Did you know that the state of Pennsylvania
has held more USGA Championships than any
other? Merion and Oakmont may get most of
the accolades, but a beautiful Lehigh Valley
club called Saucon Valley has had the third
most USGA events in the state, with the 2014
Mid-Am being the 7th.
Saucon Valley will provide both qualifying
courses (The Old and Weyhill) to handle
qualifying, with match play being conducted at
The Old. And the 54-hole Saucon Valley CC
will still have one high caliber course left for
The names of the qualifiers below only tell
part of the story. That's because two of the
favorites are exempt players -- defending
champion Mike McCoy of Iowa and recent
U.S. Amateur quarterfinalist Nathan Smith.
Smith has an opportunity to win his fifth Mid-
Am, which would be the most in history. He'll
be playing in his home state of Pennsylvania
and he won't have to go up against players
that bomb it 350 yards like he did at the U.S.
In short, it's going to be hard to bet against
Nathan Smith doing it again.
Below is a summary of the results of 2014
U.S. Mid-Amateur qualifying. For detailed
results, please follow the results link below:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
SALINA, KAN. - SALINA COUNTRY CLUB
In the last qualifier for the 2014 U.S. Mid-
Amateur, Pete Krsnich of Wichita, Kan. fired
the second lowest round among the qualifiers
— a 63. Charlie Stevens was the only other
player to make it to Saucon Valley from this
site, and he did so impressively, as well,
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
ST. LOUIS, MO. - ANNBRIAR GOLF
B.W. Bruce of Marion, Ill. edged a talented
group of mid-amateurs qualifying at Annbriar
Golf Course with a 67, beating out three 68s,
which all qualified, as well.
BROOKSVILLE, FLA. - SOUTHERN HILLS
PLANTATION GOLF CLUB
Two players medaled in this Tampa area
qualifier. Jaime Girardi and Jon Veneziano
shot 69 to narrowly defeat four other players
who shot 70.
MONDAY, AUGUST 4
RIPON, CALIF. - SPRING CREEK GOLF &
Shooting the lowest score among all Mid-
Amateur qualifiers was Kevin Wolf of Lodi,
at Spring Creek Country Club. His 62 was
seven shots better than anyone else on the
course that day, and is the lowest score in
this year's Mid-Amateur qualifying by one.
EAST FALMOUTH, MASS. - THE GOLF CLUB
Five players punched their tickets in beautiful
Cape Cod, with Jordan Burke earning a medal
for his three-under 69 on Monday. Mike
and Brian Higgins also finished under par with
71s. Ricky Jones was the fourth to make it,
Doug Clapp took the final spot in a playoff
DALLAS, TEXAS - GOLF CLUB OF
Those who wanted to play in the U.S. Mid-
Amateur needed to post a number that
with six to make it through at the Golf Club of
Dallas. Six players earned a spot in the
championship with either 68 or 69. Zach
Atkinson and Michael Samp took medalist
DULUTH, GA. BERKELEY HILLS COUNTRY
Eight players qualified for the Mid-Am at this
site, one of the largest on the schedule.
Swan of Atlanta, Greg Hamilton of Atlanta,
Carlton Forrester of Atlanta, and Garrett King
St. Simons Island all tied for medalist honors
four-under 68. A four-for-three playoff took
place at 70.
THURSDAY, JULY 31
WOODSTOCK, ILL. - BULL VALLEY GOLF
Northwest of Chicago in Woodstock, Bull
Golf Club played
tough as all it took were rounds of 74 and 75
qualify out of this
particular site. Three players shared medalist
honors at 74, including
Ben Murphy, Chadd Slutsky, and Daniel
RANCHO MURIETA, CALIF. - RANCHO
Jonas Mikals and Zach Soloman qualified for
year's U.S. Mid-
Amateur, shooting rounds of 70 at the Arnold
Course at Rancho Murrieta. Finishing a shot
behind the co-medalists
and also qualifying was David Bennett with a
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - SANDIA GOLF
Nick Geyer went super low at Sandia Golf
in Albuquerque as the
hometown native shot 64 to beat all other
qualifiers by four shots.
Gavin Lyons also qualified, shooting 68.
HUNTINGTON, W.VA. - GUYAN GOLF &
Just one qualifier will head to Sacuon Valley
from Huntington, W.V.
site as Lawrence Largent fired 67 to punch his
MASON, OHIO - HERITAGE CLUB
Rob Chappell was the only player to shot in
60s in Mason as his
69 gave him access to the U.S. Mid-Amateur
September. He beat
the rest of the field by five shots.
N. RIVERSIDE, ILL. - RIVERSIDE GOLF
Andy Roderique was the best qualifier at the
North Riverside, Ill.
site, shooting 69 to beat the field by two
shots. Brian Hickey and
Culley Johnston shot 71 and were among five
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio County Club played host to one
the many Texas
qualifying sites as Rich Berglund of Pittsburgh,
Pa. traveled south to
medal at the site with a 72. Trevor Hyde of
Kerrville shot 73 and
won a playoff to be the only other qualifier.
VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. - ALBANY COUNTRY
Albany Country Club played tough for U.S.
with a 73 being good enough to earn medalist
honors for James
Scorse. Delvin Walsh also shot 73, and
qualified along with third-
place finisher Andrew Falcone at 74.
MONDAY, JULY 28
WILMINGTON, DEL. - BIDERMANN GOLF
Former University of Central Florida golfer
Davis fired a 69 to be the medalist at the
Wilmington site by one shot. Bidermann Golf
Club was playing difficult on this particular
Monday, as a 74 was the last among six
ROCKVILLE, MD. - NORBECK COUNTRY
Recent Maryland State Four-Ball champion
Joseph Rice IV shot 66 at Norbeck Country
earning medalist honors by three strokes over
Justin Jarvis and Tim Kane, who shot a pair of
REDLANDS, CALIF. - REDLANDS COUNTRY
Former professional Jeff Fortson of Palm
Calif. fired a 66 in Redlands for a two-shot
medalist victory. Four rounds of 68 sat behind
Fortson, also qualifying to play at Saucon
GREENSBORO, N.C. - STARMOUNT FOREST
Shooting the lowest round of U.S. Mid-
qualifying thus far was former University of
Maryland golfer John Eades, who carded a 65
Starmount Forest Country Club to win
BOISE, IDAHO - HILLCREST COUNTRY
In the lone Idaho qualifying location, Jesse
Hibler ran away with the only spot available
shooting 67. Hibler was a Brigham Young
University golfer from 1996 through 2001.
AUSTIN, TEXAS - THE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB
(HILLS SIGNATURE COURSE)
Steven Siers shot 71 en route to his medalist
win and qualification to the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Also qualifying at the Austin site was former
University of Nebraska golfer Andrew Wyatt,
who shot 73.
THURSDAY, JULY 24
SUFFOLK, VA. - CEDAR POINT COUNTRY
James Gallagher and Scott Shingler both fired
to claim the two qualifying spots at the
Suffolk site and were co-medalists by three
shots. Shingler has an impressive track record
in the state of Virginia, as he was the Virginia
State Golf Association golfer of the year in
2009, and the state champion in 2011.
MARSHALL, MICH. - THE MEDALIST GOLF
Andrew Tindall's 70 got him through the U.S.
Mid-Amateur as the medalist by a stroke over
fellow qualifier Anthony Dietz. Tindall made it
through U.S. Open local qualifying a year
LOUISVILLE, KY. - BIG SPRING COUNTRY
Denver Haddix, who days later was medalist
the Kentucky Match Play, won medalist
honors at the Louisville qualifier by shooting
Drew Allenspach and Chris Gilles also
qualified with 69.
COLTS NECK, N.J. - TRUMP NATIONAL GOLF
CLUB - COLTS NECK
Former Rider University golfer Eric Lefante
67 to beat out a large field at Trump
National in Colts Neck, N.J., his hometown.
Seven others qualified at this site, including
Michael Muehr of Potomac Falls, Va. at 69.
APOLLO, PA. - THE LINKS AT SPRING
Jimmy Ellis won the Apollo qualifier by one
stroke over Chuck Nettles, who also qualified.
Both Ellis and Nettles hail from McMurray,
suburb south of Pittsburgh.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. - ST. JOHNS GOLF &
Matthew Salane of Columbia, S.C. won the St.
Augustine qualifier with a
70, winning by just one shot. Salane is a
graduate of the University
of North Florida in Jacksonville.
TUESDAY, JULY 22
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - RIDGEMONT COUNTRY
Canadian Jordan Crampton crashed the
Rochester qualifier, shooting 72
to win by one stroke.
GREENVILLE, MISS. - GREENVILLE COUNTRY
The only qualifier in Greenville, Miss. was 31-
year-old local high school
golf coach Brandon Laird, who shot 68. He
out Brad Riles in a
EWA BEACH, HAWAII - CORAL CREEK GOLF
Pearl City, HI native shot 72, winning medalist
honors at the lone Hawaii
qualifying site. Kop is already a member of
Hawaii Golf Hall-of-
MONDAY, JULY 21
MONKEY ISLAND, OKLA. - SHANGRI-LA GOLF
Luke Phillips of Edmond, Okla. and Byron
Shumate of Fort Smith, Ark.
advanced out of qualifying in Monkey Island,
with Shumate beating at
least two others in a playoff.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA. - HUNTINGDON
VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Fresh off his win at the Philadelphia Amateur
June, Jeffrey Osberg of
West Chester, Pa. took medalist honors at the
Huntington Valley qualifier
shooting 68. Eight others qualified at this
location, including Thomas
Brennan and Andy Latowski, who fired 69s.
GLEN HEAD, N.Y. - BROOKVILLE COUNTRY
Joseph Saladino's 68 earned him the title of
medalist at Brookville
Country Club in Glen Head, N.Y., and was
seven other players
making it through the site.
ELGIN, S.C. - THE MEMBERS CLUB AT
John Patterson of Bluffton, S.C. won the Elgin
qualifier by three shots,
shooting 68. Patterson, a former member of
then Buy.com Tour, at
one point reached the final stages of PGA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
ALEXANDER CITY, ALA. - WILLOW POINT
& COUNTRY CLUB
Matthew Gourgeot shot a 68 to take medalist
honors by two shots at the Alexander City
Gourgeot bested Hunter Bronson, who carded
a 70, while Alan Coshatt and Carson
shot 71s to take the final two qualifying
DICKSON, TENN. - GREYSTONE GOLF CLUB
Todd Burgan shot 67 to take medalist honors
by a shot over the final two qualifiers.
Only three players moved on from the
Greystone Golf Club qualifier and Matthew
Cooper and Benjamin Robertson both carded
68s to take the final two spots.