LORTON, Virginia (July 15, 2013) -- Follow
the stroke play qualifying portion of the USGA
Public Links Championship as it takes place in
Lorton, Virginia's Laurel Hill
Noteworthy players include Cameron Peck -
fresh off a victory in the Pacific Northwest Golf
Association Amateur at Bandon Dunes, who
got off to a 1-under start on the front nine
after teeing off early.
The Public Links typically attracts a more
diverse field than other USGA amateur
championships, as it is only open to players
who do not hold playing privileges at a private
golf club. This year's field includes players of
all ages and all walks of life, from and iron
worker to a dentist and everything in between.
They all have the game to qualify for this
event, and some, like PNGA champ Cameron
Peck or Sean Knapp of Pennsylvania, a
3-time Pennsylvania Public Links winner who
just played in the US Senior Open, are fresh
off a recent tournament.
The player with the most experience in the
Public Links? That would be Glenn Przybylski,
46, of Frankfort, Ill. He is playing in his 8th.
ABOUT LAUREL HILL GOLF CLUB
Designer Bill Love, whose credits include
the Iron Forge Course at Penn National and
Hunting Hawk in Glenn Allen, Virginia, has
created an impressive 18-hole course on land
that formerly housed the D.C. Department of
Corrections facility at Lorton. Paying homage
to the early architects of American golf, Love's
objective was to let the natural beauty of the
property dictate the character of the course.