Rector and Sherman win AGC Two Man Links at Bandon Dunes
17 Apr 2017
by Pete Wlodkowski of AmateurGolf.com

see also: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Andrew Sherman (left) and Kyle Rector
Andrew Sherman (left) and Kyle Rector

BANDON, Oregon (April 17, 2017) -- The longest running tournament at Bandon Dunes Resort concluded today at the original Bandon Dunes course. AmateurGolf.com founded the Two Man Links Championship in 2002, and it has been run continually since that first year. We've seen new courses added, as Bandon Dunes has become the top golf destination in the United States.

Today, first-timers Kyle Rector and Andrew Sherman closed out their 54-hole win with a 2-under 70, and a tournament total of 6-under 214. Rector and Sherman grew up playing high school golf in Carlsbad, Calif. - hometown of AmateurGolf.com.

Two shots back of the winners in second place was the Oakland, Calif. team of Dave Cannon and Bob Burnett. At 4-under, the Cannon Burnett team also won the simultaneously-held senior championship. One stroke back in third was 6-time past champs Sherman Haggerty and Ben Whipple.

In the Net Division, brothers Mike and Steve Suttman closed out the tournament with a 9-under 63, winning the Net title by a single stroke over father/son team Charles and Mason Mazzola. The Suttmans finished at 15-under 199. In third place was another first-time team, Jeff DeLarme and Steve Balzano of Palos Verdes, Calif.

The tournament will return to Bandon Dunes in April or May of 2018, and we are always interested in finding new teams from around the world to compete.

ABOUT THE AGC 2022 Two Man Links

NOTE: Online registration for the 2022 event will begin in mid-to-late May.

He who hesitates is lost. And the 21st Two Man Links Championship is going to fill quickly! So don't wait! Join us for AmateurGolf.com's flagship best-ball event at the highly-acclaimed Bandon Dunes Resort - site of the 2020 U.S. Amateur! The tournament features Championship, Senior Championship, and Net and Father & Son Divisions (with gross and net prizes) and it always draws a diverse group of players from across the U.S. and Canada.

AmateurGolf.com is pleased to report that the Father & Son division continues to grow, with 50% of the field in 2021 comprised of Father & Son teams! We award gross and net prizes in this division, with teams also eligible for the overall gross or net championship.

(4) nights lodging at Bandon Dunes Resort (see options below)
(4) tournament rounds (1) at each at four of the resort's five 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 21, 2022
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 22, 2022
Tournament Round 1 at Old Macdonald
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Tournament Round 2 at Bandon Trails
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Tournament Round 3 at Sheep Ranch
- evening: 7:00pm - Dinner at Bandon Dunes- Macdonald Hall (above McKee's Pub)
- Lodging: Bandon Dunes Resort

Monday, April 25, 2022
Final Round at Bandon Dunes
- 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 Bandon Dunes.


Everyone in the field will play for the overall gross and net plus father & son trophies; in addition there will be prizes awarded based on the number of players in two main divisions:

Father & Son Team (Low Gross and Low Net)
Open Team (Low Gross and Low Net)

SENIORS: A bonus will be awarded to the lowest gross score among teams where both players are age 50 and over)

For net scoring, play will be at 80% of course handicap, with a maximum allowance of 18 for each player, and using the low handicap index for the year from the USGA GHIN System. A maximum combined team handicap of 36.0 is suggested.

Play will be from the Orange Tees, except that those aged 70+ may elect to play from the Sand Tees.

**PRICING OPTIONS (per player)**

$2695 -- ** DOUBLE OCCUPANCY **
(rooming with another tournament player only) includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of prizes plus welcome gifts for all players

$3195 -- ** SINGLE OCC. - LODGE OR INN **
includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

$3395 -- ** CHROME LAKE LOFT **
(separate bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common area). includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

$3595 -- ** GROVE COTTAGE **
(4) separate bedrooms and bathrooms, shared common area. (Note - this is for four friends sharing the same cottage) - includes 4 rounds of golf, 4 nights of lodging, one big dinner, plus $10,000 of tournament prizes and welcome gifts for all players

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