Championship Facts

PAR AND YARDAGE – Egypt Valley will be set up at 7,111 yards and par is 36-36—72.

GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT – Egypt Valley was designed by Arthur Hills and opened in 1990. The championship will be contested on the inward nines of both the Ridge and Valley Courses.


Hole  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Out 
Par  4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 
Yards  407 443 558 386 446 207 539 144 424 3,554 


Hole  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  In 
Par  4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 
Yards  424 453 182 531 385 464 169 521 428 3,557 

COURSE LAYOUT On either side of the fairways, a 6-foot-wide swath of intermediate rough running the length of each hole will be set to 1 inch. Then, there will be a band of primary rough cut at 3½ inches. The greens will be set to run at 10 to 10½ feet on the Stimpmeter for the duration of the championship.

COURSE RATING AND SLOPE Based on the course setup for the championship, the Course Rating is 74.9. The Slope Rating is 143.

WHO CAN ENTER The championship is open to amateur golfers who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 24, 2010, and who hold a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4. The deadline for entries is June 2. For more information about entry guidelines, visit
In 2009, 2,916 entries were accepted for the U.S. Junior Amateur. The record of 4,508 was set in 1999. 

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING Sectional qualifying, played over 36 holes, will be held at 63 sites from June 14-30.

CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE Practice rounds will be held July 17-18. The starting field of 156 players will play two rounds of stroke play, with the low 64 scorers advancing to match play. The schedule is as follows:

July 19 (Monday) – First round, stroke play
July 20 (Tuesday) – Second round, stroke play
July 21 (Wednesday) – First round, match play
July 22 (Thursday) – Second and third rounds, match play
July 23 (Friday) – Quarterfinals and semifinals, match play
July 24 (Saturday) – 36-hole championship final, match play

2009 CHAMPION Jordan Spieth, 15, of Dallas, Texas, defeated Jay Hwang, 16, of San Diego, Calif., 4 and 3, in the scheduled 36-hole final match to win the 2009 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, played on the New Course at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. Spieth became the first stroke-play medalist to win the championship since Matthew Rosenfeld accomplished the feat in 2000 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. It was just the eighth time that the medalist was victorious in the U.S. Junior Amateur.  

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EXEMPT PLAYERS Five golfers are currently exempt into this U.S. Junior Amateur. They are:

Emiliano Grillo (Special Exemption)
Shugo Imahira (2009 Junior Amateur quarterfinalist)
Anthony Paolucci (2007 Junior Amateur runner-up)
Jordan Spieth (2009 Junior Amateur champion)
Cameron Wilson (2009 Junior Amateur quarterfinalist)

THE USGA AT EGYPT VALLEY This is the 63rd U.S. Junior Amateur and the first USGA championship to be conducted at Egypt Valley Country Club.
AND THE USGA The 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur will be the 30th USGA championship conducted in Michigan. The last USGA championship held in the state was the 2008 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor. The last U.S. Junior Amateur held in Michigan was the 1980 championship at Pine Lake Country Club in Orchard Lake.

HISTORY For information about the history of the championship, visit and click on U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

FUTURE SITES The 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be conducted at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic Course) in Bremerton, Wash. The dates of the championship are July 18-23, 2011. The 2012 championship will be conducted at the Golf Club of New England in Stratham, N.H. The dates of the championship are July 16-21, 2012.

TICKETS Admission to the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship is free and spectators are encouraged to attend.

PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship for news use only. For more information and to register, contact the USGA's photo archive at   

MORE INFORMATION Please contact Christina Lance of USGA Championship Communications at (908) 234-2300 or 

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