U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR
U.S. Junior Amateur Media Guide May 27, 2010 By USGA

Junior Amateur Records

 

Age

 

Youngest Champion (years/months/days)

15/6/28 — Tiger Woods (1991)

15/7/20 — Sihwan Kim (2004)

15/8      — Mike Brannan (1971)

     

Youngest Competitor

12/2/15   — Matthew Pierce Jr. (2001)

12/10/6   — Verner Stanley Jr. (1952)

12/10/13 — Kevin Na (1996)

     

Youngest to Advance to Match Play (Since 1990)

13/3/6    — Jonathan Moore (1998)

13/7/10   — D.J. Trahan (1994)

13/10/29 — David Flynn (2006)

     

Youngest Finalists

Sihwan Kim (15) vs. David Chung (14), 2004

Cory Whitsett (15) vs. Anthony Paolucci (14), 2007

Jordan Spieth (15) vs. Jay Hwang (16), 2009

Course

 

Longest Course

 

7,251 yards — Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008

     

Shortest Course

6,337 yards — Purdue Univ. G.C. (South Course), West Lafayette, Ind., 1955

     

Most Times Host Club of Championship

2 ­— Manor C.C., Rockville, Md., 1957, 1971

2 ­— Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 1965, 1978

2 — Yale Univ. G.C., New Haven, Conn., 1952, 1988

2 ­— Singing Hills G.C., El Cajon, Calif., 1973, 1989

     

Entries

 

Largest

4,508 (1999)

     

Smallest

416 (1949)

     

Champions

 

Most Championships Won

3 — Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993)

     

Most Consecutive Championships Won

3 — Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993)

     

Most Times in Final

3 — Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993)

     

Longest Span Between Victories

1 year — Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993)

     

Match Play

 

Fewest Match-Play Holes Needed By Champion
(since six-match format change in 1964)
(36-hole final began in 2005)

87 — Tiger Woods, Wollaston G.C., Milton, Mass., 1992

89 — Matthew Rosenfeld, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow and Ghost Creek), North Plains, Ore., 2000

90 — Gary Koch, Athens (Ga.) C.C., 1970

     

Most Match-Play Holes Needed By Champion

108 — Shane McMenamy, Forest Highlands G.C., Flagstaff, Ariz., 1996

107 — Charlie Beljan, Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Duluth, Ga., 2002

105 — Mathew Todd, Lake Merced G. & C.C., Daly City, Calif., 1990

     

Largest Winning Margin, 18-Hole Match

9 and 8 — Donald M. Bisplinghoff d. Eric Jonas, fourth round, Yale Univ. G.C., New Haven, Conn., 1952

9 and 8 — Ronald L. Wright d. Gary E. Allen, first round, Stanford (Calif.) Univ. G.C., 1959

9 and 8 — Richard Meissner d. John Diesing Jr., second round, Lochmoor Club, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., 1962

9 and 8 — Jack Renner d. Jim Russell, first round, Brookhaven C.C., Dallas, Texas, 1972

9 and 8 — Mitch Allenspatch d. Michael Frey, second round, Ohio State Univ. G.C., (Scarlet Course), Columbus, Ohio, 1977

     

Largest Winning Margin, Semifinals

7 and 6 — Richard Scott d. Andrew Dresser, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

     

Largest Winning Margin, Final

10 and 8 — Cameron Peck d. Evan Beck, Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008

8 and 7 — Cory Whitsett d. Anthony Paolucci, Boone Valley G.C., Augusta, Mo., 2007

8 and 6 — Gary Koch d. Mike Nelms, Athens C.C., Athens, Ga., 1970

     

Longest 18-Hole Match

28 holes — Michael W. Eiserman d. Patrick Honeycutt, first round, Milburn G. & C.C., Overland Park, Kan., 1960

26 holes — Casey Wittenberg d. Daniel Im, third round, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 2002

25 holes — Forrest Fezler d. Robert Goldman, first round, Twin Hills G. & C.C., Oklahoma City, Okla., 1967

25 holes — Arthur E. Burke III, d. Richard Adams, first round, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1968

     

Longest 18-Hole Final Match (1948-2004)

21 holes — Donald Hurter d. Keith Banes, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 1978

20 holes — Jack Renner d. Mike Brannan, Singing Hills C.C., El Cajon, Calif., 1973

20 holes — Charlie Beljan d. Zac Reynolds, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 2002

     

Most Extra-Hole Matches in Championship

11 — Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

     

Stroke Play

 

Lowest Score, 9 Holes

30 — James Vargas, second nine, first round, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

30 — John Popeck, second nine, first round, Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C., 2005

30 — Jorge Fernandez Valdes, second nine, first round, Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008

31 — Eddie Lee, second nine, first round, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Creek), North Plains, Ore., 2000

31 — Brian Harman, second nine, first round, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 2004

31 — Tommy Chunghao Mou, front nine, second round, Rancho Santa Fe G.C., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 2006

     

Lowest Score, 18 Holes

64 — Joe Monte, Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C., 2005

65 — J.C. Deacon, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999

65 — Scotty Campbell, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

65 — James Vargas, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

65 — Sam Saunders, Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C., 2005

65 — Jorge Fernandez Valdes, Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008

66 — Kurt Beck, Pine Lake G.C., Orchard Lake, Mich., 1980

66 — Brad Lehmann, Yale Univ. G.C., New Haven, Conn., 1988

66 — Rob McMillan, Waverley C.C., Portland, Ore., 1993

66 — Aaron Baddeley, Conway Farms G.C., Lake Forest, Ill., 1998

66 — James Oh, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999

66 — Sonny Nimkhum, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999

66 — Jay Choi, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Creek), North Plains, Ore., 2000

66 — Chris Gilliland, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 2002

66 — Matt Savage, Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 2003

66 — Brian Harman, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 2004

66 — James White, Boone Valley G.C., Augusta, Mo., 2007

66 — Juan Luna, Trump National G.C. (New Course), Bedminster, N.J., 2009

     

Lowest Score, 36 Holes

132 — James Vargas, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001

133 — Brian Harman, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 2004

133 — Sam Saunders, Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C., 2005

134 — Sonny Nimkhum, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999

     

Most Times Medalist

2 — Willie Wood (1977, 1978)

2 — Tiger Woods (1991, 1992)

Miscellaneous

 

Holes-In-One (10)

Terry Thomas, 165-yard 14th hole, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1953

Lloyd S. Monroe, 175-yard 5th hole, Taconic G.C., Williamstown, Mass., 1956

Terry Hurst, 187-yard 4th hole, Lochmoor Club, Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1962

Brian Gay, 158-yard 11th hole, Singletree G.C., Edwards, Colo., 1987

Ben Taylor, 171-yard 17th hole, Wollaston G.C., Milton, Mass., 1992

Brady Stockton, 152-yard 7th hole, Fargo (N.D.) C.C., 1995

Chanin Puntawong, 181-yard 7th hole, Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 2002

Andrew DiBitetto, 212-yard 4th hole, Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 2003

Sam Saunders, 132-yard 4th hole, Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C., 2005

Cory Whitsett, 144-yard 7th hole, Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.) G.C., 2006

     

Most Times Played in Championship

5 — John Konsek (1953-57)

5 — Jack Nicklaus (1953-57)

5 — Robert Kirouac (1956-60)

5 — Travis Whisman (1995-99)

5 — James Vargas (1997-2001)

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