Kyle Hoffman earns Seed No. 64 with U.S. Mid-Amateur Playoff win
Kyle Hoffman rolled in this birdie putt on the first playoff
ELVERSON, PA (September 12, 2016) -- Kyle Hoffman was able to survive the 14-for-1 that became a 13-for-1 playoff after James Scorse withdrew and earn the final spot in the Round of 64 at the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur. Hoffman now has a date with top-seed Michael Muehr.
Playing on the Old Course at Stonewall Links the playoff began at 7:15 a.m. EST on the par-3 9th hole. On the first hole four players; Justin Goodhue, Jake Erickson, Reid Hatley and Hoffman rolled in birdies to advance.
The field was trimmed to two on the par-4 10th as Goodhue and Hoffman were able to advance with pars. With just two players left Hoffman was able to seal the deal with a another par on the par-5 12th.
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. The
event is open to those with a USGA Handicap
Index of 3.4 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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