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U.S. Amateur: Match play notes

Oldest Player: Patrick Christovich, 33 (reinstated amateur)

Youngest Player: Beau Hossler, 16

Average Age of Match-Play Players: 20.7

Number of Mid-Amateurs: 2 (Patrick Christovich and Robby Leopold)

Countries Represented: 8 (Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Korea, Scotland, South Africa, United States)

States Represented: 28 (Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

Past USGA Champions: Corbin Mills (2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links); Jordan Spieth (2009, 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur); Peter Uihlein (2010 U.S. Amateur); Cory Whitsett (2007 U.S. Junior Amateur)

USA Walker Cup Team Representatives: Patrick Cantlay (2011); Harris English (2011); Russell Henley (2011); Patrick Rodgers (2011); Peter Uihlein (2009, 2011); Chris Williams (2011)

Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team Representatives:: Tom Lewis (2011); Jack Senior (2011); Michael Stewart (2011)
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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