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118th U.S. Amateur: A Closer Look at the Field
Photo by Bart Keagy
Photo by Bart Keagy

PEBBLE BEACH, CA (August 11, 2018) - The 118th U.S. Amateur Championship begins Monday, August 13 at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf 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 24 countries represented in the 2018 U.S. Amateur, including United States (261), Canada (10), Australia (8), England (5), Mexico (3), People’s Republic of China (2), Republic of Ireland (2), Republic of Korea (2), Norway (2), Sweden (2), Spain (2), Argentina (1), Chinese Taipei (1), Costa Rica (1), France (1), Germany (1), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), New Zealand (1), Nigeria (1), Peru (1), Puerto Rico (1), South Africa (1) and Venezuela (1).

U.S. States Represented (Number of players) – There are 45 states represented in the 2018 U.S. Amateur: California (45), Florida (16), Texas (14), Illinois (13), North Carolina (13), South Carolina (11), Massachusetts (9), New York (9), Arizona (8), Georgia (8), Ohio (7), Pennsylvania (7), Virginia (7), Louisiana (6), Mississippi (6), Washington (6), Indiana (5), New Jersey (5), Oklahoma (5), Tennessee (5), Colorado (4), Kentucky (4), Michigan (4), Minnesota (4), Wisconsin (4), Alabama (3), Hawaii (3), Iowa (3), West Virginia (3), Arkansas (2), Connecticut (2), Idaho (2), Maine (2), Maryland (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska (2), New Mexico (2), Kansas (1), Montana (1), Nevada (1), North Dakota (1), Oregon (1), Rhode Island (1), South Dakota (1) and Utah (1).

Michael Thorbjornsen Matt Parziale
Michael Thorbjornsen
Matt Parziale
USGA Champions (13): Philip Barbaree (2015 Junior Amateur), Garrett Barber (2018 Amateur Four-Ball), Noah Goodwin (2017 Junior Amateur), Stewart Hagestad (2016 Mid-Amateur), Cole Hammer (2018 Amateur Four-Ball), Scott Harvey (2014 Mid-Amateur), Sean Knapp (2017 Senior Amateur), Min Woo Lee (2016 Junior Amateur), Michael McCoy (2013 Mid-Amateur), Matt Parziale (2017 Mid-Amateur), Paul Simson (2010, 2012 Senior Amateur), Dave Ryan (2016 Senior Amateur), Michael Thorbjornsen (2018 Junior Amateur).

USGA Runners-Up (9): Akshay Bhatia (2018 Junior Amateur), Brad Dalke (2016 Amateur), Noah Goodwin (2016 Junior Amateur), Scott Harvey (2016 Mid-Amateur), Josh Nichols (2017 Mid-Amateur), Andrew Orischak (2015 Junior Amateur), Garrett Rank (2012 Mid-Amateur), Davis Riley (2013, 2014 Junior Amateur), Paul Simson (2017 Senior Amateur).

USA Walker Cup Team Members (5): Stewart Hagestad (2017), Collin Morikawa (2017), Braden Thornberry (2017), Scott Harvey (2015), Michael McCoy (2015).

GB&I Walker Cup Team Members (1): Matthew Jordan (2017).

Will Grimmer Luis Gagne
Will Grimmer
Luis Gagne
2018 U.S. Open Competitors (16): Shintaro Ban, Philip Barbaree, Jacob Bergeron, Luis Gagne, Noah Goodwin, Will Grimmer, Stewart Hagestad, Franklin Huang, Matt Parziale, Garrett Rank, Rhett Rasmussen, Kristoffer Reitan, Tyler Strafaci, Braden Thornberry, Timothy Wiseman, Chun An Yu.

2018 British Open Competitors (1): Jovan Rebula.

2018 U.S. Senior Open Competitors (4): Sean Knapp, Michael McCoy, Paul Simson, Jeff Wilson.

2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Competitors (18): Garrett Barber, Sam Batta, Jake Beber-Frankel, Akshay Bhatia, Cole Hammer, Joe Highsmith, James Imai, Tyler Isenhart, Palmer Jackson, Kaiwen Liu, William Mouw, Trent Phillips, Cameron Sisk, Ryan Smith, James Song, Michael Thorbjornsen, Mark Turner, Travis Vick.

2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Competitors (20): Joe Alfieri, Andrew Bailey, Garrett Barber, Derek Bayley, Richard Berkmeyer, Dennis Bull, Brandon Dalinka, Riley Elmes, Patrick Frodigh, Darin Goldstein, Jeremy Grab, Ben Greve, Matthew Griggs, Cole Hammer, Scott Harvey, Chris Hatch, Sean Knapp, Jake McGlone, Garrett Rank, Bradford Tilley.

2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Competitors (13): Joe Alfieri, Darin Goldstein, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Sean Knapp, Michael McCoy, Josh Nichols, Sam O’Dell, Matt Parziale, Dave Ryan, Corby Segal, Bradford Tilley, Charles Waddell.

2017 U.S. Senior Amateur Competitors (3): Sean Knapp, Dave Ryan, Paul Simson.

Collin Morikawa Braden Thornberry
Collin Morikawa
Braden Thornberry
2017 U.S. Amateur Competitors (76): Andrew Alligood, Mason Andersen, Philip Barbaree, Garrett Barber, Luis Fernando Barco, Zach Bauchou, Jacob Bergeron, Hugo Bernard, Hayden Buckley, Nick Carlson, Steven Chervony, Patrick Cover, Chris Crisologo, Trace Crowe, Brad Dalke, Clay Feagler, Luis Gagne, Jorge Garcia, Oliver Gillberg, Noah Goodwin, William Gordon, Arthur Griffin, Will Grimmer, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Timmy Hildebrand, Viktor Hovland, Franklin Huang, Tyler Isenhart, Jacob Koppenberg, Mark Lawrence Jr., Min Woo Lee, Won Jun Lee, Logan Lowe, Brandon Mancheno, Ryan Marter, Patrick Martin, Joshua McCarthy, Ryan McCarthy, Michael McCoy, McClure Meissner, Collin Morikawa, Noah Norton, Andy Ogletree, Brian Ohr, A.J. Ott, John Pak, Dylan Perry, Spencer Ralston, Garrett Rank, Rhett Rasmussen, Ben Reichert, Kristoffer Reitan, Joey Savoie, Jack Schultz, Corby Segal, Benjamin Shipp, Davis Shore, Ben Siegel, Rosswell Sinclair, Alex Smalley, Zach Smith, Jacob Solomon, Austin Squires, Tyler Strafaci, Justin Suh, Sahith Theegala, Braden Thornberry, Donnie Trosper, Joey Vrzich, Charles Waddell, Hayden Wood, Shae Wools-Cobb, Brandon Wu, Brett Young, Chun An Yu.

2016 U.S. Amateur Competitors (51): Mason Andersen, Philip Barbaree, Luis Fernando Barco, Zach Bauchou, Bryan Baumgarten, Hugo Bernard, Nick Carlson, Mario Carmona, Chris Crisologo, Trace Crowe, Brad Dalke, Kyler Dunkle, Chandler Eaton, Clay Feagler, Luis Gagne, Jorge Garcia, Darin Goldstein, Noah Goodwin, William Gordon, Jeremy Grab, Arthur Griffin, Will Grimmer, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Franklin Huang, Chase Johnson Min Woo Lee, S.M. Lee, Won Jun Lee, Kaiwen Liu, Joshua McCarthy, Michael McCoy, Mitchell Meissner, Collin Morikawa, Brian Ohr, Spencer Ralston, Garrett Rank, Davis Riley, Joey Savoie, Maxwell Sear, Alex Smalley, James Song, Ryan Stachler, Justin Suh, Sahith Theegala, Braden Thornberry, Travis Vick, Charles Waddell, Matthew Wetherill, Daniel Wetterich, Taylor Wood.



2015 U.S. Amateur Competitors (33): Philip Barbaree, Luis Fernando Barco, Bryan Baumgarten, Kyler Dunkle, Austin Eckroat, Jorge Garcia, Noah Goodwin, Will Grimmer, Stewart Hagestad, Cole Hammer, Scott Harvey, Franklin Huang, Ryggs Johnston, James Kneen, Jacob Koppenberg, Brandon Mancheno, Michael McCoy, Collin Morikawa, Andy Ogletree, Andrew Orischak, Garrett Rank, Garett Reband, Davis Riley, Joey Savoie, Corby Segal, Jacob Solomon, Tyler Strafaci, Braden Thornberry, Daniel Wetterich, Josh Whalen, Hayden Wood, Noah Woolsey, Hide Yoshihara.

2014 U.S. Amateur Competitors (10): Matthew Bassler, Patrick Cover, Patrick Frodigh, Will Grimmer, Michael McCoy, Trevor Phillips, Garrett Rank, Davis Riley, Corby Segal, Charles Waddell.

2013 U.S. Amateur Competitors (10): Andrew Bailey, Shintaro Ban, Brandon Dalinka, Brad Dalke, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Michael McCoy, Gordon Neale, Garrett Rank, Davis Riley.

2012 U.S. Amateur Competitors (6): Chris Baingo, Brandon Dalinka, Stewart Hagestad, Gordon Neale, Gary Nicklaus, John Wright.

2011 U.S. Amateur Competitors (6): Chris Baingo, Richard Berkmeyer, Stewart Hagestad, Michael McCoy, Garrett Rank, Christopher Tuulik.

2010 U.S. Amateur Competitors (7): Richard Berkmeyer, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Drew Kittleson, Sean Knapp, Michael McCoy, Jeff Wilson.

1999 U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach Competitors (5): Sean Knapp (Rd.-64), Sam O’Dell (Rd.-64), Danny Paniccia (Rd.-64), Paul Simson (Rd.-32), Jeff Wilson (FQ).

Players in Field with Most U.S. Amateur Appearances (2018 included) – Michael McCoy (19), Paul Simson (15), Richard Berkmeyer (10), Jeff Wilson (10), Stewart Hagestad (9), Scott Harvey (8), Garrett Rank (7).

Paul Simson Dave Ryan
Paul Simson
Dave Ryan
Oldest Competitors: Paul Simson (67, born May 10, 1951), Dave Ryan (64, born March 27, 1954), Sean Knapp (56, born March 15, 1962).

Youngest Competitors: Gaven Lane (14, born June 16, 2004), Jackson Van Paris (14, born Aug. 23, 2003), Matthew Griggs (15, born Oct. 7, 2002), Alexander Yang (15, born Sept. 23, 2002).

Average Age of Field: 22.59

Results: U.S. Amateur
WinNorwayViktor HovlandNorway2000
Runner-upCADevon BlingRidgecrest, CA1500
SemifinalsCAIsaiah SalindaSouth San Francisco, CA1000
SemifinalsTXCole HammerHouston, TX1000
QuarterfinalsMSDavis RileyHattiesburg, MS700

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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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