U.S. MID-AMATEUR
2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Fast Facts November 30, 2017 | Far Hills, N.J. By David Shefter, USGA

Pennsylvanian Nathan Smith has etched his name on the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Trophy a record four times. (USGA/Fred Vuich)

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Championship Venue Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club
Stroke Play Co-Host Venue Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte, N.C.
Opened 1910 (Charlotte C.C.); 1929 (Carolina G.C.)
Architects Charlotte C.C.: Donald Ross (restored by Ron Pritchard in 2007)
Carolina Golf Club: Donald Ross (restored by Kris Spence in 2008)
Dates of Championship Sept. 22-27
Yardages/Par Charlotte Country Club: 7,382 yards/Par 71 (Subject to change)
Carolina Country Club: 6,937 yards/Par 71 (Subject to change)
Field 264 players
Eligibility Opened to any golfer who turns 25 as of Sept. 22 and whose Handicap Index does not exceed 3.4.
Sectional Qualifying Sectional qualifying will be conducted at 46 sites from Aug. 7-27. (Subject to change)
2017 Championship Matt Parziale, a 30-year-old firefighter from Brockton, Mass., registered 10 birdies, including eight in the morning 18, in an 8-and-6 victory over Josh Nicholas at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga. The win also earned Parziale a spot into the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, the first Mid-Amateur champion to receive such an exemption. The USGA announced the decision on the eve of the championship.
Quotable “That was a great announcement they had [last] Thursday night. At the time, I didn’t know I would be the one going, but I’m very fortunate to have that opportunity now. I’m very excited for the upcoming year.” 
Notable Events Held at Charlotte Country Club 1927 Southern Amateur (Harry Ehle)
1937 Southern Amateur (Fred Haas Jr.)
1972 U.S. Amateur (Vinny Giles)
2000 U.S. Senior Amateur (Bill Shean Jr.)
2010 U.S. Women's Amateur (Danielle Kang)
Notable Event at Carolina Golf Club 2014 North Carolina Amateur (Josh Martin)
Fast Fact This will be the first U.S. Mid-Amateur contested in the state of North Carolina.
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, Sept. 22 (Stroke Play, Round 1, 18 holes)
Sunday, Sept. 23 (Stroke Play, Round 2, 18 holes)
Monday, Sept. 24 (Round of 64, match play)
Tuesday, Sept. 25 (Round of 32/Round of 16, match play)
Wednesday, Sept.  26 (Quarterfinals/Semifinals, match play)
Thursday, Sept. 27 (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 2019: Colorado Golf Club, Parker, Colo./Sept. 14-19
2020: Kinloch Golf Club, Manakin-Sabot, Va./Sept. 12-17

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