Qualifying For Inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball To Be Held at 51 Sites

By USGA
July 22, 2014

Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif. will host U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying on Monday, Dec. 8. It will be the site of the 2015 U.S. Senior Open. (Del Paso C.C.)

FAR HILLS, N.J. – The United States Golf Association today announced sectional qualifying sites for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, to be held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., May 2-6, 2015.

Conducted over 18 holes, sectional qualifying will be held at 51 sites across the United States from Aug. 13, 2014, to March 31, 2015. Player registration is available now and continues through 5 p.m. EDT on Aug. 6.

Several U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying sites have hosted USGA championships. Philadelphia Country Club, in Gladwyne, Pa., has been home to four, including the 1939 U.S. Open, which was won by Byron Nelson. Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., was the site of the 1965 U.S. Open (won by Gary Player) and 2004 U.S. Senior Open (won by Peter Jacobsen).

Related Content
U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship Registration
U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship Registration

The 2015 U.S. Senior Open will be conducted at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif., another qualifying site for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball.

Four courses that have hosted a pair of USGA championships are serving as sites for U.S. Amateur Four-Ball sectional qualifying. Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash., hosted the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links and 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur. Pasatiempo Golf Club in Santa Cruz, Calif., was the host site for the 1986 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 2004 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Desert Forest Golf Club in Carefree, Ariz., hosted the 1990 U.S. Senior Amateur and 2007 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club hosted the 1960 U.S. Women’s Amateur and 2008 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur.

There are sectional qualifying sites in 35 states. California has the most sectionals with six, while Florida, New York and Massachusetts have three each. Two sectional qualifiers are scheduled in Texas, Ohio, Illinois and Pennsylvania.

To be eligible for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, a player must have a Handicap Index® not exceeding 5.4, with no age restrictions. Team partners will not be required to be from the same club, state or country, and substitution of partners will be permitted until the close of entries.

The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will consist of 128 two-player teams, each playing their own ball throughout the round. Each team’s score will be determined using their better-ball score for each hole. After 36 holes of stroke-play competition, the field will be reduced to the low 32 teams for the match-play portion of the championship.

The 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will use both courses (Lake and Ocean) at The Olympic Club for 36-hole stroke-play qualifying, and the club’s famed Lake Course will host the championship’s match-play bracket. It will be the 10th USGA championship contested at The Olympic Club.

2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying Sites (51)

Wednesday, Aug. 13
Hackensack G.C., Oradell, N.J.

Tuesday, Aug. 19
Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, W.Va.

Monday, Aug. 25
Berkshire Hills C.C., Pittsfield, Mass.
Somersett G. & C.C., Reno, Nev.
TalonsCove G.C., Saratoga Springs, Utah

Tuesday, Aug. 26
Shadow Ridge C.C., Omaha, Neb.
Stonebridge Ranch C.C. (Hills Course), McKinney, Texas

Thursday, Aug. 28
Gold Mountain G.C. (Olympic Course), Bremerton, Wash.

Tuesday, Sept. 2
Cascade Hills C.C., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bluegrass Yacht & C.C., Hendersonville, Tenn.

Monday, Sept. 8
Colorado G.C., Parker, Colo.
Mill River C.C., Stratford, Conn.
Mayfield Sand Ridge Club (Sand Ridge Course), Chardon, Ohio

Monday, Sept. 15
TimberStone G.C., Caldwell, Idaho
StoneRidge G.C., Stillwater, Minn.

Friday, Sept. 19
OGA G.C., Woodburn, Ore.

Monday, Sept. 22
Pinetree C.C., Kennesaw, Ga.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Paramount C.C., New City, N.Y.

Thursday, Sept. 25
Tulsa C.C., Tulsa, Okla.

Monday, Sept. 29
Highlands of Elgin, Elgin, Ill.
Delaware C.C., Muncie, Ind.
Ravenwood G.C., Victor, N.Y.

Tuesday, Sept. 30
Westmoreland C.C., Export, Pa.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
Washington County G.C., Hartford, Wis.

Monday, Oct. 6
Cinder Ridge G.C., Wilmington, Ill.
Kansas City C.C., Mission Hills, Kan.
Ledgemont C.C., Seekonk, Mass.
Bellerive C.C., St. Louis, Mo.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
Bay Club at Mattapoisett, Mattapoisett, Mass.

Wednesday, Oct. 8
Heritage Club, Mason, Ohio

Thursday, Oct. 9
Philadelphia C.C., Gladwyne, Pa.

Thursday, Oct. 16
Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, N.Y.

Monday, Oct. 20
Argyle C.C., Silver Spring, Md.

Monday, Oct. 27
Riverbend C.C., Sugar Land, Texas

Wednesday, Nov. 12
Honolulu C.C., Honolulu, Hawaii

Monday, Nov. 17
Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, Ocala, Fla.

Monday, Dec. 1
Poppy Hills G.C., Pebble Beach, Calif.

Monday, Dec. 8
Del Paso C.C., Sacramento, Calif.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
The Farms G.C., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Monday, March 9

Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif.

Thursday, March 12
River Ridge C.C. (Victoria Lakes Course), Oxnard, Calif.

Tuesday, March 17
Goose Creek G.C., Mira Loma, Calif.

Monday, March 23
Ol’ Colony G.C., Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Desert Forest G.C., Carefree, Ariz.
The Fox Club, Palm City, Fla.
Pinewild C.C. (Holly Course), Pinehurst, N.C.

Columbia C.C., Blythewood, S.C.

Saturday, March 28
The Bluffs Golf Resort, St. Francisville, La.

Monday, March 30
Sara Bay C.C., Sarasota, Fla.
Red Hawk G.C., Las Cruces, N.M.

Tuesday, March 31
Spring Creek G.C., Gordonsville, Va.

Partner Links
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
AmEx image
Chevron
   

The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

Chevron image
Rolex
   

Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.



Rolex image
IBM
   

IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

AmEx image
Lexus
   

Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

For more information on Lexus, visit http://www.lexus.com/

AmEx image
American Express
   

Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

For more information on American Express visit www.americanexpress.com/entertainment


AmEx image