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2023 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Fast FactsKiawah Island (S.C.) Club

Torey Edwards (left) and Bret Parker earned their spot in the 2023 field by reaching the quarterfinals in Birmingham. (USGA/James Gilbert)

   
Championship Venue Kiawah Island Club (Cassique Course), Kiawah Island, S.C.
Stroke-Play Co-Host Venue Kiawah Island Club (River Course), Kiawah Island, S.C.
Opened Cassique Course: 2000
River Course: 1995
Architects Cassique Course: Tom Watson
River Course: Tom Fazio
Yardages/Par Cassique: 6,936 yards/Par 71
River: 7,048 yards/Par 71
Dates of Championship May 20-24
Field Size 128 sides
Social Handles @usga (Twitter and Instagram); USGA (Facebook); #USFourball
Eligibility Each member of the side cannot have a Handicap Index® exceeding 5.4.
Entries Closed August 10, 2022
Entries Accepted 2,551 sides (record entries, previous high was 2,548 in 2019)
Qualifying Qualifying, over 18 holes will take place at 52 sites between Aug. 25, 2022 and Dec. 12, 2022. See results here
Hole by Hole

CASSIQUE (Yardages subject to change)
Hole 1:
400 yards (Par 4)
Hole 2: 535 yards (Par 5)
Hole 3: 455 yards (Par 4)
Hole 4: 361 yards (Par 4)
Hole 5: 150 yards (Par 3)
Hole 6: 480 yards (Par 4)
Hole 7: 232 yards (Par 3)
Hole 8: 347 yards (Par 4)
Hole 9: 426 yards (Par 4)
OUT: 3,386 yards (Par 35)
Hole 10: 400 yards (Par 4)
Hole 11: 575 yards (Par 5)
Hole 12: 385 yards (Par 4)
Hole 13: 172 yards (Par 3)
Hole 14: 445 yards (Par 4)
Hole 15: 540 yards (Par 5)
Hole 16: 180 yards (Par 3)
Hole 17: 430 yards (Par 4)
Hole 18: 423 yards (Par 4)
IN: 3,550 yards (Par 36)
TOTAL: 6,936 yards (Par 71)

RIVER (Yardages subject to change)
Hole 1:
405 yards (Par 4)
Hole 2: 558 yards (Par 5)
Hole 3: 222 yards (Par 3)
Hole 4: 369 yards (Par 4)
Hole 5: 345 yards (Par 4)
Hole 6: 186 yards (Par 3)
Hole 7: 482 yards (Par 4)
Hole 8: 547 yards (Par 5)
Hole 9: 422 yards (Par 4)
OUT: 3,536 yards (Par 36)
Hole 10:
445 yards (Par 4)
Hole 11: 388 yards (Par 4)
Hole 12: 202 yards (Par 3)
Hole 13: 475 yards (Par 4)
Hole 14: 444 yards (Par 4)
Hole 15: 421 yards (Par 4)
Hole 16: 529 yards (Par 5)
Hole 17: 188 yards (Par 3)
Hole 18: 440 yards (Par 4)
IN: 3,512 yards (Par 35)
TOTAL: 7,048 yards (Par 71)

Exempt Sides (17) Nathan Smith/Todd White (2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball champions)
Benjamim Baxter/Andrew Buchanan (2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball champions)
Scott Harvey/Todd Mitchell (2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball champions)
Drew Kittleson/Drew Stoltz (2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball runners-up)
Evan Beck/Dan Walters (2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball semifinalists)
Carter Loflin/Wells Williams (2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball semifinalists)
Torey Edwards/Bret Parker (2022 U.S. Amateur  Four-Ball quarterfinalists)
Tyler Anderson/Devin Johnson (2021 U.S. Amateur  Four-Ball semifinalists)
Marc Dull/Chip Brooke (2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball quarterfinalists)
Zach Kingslund/William Sides (2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball quarterfinalists)
Ty Gingerich/Cole Harris (2022 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball quarterfinalists)
Sampsonyunhe Zheng/Aaron Du (Both members of side among top 400 points leaders in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Garrett Rank/Joseph Deraney (Both members of side among top 400 points leaders in World Amateur Golf Ranking)
Jonathan Lai/Joe Willis (Special Exemption/Illness)
ists)
Lee Knox/Bobby Wyatt (Special Exemption/Paternity)
Travis Milleman/Ted Gray (Special Exemption/Paternity)
2022 Championship Former Wake Forest standouts Chad Wilfong and Davis Womble rallied to defeat Arizona residents and fellow mid-amateurs Drew Kittleson and Drew Stoltz in 19 holes to capture the 7th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on the West Course at the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.). To read more, click here
Quotable "Oh, there are no words. That's kind of the pinnacle of what you strive to achieve in this game. I tried my hand at the professional level [for 10 years], so had other kind of goals and objectives, but there’s nothing bigger than a USGA championship." -- Chad Wilfong
Notable Past Events at Kiawah Island Club 2000 South Carolina Amateur (Lucas Glover)
2001 UBS Cup (USA def. World Team, 12.5-11.5)
2009 U.S. Mid-Amateur (Nathan Smith)
Fast Fact Arnold Palmer captained the USA side to victory in the UBS Cup, a PGA Tour-sanctioned event.
What Champions Receive -A gold medal
-Custody of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Trophy for one year
-10-year exemption into the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship
-Exemption for each member of the side into 2023 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
-Exemptions into the 2023 U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. MId-Amateur and U.S. Senior Amateur, if age-eligible
Schedule of Play Saturday, May 20 (18 holes, stroke play)
Sunday, May 21 (18 holes, stroke play)
Monday, May 22 (Round of 32, match play)
Tuesday, May 23 (Round of 16/quarterfinal matches)
Wednesday, May 24 (Semifinals/Championship match)
Match-Play Cut 32 sides will qualify for match play following two rounds of stroke play
Future Sites 2024: Philadelphia Cricket Club, Flourtown, Pa. (May 25-29)
2026: Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 16-20)
2037: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Ore. (Dates TBD)