The quarterfinal matches are all on the course, about a half day behind schedule because of Tuesday’s torrential rain.
Four of the eight players are repeat quarterfinalists (from one year or another) and a fifth is a USGA champion. Sounds like Atlantic Golf Club has brought out the best of the field.
Defending champion Nathan Smith (2003 and 2009), Todd Burgan (2009), Tim Mickelson (2007), Sean Knapp (2008) are previous quarterfinalists. Knapp reached the semifinals in 2008. Tim Hogarth won the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links.
These eight players are now exempt from qualifying for the 2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur, which will be played Sept. 17-22, at Shadow Hawk Golf Club in Richmond, Texas. -- Pete Kowalski