Sunnehanna Amateur Golf Tournament
June 14 - 17 2017
Johnstown, PA



Sunnehanna Country Club
1002 Sunnehanna Dr
Johnstown, PA  15905-2100
phone: (814) 255-4121
url: www.sunnehannacountryclub.com

Tournament Overview

The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in July of 1954 -- it was the first country club sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for amateurs in the United States. The tournament is played on a classic A.W. Tillinghast design. Only one other amateur tournament in the United States can list the likes of Chick Evans, Arnold Palmer, Julius Boros, Art Wall, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, and Rickie Fowler as contestants: the United States Amateur. Its medal play format has been emulated by countless amateur tournaments across the country.

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Jun 18, 2016Collin Morikawa surges to win Sunnehanna Amatuer
Jun 17, 2016Will Grimmer leads Sunnehanna Amateur heading into final round
Jun 20, 2015Derek Bard wins 62nd Sunnehanna Amateur
Jun 19, 2015Sunnehanna lead goes to Chase Koepka entering final round
Jun 18, 2015Sean Crocker ahead by one at Sunnehanna Amateur
Jun 17, 2015Cody Proveaux grabs Sunnehanna Amateur lead
Jun 14, 2014Sunnehanna Amateur: Will Murphy tops Sam Burns in playoff
Jun 13, 2014Sunnehanna Amateur: Reach leads after rain-altered Day 3
Jun 12, 2014Sunnehanna: Smith, Reach, Danielson share lead
Jun 11, 2014Sunnehanna Amateur: Cromie, Burns share 1st-round lead
Jun 09, 2014Sunnehanna: Iowa's Ihm returns to defend vs. loaded field
Jun 16, 2013Sunnehanna: Ihm hangs on to win
Jun 15, 2013Ihm holds lead at Sunnehanna Amateur
Jun 14, 2013Sunnehanna: Ihm, Lovelady share lead
Jun 13, 2013Sunnehanna Amateur: Ihm takes early lead
Jun 12, 2013Sunnehanna: Wyatt returns to defend
Jun 17, 2012Alabama's Bobby Wyatt wins Sunnehanna
Jun 16, 2012Miller leads, 'Bama trio contends at Sunnehanna
Jun 15, 2012Justin Thomas steals lead at Sunnehanna
Jun 14, 2012Alabama teammates hold Sunnehanna lead
Jun 12, 2011Sunnehanna: Smith tops field
Jun 11, 2011Sunnehanna Am: Collins leads by two
Jun 10, 2011Sunnehanna Am: Bedford, Long tied at the top
Jun 09, 2011Sunnehanna Amateur: Long leads at six under
Jun 13, 2010Hudson Surges to Sunnehanna Title
Jun 14, 2009Sunnehanna Amateur: Foley Scorches the Field
Jun 08, 2008Sunnehanna Amateur: Fowler repeats as champ
Jun 10, 2007Sunnehanna Amateur: Fowler's choice pays off
Jun 11, 2006Sunnehanna: Simpson Wins by 1 Over Kuehne & Han
Jun 12, 2005Sunnehanna Amateur: Sim wins playoff for title
Jun 09, 2005Sunnehanna Amateur: Kicks of 2005 with new 72-hole format

Results Archive:

Showing results for

Place  PtsScores
1CACollin MorikawaLa Canada Flintridge, CA150067-70-62=199
T2ThailandKK LimbhasutThailand100067-69-66=202
T2CanadaGarrett RankCanada100069-67-66=202
T4OHWill GrimmerCincinnati, OH70065-68-71=204
T4INDylan MeyerEvansville, IN70071-68-65=204
T6TXMatthew GilchrestSouthlake, TX50067-70-68=205
T6ALPatrick MartinBirmingham, AL50068-66-71=205
T8NCDavid KocherCharlotte, NC50067-70-69=206
T8CTTheo HumphreyGreenwich, CT50069-68-69=206
T8VAZach BauchouForest, VA50071-66-69=206
T8ChileClaudio CorreaChile50068-69-69=206
T8ChileCristobal Del SolarChile50067-71-68=206
13TXBrad DalkeMcKinney, TX30071-68-68=207
T14HIJohn OdaHonolulu, HI30069-70-69=208
T14CanadaHugo BernardCanada30072-66-70=208
T16MORichard Skip BerkmeyerWildwood, MO20067-71-71=209
T16NCMiller CappsDenver, NC20070-70-69=209
T18CAJacob SolomonDublin, CA20071-69-70=210
T18KYTyler McDanielManchester, KY20072-68-70=210
T18TXCole HammerHouston, TX20068-73-69=210
T18CARico HoeyRancho Cucamonga, CA20072-71-67=210
T18SCKeenan HuskeyGreenville, SC20071-72-67=210
T18ORDylan WuMedford, OR20072-71-67=210
T18ALLee HodgesElkmont, AL20066-71-73=210
T18NCJoshua MartinPinehurst, NC20071-68-71=210
T18NYCameron YoungScarborough, NY20073-69-68=210
T27PAJD DornesLandcaster, PA15067-74-70=211
T27PANathan SmithPittsburgh, PA15068-72-71=211
T27CATrevor ClaytonClovis, CA15068-71-72=211
T27ILDoug GhimArlington Heights, IL15070-69-72=211
T27KYStehpen StallingsLouisville, KY15067-68-76=211
T27NJMax GreysermanShort Hills, NJ15072-71-68=211
T27FLJoshua LeeOrange Park, FL15068-74-69=211
T27COChris KorteLittleton, CO15068-73-70=211
T35CASean CrockerLong Beach, CA7569-72-71=212
T35PARick StimmelCranberry, PA7569-72-71=212
T35OKMax McGreevyEdmond, OK7569-73-70=212
T35IndiaPriyanshu SinghIndia7570-72-70=212
T35TNBen WolcottDickson, TN7572-71-69=212
T35CAChristopher PetefishDanville, CA7571-72-69=212
T35TNDawson ArmstrongBrentwood, TN7570-74-68=212

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The Sunnehanna Amateur was inaugurated in July of 1954. The tournament was the first country club sponsored 72-hole stroke play competition for amateurs in the United States. It was an idea whose time had come.

Until 1954, the nationwide format for amateur golf tournaments was typically match play. Customarily, one or two rounds of stroke play determined match play flights. The rapidly growing professional tour was strictly 72 holes of stroke play, with the one exception being the annual match play championship of the National Professional Golf Association (PGA).

Sunnehanna Country Club had an invitational tournament from 1936 through 1951, with the exception of the years during World War II. Qualifying rounds determined matches for 10 to 15 flights, with a championship flight consisting of 32 players.

The Invitational, through steady promotion, developed into more than a regional event. Arnold Palmer, Art Wall, and Julius Boros played in the Invitational. These three never played in the Amateur, but in the memories and thoughts of the members of the club, they played at Sunnehanna and have automatically been associated with Sunnehanna's tournament history over the years. Arnold, an 18-year old neighbor from over the mountain, won the 1948 Sunnehanna Invitational.

Palmer could not defend his championship the following year because of the National Intercollegiate Championship. In 1949, Palmer would return to Johnstown and win the nearby North Fork Invitational, shooting 66-70. The Latrobe sensation was already hitching up his pants and drawing crowds.

After the 1951 Invitational, the Board of Governors terminated the tournament because of uncontrolled gambling associated with the Calcutta Pool. After qualifying rounds, the players in the championship flight were auctioned and sold to the highest bidder. According to a letter discussing the early history of the tournament written by then Chairman, A. Hugh Wagner, the pool amounted from $12,000 to $15,000 in the final year of the Invitational. The restriction of guests and the presence of known members of the gambling fraternity in the community forced a unanimous termination action by the Governors. The Board realized this was neither good for the club, its members, the players, or amateur golf.

In 1953, then club President, Charles Kunkle, Jr., and other club members interested in amateur golf proposed a new tournament format in amateur golf with the following features:

• 72 holes of medal play with the best amateur players
• An affair which could be attended by all members as a social event
• A tournament where participant's wives were encouraged to come
• The hospitality of the members would be remembered longer than the scores of the participants

After a two-year hiatus, the Board granted permission to sponsor the Sunnehanna Amateur.

As in the previous Sunnehanna Invitational, every effort was made to bring the best amateur golfers in the East to the tournament.

The goal of the revitalized tournament would be to attract one or more members of the United States Walker Cup Team. The tournament's invitation process was updated and changed. Using a format to invite players much like The Masters, invitations would essentially be limited to those who won major amateur tournaments or state-sanctioned championships. Three nationally known golf writers were afforded three invitations, the committee given two committee selections.

Within three years, the tournament had gone from a regional field to a nationally acclaimed field with players being turned away.

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