The average age of the 64 match-play competitors is exactly 59, with 42 players under the age of 60. The youngest player in match play is Tom Brandes (55, DOB 8/25/56), while the oldest is Jack Vardaman (71, DOB 4/22/40).
There are 29 states represented: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
Texas has the most players with six: Michael Booker, William Thomas Doughtie, John Grace, Ronald Kilby, Hunter Nelson and past champion Mike Rice.
Canada has one representative, Mike Jackson.
The two brothers in the field, Stanford and Louis Lee, both advanced to match play. They are in the same portion of the bracket, and would meet in the quarterfinals.
There are six past USGA champions left in the field: Mark Bemowski (2004 Senior Amateur); Marvin “Vinny” Giles (1972 Amateur, 2009 Senior Amateur); Stanford Lee (2007 Senior Amateur); Mike Rice (2005 Senior Amateur); Paul Simson (2010 Senior Amateur); and George Zahringer (2002 Mid-Amateur).