U.S. MID-AMATEUR
U.S. Mid-Amateur Media Guide May 27, 2010 By USGA

MidAm Records

     

Age

Oldest Champion (years/months/days)

49/5/3 — George Zahringer, 2002

48/4/5 — John Spider Miller, 1998

Youngest Champion

25/2/10   — Nathan Smith, 2003

27/10/25 — Dave Womack, 2006

29/10/29 — Greg Puga, 2000

     

Champions

Most Victories

3 — Jay Sigel (1983, 1985, 1987)

Most Times in Final Match

3 — Jay Sigel (1983, 1985, 1987)

3 — Jerry Courville (1995, 1999, 2002)

Winner of U.S. Amateur and U.S. Mid-Amateur

Jay Sigel (1982, 1983 Amateur, 1983, 1985, 1987 Mid-Amateur)

Most Times Medalist

3 — Jay Sigel (1981, 1982, 1988)

3 — Randy Sonnier (1983, 1987, 1988)

3 — Jeff Wilson (2000, 2001, 2004)

Longest Span Between Victories

7 years — Tim Jackson (1994, 2001)

     

Course

Longest Course

7,339 yards — Forest Highlands G.C. (Meadow Course, second stroke-play course), Flagstaff, Ariz., 2006

Shortest Course

6,539 yards — Hartford G.C., W. Hartford, Conn., 1996

     

Entries

Largest

5,271 (1997)

Smallest

1,638 (1981)

     

Match Play

Largest Margin of Victory

9 and 8 — Parker Smith d. Brian Woods, first round, The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005

9 and 7 — Tom O’Loughlin d. Scott Dalesio, second round, Hartford G.C., W. Hartford, Conn., 1996

9 and 7 — Todd Mitchell d. Chris Lange, quarterfinals, Milwaukee C.C., River Hills, Wis., 2008

8 and 7 — Rick DeWitt d. O. Gordon Brewer, first round, Troon G. & C.C., Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990

8 and 6 — J. Franklin Rose d. Donald Sayet, first round, Knollwood C., Lake Forest, Ill., 1982

8 and 6 — Rick Stimmel d. Thomas Fallon, third round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997

8 and 6 — George Zahringer d. Trey Treadwell, first round, SanJoaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

Largest Margin of Victory, Semifinal

6 and 5 — David Lind d. Joey Dzwonkowski, Detroit (Mich.) G.C. (North Course), 1992

6 and 5 — Tim Jackson d. Ed Gibstein, Hazeltine National G.C., Chasta, Minn., 1994

6 and 5 — Rick Stimmel d. Jerry Courville Jr., Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), 1997

6 and 4 — Jerry Courville Jr. d. James Taylor, Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mills, Md., 1995

5 and 4 — Bob Lewis d. Gordon Brewer, Bellerive C.C., St. Louis, Mo., 1981

5 and 4 — James Stuart d. Paul Simson, Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1991

5 and 4 — Tim Jackson d. Jeff Wilson, San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

5 and 4 — George Zahringer d. Jeff Wilson, The Stanwich Club, Greenwich, Conn., 2002

5 and 4 — Nathan Smith d. Alan Hill, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 2003

Largest Margin of Victory, Final (18 holes)

5 and 4 — Michael Podolak d. Bob Lewis Jr., Atlanta Athletic Club, Duluth, Ga., 1984

4 and 3 — Bill Loeffler d. Charles Pinkard, Annandale G.C., Madison, Miss., 1986

4 and 3 — James Taylor d. Bill Hadden, Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1989

Largest Margin of Victory, Final (36 holes)

10 and 9 — Kevin Marsh d. Carlton Forrester, The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005

  9 and 7 — Trip Kuehne d. Dan Whitaker, Bandon Dunes (Ore.) G.R. (Bandon Dunes Course), 2007

Longest Match

27 holes — Jerry Courville Jr. d. Philip Ebner, first round, NCR C.C. (South Course), Dayton, Ohio, 1998

26 holes — Roy Schultheiss d. Worth Banner, first round, Troon G. & C.C., Scottsdale, Ariz., 1990

26 holes — Thomas Fallon d. Michael McCarthy, first round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997

25 holes — Bill Hadden d. Mark Infalt, first round, Annandale G.C., Madison, Miss., 1986

25 holes — Ryan Hybl d. Carlton Forrester, semifinals, Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon Course), Flagstaff, Ariz., 2006

Longest Semifinal Match

25 holes — Ryan Hybl d. Carlton Forrester, Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon Course), Flagstaff, Ariz., 2006

20 holes — Joey Ferrari d. Jerry Courville Jr., Eugene (Ore.) C.C., 1993

19 holes — Michael Podolak d. David Jacobsen, Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Duluth, Ga., 1984

19 holes — Charles Pinkard d. Bob Young, Annandale G.C., Madison, Miss., 1986

19 holes — George Zahringer d. Trey Lewis, San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

19 holes — Trip Kuehne d. Scott Hardy, Bandon Dunes (Ore.) G.R. (Bandon Dunes Course), 2007

Longest 18-Hole Final Match (1981-2000)

20 holes — Jay Sigel d. David Lind, Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas, Texas, 1987

Most Extra-Hole Matches by One Player, Championship

3 — Michael Podolak, Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Duluth, Ga., 1984

3 — Bert Atkinson, Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 1991

3 — David Strawn, Eugene (Ore.) C.C., 1993

3 — Jerry Courville Jr., Caves Valley G.C., Owings Mills, Md., 1995

3 — Kevin Marsh, Sea Island G.C. (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

3 — Steven Liebler, The Honors Course, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005

Most Extra-Hole Matches, Championship

14 — Sea Island G.C. (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island, Ga., 2004

14 — The Vintage Club (Mountain Course), Indian Wells, Calif., 1985

12 — Hartford Golf Course, West Hartford, Conn. (1996)

12 — Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Duluth, Ga., 1984

12 — Annandale G.C., Madison, Miss., 1986

Most Match-Play Victories

36 — Jerry Courville Jr.  

30 — Danny Yates

30 — Jay Sigel

28 — George Zahringer

Most Consecutive Match-Play Victories

12 — Jim Stuart (1990-91)

10 — Tim Jackson (2001-02)

10 — George Zahringer (2002-03)

  9 — Jim Holtgrieve (1981-82)

  9 — David Eger (1988-89)

  9 — Tim Jackson (1994-95)

     

Stroke Play

Lowest Score, 9 Holes

29 — Mark Boyajian, first nine, first round, Annandale G.C., Madison, Miss., 1986

29 — Bert Atkinson, first nine, second round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997

29 — Scott Fawcett, first nine, first round, Milwaukee C.C., River Hills, Wis., 2008

Lowest Score, 18 Holes

63 — Jim Wilson, first round, The Homestead (Lower Course), Hot Springs, Va., 2000

64 — Tom Kroll, first round, Wayzata (Minn.) C.C., 1994

64 ­— Bert Atkinson, second round, Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course), Mesquite, Texas, 1997

64 — Kevin Marsh, second round, Black Creek Club, Chattanooga, Tenn., 2005

65 — Jerry Courville Jr., second round, Hartford G.C., W. Hartford, Conn., 1996

65 — Matt Bettencourt, second round, Fort Washington G. & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

Lowest Score, 36 Holes

132 — Bert Atkinson, (68-64), Dallas Athletic Club (Blue and Gold Courses), Mesquite, Texas, 1997

132 — Jeff Wilson, (66-66), San Joaquin C.C. and Fort Washington G. & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

135 — Sean Knapp, (68-67), Crooked Stick G.C., Carmel, Ind., 1989

135 — Tony McBroom, (66-69), San Joaquin C.C. and Fort Washington G. & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

135 — Scott McGihon, (66-69), San Joaquin C.C. and Fort Washington G. & C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

136 — Tom Kroll, (64-72), Wayzata (Minn.) C.C. and Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1994

     

Miscellaneous

Holes-In-One (18)

Richard Blooston, second round, stroke play, 17th hole, Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill., 1982

Donald Bliss, first round, stroke play, 10th hole (his first hole played), Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas, Texas, 1987

Donald Bliss, first round, stroke play, 8th hole (his 17th hole played), Brook Hollow G.C., Dallas, Texas, 1987

Tommy Bell, second round, stroke play, Troon G. & C.C., Scottsdale, Ariz., 1991

Buddy Trumpf, first round, stroke play, 13th hole, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 1994

Casey Alexander, first round, 2nd hole, Tumble Brook C.C., Bloomfield, Conn., 1996

Win Bruning, first round, stroke play, 3rd hole, Bellerive C.C., St. Louis, Mo., 1999

Nick Desai, second round, stroke play, 8th hole, The Homestead (Lower Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va., 2000

Tony DeLuca, second round, match play, 15th hole, The Homestead (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Va., 2000

David Rathjen, second round, stroke play, 7th hole, San Joaquin C.C., Fresno, Calif., 2001

R.J. Nakashian, first round, stroke play, 17th hole, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 2003

Brian Westveer, first round, match play, 4th hole, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 2003

Ron Schroeder, first round, match play, 4th hole, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 2003

Don Dubois, second round, match play, 4th hole, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 2003

Dave Womack, quarterfinals, match play, 14th hole, Forest Highlands G.C. (Canyon Course), Flagstaff, Ariz.

Chester Guzek, first round, stroke play, 8th hole, Milwaukee C.C., River Hills, Wis., 2008

James Kieserman, second round, stroke play, 8th hole, Milwaukee C.C., River Hills, Wis., 2008

John Halverson, second round, stroke play, 8th hole, Milwaukee C.C., River Hills, Wis., 2008

Robert Gerwin, first round, stroke play, 5th hole, The Kiawah Island (S.C.) Club (Cassique), 2009

Double Eagles

Rick Leal, second round, stroke play, 12th hole (with 4-iron), NCR C.C. (North Course), Dayton, Ohio, 1998

Derek Berg, first round, stroke play, 3rd hole (with 2-iron), Forest Highlands G.C. (Meadow Course), Flagstaff, Ariz., 2006

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