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38th U.S. Mid-Amateur: A Closer Look at the Field
Matt Parziale will attempt to defend at Charlotte CC (USGA photo)
Matt Parziale will attempt to defend at Charlotte CC (USGA photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 20, 2018) - The 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship begins Saturday September 22 at Charlotte Country Club and Carolina Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C.

Matt Parziale, a firefighter from Brockton, Mass., defends the title he won last year at the Capital City Club in Atlanta.

Related: 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying Roundup

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

Nathan Smith Stewart Hagestad
Nathan Smith
Stewart Hagestad
USGA Champions (11): Stewart Hagestad (2016 U.S. Mid-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), Matt Parziale (2017 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), Jeff Wilson (2018 U.S. Senior Amateur), Steve Wilson (2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur)

Josh Nichols Brad Nurski
Josh Nichols
Brad Nurski
USGA Runners-Up (13): Sherrill Britt (2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Chip Brooke (2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Kenny Cook (2011 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Marc Dull (2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 2018 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball), Scott Harvey (2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Sean Knapp (2018 U.S. Senior Amateur), Randal Lewis (1996 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Todd Mitchell (2008 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Josh Nichols (2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Brad Nurski (2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur), Curtis Skinner (2012 U.S. Senior Amateur), Matthew Sughrue (2016 U.S. Senior Amateur), Ben Warnquist (2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball)

Past Walker Cup Competitors (5): Nick Cassini, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Michael McCoy, Nathan Smith

Played in 2018 U.S. Open (2): Stewart Hagestad, Matt Parziale

Joe Alfieri Kevin O'Connell
Joe Alfieri
Kevin O'Connell
Played in 2018 U.S. Amateur (19): Joe Alfieri, Stephen Behr, Darin Goldstein, Stewart Hagestad, Scott Harvey, Sean Knapp, Jacob Koppenberg, Damon Krause, Michael McCoy, Josh Nichols, Kevin O'Connell, Sam O'Dell, Matt Parziale, Dave Ryan, Corby Segal, Brad Tilley, Charles Waddell, J.R. Warthen, Jeff Wilson, Brett Young

Played in 2018 U.S. Senior Open (3): Sean Knapp, Michael McCoy, Jeff Wilson

Played in 2018 U.S. Senior Amateur (7): Gene Elliott, Sean Knapp, Michael McCoy, Dave Ryan, Matthew Sughrue, Joe Palmer, Jeff Wilson

Michael McCoy Sean Knapp
Michael McCoy
Sean Knapp
Players in Field with Most U.S. Mid-Amateur Appearances (2018 included): Michael McCoy (20), Sean Knapp (17), Randal Lewis (16), Gene Elliott (14), Nathan Smith (14), Craig Steinberg (12), Jeff Wilson (12), Scott Harvey (11), Bryan Hoops (10), James Scorse (10)

Average Age of Field: 36.60

Youngest Competitors: Luke Waggoner (25, born 8-1-93), Zac Lewis (25, born 6-3-93), Stephen Behr (25, born 4-20-93), Ben Warnquist (25, born 3-26-93), Tony Albano Jr. (25, born 3-20-93)

Dave Ryan Randal Lewis
Dave Ryan
Randal Lewis
Oldest Competitors: Dave Ryan (64, born 3-27-54), Randal Lewis (61, born 5-8-57), Curtis Skinner (61, born 6-21-57), Craig Steinberg (60, born 3-10-58)

U.S. States Represented: There are 40 states and the District of Columbia represented in the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur: California (31), Florida (19), North Carolina (19), Texas (18), Georgia (12), Illinois (12), New York (12), Ohio (9), Arizona (8), Pennsylvania (8), Virginia (8), Michigan (7), Iowa (6), Missouri (6), Connecticut (5), Maryland (5), Massachusetts (5), New Jersey (5), Colorado (4), Indiana (4), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (4), Minnesota (4), South Carolina (4), Tennessee (4), Utah (4), Washington (4), Oregon (3), Alabama (2), Idaho (2), Mississippi (2), Nebraska (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire (2), Oklahoma (2), West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (2), Kansas (1), Maine (1), South Dakota (1) and District of Columbia (1)

Countries Represented: There are eight countries represented in the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur: United States (256), Canada (2), Argentina (1), Bahamas (1), Belgium (1), England (1), Germany (1) and Wales (1)

Tee Times for Rounds 1 & 2 of the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur

Results: U.S. Mid-Amateur
WinNCKevin O'ConnellCary, NC1000
Runner-upNCBrett BonerCharlotte, NC700
SemifinalsNYStewart HagestadNew York City, NY500
SemifinalsCAKyler SauerValencia, CA500
QuarterfinalsGARusty MosleyVidalia, GA400

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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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