Championship Facts

PAR AND YARDAGE: Both Old Macdonald and Bandon Trails will be used for the championship. Old Macdonald will play 7,016 yards and to a par of 34-37—71, while Bandon Trails will play 6,832 yards and to a par of 35-35—70. 

 

OLD MACDONALD HOLE BY HOLE                    

  

HOLE 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

OUT 

PAR 

4

3

4

4

3

5

4

3

4

34

YARDS 

341

172

375

504

160

588

420

181

416/343

3,157/3,084

 

HOLE 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

IN 

PAR 

4

4

3

4

4

5

4

5

4

37

YARDS 

460

445

237

346

366/297

535

455

546

469

3,859/3,790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANDON TRAILS HOLE BY HOLE 

 

HOLE 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

OUT 

PAR 

4

3

4

4

3

4

4

4

5

35

YARDS 

392

214/166

513

408

126

432

445

318

575

3,423/3,375

 

HOLE 

10 

11 

12 

13 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

IN 

PAR 

4

4

3

4

4

4

5

3

4

35

YARDS 

418

468

248

403

325

406

530

185

426

3,409

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCHITECT: Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed Bandon Trails, which opened in 2005, while the team of Tom Doak and Jim Urbina created Old Macdonald, which opened in 2010. Doak also designed the resort’s Pacific Dunes layout. Pacific Dunes was the host site for the 2000 Curtis Cup Match.

COURSE RATING AND SLOPE RATING: Based on the championship setup, the Course Rating for Old Macdonald is 74.4 and 74.2 for Bandon Trails. The Slope Rating for Old Macdonald is 132 and 131 for Bandon Trails.

 

COURSE SETUP: The primary rough is tentatively scheduled to be maintained at 3 inches for both courses. Weather will determine if adjustments need to be made. Green speeds on both courses are being targeted at 11 feet on the USGA Stimpmeter.

                                                 

WHO CAN ENTER: The championship is open to amateur golfers who are bona fide public-course players with a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 4.4. The deadline for entries is May 11.

 

ENTRIES: The USGA accepted 2,822 entries for the 2011 APL. The record of 6,300 was set in 1998.

 

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: Sectional qualifying, played over 36 holes, will be held between May 25-June 8. 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD: The starting field of 156 golfers will be cut after 36 holes to the low 64 scorers, after which six rounds of match play will be contested to determine the champion. Each competitor will play one stroke play on Old Macdonald and Bandon Trails. Practice rounds will be held June 25-26. The first two rounds of match play will alternate sites, with the final three rounds (last two days) being contested on Old Macdonald.

 

SCHEDULE OF PLAY:Monday, June 27 – First round, stroke play (18 holes at Bandon Trails)

Tuesday, June 28 – Second round, stroke play (18 holes at Old Macdonald)

Wednesday, June 29 – First round, match play (18 holes at Bandon Trails)

Thursday, June 30 – Second and third rounds, match play (18 holes each at Old Macdonald)

Friday, July 1 – Quarterfinals and semifinals, match play (18 holes each at Old Macdonald)

Saturday, July 12 – Final, match play (36 holes at Old Macdonald)


ADMISSION: Admission is free. Tickets are not needed for this USGA championship and spectators are encouraged to attend.

 

2010 CHAMPION: Lion Kim, 21, of Ann Arbor, Mich., holed a 6-foot par putt 34 minutes after official sunset to post a 6-and-5 victory over 25-year-old David McDaniel of Tucson, Ariz., to win the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links title on the Champions Course at Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center. The 36-hole final was interrupted by a 7-hour, 8-minute weather delay, forcing the competitors to not only battle each other but the setting sun to avoid returning to the golf course the 472-yard, 13th hole, Kim, a University of Michigan senior, ended the festivities.

For more details, visit http://www.usga.org/ChampEventArticle.aspx?id=2147488506.

 

EXEMPT PLAYERS: Twelve golfers are currently exempt into the 2011 championship by virtue of their play in 2010 USGA championships or the Men's World Golf Rankings (top 50) as of the close of entries on May 11.


Josh Anderson (2010 APL semifinalist)
Jed Dirksen (2010 U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist)
Harris English (2010 APL quarterfinalist)
John-Tyler Griffin (Top 50 points leader from Men's World Amateur Golf Rankings)
Tim Hogarth (2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Jim Liu (2010 U.S. Junior Amateur champion)
Daniel Miernick (Top 50 points leader from Men's World Amateur Golf Rankings)
Brett Patterson (2011 U.S. Open qualifier)
John Peterson (Top 50 points leader from Men's World Amateur Golf Rankings; 2011 NCAA Division I champion)
Scott Pinckney (2011 U.S. Open qualifier)
Chris Williams (2010 APL quarterfinalist)
Andrew Yun (Top 50 points leader from Men's World Amateur Golf Rankings)

THE TROPHY: The U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship Trophy was presented in 1922 by James D. Standish Jr., the central figure in organizing the championship. He served on the USGA Executive Committee for 13 years, including two years as president (1950-51).

 

APL HISTORY: This is the 86th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. The championship has been an unqualified success since its inception in 1922, giving exposure to many public-course players who otherwise might not have an opportunity to compete in a national championship.

Professional major championship winners who have competed in the APL include U.S. Open champions Tommy Bolt, Ed Furgol, David Graham and Ken Venturi; Masters champions George Archer and Trevor Immelman; British Open champions Ben Curtis and Tony Lema; and PGA Championship winners Rich Beem, Walter Burkemo, Graham, Bob Hamilton, Dave Marr and Bobby Nichols.

Billy Mayfair, two-time champion Ryan Moore and Colt Knost are the only players to have captured the U.S. Amateur and APL titles, the latter two doing it in the same year. Carl Kauffmann is the only player to have won the APL three times, doing so in consecutive years from 1927-29. Seven others have won it twice.

APL WINNERS SUCCESSFUL ON TOUR: APL champions who have gone on to professional careers include David Berganio Jr., Tim Clark, Hunter Haas, Trevor Immelman, Billy Mayfair, Ryan Moore, Jodie Mudd, Chez Reavie, Brandt Snedeker and D.J. Trahan.

 

DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE: For the first time in USGA history, the U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links will be held concurrently at the same venue. This, however, is not the first time two USGA events have been played together at the same site. The U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls’ Junior have done it three times: 1978 (Wilmington Country Club), 2000 (Pumpkin Ridge) and 2009 (Trump National Bedminster).

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN OREGON: The 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links will be the 31st and 32nd USGA championships to be held in Oregon. The last APL to be played in the state was 2000 at Heron Lakes in Portland, which also hosted the 1979 APL. Eastmoreland G.C. in Portland also hosted the APL in 1933 and 1990.

This will be the USGA's third visit to Bandon Dunes, following the 2000  Curtis Cup Match (Pacific Dunes) and the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Bandon Dunes and Bandon Trails). All of the matches took place at Bandon Dunes.

FUTURE SITES: In 2012, the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship will be July 9-14 at Soldier Hollow Golf Club in Midway, Utah. It will be the first USGA event ever held in the state of Utah. The 2013 APL is scheduled for Laurel Hill G.C. in Lorton, Va., from July 15-20.

 

PHOTO MEDIA SERVICE: The USGA will offer daily complimentary high-resolution photographs during the championship (Monday-Saturday) for news use only. For more information and to register, contact the USGA’s photo archive department at photorequests@usga.org.

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS: USGA Communications Department – (908) 234-2300              

 

MORE INFORMATION: David Shefter and Mike Trostel will be the USGA media representatives on site at Bandon Dunes. Shefter can be reached at (908-234-2300, ext. 1315, by cell at (908) 566-5691 or via e-mail at dshefter@usga.org. Trostel can be reached at (908) 234-2300 or via e-mail at mtrostel@usga.org. Media specific information can be found at http://www.usga.org/MC_Home.aspx.

 

 

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