WD

Matt Bianchini, West Boylston, Mass., 85th-WDsh—WD

Richmond, Texas – Pairings and starting times for Monday’s first round of match play at the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur being conducted at 7,170-yard, par-72 Shadow Hawk Golf Club. (All times CDT) 

Round of 64
Upper Bracket
 

2:30 p.m. – Mike McCaffrey, League City, Texas (136) vs. Chad Bolt, Bellafontaine, Ohio (149)

12:15 p.m. – Andres Gaviria, Coral Gables, Fla. (146) vs. Chris Congdon, Foxboro, Mass. (146)

12:24 p.m. – Serge Hogg, Baltimore, Md. (144) vs. Anthony Barrera, San Jose, Calif. (147)

12:33 p.m. – Jimmy Chang, San Marino, Calif. (144) vs. John Moheyer, Baltimore, Md. (147)

12:42 p.m. – Clarke Kincaid, Trophy Club, Texas (142) vs. James Scorse, Rochester, N.Y. (148)

12:51 p.m. – Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. (145) vs. Gene Elliott, West Des Moines, Iowa (147)

1 p.m. – Scott Stevens, Encinitas, Calif. (142) vs. Randal Lewis, Alma, Mich. (148)

1:09 p.m. – Stephen Summers, Dallas, Texas (145) vs. Matthew Williams, Albuquerque, N.M. (147)

1:18 p.m. – Paul Simson, Raleigh, N.C. (140) vs. Michael Standard, McDonough, Ga. (148)

1:27 p.m. – Jeff Knox, Augusta, Ga. (146) vs. Chris Forbes, Katy, Texas (146)

1:36 p.m. – Terence Begnel, Tulsa, Okla. (144) vs. Dan Horner, Sandy, Utah (148)

1:45 p.m. – Mike Stamberger, Plainfield, N.J. (145) vs. Sammy Schmitz, Apple Valley, Minn. (147)

1:54 p.m. – Nathan Smith, Pittsburgh, Pa. (142) vs. Scott Weeks, Savannah, Ga. (148)

2:03 p.m. – Billy Jackson, The Woodlands, Texas (145) vs. Jeff Fujimoto, Phoenix, Ariz. (147)

2:12 p.m. – Gavin Parsons, Garden City, Idaho (143) vs. Nicholas Biesecker, Staunton, Va. (148)

2:21 p.m. – Shaun Helmle, Seabrook, Texas (145) vs. Mark Miller, West Covina, Calif. (147)

Lower Bracket 

2:39 p.m. – John Engler, Augusta, Ga. (139) vs. Scott Hovis, Jefferson City, Mo. (149)

2:48 p.m. – Camron Howell, San Tan Valley, Ariz. (146) vs. Rob Couture, Dallas, Texas (146)

2:57 p.m. – Blake Johnson, Winnetka, Ill. (144) vs. Michael McCoy, West Des Moines, Iowa (147)

3:06 p.m. – Paul Jacobsen, Racine, Wis. (144) vs. Robert F. Gerwin II, Cincinnati, Ohio (147)

3:15 p.m. – Michael Muehr, Potomac Falls, Va. (142) vs. Doug Albers, Leawood, Kan. (148)

3:24 p.m. – T.J. Shuart, Coral Springs, Fla. (145) vs. David Noll Jr, Dalton, Ga. (147)

3:33 p.m. – Brett Williams, Circleville, Ohio (143) vs. Barry Logar, Fairfield, Calif. (148)

3:42 p.m. – Gary Robinson, San Diego, Calif. (145) vs. Kris Mikkelsen, Atlanta, Ga. (147)

3:51 p.m. – Kevin Pomarleau, E. Wenatchee, Wash. (140) vs. Tony Behrstock, Los Angeles, Calif. (140)

4 p.m. – Paul Tucker, Waxhaw, N.C. (146) vs. Kevin Marsh, Henderson, Nev. (146)

4:09 p.m. – Chris Chuck, Roswell, Ga. (144) vs. Josh Gregory, Dallas, Texas (148)

4:18 p.m. – Barry Dyche, Charlotte, N.C. (144) vs. Aaron Hickman, Dallas, Texas (147)

4:27 p.m. – Kenny Cook, Noblesville, Ind. (142) vs. Michael Castleforte, Springboro, Ohio (148)

4:36 p.m. – Sean Knapp, Oakmont, Pa. (145) vs. Robby McWilliams, Bossier City, La. (147)

4:45 p.m. – Scott Kammann, Baneberry, Tenn. (143) vs. Frank Alafoginis, Arlington, Va. (148)

4:54 p.m. – Jeffrey Osberg, West Chester, Pa. (145) vs. Matthew Smith, Lubbock, Texas (147)

     

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