U.S. AMATEUR
Tale of the Tape: The U.S. Amateur Championship Match August 22, 2015 | Olympia Fields, Ill. By Dave Shedloski

Derek Bard (left) and Bryson DeChambeau each carved their own specific path to Sunday's championship match at Olympia Fields. (USGA/Chris Keane)

Here’s a closer look at U.S. Amateur finalists Derek Bard and Bryson DeChambeau, who meet in the 36-hole final starting at 8:30 a.m. Sunday on the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club:

Derek Bard Category Bryson DeChambeau
20 Age
21
New Hartford, N.Y.  Hometown Clovis, Calif.
    University of Virginia               College Southern Methodist University
51 World Amateur Golf Ranking 7
2 U.S. Amateur Starts 5
Round of 32: 2014 U.S. Amateur; two U.S. Junior Amateurs
Best Previous USGA Finish Quarterfinals, 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links
78 Number of Holes Played 73
31 Number of Holes Won 32
42 Number of Holes Led 56
23 Holes Trailed 2
14 Number of Birdies 26
1 Number of Eagles 0
13 Number of Bogeys 7
1 up over No. 1-ranked Jon Rahm in quarterfinals Biggest Win on the Way to the Final 3 and 2 over No. 2 Maverick McNealy in Round of 16
1 up over Jon Rahm in quarterfinals Closest Match on the Way to the Final 3 and 2, Twice
2015 Sunnehanna Amateur Most Significant Career Victory to Date 2015 NCAA Division I Championship
Tiger Woods Golfer Who Most Influenced Each Ben Hogan and Moe Norman
Pebble Beach Favorite Golf Course Cypress Point
Billiards Favorite Thing to do Away from Golf  “Write cursive backwards and left-handed. Something that is weird, obviously, but that's me, I'm unique. I do those sort of things to keep my mind off golf and to help my fine motor skills, create more sensitivity and increase my brainpower.”
“I was talking to some of my friends and my dad earlier. I just said, ‘Yeah, I'm going to have to play my best golf to have a chance tomorrow, because he's been playing very solid leading up to this point, and I'm just going to have one of those days where everything falls the right way from here.” Money Quote “People always give players names, whether it's an underdog or leader of the pack or whatever. I'm not worried about that. Again, it's 36 holes, anything could happen. And like I've said before many times, I'm just going to go do my best, and I think my best will be good enough tomorrow.”

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