U.S. MID-AMATEUR
A Look At Mid-Amateur Quarterfinalists September 28, 2010 By USGA Staff

Anthony Barrera, 26, of San Jose, Calif. 
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 19-hole victory over Steve Harwell … playing  in his first Mid-Amateur … qualified for 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links, where he lost in the first round of match play … a reinstated amateur, in 2008 … has a career-low round of 65, shot in 2009 at San Jose Country Club … tournament director for The Ranch Golf Club … married to Lina Barrera … son of Mark and Toni … has two brothers, Andrew and Arron, and one sister, Marisa … birth date: May 31, 1984.

Todd Burgan, 41, of Knoxville, Tenn.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-1 victory over two-time Mid-Amateur champion and fellow Tennessean Tim Jackson … playing in his third Mid-Am … was a quarterfinalist in 2009 ... represented Tennessee at the 2009 and 2010 USGA Men’s State Team Championships … won the 2009 Tennessee State Match Play title, defeating 1999 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Danny Green in 19 holes … won the 2008 and 2010 Greater Knoxville Amateurs … runner-up at the 2006 Tennessee State Match Play and the 2010 Tennessee Mid-Amateur … club champion at Holston Hills Country Club in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … eight-time club champion at LaFollette Country Club … lowest competitive round is 61 in the 2010 Greater Knoxville Amateur at Oak Ridge Country Club … a 1991 graduate of the University of Tennessee … a pharmacist for Kroger … married to Ginger Burgan … son of Larry Burgan and Anne Dubose … has one brother, Curt … birth date: April 15, 1969.

Scott Harvey, 32, of Greensboro, N.C.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-up victory over Rick Cloninger … playing in his third U.S. Mid-Amateur … lost in the first round in 2008 and the second round in 2009 … represented North Carolina at the 2009 and 2010 USGA Men’s State Team Championships; team tied for second in 2010 at Mayacama Golf Club … played in the 2007, 2009 and 2010 U.S. Amateur Championships … advanced to match play in 2010 at Chambers Bay and lost in the first round … counts among his victories the 2007 Bud Kivett, the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Bryan Amateurs, the 2007 and 2008 North Carolina Players, the 2009 Triad Tournament of Champions, 2008 Keith Hills Invitational … the 2010 Carolinas Amateur runner-up and 2009 North Carolina Players runner-up … has a career-low round of 63, shot at the 2007 Bryan Amateur Championship … a reinstated amateur, in 2005 … attended the University of West Florida and High Point University … a driving range operator at the Sedgefield Driving Range … married to Kim … has one son, Cameron … son of Bill Harvey, a member of the North Carolina Golf Hall of Fame who played in 18 U.S. Amateur Championships … lists winning the Member/Guest at Sedgefield Country Club with his father as a career highlight … birth date: May 30, 1978.

Tim Hogarth, 44, of Northridge, Calif.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-and-4 victory over Patrick Duffy … playing in 10th U.S. Mid-Amateur … advanced to the third round in 2004 and 2007 … won the 1996 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and played in the 1997 Masters Tournament … has played in eight U.S. Amateur Championships, including 2010 … advanced to the third round in 2004 … represented California at the 1999 USGA Men’s State Team Championship … has won four Southern California Golf Association Mid-Amateur titles, including 2010 … also won the 1999 California State Amateur and 2004 SCGA Amateur … the only player to win the Triple Crown – the California Amateur, SCGA Amateur and SCGA Mid-Amateur … won the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Pasadena City Championship … won the 2008 and 2009 SCGA Tournament of Champions … named the 2009 SCGA Player of the Year … a reinstated amateur, in 1996 … graduated from California State University-Northridge … works in health food sales … married to Sandy … has two sons, Justin and Jeremy … birth date: June 6, 1966.

Sean Knapp, 48, of Oakmont, Pa.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-and-3 victory over Mike Calef … playing in his 13th U.S. Mid-Amateur … was a semifinalist in 2008 and a quarterfinalist in 1989 and 1998 … has played in 13 U.S. Amateur Championships … was a quarterfinalist in 1998 and lost in the third round to eventual champion Tiger Woods in 1995 … also played in the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links … a member of Pennsylvania’s victorious squad at the 2009 USGA Men’s State Team Championship …  also represented Pennsylvania in 1997, 2005 and 2010 … Pennsylvania State Amateur champion in 1997 and runner-up in 1995, 1998 and 2004 … Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur champion in 1996, 1997, 2004 and 2009 … Pennsylvania Pub Links champion in 2009 and 2010 … Pennsylvania Player of the Year in 2004 and runner-up in 2009 … won the Frank B. Fuhrer Invitational – Pittsburgh Open in 1996, 1997 and 2000 … a seven-time Western Pennsylvania Amateur champion, in 1988, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2002 and 2003 … seven-time Western Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur champion, in 1989, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2008 and 2010 … Western Pennsylvania Open runner-up in 1989 and 2007 … the Western Pennsylvania Player of the Year from 1994 through 2002 and in 2004 … has a career-low round of 64 … was an all-state basketball player in Pennsylvania in 1980 … a 1984 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania … vice president of financial sales for Fuhrer’s Inc. … serves as the assistant head coach for the Riverview High School Girls’ Basketball team … married to Suzanne … has two daughters, Kensey and Taylor … birth date: March 15, 1962.

Robby McWilliams, 42, of Bossier City, La.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a victory over Joey Guillon in 21 holes … playing in his sixth Mid-Amateur … has also represented Louisiana at three USGA Men’s State Team Championships … has won five club championships at Champions Golf Club in Houston (site of 1969 U.S. Open) … four-time club champion at Palmetto Golf Club … four-time runner-up in the Louisiana Mid-Amateur … has a career-low round of 61 … a 1992 graduate of Northeast Louisiana … works in corporate sales for StallionOilfield Services… married to Danielle … has one son, Noah, and a daughter, Abby … birth date: April 5, 1968.

Tim Mickelson, 33, of San Diego, Calif.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-1 victory over Joseph Saladino … playing in his fourth consecutive U.S. Mid-Amateur … was a quarterfinalist in 2007 … lost in the second round in 2008 and the first round in 2009 … represented California at the 2009 USGA Men’s State Team Championship … was a quarterfinalist in the 1999 U.S. Amateur Public Links … played in the 1998 and 2000 U.S. Amateurs … has a career-low round of 64, shot three times, at the 2000 and 2009 Porter Cup and the 2000 Pac-10 Championship … a 1999 graduate of Oregon State University … golf coach at the University of San Diego … a reinstated amateur, in 2006 … younger brother of four-time major champion and 1990 U.S. Amateur champion Phil Mickelson … has one sister, Tina … son of Mary and Phil … birth date: July 12, 1977.

Nathan Smith, 32, of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-and-1 victory over Kevin Pomarleau … playing in his sixth Mid-Amateur … two-time Mid-Amateur champion, in 2003 and 2009 … a member of the victorious USA Walker Cup Team in 2009 … a member of the victorious USA Team at the 2010 Copa de las Americas … member of Pennsylvania’s victorious 2009 USGA Men’s State Team Championship squad … played in the 2004 and 2010 Masters Tournaments … was paired with Arnold Palmer in 2004 in Palmer’s last Masters … won the 2002 and 2009 Pennsylvania State Amateurs … in 2007, became the first golfer to ever win the Western Pennsylvania Tournament of Champions, Mid-Amateur and Amateur in the same year … also won the 2008 and 2010 Western Pennsylvania Amateurs … won the 2005 Frank B. Fuhrer Jr. Invitational, a Pittsburgh-area professional event … named the 2007 William C. Fownes Jr. Player of the Year by the Pennsylvania Golf Association … runner-up at the 2010 Sunnehanna Amateur, the 2008 Northeast Amateur, the 2001 and 2007 Pennsylvania Amateurs and the 2002 North-South Amateur … has played in nine U.S. Amateurs … played in two U.S. Junior Amateur Championships … a 2001 graduate of Allegheny College, where he earned Division III All-America honors all four years and was an NCC Post-Graduate Scholarship winner … an investment advisor … married to Dr. Nicole Bianco-Smith … son of Larry and Vicky Smith … his father is his caddie this week … birth date: Aug. 6, 1978.

Compiled by Beth Murrison, manager of championship communications for the USGA. E-mail her with questions or comments at bmurrison@usga.org.