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37th U.S. Mid-Amateur: A Closer Look at the Field
Stewart Hagestad looks to defend at the Capital City Club<br>(Capital City Club, USGA photos)
Stewart Hagestad looks to defend at the Capital City Club
(Capital City Club, USGA photos)
ATLANTA, GA (October 3, 2017) - The 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship begins Saturday October 7 at the Capital City Club and Atlanta National Golf Club in Atlanta, GA.

Stewart Hagestad defends the title he won last year at Stonewall in an epic 37-hole match against Scott Harvey.

Related: 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying Roundup
Related: TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: U.S. Mid-Amateur Live Updates

Here is an inside look at the 264 golfers competing in the Championship:

Nathan Smith Scott Harvey
Nathan Smith
Scott Harvey
USGA Champions (12): Stewart Hagestad (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Scott Hailes (1995 U.S. Junior Amateur), Doug Hanzel (2013 U.S. Senior Amateur), Scott Harvey (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Sean Knapp (2017 U.S. Senior Amateur), Randal Lewis (2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Michael McCoy (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Dave Ryan (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur), Sammy Schmitz (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Nathan Smith (2003, 2009, 2010, 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur; 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Todd White (2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Steve Wilson (2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

Bill Williamson Randal Lewis
Bill Williamson
Randal Lewis
USGA Runners-Up (8): Sherrill Britt (2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Marc Dull (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Scott Harvey (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Randal Lewis (1996 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Brad Nurski (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Rick Stimmel (1997 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Matthew Sughrue (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur), Bill Williamson (2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

Played in 2017 Walker Cup (1): Stewart Hagestad

Played in 2017 U.S. Open (2): Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey

Michael Muehr Justin Tereshko
Michael Muehr
Justin Tereshko
Played in 2017 U.S. Amateur (19): Jeff Champine, Kenny Coakley, Robert Funk, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Erik Jarvey, Cameron Knight, Michael McCoy, Michael Muehr, Sammy Schmitz, Corby Segal, Scott Shingler, Shane Sigsbee, Nathan Smith, Scott Strickland, Matthew Sughrue, Justin Tereshko, Charles Waddell, Todd White

Played in 2017 U.S. Senior Open (5): Robert Funk, Michael McCoy, Daniel Russo, Dave Ryan, Matthew Sughrue

Michael McCoy Sean Knapp
Michael McCoy
Sean Knapp
Players in Field with Most U.S. Mid-Amateur Appearances (2017 included): Michael McCoy (19), Sean Knapp (16), Randal Lewis (15), Robert Gerwin II (14), Gene Elliott (13), Nathan Smith (13), Randy Haag (12), Scott Harvey (10).

Average Age of Field: 36.97

Youngest Competitors: Josh Holling 25 (born 9-23-92), Brian Blanchard (25, born 8-10-92), Bo Bradford (25, born 7-30-92), Andrew Lee (25, born 7-12-92)

Dave Ryan John Ervasti
Dave Ryan
John Ervasti
Oldest Competitors: Dave Ryan (63, born 3-27-54), John Ervasti (62, born 3-29-55), Doug Hanzel (60, born 2-18-57), Randal Lewis (60, born 5-8-57)

U.S. States Represented: There are 43 states represented in the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur: California (29), Texas (23), Florida (14), Georgia (14), New York (14), Pennsylvania (13), Illinois (12), North Carolina (12), Michigan (10), Ohio (9), Arizona (7), Minnesota (6), New Jersey (6), South Carolina (6), Tennessee (6), Virginia (6), Colorado (5), Connecticut (5), Iowa (5), Massachusetts (5), Missouri (5), Maryland (4), Oklahoma (4), Washington (4), Alabama (3), Kentucky (3), Mississippi (3), Nebraska (3), Indiana (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana (2), Nevada (2), Oregon (2), Wisconsin (2), Arkansas (1), Hawaii (1), Idaho (1), Maine (1), New Mexico (1), North Dakota (1), Rhode Island (1), Utah (1) and West Virginia (1).

Countries Represented: There are seven countries represented in the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur: United States (257), Argentina (2), Bahamas (1), Canada (1), England (1), Germany (1) and Puerto Rico (1).

Tee Times for Rounds 1 & 2 of the 2017 U.S. Mid-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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