AGC Two Man Links: Final Results
Net Champions Rich and Mark McDaniel
Net Champions Rich and Mark McDaniel

BANDON, Oregon (April 18, 2016) -- The 15th annual Two Man Links concluded Monday at Bandon Dunes golf course.

For the third time in four years, the duo of Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple captured the Senior division. Haggerty/Whipple fired a final round 70 after opening 71, 65 for a three shot victory. John O'Connor and James Schrempf finished runnerup but an ace on the 2nd hole by O'Connnor surely gave the pair a lasting memory. Another highlight of the day came from Stephen Friend who holed his 8-iron on the opening hole for an eagle two. No word on whether his partner Bob Forster picked up after witnessing that early feat.

Mark and Richard McDaniel captured the Net division, a result that was inevitable after the pair shot a 59 at Pacific Dunes in the 2nd round. Their final round 69 gave them a six-shot victory over Griggs/Zacks who did their best to make a charge with a closing 65.

The Championship division was taken by Trey Coker and Matt Koury of Lousiana after rounds of 71, 70, and 71.


Today players moved to one of the "field favorites" at Bandon Dunes Resort, the Pacific Dunes golf course. With benign scoring conditions (and a day that had half the field wearing shorts, a rarity on the Oregon Coast) most teams were able to go lower.

One of those teams, Richard and Marc McDaniel of San Diego had what they called a "ridiculous" round, with putts falling from everywhere, and even the occasional bladed chip shot hitting the right mound, running like a putt, and almost going in for birdie (instead of bounding over the green). At the end of the day, the McDaniels' tally of 12-under 59 pushed them into an almost insurmountable 10 stroke lead in their division.

The Seniors are a big tighter, with Sherman Haggerty (California) and Ben Whipple (South Carolina) posting the round of the day, a 6-under 65 gross best ball. They stand three strokes in front of John O'Connor and James Schrempf from Arizona at 134.

Matt Koury got the shot of the day in the Championship Division and it pushed he and partner Trey Kemp back to red numbers for the tournament. His 100 foot putt from off the green on No. 17 had to pass a mound, take a left and gently feed to the hole. Pin or no pin, this one was in the center of the cup. Koury and Kemp are tied with Pete Davison (Connecticut) and Pete Wlodkowski at 141.


BANDON, Oregon (April 16, 2016) -- Two teams jumped out to early leads in the Net and Senior divisions of the Two Man Links Championship today at Bandon Trails, both firing rounds of 5-under 66.

In the Net Division, it was brothers Rich and Mark McDaniel from San Diego finding Bandon Trails to their liking, despite bogeying the first three holes. They played the rest of the way in at 8-under and hope to continue where they left off tomorrow at Pacific Dunes.

The McDaniels are trailed by Andrew Zacks of San Francisco and partner Reggie Greggs of Oakland (68) and fellow Sequoyah Country Club members, father/son team Charles and Mason Mazzola (70).

In the Senior Division, John O'Connor of Fountain Hills, Arizona and James Schrempf of Scottsdale fired 66 to set the pace over perennial contenders (and often champs) of the senior division Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple (69).

The Championship division is led by Trey Coker and Matt Koury of Lousiana, who fired even par 71.

As always, it's good to be back at Bandon Dunes, especially to celebrate the 15th playing of this event.

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>> 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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