Here are a few interesting facts among are 64-player match-play field.
The oldest remaining player is 60-year-old Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C. Simson finished as the No. 4 seed out of stroke play and won the 2010 USGA Senior Amateur. He's also a five-time USGA stroke-play qualifying medalist, including the 2004 Mid-Amateur, where he shared the honor with Jeff Wilson.
The youngest player is Terence Begnel of Tulsa, Okla., who just turned 25 and became eligible for the championship five days ago.
Gary Robinson of San Diego is celebrating his 33rd birthday today. Robinson is playing Kris Mikkelsen of Atlanta.
Of the 64 players in the draw, 37 are reinstated amateurs, including medalist Mike McCaffrey of League City, Texas.
Two past Mid-Amateur champions qualified, including two-time defending champion Nathan Smith of Pittsburgh. Kevin Marsh, the 2005 champion, also is still playing.
We also have 10 players from the state of Texas.
But two players from West Des Moines, Iowa (Mike McCoy and Gene Elliott) and Augusta, Ga. (John Engler and Jeff Knox) also survived the match-play cut.