PAR AND YARDAGE: Martis Camp Club (http://www.martiscamp.com/usga-championship/) will be set up at 7,740 yards and will play to a par of 36-36—72. Although the course is more than 5,800 feet above sea level, Martis Camp is the longest in championship history.
MARTIS CAMP CLUB HOLE BY HOLE:
Martis Camp Club was designed by Tom Fazio and opened for play in June 2008. Set within the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Martis Valley, the course features mature pines, natural elevation changes and mountain view on the first nine, the crisscrosses Martis Creek and the valley floor on the second nine.
COURSE AND SLOPE RATING: The USGA Course Rating for Martis Camp is 76.5, while the Slope Rating is 151.
WHO CAN ENTER: The championship is open to any amateur golfer who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 27, 2013, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4.
ENTRIES: The USGA accepted 2,860 entries for the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur. Entries closed on May 29. A total of 2,941 entries were accepted for the 2012 championship. The record number of entries is 4,508 in 1999.
SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: Sectional qualifying, played over 36 holes, is scheduled at 61 sites between June 10 and July 2.
CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD: The starting field of 156 golfers will compete at the U.S. Junior Amateur. Practice rounds will be held on July 20-21, with the two 18-hole stroke-play qualifying rounds July 22-23. The field will be cut to the low 64 scorers for match play. Six rounds of match play will determine the champion. The championship match is contested over 36 holes.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Saturday, July 20 – First day of official practice rounds
Sunday, July 21 – Second day of official practice rounds
Monday, July 22 – First round of stroke-play qualifying
Tuesday, July 23 – Second round of stroke-play qualifying
Wednesday, July 24 – First round of match play
Thursday, July 25 – Second and third rounds of match play
Friday, July 26 – Quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of match play
Saturday, July 27 – Championship match (36 holes)
2012 CHAMPION: Andy Hyeon Bo Shim, 17, of Duluth, Ga., rebounded from a 5-hole deficit, the largest comeback in championship-match history, to defeat Jim Liu, 16, of Smithtown, N.Y., 4 and 3, and capture the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship. Liu was 5 up after the morning 18 of the 36-hole match at the Golf Club of New England, in Stratham, N.H., but Shim won eight of the first 10 holes in the afternoon. He made three birdies, one eagle and six pars to build a 3-up lead after 28 holes. Shim drove the green of the 287-yard, par-4 22nd hole and rammed in a 10-foot eagle putt and was two holes down. The match was all square when he won the 25th hole with a par. Liu had won the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur title.
EXEMPT PLAYERS: Based on past performances in USGA championships and other elite amateur competitions or being ranked among the top 400 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, a total of 18 golfers are exempt into the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur. Here are those 18 players:
Zachary Bauchou: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sam Burns: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Sean Crocker: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Brad Dalke: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Zecheng Dou: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jorge Antonio Garcia: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Doug Ghim: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Benjamin Griffin: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Lucas Herbert: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jim Liu: (2010 U.S. Junior Amateur champion; 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up; Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Maverick McNealy: (2012 U.S. Junior Amateur quarterfinalist)
Gustavo Morantes: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Michael Pisciotta: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Ivan Camilo Ramirez: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Scottie Scheffler: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Pablo Torres: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Adam Wood: (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
WHAT THE WINNER RECEIVES:
A gold medal and custody of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship trophy for one year.
Exemptions to all future U.S. Junior Amateurs (if eligibile).
Exemptions from qualifying to the next two U.S. Amateurs.
Exemptions from qualifying to the next two U.S. Amateur Public Links (if eligible)
Three-year exemption from local qualifying for the U.S. Open (must be an amateur).
TOWN OF TRUCKEE: The town of Truckee is located 32 miles southwest of Reno, Nev. and 100 miles northeast of Sacramento, Calif. At an elevation of 5,817 feet, Truckee has a population of more than 16,000.
TICKETS: Admission to the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
HISTORY: In 1948, the USGA inaugurated the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship to determine the best junior golfer in the United States and also to help junior golfers realize the most from the game, win or lose. The first U.S. Junior Amateur was played at the University of Michigan Golf Course and drew 495 entries.
Dean Lind of Rockford, Ill., was the first champion. Lind defeated Ken Venturi, of San Francisco, a future U.S. Open champion, in the final. Only two players, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth, have won the Junior Amateur more than once; Woods winning in 1991, 1992 and 1993, and Spieth in 2009 and 2011.
USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CALIFORNIA: This will be the 71st USGA championship held in California and the 10th U.S. Junior Amateur held in the state. California has hosted all 13 USGA national championships. David Duval, a future British Open champion, defeated Austin Maki, 1 up, to win the 1989 Junior Amateur title at Singing Hill Golf & Country Club, in El Cajon.
U.S. JUNIOR AMATEURS IN CALIFORNIA
Years, Courses and Winners
1954 U.S. Junior Amateur – Los Angeles Country Club, Los Angeles (Foster Bradley Jr.)
1959 U.S. Junior Amateur – Stanford University Golf Course, Palo Alto (Larry Lee)
1966 U.S. Junior Amateur – California Country Club, Whittier (Gary Sanders)
1973 U.S. Junior Amateur – Singing Hills Golf & Country Club, El Cajon (Jack Renner)
1981 U.S. Junior Amateur – Sunnyside Country Club, Fresno (Scott Erickson)
1989 U.S. Junior Amateur – Singing Hills Golf & Country Club, El Cajon (David Duval)
1990 U.S. Junior Amateur – Lake Merced Golf & Country Club, Daly City (Mathew Todd)
2004 U.S. Junior Amateur – The Olympic Club, San Francisco (Sihwan Kim)
2006 U.S. Junior Amateur – Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe (Philip Francis)
OTHER EVENTS AT MARTIS CAMP: This will be the first USGA championship held at Martis Camp Club. The club hosted the 2011 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship won by Chris Williams, last’s year Mark H. McCormick Medal winner as the top-ranked male amateur in the world. Martis Camp was also the site for U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying in 2011.
WINNERS OF U.S. OPEN & U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR
Winners, Years of Championships
Johnny Miller (1973 Open; 1964 Junior Amateur)
Tiger Woods (2000, 2002, 2008 Open; 1991, 1992, 1993 Junior Amateur)
LONGEST COURSES IN U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR HISTORY
7,740 yards – Martis Camp Club, Truckee, Calif., 2013
7,251 yards – Shoal Creek (Ala.) Golf & Country Club, 2008
7,175 yards – Golf Club of New England, Stratham, N.H., 2012
7,133 yards – Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic Course), Bremerton, Wash., 2011
7,111 yards – Egypt Valley Country Club, Ada, Mich., 2010
FUTURE U.S. JUNIOR AMATEURS
July 21-26, 2014 – The Club at Carlton Woods (Jack Nicklaus Course), The Woodlands, Texas
July 20-25, 2015 – Colleton River Plantation Club, Bluffton, S.C.
PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE: The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the U.S. Junior Amateur (Monday-Saturday) for news use only. For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
USGA Communications Department – (908) 234-2300
U.S. Junior Amateur Media Center – TBD
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