U.S. AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS
U.S. Amateur Public Links Media Guide May 27, 2010 By USGA

APL Records

 

Age

 

Oldest Champion

48 — Verne Callison, 1967

 

Youngest Champion

18 — Les Bolstad, 1926

 

Youngest Finalist

15 — Joe Nichols, 1931

 

Champions

 

Most Championships Won

3 — Carl F. Kauffmann (1927, 1928, 1929)

 

Most Consecutive Championships Won

3 — Carl F. Kauffmann (1927, 1928, 1929)

 

Most Times in Final

4 — Carl F. Kauffmann (1926, 1927, 1928, 1929)

 

Most Times Runner-Up

2 — William F. Serrick (1925, 1927)

2 — Dayton Rose (2003, 2004)

 

Winners of U.S. Amateur Public Links and U.S. Amateur (3)

Billy Mayfair (1987 Amateur Public Links; 1986 Amateur)

*Ryan Moore (2002, 2004 Amateur Public Links; 2004 Amateur)

*Colt Knost (2007 Amateur Public Links; 2007 Amateur)

* won both in same year

 

Longest Span Between Victories

7 years — Verne Callison (1960, 1967)

 

Course

 

Longest Courses

7,551 yards — Murphy Creek G.C., Aurora, Colo., 2008

7,132 yards — Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

 

Shortest Course

6,055 yards — Hershey Park G.C., Hershey, Pa., 1957

 

Most Times Host Club of Championship

3 — Coffin Municipal G.C., Indianapolis, Ind. (1935, 1955, 1972)

3 — Brown Deer Park G.C., Milwaukee, Wis. (1951, 1966, 1977)

3 — Wailua (Hawaii) G.C. (1975, 1985, 1996)

 

Entries

 

Largest

6,300 (1998)

 

Smallest

103 (1925)

 

Match Play

 

Largest Winning Margin, 18-Hole Match

10 and 8 — Charles W. Thurn d. Robert W. Lichtenwalter, fourth round, Coffin Municipal G.C., Indianapolis, Ind., 1955

  9 and 8 — Rodney Funseth d. Donald Hess, second round, Cedar Crest G.C., Dallas, Texas, 1954

  9 and 8 — Trevor Immelman d. Andrew Komor, third round, Torrey Pines G.C., La Jolla, Calif., 1998

 

Largest Winning Margin, 36-Hole Match

12 and 11 — Irving A. Cooper d. Edward J. Hart, semifinals, West Seattle Municipal G.C., Seattle, Wash., 1953

12 and 11 — Jim Sorenson d. Jay Cooper, final, Wailua G.C., Lihue, Hawaii, 1985

 

Largest Winning Margin, Final

12 and 11 — Jim Sorenson d. Jay Cooper, Wailua G.C., Lihue, Hawaii, 1985

   10 and 9 — Arne Dokka d. Leo Zampedro, North Park G.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1965

   10 and 9 — Kevin Johnson d. Jimmy England, Glenview G.C., Cincinnati, Ohio, 1987

   10 and 9 — Ryan Moore d. Lee Williamson, The Orchards G.C., Washington, Mich., 2002

   10 and 9 — Brandt Snedeker d. Dayton Rose, Blue Heron Pines G.C. (East Course), Galloway Township, N.J., 2003

 

Longest 18-Hole Match

26 holes — Will Claxton d. Danny Green, third round, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

25 holes — Clyde E. Sniffen d. Hung Soo Ahn, first round, Haggin Oaks Municipal G.C., Sacramento, Calif., 1963

 

Longest 36-Hole Match

38 holes — Robert C. Clark d. Edward J. Furgol, semifinals, Rackham G.C., Detroit, Mich., 1940

38 holes — Avery Beck d. Benjamin J. Hughes, semifinals, Meadowbrook G.C., Minneapolis, Minn., 1947

38 holes — Dave Stanley d. Ralph Vranesic, final, Brown Deer Park G.C., Milwaukee, Wis., 1951

38 holes — Dean Wilson Jr. d. Arne Dokka, semifinals, Francis A. Gross G.C., Minneapolis, Minn., 1964

38 holes — Chez Reavie d. Danny Green, final, Pecan Valley G.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

 

Longest Final Match

38 holes — Dave Stanley d. Ralph Vranesic, Brown Deer Park G.C., Milwaukee, Wis., 1951

38 holes — Chez Reavie d. Danny Green, Pecan Valley G.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

37 holes — Carl F. Kauffmann d. William F. Serrick, Ridgewood G.L., Cleveland, Ohio, 1927

37 holes — Frank Strafaci d. Joe Coria, Coffin Municipal G.C., Indianapolis, Ind., 1955

37 holes — Randy Barenaba d. Alan Yamamoto, Wailua G.C., Kauai, Hawaii, 1975

37 holes — Eddie Mudd d. Archie Dadian, Bunker Hills G.C., Coon Rapids, Minn., 1976

37 holes — Ralph Howe d. Kevin Johnson, Jackson Hole G. & T.C., Jackson, Wyo., 1988

37 holes — Guy Yamamoto d. Chris Riley, Eagle Bend G.C., Bigfork, Mont., 1994

37 holes — D.J. Trahan d. Ben Bubba Dickerson, Heron Lakes (Great Blue), Portland, Ore., 2000

 

Final Match Between Foreign-Born Players

1997 — Tim Clark (South Africa) d. Ryuji Imada (Japan), Kearney Hill G.L., Lexington, Ky., 7 and 6, 1997

 

Stroke Play

 

Lowest Score, 9 Holes

30 — Claude B. Rippy, first nine, second round, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), Farmingdale, N.Y., 1936

30 — Robert Gamez, Cog Hill G. & C.C. (No. 4 Course), Lemont, Ill., 1989

30 — Justin Smith, second nine, second round, The Orchards G.C., Washington, Mich., 2002

30 — Danny Green, first nine, first round, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

30 — Daryl Fathauer, second nine, second round, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

30 — Anthony Kim, first nine, second round, Shaker Run G.C., Lebanon, Ohio, 2005

30 — Corey Nagy, second nine, second round, Murphy Creek G.C., Aurora, Colo., 2008

30 — Aaron Goldberg, second nine, first round, Murphy Creek G.C., Aurora, Colo., 2008

 

Lowest Round

63 — Danny Green, first round, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

64 — Robert Gamez, second round, Cog Hill G. & C.C. (No. 4 Course), Lemont, Ill., 1989

64 — Albert Ochoa, first round, Kearney Hill G.L., Lexington, Ky., 1997

64 — Jeff Overton, first round, Blue Heron Pines G.C. (East Course), Galloway Township, N.J., 2003

64 — Chris Stoud, first round, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

 

Lowest First Round

63 — Danny Green, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

64 — Albert Ochoa, Kearney Hill G.L., Lexington, Ky., 1997

64 — Jeff Overton, Blue Heron Pines G.C. (East Course), Galloway Township, N.J., 2003

64 — Chris Stoud, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

65 — Alan Baxter, Stow Acres C.C., Stow, Mass., 1995

65 — Trip Kuehne, Kearney Hill G.L., Lexington, Ky., 1997

65 — Ryan Moore, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

65 — Luke List, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

65 — Sunghoon Kang, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

65 — Aaron Goldberg, Murphy Creek G.C., Aurora, Colo., 2008

 

Lowest Second Round

64 — Robert Gamez, Cog Hill G. & C.C. (No. 4 Course), Lemont, Ill., 1989

65 — Erik Labitzke, Spencer T. Olin Community G.C., Alton, Ill., 1999

65 — Isaac Jimison, The Orchards G.C., Washington, Mich., 2002

 

Lowest Score, 36 Holes

131 — Danny Green, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

132 — Jim Carter, Indian Canyon G.C., Spokane, Wash., 1984

132 — Erik Labitzke, Spencer T. Olin Community G.C., Alton, Ill., 1999

132 — Jeff Overton, Blue Heron Pines G.C. (East Course), Galloway Township, N.J., 2003

132 — Ryan Moore, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

132 — Aaron Goldberg, Murphy Creek G.C., Aurora, Colo., 2008

133 — Edward Fryatt, Eagle Bend G.C., Big Fork, Mont., 1994

133 — Chris Stroud, Rush Creek G.C., Maple Grove, Minn., 2004

133 — Rickie Fowler, Murphy Creek G.C., Aurora, Colo., 2008

 

Most Times Medalist

3 — David Berganio (1991, 1992, 1993)

 

Lowest Third Round (No Longer Contested)

68 — Al B. Souza Jr., Coffin Municipal G.C., Indianapolis, Ind., 1972

 

Lowest Fourth Round (No Longer Contested)

66 — Richard Ehrmanntraut, Coffin Municipal G.C., Indianapolis, Ind., 1972

 

Miscellaneous

 

Holes-In-One (8)

(Note: hole-in-one records were not kept before 1982)

Galen Cole, 204-yard 4th hole, Eagle Creek G.C., Indianapolis, Ind., 1982

Aaron Barber, 185-yard 7th hole, Eagle Bend G.C., Big Fork, Mont., 1994

Matthew Bryant, first round, stroke play, 185-yard 13th hole, Stow Acres C.C., Stow, Mass., 1995

Adrian Quintela, second round, stroke play, 170-yard 3rd hole, Torrey Pines G.C., La Jolla, Calif., 1998

John Thornton, 182-yard 13th hole, Blue Heron Pines G.C. (East Course), Galloway Township, N.J., 2003

Duke Butler IV, second round, match play, 184-yard 14th hole, Shaker Run G.C., Lebanon, Ohio, 2005

Roy Holdeman, first round, stroke play, 202-yard 8th hole, Gold Mountain G.C., Bremerton, Wash., 2006

Jonathan Pauli, first round, stroke play, 202-yard 8th hole, Gold Mountain G.C., Bremerton, Wash., 2006

Zack Fisher, second round, stroke play, 208-yard 8th hole, Murphy Creek G.C., Aurora, Colo., 2008

 

Double Eagle

James Sosinski, 538-yard, par-5 14th hole, Eagle Creek G.C., Indianapolis, Ind., 1982 (he used a 6-iron for his second shot.)

Chris Rivard, 523-yard, par-5 15th hole, The Orchards G.C., Washington, Mich., 2002 (he holed a 2-iron from 229 yards.)

 

Teams

 

Most Entries

55 (1938)

 

Fewest Entries

15 (1925)

 

Lowest Score (Three Players, 36 Holes)

418 — Phoenix, Indian Canyon G.C., Spokane, Wash., 1984

 

Most Team Victories

11 — Los Angeles (1933, 1934, 1938, 1939, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1964, 1980, 1983, 1992)