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117th U.S. Amateur: A Closer Look at the Field
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA (August 11, 2017) - The 117th U.S. Amateur Championship begins Monday, August 14 at Riviera Country Club.

Related: U.S. Amateur Qualifying Roundup

Here is a closer look at the field of 312 players:

International Field (Number of players): There are 29 countries represented in the 2017 U.S. Amateur, including United States (251), Australia (11), Canada (7), England (5), People’s Republic of China (3), Norway (3), Argentina (2), Chile (2), Denmark (2), Japan (2), Republic of Korea (2), Mexico (2), Scotland (2), Thailand (2), Chinese Taipei (1), Colombia (1), Dominican Republic (1), Finland (1), France (1), Republic of Ireland (1), Kazakhstan (1), Malaysia (1), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), Sweden (1), Venezuela (1) and Wales (1).

U.S. States Represented (Number of players): There are 39 states represented in the 2017 U.S. Amateur: California (51), Texas (18), Florida (14), North Carolina (14), Illinois (12), New York (10), Tennessee (10), Ohio (9), Georgia (8), Alabama (7), Michigan (7), Minnesota (7), New Jersey (7), Pennsylvania (7), Arizona (6), Virginia (6), Indiana (5), Louisiana (4), Mississippi (4), Washington (4), Colorado (3), Connecticut (3), Maryland (3), Nevada (3), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), South Carolina (3), Iowa (2), Kentucky (2), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska (2), New Mexico (2), Utah (2), Wisconsin (2), Hawaii (1), Kansas (1), Maine (1) and Wyoming (1).

Nathan Smith Stewart Hagestad
Nathan Smith
Stewart Hagestad
USGA Champions (12): Philip Barbaree (2015 Junior Amateur), Noah Goodwin (2017 Junior Amateur), Stewart Hagestad (2016 Mid-Amateur), Scott Harvey (2014 Mid-Amateur), Min Woo Lee (2016 Junior Amateur), Michael McCoy (2013 Mid-Amateur), Scottie Scheffler (2013 Junior Amateur), Sammy Schmitz (2015 Mid-Amateur), Nathan Smith (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012 Mid-Amateur; 2015 Amateur Four-Ball), Todd White (2015 Amateur Four-Ball), George Zahringer (2002 Mid-Amateur), Will Zalatoris (2014 Junior Amateur).

USGA Runners-Up (10): Derek Bard (2015 Amateur), Brad Dalke (2016 Amateur), Doug Ghim (2014 Amateur Public Links), Noah Goodwin (2016 Junior Amateur), Scott Harvey (2016 Mid-Amateur), Todd Mitchell (2008 Mid-Amateur), Garrett Rank (2012 Mid-Amateur), Matthew Sughrue (2016 Senior Amateur), Matthew Wolff (2017 Junior Amateur), George Zahringer (2001 Mid-Amateur, 2008 Senior Amateur).

Cameron Champ Scottie Scheffler
Cameron Champ
Scottie Scheffler
2017 U.S. Open Competitors (14): Mason Andersen, Cameron Champ, Christopher Crawford, Brad Dalke, Scott Gregory, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Walker Lee, Maverick McNealy, Joaquin Niemann, John Oda, Scottie Scheffler, Alex Smalley, Sahith Theegala.

2017 U.S. Senior Open Competitors (4): Robert Funk, Michael McCoy, Matthew Sughrue, George Zahringer.

2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Competitors (16): Ricky Castillo, Parker Coody, Noah Goodwin, Eugene Hong, Luke Kluver, Min Woo Lee, Won Jun Lee, Brandon Mancheno, Mac Meissner, Noah Norton, John Pak, Turk Pettit, Charles Reiter, Davis Shore, Tyler Strafaci, Matthew Wolff.

2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Competitors (23): Ben Corfee, Wilson Furr, Josh Goldstein, Will Grimmer, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, David Kocher, Walker Lee, Thomas McCarthy, Todd Mitchell, Brian Ohr, William Rainey, Garrett Rank, Sean Rowen, Jack Schultz, Corby Segal, Davis Shore, Nathan Smith, Zach Smith, Taylor Sundbom, Charles Waddell, Billy Walthouse, Todd White.

Alfie Plant Maverick McNealy
Alfie Plant
Maverick McNealy
2017 The Open Championship Competitors (4): Harry Ellis, Maverick McNealy, Alfie Plant, Connor Syme.

2015 USA Walker Cup Team Members (3): Scott Harvey, Michael McCoy, Maverick McNealy.

2013 USA Walker Cup Team Members (2): Nathan Smith, Todd White.

Players in Field with Most U.S. Amateur Appearances (2017 included): George Zahringer (19), Michael McCoy (18), Nathan Smith (17), Stewart Hagestad (8), Todd Mitchell (8), Todd White (8), Scott Harvey (7).

George Zahringer Matt Sughrue
George Zahringer
Matt Sughrue
Oldest Competitors: George Zahringer (64, born April 23, 1953), Matthew Sughrue (57, born Sept. 2, 1959), Michael McCoy (54, born Nov. 21, 1962), Robert Funk (54, born June 28, 1963).

Youngest Competitors: Alec Nachmann (15, born March 27, 2002), Canon Claycomb (15, born Nov. 7, 2001), Karl Vilips (15, born Aug. 16, 2001), Clay Merchent (16, born July 5, 2001), Tyler Isenhart (16, born May 9, 2001).

Average Age of Field: 22.39

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ABOUT THE U.S. Amateur

The U.S. Amateur, the oldest USGA championship, was first played in 1895 at Newport Golf Club in Rhode Island. The event, which has no age restriction, is open to those with a Handicap Index of 2.4 or lower. It is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA, 10 of which are strictly for amateurs. It is the pre-eminent amateur competition in the world. Applications are typically placed online, starting the third week in April at www.usga.org.

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