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U.S. Amateur Four-Ball: August 6 entry deadline approaching fast
30 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com

see also: U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Golf Championship, Pinehurst Resort

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U.S. Amateur Four-Ball hopefuls can breathe a sigh of relief.

2014 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball qualifying dates and locations have been announced by the USGA.

Slated for May 2-6, 2015, the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships have gained an impressive amount of interest and qualifying for the event -- to be held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco -- is indeed a hot topic.

Several of the qualifying sites have a history with the USGA. According to a release from the association:

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).

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.

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.

Here's a look at the scheduled 18-hole qualifiers for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four- Ball:

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.
ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

The U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, the newest USGA championship, will be played for the first time in 2015 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. The event, which has no age restriction, is open to those with a Handicap Index of 5.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs.

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