U.S. MID-AMATEUR
2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Fast Facts

Nathan Smith's four U.S. Mid-Amateur titles are the most in the championship's 36-year history. (USGA/Chris Keane)
   
Championship Venue Capital City Club (Crabapple Course), Atlanta, Ga.
Stroke-Play Co-Host Venue Atlanta National Golf Club, Milton, Ga.
Opened 2002 (Capital City Club); 1987 (Atlanta National)
Architects Tom Fazio (Capital City Club); Pete and P.B. Dye (Atlanta National)
Dates of Championship Oct. 7-12
Yardages/Par Capital City Club: 7,207 yards/Par 70
Atlanta National: 6,784 yards/Par 71
Field 264 players
Eligibility Opened to any golfer who has turned 25 as of Oct. 7 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 3.4.
Entries Accepted 4,386
Exempt Players David Bolen (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Stewart Hagestad (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2017 U.S. Open qualifier; 2017 USA Walker Cup Team; Top 400 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Scott Harvey (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up; 2017 U.S. Open qualifier; 2015 USA Walker Cup Team; Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joshua Irving (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Sean Knapp (2017 U.S. Senior Amateur champion)
Randal Lewis (2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
David May (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Mike McCoy (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion; 2015 USA Walker Cup Team)
Matthew Sughrue (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur runner-up)
Brad Wilder (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Robby Funk (2017 U.S. Senior Amateur low amateur)
Matt Parziale (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Claudio Consul (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Justin Tereshko (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Marc Dull (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Michael McDermott (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Michael Muehr (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur quarterfinalist)
Brad Nurski (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur runner-up)
Dave Ryan (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur champion)
Sammy Schmitz (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Nathan Smith (2009, 2010, 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Scott Strickland (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Dan Sullivan (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur semifinalist)
Steve Wilson (2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion)
Todd White (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joseph Deraney (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Doug Hanzel (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Joe Alfieri (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Andres Schonbaum (Top 400 in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
2016 Championship Stewart Hagestad, 25, of Newport Beach, Calif., birdied five of his last six holes and rallied from a 4-down deficit with five to play to defeat 2014 champion Scott Harvey, 38, of Greensboro, N.C., in 37 holes at Stonewall in Elverson, Pa. The final was contested over the Old and North courses, the first time since the 36-hole final was introduced in 2001 that two layouts were used. 
Quotable “It's an absolute dream come true,. This is something I've dreamed about ever since I can remember, and it's an honor and a privilege to represent mid-amateurs around the country and to have won the championship.” -- Stewart Hagestad
Notable Moment Hagestad closed out his memorable comeback by converting a 14-foot putt on the par-3 ninth hole, the 37th of the match.
Notable Events Held at Capital City Club 2003 WGC-American Express Championship (Tiger Woods)
2013 NCAA Men's Championship (Alabama, team; Max Homa, individual)
U.S. Mid-Amateurs Conducted in Georgia (2) 1984: Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Duluth (Michael Podolak)
2004: Sea Island Golf Club (Seaside Course), St. Simons Island (Austin Eaton III) 
Notable U.S. Mid-Amateur Champions Jim Holtgrieve (1981); Jay Sigel (1983, 1985, 1987); David Eger (1988); Tim Jackson (1994, 2001); Danny Green (1999); Nathan Smith (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012); Trip Kuehne (2007); Mike McCoy (2013); Scott Harvey (2014), Stewart Hagestad (2016)
Notable U.S. Mid-Amateur Runners-Up Bob Lewis Jr. (1981, 1984); O. Gordon Brewer (1985); Bryan Norton (2003); Todd Mitchell (2008); Tim Hogarth (2010); Garrett Rank (2012); Scott Harvey (2016)
Schedule of Play Saturday, Oct. 7 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Oct. 8 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Oct.. 9 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Oct.. 10 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Oct. 11 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Oct. 12 (Championship Match, 36 holes)
Match-Play Cut The low 64 scorers following stroke play will qualify for match play. If necessary, a playoff will be conducted to determine the last qualifiers for the draw.
Future Sites 2018: Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, Sept. 22-27
2019: Colorado Golf Club, Parker, Colo./Sept. 21-26

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