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A look at U.S. Mid-Amateur host course Stonewall Links
Stonewall Links <br>(USGA Photo)
Stonewall Links
(USGA Photo)
ELVERSON, PA (September 6, 2016) -- When the U.S. Mid-Amateur begins on Saturday, it will mark the first time that Stonewall Links has hosted a USGA event.

Stonewall Links, designed by Tom Doak, features two courses, the Old Course opened in 1993 and the North Course opened in 2003.

During U.S. Mid-Amateur week, both courses will be utilized, with the field being split between the two courses during the two days of stroke-play qualifying before shifting to the Old Course for match play.

The Old Course when played from the back tees is a 6,387 par-70 (35-35) that demands precision off the tees. Built ten years later, the North Course is a bit longer at 6,735 yards, but is another par-70 (35-35). When playing the North Course strong play around the greens is paramount.

Over the last two decades Stonewall Links has hosted a number of major Pennsylvania state events; the 1996 Philadelphia Open, 2000 Philadelphia Amateur, 2001 Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur, 2003 Pennsylvania Open, 2007 Pennsylvania Mid-Amateur and the 2009 Philadelphia Amateur.

ABOUT THE U.S. Mid-Amateur

The U.S. Mid-Amateur originated in 1981 for the amateur golfer of at least 25 years of age, the purpose of which to provide a formal national championship for the post-college player. 264 players begin the championship with two rounds of sroke play qualifying held at two courses, after which the low 64 (with a playoff if necessary to get the exact number) advance to single elimination match play.

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