Listen: Road to Hoylake series ends with Ogletree, Augenstein
05 Sep 2019
by AmateurGolf.com Staff

see also: The Walker Cup, Cypress Point Club

Andy Ogletree and John Augenstein (USGA photo)
Andy Ogletree and John Augenstein (USGA photo)

The start of the Walker Cup is now just hours away, but the Back of the Range podcast’s “Road to Hoylake” series wouldn’t be complete without getting a look inside the heads of the final two members of the team.

John Augenstein and Andy Ogletree played inspired golf at the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort last month to leave no doubt about their place on the U.S. team. Ben Adelberg, podcast host, caught up with the two to talk about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Ogletree, the eventual U.S. Amateur champion, has been building to this point for months. He also won the Monroe Invitational earlier in the summer.

As for Augenstein, he struggled in the weeks leading up to the U.S. Amateur, but made no bones about where his priorities stood: It was about earning his spot on this team, and then trying to win the U.S. Amateur.

Plug in and listen to what each had to say to Adelberg in the days leading up to the matches.

ABOUT THE The Walker Cup

The Walker Cup Match is a biennial 10-man amateur team competition between the USA and a team composed of players from Great Britain and Ireland and selected by The R&A. It is played over two days with 18 singles matches and eight foursomes (alternate-shot) matches.

The first United States Walker Cup Team, which in 1922 defeated the GB&I side, 8-4, at the National Golf Links of America, is considered among the best teams ever and included Francis Ouimet, Bob Jones, Charles “Chick” Evans and Jess Sweetser. Many of the game’s greatest players have taken part in Walker Cup competition, including U.S. Open champions Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth for the USA and Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose for Great Britain and Ireland.

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