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      Opened in 2006, Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan., was designed by Jeff Brauer. For the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, the course will measure 7,365 yards and play to a par of 71.

      As its name suggests, Sand Creek Station evokes the town’s railroad history. Many of the holes are what they call in Scotland, “hard by the cinders,” continuing a long tradition of golf courses bordering railways. Many of the classic courses in Scotland, and a few in the United States, are easily accessible by train, including Prestwick (Scotland), Shinnecock Hills (Southampton, N.Y.) and Olympia Fields in suburban Chicago.


      Championship Facts

      PAR AND YARDAGE: Sand Creek Station Golf  Course will be set up at 7,365 yards and will play to a par of 36-35—71. (Note: Yardages subject to change)         

      WHO CAN ENTER: The championship is open to amateur golfers who, since Jan. 1 of the current year, have been bona fide public-course players and who hold a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 4.4.

      ENTRIES: A total of 2,848 entries were accepted for the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links, 72 fewer than in 2013. The record of 6,300 was set in 1998. Entries closed on May 28.

      ARCHITECT: Jeff Brauer designed Sand Creek Station, which opened in 2006.  

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