amateurgolf.com Two Man Links Championship Preview

Bandon, Oregon (April 21, 2006) -- It's noon on Friday, and we have already had a light, sideways rain, sunshine, and 7-iron-from-125-yards winds. It must be time for another playing of the amateurgolf.com Two Man Links Championship, a 72-hole best ball event that gets ready to kick off with Sunday's first round at Pacific Dunes.

A full 100 player field from 14 states, Canada, and England will compete Sunday through Wednesday in Scratch, Senior Scratch, and limited handicap Net Divisions.

Oregonians Jay Audia and Brad Mombert are set to defend their Championship (they shot 9-under for 72 holes last year) against a strong field that includes the current Trans Miss Amateur Champion (David Bartman) and the recent winner of the Southern California Golf Association Mid-Amateur (Robert Funk). Since Funk and Bartman are on the same team, they would be the apparent favorites. But in links golf, past records and accomplishments have about as much meaning as they do for a hedge fund. Mombert (a former University of Oregon golf team member) and Audia (a wily veteran entrepreneur from Bend) have a great deal of experience on these courses, and the rest of the field includes some high-caliber players that are ready to challenge.

Gil Wymond and Jack Robinson will defend their Senior Division title against a 15 team field that has really grown from last year -- the minimum age in the Senior Division is 50 and we expect some low scores there as well. Kevin MacGillivray and Ken Griffith are not defending their Net title - the field has breathed a collective sigh of relief since these two went super low last year and ran away with the title.

To view a list of players in the 2006 field, click here>

We'll have coverage all week during the event. And if your'e interested in getting a spot in next-year's likely sellout field, please visit the website at http://www.bandondunes2manlinks.com and bookmark it for early May, when we will begin taking advance registrations.


>> 2020 Two Man Links PDF Invitation Packet

It's time to check Bandon Dunes off your bucket list. Join us for the 19th annual playing of AmateurGolf.com's flagship best-ball event at the highly-acclaimed Bandon Dunes Resort. The tournament features Championship, Senior Championship, and Net Divisions and it always draws a diverse group of players from across the U.S. and Canada.

NEW FOR 2020: Father/Son Championship: AmateurGolf.com is pleased to announce that the tournament now includes a Father/Son division with gross and net prizes as well as eligibility for the overall championship in either division.


(4) nights lodging at Bandon Dunes Resort (see options below)
(4) tournament rounds (1) at each of the resort's courses
(1) gala tournament dinner (golf attire fine)
$10,000 in prizes (based on 80 players)
Tournament awards for division winners
Welcome gifts for all players


Thursday, April 23, 2020
Arrival day, golf at player's expense today for those that arrive early enough or complimentary use of awesome range
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Friday, April 24, 2020
Tournament Round 1
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Tournament Round 2
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Tournament Round 3
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- MacKenzie Hall
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 27, 2020
Final Round
- morning tee times tbd based on number of players -- please check out of your room prior to play unless arrangements have been made to stay over
- Tournament Awards immediately following play at St. Andrews room.

For teams with a suggested combined handicap index of 16.0 or lower. This division is played best-ball at scratch from the Green Tees. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers, and optional skins games will be held daily.
Senior Championship
For teams with suggested combined handicap of 16.0 or lower, where both are aged 50+. Play from Green Tees, except those aged 65+ may elect to play from Gold Tees. Teams in this division are eligible to win the overall title. Prizes for top finishers; optional daily skins games.
For teams with a suggested combined handicap of 36.0 or lower. Play will be at 80% of course handicap, with a maximum allowance of 18. Play from Green Tees, except that those aged 65+ may elect to play from the Gold Tees. Prizes for top finishers; optional daily skins games.

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