are pleased that nearly 4,500 players will compete in qualifying for the
inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship,” said Daniel B. Burton, USGA
vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “The four-ball format is
exciting for amateur golf and we are confident that this championship will
continue to grow in popularity for both players and fans.”
USGA received entries for the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball from golfers in
all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 17 foreign countries.
over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 51 sites across the United
States between Aug. 13, 2014, and March 31, 2015.
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.
total of 128 two-player teams will compete in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, with
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.
teams are exempt from qualifying due to both players being ranked among the top
400 in the current World Amateur Golf Ranking™. The teams are: Sam Burns/Austin
Connelly, Patrick Christovich/Garrett Rank and Bryson Dechambeau/Austin
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.