Bandon, Oregon (April 21, 2006) -- It's noon on Friday, and we have already had a light, sideways rain, sunshine, and 7-iron-from-125-yards winds. It must be time for another playing of the amateurgolf.com Two Man Links Championship, a 72-hole best ball event that gets ready to kick off with Sunday's first round at Pacific Dunes.
A full 100 player field from 14 states, Canada, and England will compete Sunday through Wednesday in Scratch, Senior Scratch, and limited handicap Net Divisions.
Oregonians Jay Audia and Brad Mombert are set to defend their Championship (they shot 9-under for 72 holes last year) against a strong field that includes the current Trans Miss Amateur Champion (David Bartman) and the recent winner of the Southern California Golf Association Mid-Amateur (Robert Funk). Since Funk and Bartman are on the same team, they would be the apparent favorites. But in links golf, past records and accomplishments have about as much meaning as they do for a hedge fund. Mombert (a former University of
Oregon golf team member) and Audia (a wily veteran entrepreneur from Bend) have a great deal of experience on these courses, and the rest of the field includes some high-caliber players that are ready to challenge.
Gil Wymond and Jack Robinson will defend their Senior Division title against a 15 team field that has really grown from last year -- the minimum age in the Senior Division is 50 and we expect some low scores there as well. Kevin MacGillivray and Ken Griffith are not defending their Net title - the field has breathed a collective sigh of relief since these two went super low last year and ran away with the title.
To view a list of players in the 2006 field, click
We'll have coverage all week during the event. And if your'e interested in getting a spot in next-year's likely sellout field, please visit the website at http://www.bandondunes2manlinks.com and bookmark it for early May, when we will begin taking advance registrations.
ABOUT THE amateurgolf.com 2006 Two Man Links Championship at Bandon Dunes
Entries for the 2006 event have closed as of March 1, 2006 with 96 players in the field, a record. We are accepting waiting list entries via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to join us, we recommend getting on the wait list.
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Fifth Annual event, celebrating two of America's finest links golf courses (with the addition of a third in 2006), located in Bandon, Oregon. Visit the official tournament website for more information at www.amateurgolf.com/bandon. Three Divisions, Scratch, Senior Scratch, and Net.
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