Meet the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Quarterfinalists
07 Oct 2015
by United States Golf Association

David Bolen, 36, Lubbock, Texas

-Played in the 2001 U.S. Amateur at East Lake GC
-2002 graduate of Texas Tech who loves to watch Red Raider teams on TV
-Reinstated amateur as of 2006
-Loves the state of Colorado, where he skis and goes four-wheeling
-Spends much of his free time at lake house near Austin, Texas
-Married with one child-Dental sales manager
-Born 12/1/78 in Lubbock, Texas

Jess Daley, 37, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

-Played in the 2001 U.S. Open – 2015 Mid- Amateur is first USGA championship since
-Played in the 1998 and 1999 U.S. Amateurs
-2000 graduate of Northwestern University, where he earned first-team All-America honors and was a teammate of Luke Donald
-Reinstated amateur as of 2015
-Works as a self-employed surgical sales representative
-1996 Washington state high school champion
-1998 Washington State Amateur champion
-Pro career derailed in 2004 because of a back injury
-Born 12/17/77 in Kirkland, Wash.

Marc Dull, 29, Lakeland, Fla.

-Played in 2009 U.S. Amateur stroke play with Rickie Fowler and shot 78-91 to miss the cut
-Works as a caddie at Streamsong (Fla.) Resort
-His caddie, Richard Stapleton, is also from Streamsong
-Great-Grandson of two-time U.S. Senior Amateur champion Dexter Daniels
-Earned amateur reinstatement in 2013
-Attended Florida Southern University
-Has a 2-year-old son
-Has three career holes-in-one, all in last four years – one on No. 5 of the Blue Course at Streamsong
-Likes saltwater fishing
-Born 4/28/86 in Conyers, Ga.

David Gies II, 26, Charlotte, N.C.

-Youngest remaining player in match play
-Played in the 2012 and 2014 U.S. Amateurs and the 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur
-Attended the University of North Alabama
-Earned All-Gulf South Tournament honors in 2009
-Works at Quail Hollow Club, the home of the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship
-Calls himself a beer connoisseur and “huge” sports fan
-Born 6/27/89 in Norfolk, Va.

Joshua Irving, 29, Dallas, Texas

-Defeated Glenn Przybylski, 5 and 4, in the third round after Przybylski had defeated co-medalist and defending champion Scott Harvey in the second round
-Played in 2014 Mid-Amateur and did not qualify for match play
-Won 2015 North Texas Amateur-Finished third at 2015 Texas State Mid-Amateur
-Played college golf at Stephen F. Austin State University
-Two-year team captain in college
-Three career holes-in-one (all while in high school)
-Calls himself “absolutely unbeatable” in ping pong
-Works as a manager for an import company
-Born 9/28/86 in Mansfield, Texas

Sammy Schmitz, 35, Farmington, Minn.

-At No. 8, is highest remaining seed in match play
-Advanced to match play in three consecutive U.S. Mid-Amateurs (Rd of 32 in 2012, Rd of 64 in 2011)
-Played for Minnesota in the 2009 USGA Men’s State Team Championship
-Three-time Minnesota Player of the Year
-Reinstated amateur as of 2006
-Regional director for a health-care services company
-2003 graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.
-Married with two young daughters
-Plays recreational hockey (left-handed)
-Born 9/7/80 in Farmington, Minn.

Todd White, 47, Spartanburg, S.C.

-Teamed with Nathan Smith to win the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship at The Olympic Club in May
-Member of victorious 2013 United States Walker Cup Team
-Semifinalist in 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur; advanced to quarterfinals in 2014-2015 Azalea Amateur champion
-No. 236 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking
-Oldest remaining player in match play
-1990 Northeast Amateur, South Carolina Amateur champion
-2004 Azalea Amateur runner-up
-1990 graduate of Furman University
-2003 Furman University Athletic Hall of Fame inductee
-Three-time South Carolina Match Play winner
-2010 South Carolina Mid-Amateur and Palmetto Amateur champion
-Carolinas Golf Association Player of the Year in 2004
-South Carolina Golf Association Player of the Year in 2004, 2010, 2013, 2014
-Reinstated amateur as of 2001
-High school history teacher and former high school football coach
-Die-hard Chicago Cubs fan who calls himself “the most superstitious player in the field”
-Born 11//67 in Spartanburg, S.C.

Brad Wilder, 36, Fort Wright, Ky.

-Playing in fourth U.S. Mid-Amateur (2006, 2010, 2014 – match-play loss in first round in 2010)
-Played in the 2002 U.S. Amateur Public Links and 2004 and 2007 U.S. Amateurs
-Won 2003 and 2005 Cincinnati Opens
-Won 2011 Cincinnati City Amateur
-Runner-up in 2009 Cincinnati City Amateur
-Runner-up in 2009 Baltusrol Invitational
-Runner-up in 2010 Stocker Cup
-Shot 65 at Pinehurst No. 8 in North and South Amateur
-2001 graduate of the University of Cincinnati
-College teammate of current PGA Tour player Jim Herman
-Academic All-American in 2000 and 2001
-Conference USA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2001
-Nose has been broken four times, once by a golf ball
-Wealth advisor for a bank
-Born 4/13/79 in Cincinnati, Ohio

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