U.S. MID-AMATEUR
Meet The 2012 Mid-Amateur Quarterfinalists September 10, 2012 By Christina Lance, USGA

Casey Boyns, 56, Monterey, Calif.

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-up victory over Michael Muehr … competing in his third U.S. Mid-Amateur … also competed in the U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Amateur Public Links, USGA Senior Amateur and USGA Men’s State Team … has won 15 Northern California Golf Association titles, including one Northern Cal Open, and two California State Amateur Championships … is a four-time NGCA player of the year … is a reinstated amateur … a 1980 graduate of the University of Utah … is a full-time caddie at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, where he has worked for more than 30 years … married to Sara … has two children, Marissa and Christopher … born Dec. 11, 1955, in Carmel, Calif.

Dennis Bull, 30, Norwalk, Iowa

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-up victory over Charlie Blanchard … competing in his first USGA championship … runner-up at the 2012 Iowa Match-Play Championship and 2011 Northwest Iowa Amateur Championship … received amateur reinstatement in 2009 … a 2005 graduate of Illinois State University, where he was a recipient of the D.A. Weibring Scholarship … will complete an MBA at the University of Iowa this winter … a financial analyst with Exelon Corporation … son of Thomas and Joan Bull … has one sister, Susie Pierce, and a nephew, Darin … born March 19, 1982, in Pontiac, Ill.

Tim Jackson, 53, Germantown, Tenn.

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-and-2 victory over John Patterson … the 1994 and 2001 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion … competing in his 19th U.S. Mid-Amateur … also competed in the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Senior Open and USGA Men’s State Team … was a member of Tennessee’s winning team at the 2003 Men’s State Team … competing in next week’s Men’s State Team … represented the USA on the 1995 and 1999 Walker Cup Teams … won numerous state and regional championships, including the 2012 Tennessee State Amateur, five Tennessee Mid-Amateurs, the 2002 Tennessee Open and the 1998 North and South Amateur … six-time Tennessee Golf Association (TGA) player of the year … is a past president of the TGA and has been on the board of directors since 1998 … a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee … is a partner in Carwash USA Express, LLC … married to Karen … has two children, Ben and Austin … born Feb. 16, 1959, in Memphis, Tenn.

Matthew Mattare, 26, New York, N.Y.

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-and-1 victory over Stephen Cox … competing in his first USGA championship … runner-up at the 2012 Metropolitan Golf Association Amateur Championship … won the 2010 Washington D.C. Metropolitan Amateur and Northern Virginia Amateur Championships … top-five finisher at 2010 and 2011 Philadelphia Opens … 2008 Lehigh Valley player of the year … a 2008 graduate of the University of Notre Dame … is an operations analyst for Morgan Stanley … son of Gene and Kathy Mattare … father is director of golf and general manager at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., which has hosted six USGA championships and will host the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur … has one younger sister, Molly … born Nov. 12, 1985, in Virginia Beach, Va.

Garrett Rank, 25, Canada

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-and-3 victory over Matt Cohn … competing in his first U.S. Mid-Amateur … also competed in the U.S. Amateur Public Links and the U.S. Amateur … A member of Golf Canada’s national team … 2012 Canadian University/College champion … 2011 Toronto Star Amateur champion … a 2012 graduate of the University of Waterloo … is a professional hockey referee in the Ontario Hockey League … son of Richard and Deby Rank … has one older brother, Kyle, and one younger sister, Caelen … born Sept. 5, 1987, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Corby Segal, 41, Santa Clarita, Calif.

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-up victory over Corby Segal … competing in his second U.S. Mid-Amateur … also competed in the 1993 U.S. Amateur, but missed the match-play cut … received amateur reinstatement in 2005 … a 1995 graduate of Cal State Northridge … is a professional PGA Tour caddie, working with Briny Baird … also previously caddied for Brandt Jobe … married to Kimberly … has one son, Dallas … born June 23, 1971, in Burbank, Calif.

Nathan Smith, 34, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 19-hole victory over Sean Knapp … the 2003, 2009 and 2010 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion … competing in his 10th U.S. Mid-Amateur and currently owns a 29-4 match-play record … also has competed in the U.S. Amateur and USGA Men’s State Team … was a member of Pennsylvania’s winning team at the 2009 Men’s State Team … competing in next week’s Men’s State Team … represented the USA on the 2009 and 2011 Walker Cup Teams and at the 2010 Copa de las Americas … has won numerous championships in his home state, including the 2009 State Amateur and three Western Pennsylvania Amateurs … a 2001 graduate of Allegheny College … is an investment advisor … married to Dr. Nicole Bianco-Smith … born Aug. 6, 1978, in Pennsylvania

Todd White, 44, Spartanburg, S.C.

Advanced to the quarterfinals with a 1-up victory over Kevin Wassmer … competing in his second U.S. Mid-Amateur … also competed in the 1995 U.S. Open as well as the U.S. Amateur and USGA Men’s State Team … Advanced to the round of 32 at last month’s U.S. Amateur…competing in next week’s Men’s State Team … won the 2010 South Carolina Match-Play and Palmetto Amateur Championships, as well as the 2004 South Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship … 2010 South Carolina Golf Association player of the year … 2004 Carolinas Golf Association and South Carolina Golf Association player of the year … received amateur reinstatement in 2001 … a 1990 graduate of Furman University … is a high school history teacher at Hilton Head Island High School … also spent 12 years as a teacher and football coach at Dorman High in Spartanburg … born Nov. 7, 1967, in Spartanburg, S.C.