U.S. Am Notebook: The ball doesn't know Zahringer's age
14 Aug 2017
by Kevin Cassidy of AmateurGolf.com

see also: View results for U.S. Amateur, Ridgewood Country Club, George Zahringer Rankings

George Zahringer on day one of the U.S. Amateur <br>(USGA Photo)
George Zahringer on day one of the U.S. Amateur
(USGA Photo)

LOS ANGELES, California (August 14, 2017) -- George Zahringer did the unthinkable this year when he became the oldest player to go through 36-hole qualifying and advance to the U.S. Amateur.

We said it was unthinkable, but think about it -- a 64-year-old playing the same course and tees as college, high school, and mid-am bombers picks his way around a meticulous New York Country Club in 4-under 140 to earn his place in the 312-player field of the biggest amateur tournament in the world.

Sure, it is going to be a challenge for Zahringer (a longtime AmateurGolf.com member and supporter) to qualify for match play, with only a few mid-am golfers traditionally making it to the final 64. But after a first round 75 you never know. And we, along with all fans of our "lifetime sport" are cheering for you George. View our chat with George after his round today below.

Results: U.S. Amateur
WinNCDoc RedmanRaleigh, NC2000
Runner-upILDoug GhimArlington Heights, IL1500
SemifinalsCTTheo HumphreyGreenwich, CT1000
SemifinalsVAMark LawrenceRichmond, VA1000
QuarterfinalsScotlandConnor SymeScotland700

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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 14 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 in the spring at www.usga.org.

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