U.S. Four-Ball Qualifier Preview: Ol' Colony Golf Complex
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — It's not very often that the
States Golf Association adds a new
championship, but they
have done so twice this year with the advent of
both the U.S.
Amateur Four-Ball and the Women's U.S.
Ol' Colony Golf Complex
Conversely, the long-running Men's and Women's
Amateur Public Links championships ended last
Qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball will be
Monday, March 23 at Ol' Colony Golf Complex
with the two
lowest teams qualifying for this national
will be played May 2-6 at storied Olympic Club in
Forty teams are set to tee it up in Tuscaloosa.
Ol' Colony can
now measure close to 7600 yards, but Brian
Director of Rules & Competitions for the
Association, who will conduct the qualifier for
the USGA, said
the anticipated yardage is around 7000 yards.
In the championship, both the Ocean and Lake
courses at the
Olympic Club will be used for 36-hole stroke
with the field of 128 teams reduced to the low
32 teams who
will then head into match play, with the action to
televised on Fox Television as part of their new
USGA national golf coverage.
Qualifying for the Women's U.S. Amateur Four-
Ball was held
in the fall, with the nearest venue to Alabama at
in West Point, Ms. And the lone qualifying team
ties to the state as they are Lea Green of
McCalla and Linda
Jeffery, now of Abilene, Texas, but formally an
resident. They shot 71 to qualify and will be
famed Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon,
Ore., May 9-13.
Sixty-four teams will take part in two rounds of
with the low 32 making it to match play. Green
have both won AGA state championships and
Green is an
instructor at Shelton State Community College.